"I'd like to think the best bunker buster is a
diplomat." - Photo by Jan Bommes
"This one was a lucky shot. I was on a tour of some command post bunkers of the East German People's Army (NVA). While finishing up and starting to pack our stuff, I walked around in one of the shelters and got between my friend and the light that came from the entrance. He immediately suggested we take a photo because of the stark contrast the scene was offering.
Because of the contrast, I decided to give the photo a black and white processing. I rarely do that, but in this case, it came out nicely."
Part of this abandoned hotel has been demolished after a fire in the year 2014 destroyed one half of the building.
The hotel in the Harz mountains in Germany was a renowned spa hotel until it was closed down and abandoned by the owner in 2009.
Due to the fire and the resulting water damage, some older parts of the building became unstable, and in 2014, it was decided to demolish that part.
The remaining part consists of the pool/spa area and some larger rooms in one part and another building with smaller rooms...(more)
Gallery Updated!! New photos from August 20, 2016
In the late 1890's, the German Order of St. John decided to start building a sanatorium for lung diseases.
The southern slope of a summit in the Harz Mountains was chosen as a building site and in 1902, the first patients were admitted.
The building was massive. The walls were built of granite three stories high, and next to the comfortable rooms, the patients had a conservatory, a library and a variety of lounges and day rooms at their disposal.
In 1903, a residence for the chief physician and a farm building were constructed on the premises, and in 1906, the hospital was connected to the newly built....(more)
After we had dropped off Elmar from Lichtbeschatter at the train station, we went on the way home ourselves - but not without stopping at one or two spots on the
The first location on our way back was the abandoned technical museum that my wife and I had first visited in early 2015 and that Freddy from Nordgriller hadn't visited yet.
Since it was conveniently close to our route, we made it our first stop.
It's a quick stop-and-shoot location. Since it is publically accessible and open-air, there is no attempting to get in, you just park your car, get out and get she photos you like.
Last I heard, the owner had told a local newspaper that all the relics will be gone by the end of 2016....(more)