Half-Home Renovations in Ruhrgebiet Germany

In the former coal mining region Ruhrgebiet, Germany, the rise and decline of the towns would result in homes being sold, but often just half of a house or building. The resulting renovations or lack thereof create a stark visual split, where half of a home is updated, and the other half is not.

Often equally tidy, the visual contrast is nonetheless unique, and a testament to the nature of a shared property.

Photos by photographer Wolfgang Fröhling. Via Colossal: