In the Brandenburg municipality of Schipkau rises immersed in the Green of a huge machine, larger than some buildings: the bucket-wheel excavator 258. Approximately 50 meters of the “blue wonder” which was used until 2003 for the brown coal production. How did device the almost 4,000 tons of heavy Mining? Who put it? “Lost Places” to illustrate the construction of the gigantic excavator and explores the history of many abandoned buildings.