Striking photos frame the half-renovated houses in a former mining region in Germany




All images © Wolfgang Fröhling, shared with kind permission

When the once burgeoning coal industry in Ruhr area, Germanybegan to decline, with many of the workers’ apartments being sold. Often times, new owners only bought half of the building – miners had lifelong residency rights in their quarters – resulting in a sharp separation between the left and right sides of the building. photographer Wolfgang Fröhling captures this visually striking chasm in a series of images that frame the refurbished and original designs side by side in a single structure. Check out the entire collection of half-painted facades and uneven landscaping Pixel projectand find more work by the Bottrop-based photographer his side. (above This is not luck)


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