I’m fascinated by this decaying factory on the Norwegian coast.
This site, where a river meets the labyrinthine Norwegian South-East coast, used to be a wood processing plant. Logs were floated down the river from a wide network of inland waterways, and processed here into tree pulp and such which was then shipped away. The first pulp mill (further up the river) started out as early as 1889; this newer facility was built in 1952. It was an important factor in the region until it closed its doors around 1988. Since then it has been decaying. Used by locals to dump disused boats, cars, and other scrap, the site has been periodically cleaned up, but its future remains unclear. An expensive proposal for residential/touristic redevelopment a few years ago was shelved.