Exploring the Rotten Side of Germany

You might say I'm a collector. I collect rare objects. Facts, stories...I travel the roads of Germany seeking its heart.

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“Suffering is the fuel in the engine of civilization." - Photo by Jan Bommes

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank

"This is a fuel tank on a fuel depot that has been used by the East German National People's Army during the cold war. There are at least two of these large tanks on the premises and a couple of smaller ones along with some more pretty rund-down  administration and storage buildings. The large tanks are about 10 to 12 meters high and about 50 to 60 meters in diameter, and they were used to store up to 7.700 cubic meters of fuel each. The acoustics are fantastic!"

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Slaughterhouse H.

Slaughterhouse H.

Until the early 1890s, there had been only privately owned slaughterhouses in this city. But private slaughter of animals was prohibited, so the city had this big slaughterhouse built, which was opened in 1893. Next to the prohibition of private slaughter, the city also hoped for improvement of hygienic conditions and less traffic inhibitions due to the cattle drive. Between the years 1932 and 1939, the area was expanded substantially. During the time of the German separation, the slaughterhouse became part of the regional meat production combine.
By the end of the 1970, more than 1.000 pigs, 200 cows and 70 smaller animals were killed during each shift. Due to this high output, the construction of a quick freezing facility became necessary. But because of opposing orders

Roofing Company N.

Roofing Company N.

No information is available regarding the history of this company in Northern Germany...(more)

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Tour Report: Castle M.

Published 2016-07-24

Castle M.

I had to wait a little for my next tour. More than a month after visiting the abandoned textile mill together with my wife, I went for a two-day tour with my friend Freddy [Nordgriller Urbex].
We had a bunch of locations planned and had arranged to sleep in a friend's place.
We left pretty early that first day, because we had a lot of kilometers to go. The first spot we had planned was an old abandoned mansion - or rather castle - in a small town in the Northeast of Germany.
It was pretty easy to find, and so we quickly parked the car a little off the main road. The weather wasn't too good, and it was pretty early so there were no people around, and we just walked up to the mansion and started looking...

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Abandoned American Lookout Post on Llanrhidian Marsh, South Wales (Mon, 25 Jul 2016)
Like a solitary sentinel guarding the vast saltmarshes north of Landimore, on South Wales' picturesque Gower Peninsula, the so-called American lookout post harks back to a less peaceful time. The post Abandoned American Lookout Post on Llanrhidian Marsh, South Wales appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Scottish Mysteries: The Vanishing Lighthouse Keepers of Eilean Mor (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
The isolated, windswept Flannan Isles, also known as the Seven Hunters, lie in the Atlantic Ocean 20 miles off Lewis in the beautiful Outer Hebrides. And even today, what happened there in December 1900 remains one of Scotland's most compelling mysteries. The post Scottish Mysteries: The Vanishing Lighthouse Keepers of Eilean Mor appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Fire Engine Graveyard Where Mothballed Appliances Rest Under Years of Dust (Fri, 22 Jul 2016)
Urban explorer Vincent Michel documented this fire engine graveyard in France, where the dusty forms of abandoned and mothballed appliances and fire trucks make for one of the most impressive lost vehicle collections we've ever featured. The post Fire Engine Graveyard Where Mothballed Appliances Rest Under Years of Dust appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Phoenix Shot Tower in Baltimore, Maryland (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
Baltimore's Phoenix Shot Tower. Baltimore's Phoenix Shot Tower, also known as "the Old Baltimore Shot Tower," was the tallest structure in the United States when it was built in 1828. Its cornerstone was laid by Charles Carroll, the last living founding father and the richest man in America at the time. Shot towers were the most common method of producing shot balls for muskets from the late 18th century to the 1960s. From the very top of the tower workers would pour molten lead through a sieve. While falling through the empty tower, the lead would cool and form into perfectly round balls. These would land in a basin of water to be cooled further. The Phoenix Shot Tower's average annual production was about 10,000 bags of shot a year, much more during wartime. In 1921 it was purchased and plans were set in motion to replace it with a gas station, but the citizens of Baltimore strongly objected. By 1928 the city had bought the tower back and it became one of Baltimore's first National Historic Landmarks.
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