June 17, 2016

Brick Factory G.

The weekend after my tour to the Soviet airfield, my wife and I went on a two-day tour to Eastern Germany together with our friend Nordgriller Urbex. We had called a long-time friend who lives in the area if we could sleep at her place for a night and she had no objections. She then asked if her neighbor next door could join us for the tour. Her neighbor is a nice young lady from Russia (or Ukraine, I'm not really sure) who as we learned later that first day, can really drink a lot.
Anyway, the first spot we had chosen was an abandoned brick factory that we had passed on the way to other spots in the area (passed it in the way where you know it is there, and you're driving past it by just about three kilometers and you would like to stop but can't because you're on the way to another place, but you still want to stop and at least check it out...you get the idea), and this time we had this as our primary location for the day.
We got to the place,parked the car almost next to it. There was a free place that was used by truckers to rest and we just parked next to it. Our "guest" came a bit later, and we started exploring right away.
The way in was really easy, and it didn't seem like this particular spot was particularly well secured or looked after. The area is pretty large, but not really spectacular. The buildings have been vandallized aplenty and mostly been stripped down by copper thieves.
We did a thorough exploration though and managed to find some nice photos to shoot.
The real highlight for me was finding the little old locomotive. It's been really cool to find it almost completely untouched by vandals or other people.

When we were done and wanted to start to the next location, our guest split and went back home - only to be back later for food and drinks. But that's a story for another time (maybe). Here are the photos from the brick factory.

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