June 29, 2013

Abandoned Hospital - Experimenting With Light

After the results of my "Glow-Stick-Excursions" came out so well (Check out the photos here and here.), I decided today to go for another tour of the basements and conduct some more experiments with various light sources.
I used - of course - glow sticks again, a normal flashlight and a LED headlight.
I'm thinking of bringing along some candles next time around...



















I also took some photos of myself with my new fashion accessory ;)









June 25, 2013

Abandoned Mobilization Base and Ammunitions Depot

The grounds on which this base is located as well as the surrounding areas have gone through a turbulent history starting in 1625, when troops were mustered here by the Danish King. After the German-Danish War in 1864 a recruiting camp was built here.
In 1872 it was expanded into a military training ground and in 1906 an Expedition Corps was assembled here to crush the Boxer Rebellion in China.
This "Soldier City" was able to accomodate 20.000 soldiers and 5.000 horses. Around 100.000 soldiers were trained here every year.
The 27th Finnish Fusilier Batallion was trained here in 1915 to fight against the Russion oppressors.
After the two world wars, part of the area bacame a military airport, and another part was transformed into a mobilization base and ammunitions depot for the German Army.
The photos in this post are from the bunker and shelters below the guard post of the latter.

































June 23, 2013

Lost Car Reclaimed by Nature

In the fields surrounding the Derelict Brick Factory, I also found an old car.
Of course, cars aren't traditional "Lost Places", but there is a similar fascination to me because of the dacay that's going on.
Also - just like nearby red brick building - this former furniture truck is being reclaimed by nature. There are actually trees growing through it.
From the print on the truck, I managed to find out that it used to belong to a company called Hintze & Stech (Link). This company was founded in L├╝beck in 1891 and still exists today.
Now, of course the car isn't as old as the company and I didn't manage to find out the brand, but from the looks of it, the car was left there sometime in the late 60s or early 70s - perhaps after the big fire in the brick factory in 1968.
I am actually thinking of contacting the company and asking them if they're missing a car :)
















June 21, 2013

Derelict Brick Factory

I haven't seen many photos of this building on the internet, but the ones I have seen made this location interesting enough for a little visit.



From what I can see from the information I managed to gather, the brickyard was built in 1882 and was closed down in 1928.
In 1968, three days before the official comissioning of the nearby town's first fire engine, the brick factory was devastated by a big fire.
Now, only a ruin remains of the beautiful red brick gothic building. It is really dangerous to enter and even if possible, there isn't much to see as most of the area has been reclaimed by nature.
It was nice walk across some muddy acres to find that hole in the fence that got us in...





























June 16, 2013

Abandoned Hospital (Part 14)

Of course, I didn't spend the entire tour on friday in the basements - the light during sunset was beautiful and I managed to get some nice shots of the sun playing with the old building.


























June 15, 2013

Abandoned Hospital - In a Different Light (Part 2)

You can also check out Part 1.

Yesterday I got the package from amazon containing the colorful glow sticks I had ordered after my last excursion to the old hospital and of course, I immediately needed to try them out.
But I didn't want to go alone, so I asked on facebook if anyone was interested in an evening tour of the basements, and whaddayaknow - about 10 minutes later, we were a group of four and met 30 minutes later on location.
I tried around with the glow sticks some more and out came some pretty neat results:





















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