September 22, 2021

Tour Report: The Farm of Seven Tractors [Revisit]

Only one week after my first visit to this place, I went for a revisit. My friend Pixelcracker had seen a few of the pictures I had taken and asked if I was up for another visit there. I was really happy about this opportunity - not only because I like to go exploring, but mainly because during the first visit, I had forgotten that my camera was set to take JPEG photos only...this visit gave me the chance to take the photos again in RAW format!

So we drove up to Denmark to check on the tractors and the Volkswagens. They were all still there, and nothing had changed. You might say that this is not a surprise, but in urban exploration, it actually is, because you can never be sure if the vandals hit a place shortly after (or before) your visit or if the cars have been sold and taken away or if the place gets demolished. Luckily, this wasn't the case here, so we had a nice morning takng photos. I actually took more photos than during the first visit, because I also focused on a few details, such as the headlights of the Beetles.

After about an hour or so, we left and got back on the road to check out another location.

September 14, 2021

Tour Report: A Few Cars by the Road

It actually happens pretty often: You're on your way from one location to the next, or you're already on your way home - and then you look out of the car window, and you spot something that might be worth at least a second look. It happens - someone always yells, "Stop! We have to check this out!".

Usually it's because there's an old brick chimney somewhere (always a good sign) or a building with boarded windows, but in this case, there were a few cars just standing there on the yard of a former farmhouse. We stopped the car, parked on the field right next door and walked over to the house. It didn't really look abandoned, nor did it really look lived in, but we rang the bell anyway. No one opened, so we looked around to see if we spotted anyone who may be able to tell us something about the place. There was not a soul in sight.

So we decided to just take a few photos of the cars and then be on our way again.

The cars were all British built, but with one exception all made for the continental market with the steering wheel on the left side. Finding British cars again was nice for a change, since for some reason, in Denmark we mostly find Volvos and various German cars.

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September 7, 2021

Tour Report: The Farm of Seven Tractors

During our short tour to Denmark in October of 2018, we also visited an abandoned farm. I had gotten a tip regarding this place, and upon hearing that the barn was hiding some neat old vehicles, I got curious. So we decided to check it out.

It was a drive of only about 30 kilometers from the abandoned mink farm that had been our first exploration of the day. It was a warm and sunny Sunday, so we had a nice little drive across the picturesque Danish countryside until we arrived at the place. It was tough finding a spot to park without driving right up to the barn, but we did manage to find something between some bushes, so that our car was mostly hidden from suspicious eyes.

There was one farmhouse and a large barn. We first walked around the farmhouse trying to find an open door, an open window, a basement door - anything that would allow us to get inside. However, we didn't get lucky; the place farmhouse was tightly locked, and there was no way in.

The barn was entirely different. The door was open, and we could walk right in.

Upon entering, we spotted an old stable. There were four tractors, most of them Fergusons from the late 1950s (I think - but I'm not a tractor expert, so I might be wrong). Judging by the rust and dust they had collected, none of them had seen any farm action for at least ten or fifteen years, so in terms of rust and decay, this place was already a success.

As we went into the second part of the barn, we couldn't believe our eyes - there were three more tractors and even two old Volkswagen Beetles!

It's always great to find a Beetle, especially from the earlier years of construction, but in this case, what excited me more was the Zetor tractor that we found. Not that I know anything about these tractors except that they are manufactured in the Czech Republic - but when I was in Helsinki (Finland) during my Navy years, I visited a bar called "Zetor" that belonged to the Finnish band "Leningrad Cowboys". It was a legendary evening, and that's why I still have a good feeling whenever I see a "Zetor" tractor!

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