September 22, 2018

Tour Report: The First House on the Left

Here's the next report from the tour through Denmark I took in April of last year together with my wife and our friends Pixelcracker and Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland. We had finished exploring the first two spots we had planned and were on the road to the third spot on our list.
As we took the turn onto the road where the "House of the German" (the planned spot) was located, we spotted another obviously abandoned house. It was the first house on the left, hence the rather unimaginative title of this report ;)
Two spots. One on each side of the road. We had some trouble deciding which one to explore first. We went for the one we spotted first, so we parked by the side of the road and gathered our gear.
A lot of the abandoned houses we explored in Denmark have had their front or back doors unlocked. It was no different in this case, so it was really easy to enter.
The house wasn't as spectacular as we had hoped - there wasn't any furniture left and the decay wasn't as advanced as we'd expected.
But there still were some nice shots to be taken - my personal favorites were two old liquor bottles standing on the window sills on the upper floor.
We didn't spend too much time in the place, and when we were finished, we just had to walk across the street to check out the next spot - so stay tuned for my next report :)

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New Video: The Movie Castle

This is the last video I made during our summer vacation this year. I'd wanted to visit this abandoned castle for a long time, and when we were in the area, we took the opportunity.
It was a really, REALLY hot day with temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius in the shade, and the castle wasn't much cooler, which is why the video is a bit shorter than usual. After three hours of taking photos, I just wasn't in the condition to take a lot of time for the video ;)
I hope you like it!

September 16, 2018

Tour Report: The Inn by the Cemetery [DK]

I had gotten a tip regarding this abandoned inn somewhere in Denmark and I had seen some promising photos of it before, so it was only logical to put it on the schedule for our trip back in April of last year together with Pixelcracker and Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland.
It was about a half-hour drive from the first location, and by the time we arrived, the sky had cleared up and had made way for the sun which had been hiding behind clouds the whole time since we left home that morning.
The abandoned old inn is located right next to a cemetery and a church. There was a large public parking lot right next to it, which was used by churchgoers as well as people visiting the cemetery. It also seemed to be a pickup for bus travelers, so there was enough activity for us to not arise any suspicion.
The challenge was that the access which we discovered during our first inspection was perfectly visible from the pretty busy road...
It was only a small window, so we'd have to get in one at a time.
Everytime there was no car coming, one of us climbed in through the window while the others were hiding behind hedges or waiting around the corner.
I'm sure we were more than conspicuous, but somehow we made it in without being seen.
Despite well more than five years of abandonedment, the condition of the place was fantastic. A lot of the interior was still there, and the decay was only slowly beginning to make its way into the building, starting with the rooms on the weather side of the inn.
After about two hours, we had seen everything and we left the building the same way we'd used to get in.
There was another abandoned builduing across the street which we checked out. It obviously belonged to the inn as well, probably as accomodation for the staff. There was no way in at this point, so we got back into the RV and headed for the next location. A few months later, though, we managed to find acces during a revisit of the inn. There was also a cat, but that's a different story ;)

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