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Italy Black Turbines - April 2015

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This small hydroelectric power station originally powered the neighboring Crespi textiles factory that closed some time ago.
Before we came here we were aware that the building was possibly alarmed, but determined to see the industrial deliciousness inside, we carried on. 

 

On our approach we were hiding in the woods, dodging dog walkers and cyclists, but it was SO worth it.. Even if I did only manage about 3 photos after setting of the alarm :) 
Visited with @PROJ3CTM4YH3M, Kriegaffe9 and @AndyK!

Not a lot of information here I know.. But hopefully these will make up for it - 

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