It was going to be a grand day! First an abandoned chemical factory and then Iron Maiden! It doensn't get much better than this!
Since the time table was a bit tight, we got up early to meet up with Freddy (Nordgriller Urbex) to drive to the desired spot.
About three years before this visit, my wife and I had already visited this place shortly after George Clooney had shot parts of "Monuments Men" here.
Since then, a lot of TV and movie productions have used the old factory halls and open areas for some shoots, most notably "The Hunger Games".
At the moment, the former technical manager of the plant has been hired to take care of the place and to keep vandals out. Luckily, we had heard of this guy from another friend of mine and went actively looking for him before attempting an illegal entry.
We met him after a couple of minutes and asked him if he would allow us on the premises to take photos. For some cash he let us in and we were on our own for a couple of hours.
We had the whole place to ourselves and not needing to sneak around had its advantages as well.
We really used up all the time we had planned, called the caretaker and left.
The traffic on the way back into the city almost made us be late for the concert, but we made it just fine and had a great evening following a great day.
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