China Underground > Magazine > China Magazine > Exploring abandoned Chinese brick factory (36 images)

Exploring abandoned Chinese brick factory (36 images)

  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  

Just north of Kunming, the charming capital of the southern province of Yunnan, it’s still possible to find old furnaces in a state of semi-abandonment.

Many of these are about to be demolished, others were left to their fate, aging and decaying slowly. Some of these old buildings are still in use, even if the equipment is shabby and rusty. We took these pictures to capture a rapidly disappearing way of life, at least around Chinese major metropolises. In rural China, the reality is quite different. Modernization is often not yet arrived. Here, then, these gloomy structures are still the only source of income for local farmers.

Exploring abandoned Chinese brick factory (36 images)
Exploring abandoned Chinese brick factory (36 images)
Exploring abandoned Chinese brick factory (36 images)
fornace_cina_04
fornace_cina_05
fornace_cina_06
fornace_cina_07
fornace_cina_08
fornace_cina_10
fornace_cina_11
fornace_cina_12
fornace_cina_13
fornace_cina_14
fornace_cina_15
fornace_cina_16
fornace_cina_17
fornace_cina_18
fornace_cina_19
fornace_cina_20
fornace_cina_21
fornace_cina_22
fornace_cina_23
fornace_cina_24
fornace_cina_25
fornace_cina_26
fornace_cina_27
fornace_cina_28
fornace_cina_29
fornace_cina_30
fornace_cina_32
fornace_cina_33
fornace_cina_34
fornace_cina_35
fornace_cina_36
fornace_cina_37
fornace_cina_38

Pictures by Matteo Damiani | 07/09/2010

Topic: urban decay, abandoned places, abandoned factory

Subscribe to China Underground and get the free magazine 'Planet China'

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to our terms and conditions.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Previous

Huashan Mountain’s Last Taoist Immortality seekers depicted by foreign journalists in 1935

520 dogs intended for slaughter freed in China thanks to micro blogging

Next

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.