“Suffering is the fuel in the engine of
civilization." - Photo by Jan Bommes
"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!"
GALLERY UPDATE - New photos up!
Fort Victoria and Fort Louis - usually called Victoria Barracks - were two military facilities situated in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
They have been abandoned sinde 1994.
From 1956 until 1970, the site was used by the Canadian Forces. During the time, these were the barracks for the unmarried soldiers while their married comrades were stationed in the nearby city. The area was also home to CAE - Radio Canadian Army Europe, the first Canadian radio station on German soil. Radio shows were broadcast from here on VHF until 1970 for the Canadian soldiers in Germany....(more)
The year 1885 marks the beginning of the rather unspectacular history of this abandoned hospital. In that year, that the hospital was taken into operation, after
many donations of the town's people had made its construction possible.
In the beginning, the hospital had four wards and some single rooms and could take care of fourty patients. Due to continuous expansion over the course of more than a century, the capacity grew to 180.
When in the year 2000, the sponsorship for the hospital went to another organization, the decline began. in 2003, the new sponsor gave up and the hospital was yet again sold and the new owner used it to house different departments of another hospital. But by 2009...(more)
It was almost October, so the days were getting noticeably shorter, and we only had enough daylight to explore one more location on the first day of our tour
together with Nordgriller Urbex.
My wife and I had visited this spot together with two friends on a rainy day in November of 2013 and at the time, we weren't nearly able to explore all of this relatively large place, so we took the opportunity for a revisit.
The first time we were there, we had found out that the area was cut in half by a large fence, and the more "desirable" part was beyond the fence. So this time, we approached from the other side. We parked the car by the side of the street and found a small path that supposedly led to the industrial ruin we wanted to explore...(more)