May 26, 2018

Tour Report: The Collector's Farm [DK]

It's amazing how much Denmark has to offer. Thousands of kilometers of coastline, beautiful villages, friendly people, hot dogs - and abandoned stuff. Lots. We discovered this abandoned farm with greenhouses based on aerial pictures from Google Earth. It was the second spot of a short tour through Denmark together with my wife and my friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex in February of last year.
Driving past the first time, we noticed that there were Neighborhood Watch sings on all the streets of the small village. We wanted to try anyway. We parked the car openly by the side of the road a bit next to the greenhouses, grabbed our gear and walked along the (public) road until we reached the place in question. We could see that the neighbors lived close by, but we walked onto the premises anyway.
First we found a couple of neat old farm machines standing behind one of the greenhouses. Inside this greenhouse, we discovered dozens of bicycles and a bunch of other stuff. Lots of stuff. Same in the other greenhouses.
Just as we wanted to start photographing a greenhouse full of old boats, the neighbor drove by.
He looked a bit angry and in a mixture of Danish, German and English, we were told that our presence was not appreciated. Upon my wifes attempts to communicate in Danish, he got a bit friendlier but remained firm in his belief that we weren't supposed to be there.
So much for the Collector's Farm, we got caught and thrown out. But we still had one more spot to find...

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May 14, 2018

Tour Report: House of the Old Couple [Revisit]

Only four weeks after my first visit to this place, I got the opportunity to return for a revisit together with my wife and our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex.
We had planned a short tour through the South of Denmark and since the initial photos from this little house didn't seem to be enough, we made this one our first spot of the day.
It was all easy enough - parking not too far away, access through the front door just like the last time.
What I had forgotten since the first time was that the attic - the place where most of the nice shots could be taken - was the least safe spot to be in that house.
You really had to watch your step, because parts of the attic had already started to collapse into the lower floor. It really wasn't safe at all.
Still, I got bolder than the first time and eased my way the entire length of the attic to get some more shots that I'd missed the first time.

Anyways, it was exciting as always, we all came out unharmed after about 90 minutes and we were off to the next location.

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May 10, 2018

Tour Report: Sand-Lime Brick Works

On a grey Sunday morning in easrly February of 2017, my wife and I ermbarked on a tour together with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex. Our plan was to explore a large abandoned factory that produced sand-lime bricks up until its closure about six years ago.
Freddy picked us up pretty early because we wanted to have enough daylight for our exploration. The drive was short; we arrived after little more than an hour.
Finding a good parking spot turned out to be a bit of a problem. The factory is surrounded by farmland and there is no public parking to be found anywhere. So we chose to take the road to a field that we suspected wouldn't be used on a Sunday and parked as far to the side as we could to leave enough room.
We gathered our gear and walked over to the factory premises. There was a long fence surrounding the place that we checked closely until we found an opening. The first step was done. Now we only had to find a way into the building. That part was just as easy. The first wall that we passed had a huge hole in it so that we could easily get inside.
The place was huge, and a lot of the machinery is still there. There was surprisingly little vandalism and graffiti. Due to the size of the place, we spent a couple of hours inside and checked out every corner of the building before heading outside to take some outside shots and walking back to the car.
Of the industrial locations that we've visited until now, this was one of the best-preserved. Six years of abandonment and almost no vandalism - you don't find that too often :)

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May 5, 2018

Tour Report: Farmhouse Dionysius

This abandoned farmhouse was the final spot of a short tour through Denmark back in January of last year. I had heard about it from a friend, so we wanted to check it out.
We had to drive up a long muddy road. It had been raining the days before, so we had to be careful not to get stuck with the RV.
We could soon see the old farmhouse, but also some smaller houses that seemd to be fairly new. We had to stop right in front of one of these houses because the road got too muddy to keep on driving.
We felt like were being watched. Looking out of the car, we saw a face in the window of the small house. We were spotted. Only thing left to do was to be straightforward. So I got out of the car and knocked on the door. It took a while, but then the door opened and I was greeted by a greasy-looking man in his underwear...
He did speak German, though, and he was friendly. I explained what we wanted to do and he said, it's okay if we proceed to take photos.
There was nothing really intersting about the farmhouse. There was no furniture left except for an old piano and a travel suitcase, so we left after only a short time and started our way home.

I really do like the sound of Danish people speaking German.

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