Another communist behemoth is laid to rest...

Last week we visited this vast decaying chemical plant in Hungary. It's currently being demolished from one end whilst we endeavour to spirit the wealth of industrial lighting it contains out of the other. Whatever your take on communism and the Soviet regime, an air of sadness hangs about places like this. Once a place of aspiration and community this factory has literally been walked out of, fixtures and fittings left more or less intact, leaving just a legion of feral cats and the likes of ourselves to wander it's eerie spaces. A derelict nuclear bunker stands as an uncomfortable reminder of our recent history, complete with gas masks in wooden crates and nuclear/biological suits on hangers. An incredible haul of 200 No. communist tube lights has just arrived with us, more different lighting will follow.

trainspotters reclaimed communist era lighting factory chemical plant hungary
trainspotters reclaimed communist era lighting factory chemical plant hungary
trainspotters reclaimed communist era lighting factory chemical plant hungary
trainspotters reclaimed communist era lighting factory chemical plant hungary
trainspotters reclaimed communist era lighting factory chemical plant hungary