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The ancient cement factory

The appearance of the cement factory at Clot de Moro in Spain really makes you think that you’ve been moved back to an ancient history and that the Pyramids of Gizeh or the Walls of Babylon could be just around the corner. It's an amazing site and the location and vicinity is just fantastic. To me, it all looks more like a monastery than a cement factory actually.

Surprisingly enough, the factory was in use until 1975 and only a very closed and regulated economy could possibly have let it gone that long. Given the very remote location of the factory, transportation of heavy and bulky cement must have been a major hurdle. Presumably, this factor in combination with the very old-fashioned equipment, economic liberalization and increasing energy prices lead to the doom of the factory.

1975... The same year Franco passed away and Spain was enabled to get into the modern world. The contrast between Clot de Moro and downtown Barcelona is just as striking as the contrast between Franco’s and today’s Spain.
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