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Metal recycling plant. Canon 5D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, 1/2500, f/3.2, iso 160, handheld.
Flying back from an aerial photo assignment I came over the Port of Rotterdam, which happens to be:
  • the largest port in Europe;
  • the world 11th busiest container port;
  • the motor behind the Dutch economy (together with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol);
  • and basically one huge 40 km long former estuary... and now resembling mutilated scar tissue:

Still an impressive sight though, all environmental concerns aside. It was refreshing however to see this metal recycling plant (Jansen Recycling Group) hidden between all the petrochemical industry and sea of cargo containers. At first this photo might give the viewer negative connotations... but if we want to move away from a world economy and way of living that is anything but sustainable, the recycling of finite materials is actually a necessity. No matter how ugly it looks.

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Monthly pic August 2015