Crystal factory (BE)

These are pictures from an abandoned crystal glassware factory in Belgium owned by Val Saint Lambert. It was started in 1826 and back then 5000 people worked here. They lived in the buildings you see at the top pictures. Bankruptcy threatened the factory in the 80ties and it was bought up by the government. Today only 60 people work here in a small part of the factory that is still live. According to Wikipedia Val St Lambert is the official glassware supplier to H.M. King Albert II of Belgium.

We walked around for quite a lot of time, but didn’t manage to see the whole area before we had to leave. I think it’s much more to see here. It’s interesting to see all the left over crystal materials, molds and product laying around.

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