I went home on vacation last month, because I have always been very interested in industrial ruins, so I came to Baikouquan to take pictures of some abandoned buildings.Karamay No. 5 Oil Production Plant is also called Baikouquan Oil Production Plant. In the beginning, people lived in tents like other oil fields. Residential buildings began to be built in 1980, and new housing was stopped in 1998, and people gradually moved to the urban area of Karamay. It's not because the oil has been extracted, but because the traffic conditions have improved, and it takes more than an hour to get here from the city. There is no need to maintain a living area here.Here in the most lively 90s, there are two primary schools and one middle school, a cinema library, a mosque, and a water park.Today most of the residential buildings have been demolished, and of the houses that remain, a few are still inhabited (because the Baikouquan Oil Production Plant is still producing oil and people work nearby), while others have their doors and windows sealed with bricks.Now most of the residential buildings have been demolished, and some of the remaining houses are still inhabited (because the Baikouquan oil production plant is still producing oil, and there are people working nearby), and the doors and windows of others are sealed with bricks.Although I have never lived here, this kind of architecture is what I remember from my childhood in Karamay. It is this experience of growing up that makes me yearn for industrial ruins, especially those in the northwest. When I stand here, I can't help but think, how did these people live back then? A few steps away from the edge of town, looking at the endless Gobi, what were they thinking?