Last month I had the chance to travel around La Reunion, a French island in the Indian ocean. Sugar Cane is a major activity there and you can see hundreds ruins of sugar cane factory all around the island. I got the chance to visit some of them: here is the sugar cane factory of Pierrefonds, on the south west coast. Discover the exterior of the factory.

The first factory was built around 1830, it changed ownership in 1860, and thanks to technical improvement in the sugar cane processing kept changing and growing until it was finally shut down in 1970. All the sugar cane related activity moved to a more modern factory nearby.

The interior looks like a damaged industrial cathedral, high ceilings, rusted machinery on the ground or hanging from the walls and the moisture slowly decaying everything.

coordinates : 21°18'06.52"S 55°25'41.45"E
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  1. Jake // Sunday, April 05, 2009 8:16:00 AM  

    That's really cool. Were the buildings locked? Was it difficult to gain access?

  2. Anonymous // Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:11:00 AM  

    Stumbled on this site and found it to be absolutely fascinating. Not time to go through everything but will be back.

  3. The Artificial Owl // Friday, July 24, 2009 7:47:00 AM  

    Hello Jake. No the building was accessible pretty easily.