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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“In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!” - Photo by Jan Bommes

A Foggy Morning Deep in the Harz Mountains in Germany
A Foggy Morning Deep in the Harz Mountains in Germany

"It was a moment I had been hoping for. The first night of our summer vacation this year was really cold and that resulted in a beautiful fog the next morning. I almost issed it because I was too lazy to get up, but when I saw the sunlight through the window, I quickly got dressed, grabbed my camera and went outside. The smell of fresh coffee already filled the air and I just grabbed a few quick shots. This was actually the first time I've tried to take 5 shots for a HDR without a tripod."


Farmhouse Dionysius

Abandoned Home in Denmark

There is no historical information about this abandoned house in Denmark......(more)

Farmhouse Ouija

Abandoned Farmhouse in Southern Denmark

There is no historical information about this abandoned farmhouse in the Southern region of Denmark.

According to the owners, they are planning to tear it down due to the vandalism that has destroyed too much of the original substance of the building.....(more)


Tour Report: Butter Factory N.

Published 2017-09-10

Abandoned Factory in the North of Germany

After finishing our exploration of the abandoned inn, we still had a lot of time left, so my friend Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland and I decided to check out a potentially cool, but also risky location, an old butter factory. So we drove for about an hour, and upon arriving, we saw huge posters on the fence that the area was protected by a security service. Not very reassuring, but we wanted to go take a quick peek nonetheless. We found a place to park that couldn't be seen from the road or the factory building, so we were pretty sure that we wouldn't rise any suspicions. When we got to the street side of the factory, we saw that there were only bushes seperating the street from the area. No fence, but a large, flat area where you could be spotted just like that. So we decided....(more)

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Retired Saab Combat Jets Mounted by E4 Road, Sweden (Mon, 18 Sep 2017)
At the roadside around five miles east of Linkoping City Airport, two former Swedish Air Force combat jets have been pole-mounted for all to see. The post Retired Saab Combat Jets Mounted by E4 Road, Sweden appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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The Wilverley Oak or “Naked Man”: New Forest’s Mysterious Gallows Tree (Fri, 15 Sep 2017)
Curiously marked on maps as the "Naked Man", the Wilverley Oak is the stump of a gallows tree where highwaymen and smugglers were hanged in centuries gone by. The post The Wilverley Oak or “Naked Man”: New Forest’s Mysterious Gallows Tree appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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The Sighting Towers of Harlaw Muir & Deepsyke Forest (Scottish Borders) (Thu, 14 Sep 2017)
In the Scottish Borders, a series of enigmatic sighting towers echo the surveys conducted during construction of the century-old Talla Reservoir pipeline. The post The Sighting Towers of Harlaw Muir & Deepsyke Forest (Scottish Borders) appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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B-23 'Dragon Bomber' Wreckage in McCall, Idaho (Wed, 20 Sep 2017)
Part of the wreckage. Wedged within the trees and tall grass near the shore of Loon Lake in Idaho’s Payette National Forest is the wreck of a Douglas B-23 "Dragon Bomber," a military aircraft that never actually made it to any aerial battles. The small plane crashed over 70 years ago and has remained at its wooded, lakeside landing spot ever since. In late January of 1943, eight men were aboard the bomber on a training mission. Though they were supposed to land safely in Tacoma, Washington, a massive snow storm foiled their plans. The plane began sinking, a slew of heavy ice causing it to break down while flying through the frigid air. The radio had stopped working, leaving the crew cut off from outside contact while trapped within the confines of the deteriorating vehicle. The men were forced to choose between parachuting into the snowy wilderness or attempting to land. The pilot somehow spotted Loon Lake through the cockpit’s ice-covered windshield and decided to use its frozen surface as a desperate, makeshift landing strip. It took him two attempts to successfully bring the plane to the ground. When the bomber finally hit the ice, it shot across the slippery surface and slid through the forest, finally stopping around 150 feet from the lake’s shore. The trees ripped the wings from the plane’s body. Fortunately, all eight crew members survived, though one suffered from severe injuries to his leg. They spent days huddled within a makeshift shelter they’d ramshackled from digging into the snow and covering the icy hovel with parts of the wrecked plane, facing freezing temperatures and a shortage of food. Eventually, three of the most able-bodied men set off to seek help. Though the military sent out planes to search for its missing members, the stranded survivors weren’t discovered until the pilot of a backcountry bush plane noticed the wreck and alerted authorities about his discovery. After nearly two weeks, the five men who had remained at the site of the wreckage were finally rescued. A search then began for the three who had gone walking in search of help. They were eventually located after making contact with the outside world at the Lake Fork Ranger Station, after spending two weeks hiking 40 miles through waist-deep snow. All that remains of the mangled plane is still at the original crash site. Finding the wreck requires trekking through the woods on an approximately 10-mile roundtrip hike that blends multiple intersecting trails. 
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