I am leaving for Mons and want to see the famous Strepy-Thieu boat lift. I follow a road on Google Maps via my iphone and end up on a dirt road. Via a detour I still get to
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wo 19 jun 2019
On the way to Mons, via Bois du Luc. First towards Chatelet, on the way I pick up the path along the Sambre, one more time through that decor of twisted steel and stagnated mastodons ... I pass
Again north, now I follow my nose and instinct, I go where it looks interesting. When I get around I see that I'm at Dampremy / Marcinelle, where I was last Friday and Saturday. It is warm, little
I cycle from my hotel in Sambre-Basse in a northerly direction. I try to stay in the direction of the airport, but as usual I get stuck in car routes, streets where I am not allowed to cycle
When I come outside it drizzles, I cycle slightly downhill towards Chatelet. I find the station again, the infrastructure has been renovated, the houses are often just as rickety as they were then. It is quiet, a black
Arrival in Charleroi, the hotel is on the ring road, immediately the bustle of the city. After I have brought my things to the hotel I cycle around a little awkwardly. In the center it is busy, there
wo 1 mei 2019
Via Zonhoven I take the 'bicycle-highway' to Genk Winterslag, where I visit C mine once more, accompagnied by Tom Arents. I worked with him on Hokkaido in 2014, it's nice meeting again! There's a festival going on, organised
di 30 apr 2019
Beringen. I cycle to Beringen, B mine, where I will meet some journalists to talk about the project. The weather is grey and dull, but becomes better slowly. We talk about the site; the coal washery which is
On the bicycle again to Genk Waterschei, where the coalmine buildings are partly renovated, partly still under construction. Here some new buildings form an so called energy campus 'Thor'. I walk on the slag heaps nearby and fall
The day starts with an excursion into the new built theatre called 'Muze', on the former coalminegrounds. We're passing through construction area's and see a ballroom, a nice stage and many interesting spaces, before a workshop concerning the