ruhr museum.

the ruhr museum was one of the places i had on my Essen to do list from the very beginning but it wasn’t until the last weekend i was there that i managed to finally visit. five of us made the trip out to the museum which is situated inside the old coal mining building (Cokerei auf Deutsch) and it was quite interesting to see all of the stuff on display, and for me i particularly loved the documentary style images of some Essen inhabitants (some are below).

the view from the rooftop was probably my favourite bit. although we were pretty much left gasping by the freezing cold wind that struck us as we entered onto the roof from the stairwell, the view was quite something. i loved seeing the little houses lined up row by row, the many paths and roads from a higher view, as well as the pipes and ways in which they’d transport coal around the massive grounds of the Cokerei.

the pretty incredible (+ very steep) escalator you had to take to enter the building.
the pretty incredible (+ very steep) escalator you had to take to enter the building.
kaleigh, nick, aoife + cameron outside the zeche zollverein.
kaleigh, nick, aoife + cameron outside the zeche zollverein.

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kaleigh in her element...
kaleigh in her element…

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i loved the houses in germany! the patterns of the windows, often in a uniform, mirrored layout.
i loved the houses in germany! the patterns of the windows, often in a uniform, mirrored layout.
cool idea for a photo project.
cool idea for a photo project.
if i'd been there in summer, i would've totally hit that pool for a swim - situated inside an old container!
if i’d been there in summer, i would’ve totally hit that pool for a swim – situated inside an old container!
pigeon man...
pigeon man…
inside the museum.
inside the museum.
view from the roof!
view from the roof!

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all the little houses.
all the little houses.

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again, the houses! the windows... to most it's boring but i loved the windows.
again, the houses! the windows… to most it’s boring but i loved the windows.
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