I think that this picture is a good summary of my hometown. It was taken at a round about. It represents a miner pushing a carriage full of coal. Coal had been extracted since 13th century and like many other cities where coalmines were exploited, the city died as the extraction became too expensive.
You can see behind low cost buildings built in the 60’s.Like most of the French cities, those kind of buildings were built to provide workers, immigrants workers in the manufactures, french returnees from Algeria, a large access to modern comfort.
I had to be careful in order not to be hit by a car. I did not use a tripod for this picture as I was standing in the middle of the way.
Holga pinhole camera – Ilford FP4+ – developed with caffenol c – stand development 2×30 min