February 15, 2019

Tour Report: The Princess & the Cat [DK]

We had finished exploring the second of two abandoned farmhouses that day, and we were ready for the next spot. This next spot however was bad news in two ways. First, it was in use again, andsecond,  we had to conduct some unexpected "repairs" on Dan's car...
No matter, we drove on to the next spot. It was an old house outside a small village in a rural area of the island of Fyn. We didn't have any information regarding the place, but it looked promising at the first look while driving by. We parked a bit down the road and just walked up to the place. The house seemed to belong to some company, and it was definitely abandoned.
But there was no way in. We sneaked around the building about three times, checking every possible access. Doors, windows...no chance, evrything was locked tightly. And it had looked so promising. Lots of furniture, decay - but no vandalism. We were a bit disappointed and started leaving when my wife pointed out the barn. She just said, "Look!".
There was an old headlight kind of peeking around the barn door, almost looking right at us. It belonged to a beautiful old car that we didn't know the type of. And as if that wasn't enough, there was a second old car standing right next to it. I instantly knew that this was an old Jaguar.
It was the first time that I'd discovered real "vintage" cars. Of course, I've seen some cars in the locations that I explored, but never classics such as these two.
The Jaguar was quickly identified - a Mk VII built in the early 1950s. The second one took a bit longer to find out, but we managed. It was a Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R which was built in the middle of the 1960s.
So in spite of the initial disappointment, the spot held a very cool surprise for us - and I'm sure that we'll get to explore the house as well :)

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