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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The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” (Seneca)


The Saturday before Easter, one of my best friends was taken from us without warning.

I first met Jens back in 2013 on a spontaneous visit to "his" abandoned sanatorium - a lonely place on top of a mountain where he had chosen to live with his pack of sleigh dogs. He offered us coffee, showed us the place and told stories. The little time we had just flew by. This first meeting was special. We had immediately connected on a really cool level, and my wife and I only reluctantly left that evening. We returned a few months later, and then again...and again. Over the years, a real friendship developed. Jens and "his" mountain became the place for us to be grounded, to meet new people, learn new things - and have barbecue ;)

We felt at home there, and Jens was the reason for that.

 

I still can't believe that he is gone and that I won't see him anymore walking quickly over his premises, feeding his dogs, riding the sleigh or building something new.

What remains are the great memories of adventure, of long talks by the campfire at night, the hunts for trespassers trying to jump the fence and of surprising visits to cool places that nobody else knew of.

And what will remain are the friendships that developed with the people we met on the mountain. That is Jens' legacy - he brought people together. People of different ages, religions, political views. People that came because of the dogs, people that came because of the sanatorium - in the end everyone came for Jens and for all the things that made this place so unique.

 

Thank you, Jens, for your friendship.

Thank you for everything you gave us!

We'll meet again by the great campfire in the sky!!!


Galleries

Old Wine Inn [Revisit]

Abandoned Inn in Northern Germany

GALLERY UPDATE! New photos added taken on December 30, 2017.

 

There is no information regarding the  use or the history of this place...(more)

The Farm of Cars [Revisit]

Abandoned Farmhouse in Northern Germany with abandoned cars in the barn

GALLERY UPDATE! New photos added taken on December 26, 2017.

 

There is no information regarding the  use or the history of this place....(more)



Video

Lost Places | Goin' Bunkers - "The Defensive Command"


Blog

Tour Report: Weasel's Inn

Published 2019-06-16

AbandonedInn in the Harz Mountains of Germany | Verlassene Gaststätte im Harz

The weather really wasn't our friend that day. Pixelcracker and I had left the abandoned manor house and got on the way to the second location we had planned. The drive was about 30 minutes and during these 30 minutes, we drove through fog, sunshine (only a litle bit), and rain. A lot of rain.

Only as we arrived, the rain started to cease a little.

The good thing was that there was a more or less public parking spot right next to the location - and an RV isn't really percepted as suspicious in the area, so parking there really was a no-brainer.

I got out of the car and started checking...(more)


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Urban Ghosts Media

The Ruins of Fort de la Chartreuse, Liege (Wed, 10 Oct 2018)
Eerie photos of this derelict military fort, with all its empty corridors, staircases, passageways, halls and ancillary buildings, can be seen on Wikimedia Commons. The post The Ruins of Fort de la Chartreuse, Liege appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Forgotten Rollingstock at Janakpur Railway Station, Nepal (Tue, 02 Oct 2018)
There's something elegantly decayed about this forgotten Nepal railway coach at Janakpur railway station. The post Forgotten Rollingstock at Janakpur Railway Station, Nepal appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Faded Farmhouse in Rural Virginia (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
This image by photographer "PumpkinSky" on Wikimedia Commons illustrates a style of architecture that increasingly seems to be a thing of the past. The post Faded Farmhouse in Rural Virginia appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada (Wed, 19 Jun 2019)
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts and statue of a pioneer family. Built in 1967, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is an architectural icon in downtown Reno, thanks to the golden geodesic dome that tops the structure, originally nicknamed "the Golden Turtle." Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's innovative geodesic dome design, the gold-anodized domed roof is the crown jewel of the theater. It was designed by Don Richter, a student of Fuller's, after the theater's planning board was inspired by the geodesic dome at the Casa Mañana Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. The Pioneer center was originally planned to be named the Apollo Theater, but was renamed after the statue of an American pioneer family that stood in front of the Old State Building, which was then located at the site of the current theater. This statue can now be seen next to the entrance to the center's Pioneer Underground venue. Aside from the dome, one of the most interesting features of this theater is that the main floor is below ground, and the balcony is slightly above the ground level. If you look at the southeast corner of the theater grounds, you can see the large elevators used to bring equipment to stage level.
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