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Carpet Factory – Macclesfield


Old Carpet Factory
Old Carpet Factory

The old and rather forlorn looking carpet factory in Macclesfield, I know very little about the history of this plant but I believe they used to manufacture some of the products for the famous Arighi Bianchi store and the factory may even have been owned by them? It was a veritable hive of activity until a devastating fire ravaged much of the plant in the early 2000s and now the whole site is being cleared for development following years of idle dereliction. I ride past this on my nighttime commutes to and from a job in town and was often taken by how the building appeared in the spill of sodium light from the adjacent supermarket car park. This was obviously a long exposure tripod shot however, the exposure was not quite as long as I would have liked – mainly because rain stopped play, so to speak – but it has recovered reasonably well and I do like some of the visual and rendering anomalies in the image.

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19-Jan-2018

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Oliver Wood