January 25, 2019

Tour Report: District Hospital W. [Revisit]

It was only a short and spontaneous tour that Sunday back in July of 2017 together with my friend Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland, but we did have time to explore one more location after we were finished with the abandoned recreation home.
This abandoned hospital was also one that I'd visited before, about three months before together with my wife. I was curious if the already dilapidated structure of the older parts had deteriorated even more - and I was not disappointed!
We parked on the public parking lot near the location, waited until there was no one to be seen and then disappeared between the buildings. From then on, the thick bushes were hiding our way onto the premises and we were able to enter unseen from the street.
I was really surprised at how much had changed over only three months - not so much in terms of vandalism (although that had also increased), but much more regarding the decay of the older, hlaf-timbered, part of the building. Some rooms had lost their ceiling and other parts weren't even really accessible anymore.
In therm of photography, the second visit wasn't as productive as the first, but here are some shots anyway :)

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January 22, 2019

Tour Report: Recreation Home "Moss Lover's" [Revisit]

After a very nice little trip to the abandoned mansion's ruin, we only had to drive for a couple of minutes before we arrived at the first "real" destination of the day - an abandoned recreation home from the days of prescribed socialist wellness, so to speak.
I had been to this location before about one year before; twice over the the course of four weeks, and I was curious to find out what had had happened in the past twelve months. Was there going to be more decay? More vandalism? Maybe the security had been beefed up - you never know what happens once a location gets more notorious among urbexers.
It kind of turned out as expected - a little more decay, a lot more trash and due to the warm and humid weather, the thick, sweet smell of mosses and molds hovered through the rooms and hallways...
We took our time exploring the entire place, and although I had photographed nearly all of the rooms during my previous visits, it was great to come back and try some new perspectives.

We weren't disturbed either. There were no other people on the premises. We had the hole place to ourselves the entire time we were there, so it was a really nice explore!

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January 20, 2019

Tour Report: Maison Facade

Early in July of 2017, about three weeks after our tour to Fisher's Inn, I teamed up with Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland again. This time, we had planned a quick tour to the abandoned sites in the Eastern part of Germany
We had picked a beautiful Sunday for our tour. It was already pretty warm in the morning and it looked like we were in for a sunny day.
The two main spots for the day were a hospital and a recreation home, but on the way there, we wanted to pay a quick visit to the ruin of an old manor house. I'd had this place on my list for some years, but it was never en route or it was the wrong time of year, because this is a place I wanted to check out while the plants were green and growing.
Anyway, as we got near the spot, we took the road through the forest and parked as close to the ruin as possible. The forest is public, so this was no problem.
The ruin had been secured at some point, but no one seemed to have cared about it afterwards. The fences were all lying flat on the grass, so we could walk around as we pleased.
This was no location to climb around, though. The heavy decay following a fire has made accessing the remains of the building highly dangerous, and there is hardly anything left of the inside anyway.
We did climb in a little bit to get some shots, but those parts were the only that were accessible.
After about forty-five minutes, we had all the shots we wanted from this place and went back to the car to get to the next location.

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January 10, 2019

Tour Report: Fisher's Inn

It was a sunny Saturday in June of 2017, when my wife and I were picked up by our friend Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland for a short tour.
I had stumbled upon this place during my research and since the local new spoke of demolition in the near future, we at least wanted to give it a try.
The place was a classical inn only about an hour drive from our hometown, so we didn't leave too early and had some time to get prepped in the morning.
Once we were there, we realized that the place was right opposite a busy supermarket. We found a parking place a little out of sight, got our gear ready and started checking out the surroundings of the inn at the side that the supermarket visitors couldn't see. There was no hole in the fence and no way to access the premises from the back side, so we walked along the fence straight past the supermarket parking lot and turned right to check out the front of the inn. We walked past eyeballing the place really close, but there was no way in from the front either.
Only as we checked out the far side of the building, we found a small unlocked door. It led straight to the porch of the inn.
But the windows were sealed with boards. Damn.
The inn had been closed in 2014 following a scandal that had to do with bad conditions for laborers that were accomodated there. In 2016, a fire destroyed parts of it. The firefighting operations turned out to be good for us, because the water had softened the boards so much that they coupld easily bent backwards and we were able to crawl in.
Once inside, we took our time.
The soot from the fire had ruined some parts completely, not only in terms of the building itself, but also in therms of photography - but in some rooms, it even made for a cool look in the photos.
The water from the firefighting - and the rain that got in through the now destroyed parts of the roof - had filled a lot of the glasses in the bar that now looked like the leftovers from a particularly messy night  of partying.
In the attic, we found a bunch of stuff - not only furniture of the inn, but also stuff that probably belonged to the former owners. We even discovered a telescope.
When we were finished exploring the place, we got out the same way we got in and went back to the car.

Only a couple of weeks after our visit, the inn was demolished.

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January 5, 2019

Tour Report: Hotel "The White House" [DK]

This abandoned hotel was the last of four spots my wife and I visited on a tour through Denmark in May of 2017 together with our friends Pixelcracker and Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland.
We'd been there once before on the way back home from another tour, but it was late and we hadn't found any access - and there was a light burning on the top floor of the main building...
But let's start at the beginning.
We still had some time left on our tour and we were checking possible locations that wouldn't mean too much of a detour from our way home. This hotel was right en route.
We talked about our first unsuccessful visit there and also took into account that we had been told stories by urbexers from Denmark that the police was keeping a close eye on the spot.
But we decided to give it a try anyway.

Parking was easy. There is a public parking spot right next door, the same one we'd used the first time around. We checked our surroundings to make sure that we weren't under observation by neighbors or other people. As soon as the coast was clear, we quickly went up the driveway and disappeared behind the tall hedges of the hotel.
We first looked around on the premises and checked for access possibilities as well as cameras, security, homeless people etc., but it seemed like everything was quiet.
Just like the first time, we didn't find any way into the main building, but we did find out that the adjacent buildings were unlocked. They contained a lot of hotel rooms, all of which were similar in furniture and layout. There were also some buildings that didn't have any hotel rooms in them and had obviously been used to store trash - so much so, that the original purpose wasn't clear anymore.

Towards the end of our explore, we looked around the main building once more - and we did find an access into the kitchen! Unfortunately, a heavy steel door blocked the way from there to the upper floors, so this was the end of our explore.

Altogether, it was a great tour in very opportune weather with good friends and interesting locations on the way - pretty close to a perfect tour, if you ask me!

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