Wallonia

An industrial region
in transition

What once was the pride of states and regions and an ultimate sign of development and prosperity has in modern times become symbols of the opposite. Residues of steel and coal industries today often remain in the urban landscape only as worn reminders of past achievements.     The Belgian cities Liége and Charleroi are one hour's drive from Brussels, but the contrast to Europe's power centre is stunning, raising thoughts about the fragile reality we live in.

 

In many ways these places are not unique but mere symbols of changing times where new generations of citizens have to adapt to new ways of life.   In this state of transition still random beauty can be found, both visual but also in the notion of man’s adaptability to ever present change.

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