The future of the past
Once upon a time, there was a flourishing paper company, established in Brabant Wallon, Belgium. This was 1904. Eventually this factory would become the world leader by creating the "Balatum". By the '60, decline was in sight, as the company failed to size the market evolution.
By the '80 it had closed forever.
Only one building is left from that area. Apartment buildings and shops have replaced the factory's many blocks.

her husband had been on the factory board in the '50

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Ms Loos tells me the story, as her father in-law led the factory over two decades

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the last building standing, now rented pieces by pieces

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Ms Nanbru's husband and brother in-law used to work at the factory

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the factory dumpster (45000 m2) is next to one of the most impressive natural reserve

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the creator Mr Lanoy, unfortunately died in 1938 in his '50

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in the building a Rock band rehearses

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twice a week, for the past 15 years

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it is quiet, there are no neighbours

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the kitchen builder, stocks everything

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the site's face is changing

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opening on a new area

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