Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ghost refinery

It's hard to believe in the today's world of Gulf oil Goliaths, but back in the 80s Lebanon's Beddawi Oil Refinery was once a crown jewel in the region's petrochemical industry, well, that was according to Salim Rizk, the former shift supervisor who was kind enough to show me around the mothballed plant this week.  That's him below, entering the plant's control room for the first time in 20 years. Beautiful light, decaying machinery, great access. Good day. 

1 comment:

  1. Just saw these. They're absolutely gorgeous. Love the old, rustic plant. Well captured.