January 26, 2024

Tour Report: Farmhouse "Red Beetle"

Just a few days after our trip to the old car repair plant, we set off again to various abandoned places. This time we were accompanied by our good friend Pixelcracker.
After a good ten months, our trip finally took us back together to Denmark - a country that I like to call "the little man's Belgium" when it comes to urban exploration, because there aren't really any abandoned chateaus or maisons there - but there are a lot of abandoned farms that are in no way inferior to their big "relatives" in Belgium.
That day, we visited two places that were passed on to me as insider tips - and they were indeed!
In both cases, they were (of course) abandoned farmhouses somewhere in central Denmark. The first farmhouse made an inconspicuous impression from the outside. The hand-painted sign "Adgang forbudt" didn't really manage to impress us, and we quickly discovered an open side door that gave us access to the barn.
There we immediately saw the main attraction of the location - a bright red VW Beetle in fantastic condition! Yes - the tires were flat, the exterior paint looked more gray than red from dust and pigeon droppings, and the chrome parts had a few small rust spots after so many years, but the interior still looked very good, and there didn't seem to be anything technically wrong with the car either.
It's really rare to find something like this!
In addition to the Beetle, there was also an Allis-Chalmers tractor from the 1950s in the barn - a tractor that I had never seen myself, so it was also a little something special for me.
There was a passageway from the barn directly into the living area of the farmhouse - and there was a lot to see there, too. There was still a lot of furniture, as well as crockery and the clothes of the former residents. Of course, some things had been ransacked and probably stolen, but the cobwebs and dust on many things showed us that nobody had touched anything here for quite a long time.
It was a really nice exploration to start the day off right, and the VW Beetle really was a highlight!
We were then able to relax and make our way to the next location - which was to surpass the first once again, so stay tuned!

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January 17, 2024

Tour Report: Auto Repair Works S. [Revisit]

After our visit to the abandoned auto repair works in August 2019 was a little shorter than planned due to a visit from security, I was glad that the opportunity arose for another visit a month later on the tour with my colleague "Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland".
It was only a stone's throw by car from the former freight depot, which had been our second location of the day.
We parked in a small side street where I suspected there was an opening in the fence around the site, and we were not disappointed. From the "entrance", we first went into the factory's former heating plant.
My wife and I hadn't been able to explore this area a month earlier, precisely because of the security service, so I was happy to get another chance.
Compared to my first visit in 2014, there was of course a lot more graffiti to be seen, and the metal thieves had also struck hard. Nevertheless, there were some interesting motifs to be found here.

After the heating plant, we went into the large factory halls. The late summer sun conjured up a great light in the "cathedrals" of glass and steel.
I particularly liked the lush green of the plants that had worked their way through the windows into the basement.

With these beautiful images in our heads and our cameras, we left the old factory after about two hours and made our way home. It was a successful end to a great day!

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January 3, 2024

Tour Report: Freight Depot S.

After exploring the abandoned railyard, we made our way to the next location. This was the town's old freight depot, which is just a few minutes away from the railyard.
I had been there a few years earlier, but at the time most of the buildings were safely locked up.
Now, however, the perforated panels had been removed from many of the buildings, the doors had been kicked in and the windows broken, so we had access everywhere. Unfortunately, so did many vandals and sprayers, who had obviously already made their way around the site.
However, we weren't expecting anything really spectacular when we chose this place, so we weren't disappointed. Of course, there were still a few nice motifs, so we didn't have to leave empty-handed.

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