Open coal mine Garzweiler II

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    To the west of Grevenbroich lies the brown coal surface mine Garzweiler. It was named after the town Garzweiler, which was located at the center of the mining area. On the northern edge of the pit, a vantage point has been set up. From here one has a view over the heaps of gobbing which the excavation of Garzweiler 1 has left. The mining is moving westward and has crossed the Autobahn 44 between the A46 and Jackerath, which was the boundary to the mining area Garzweiler 2. Towards southeast one can see the RWE power plants Grevenbroich-Frimmersdorf and -Neurath, which use most of the coal from Garzweiler I and II.

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    1. annesilva91 [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Seleccionada como GRAN FOTO!
      Gran Grupo

    2. Pictures International 73 months ago | reply

      Congratulations for the wonderful picture. We look forward to more beautiful pictures of you. Thank you!

    3. Stefan J. S. [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Very nice place to take photographs!

    4. Mary Faith. 73 months ago | reply

      This is a fantastic photo! - well done!
      contact award1

    5. Pedro Nunez photography [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      good photo! i like the detail of the... "machines"? at the right

    6. wandelgraaf(mostly off) 73 months ago | reply

      het detail en de lichtval opzich maken deze foto al eeen meesterwerk en dan heb ik het nog geen eens over het onderwerp gehad, dat is ook geweldig

    7. badkuip74 73 months ago | reply

      Mooi shot! idd prachtig licht.

    8. B-mer 73 months ago | reply

      wow. dit ziet er indrukwekkend uit in dit licht. Erg gaaf.

    9. Jeroen Hillenga 73 months ago | reply

      Heeft iets zeer onheilspellends.

    10. r_neches 71 months ago | reply

      "And there upon the dark threshold of the Sammath Naur, high above the plains of Mordor, such wonder and terror came on him that he stood still forgetting all else, and gazed as one turned to stone."

    11. themoonmachine 68 months ago | reply


      Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that your photo has been used in a travel article on Matador Network. A link back to your photostream & a photo credit has been included.

      You can veiw the article here:

      Thanks so much for sharing your great work!


    12. Skanderbeg Capital 66 months ago | reply

      I've used your photo on a blog post and have attributed the work to you, with a link back to this page. Please let me know if this is not okay. Thanks!

    13. Bert Kaufmann 66 months ago | reply

      That's okay, only .. there's no link back to this page.
      And this scenery is not in North America, it's in Germany.

    14. saintjiminy 59 months ago | reply

      I thought we had it bad we had it bad enough in Muswellbrook, this is horrifying! Btw, would going this far for the intimate vantage point count as trespassing? Just wondering, trying something similar.

    15. +Rob+ 59 months ago | reply

      horribly beautiful. great shot

    16. J4M35_UK 54 months ago | reply

      Sweet jesus!

    17. DabiDesign 50 months ago | reply

      Hi Bert K,
      Your photo was selected to be the banner in our environmental magazine called OurWorld 2.0
      The article is Why are climate scientists ignoring peak oil and coal? and was published on December 31, 2010.

      Thank you for your great photo!

    18. phil.sandbag 7 months ago | reply

      Hi Bert, Sandbag Climate Campaign used your photo for the front page on our report "Europe's failure to tackle coal", discussing coal emissions in the EU, and what to do about them.

      Thanks very much, it's an amazing image

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