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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“Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy.” - Photo by Jan Bommes

Abandoned Inn in Northern Germany
Abandoned Inn in Northern Germany

"There are rare moments when a location that has fallen victim to fire has actually gained in therms of 'photographic attactiveness'. Mostly due to smoke and water mixing and generating some of the most beautiful decay that you can find. Moss and mold make a nice green color and the smoke on everything kind of dampens the colors and swallows some of the light entering the rooms."


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Hospital H.

Abandoned Hospital in Germany / Verlassenes Krankenhaus

Asbestos, polychlorated biphenyls, artificial mineral fibers, polycyclic aromatic carbohydrates - the list of pollutants in this abandoned hospital reads like a book for chemistry 101.
Built in the middle of the 1960s, this comes as no surprise as most public buildings of the time were contructed using similar materials.
It was one of three loss-making hospitals in the district that were bought by a large clinic operator in 2006. In 2010, the hospital was closed in favor of continuing operation in the other two clinics. Various plans were made regarding the 50.000 square meter area, but noe were ever realized.
First photos appeared on the web around early 2013, and in 2014, patient files and x-ray images...(more)

Villa Dr. Anna L.

Dr. Anna L. / Villa Dr. Pain

The story behind this abandoned villa is mysterious and foggy. What is relatively safe is that the story begins with a young student of medicine who after working several years in various German hospitals, opened his own practice for urology in a small town. It goes that he fell in love with his assistant who he married after only three months and had two children with her.
In the lower floors of the villa, the doctor and his wife set up the waiting room, treatment rooms and laboratories. In the upper floors, the familiy's luxurious living rooms were built. Like the father, the son also strarted studying medicine and at some point, opened his own practice abroad.
It is told that at some point, fate struck the family....(more)




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Tour Report: Special Care Clinic F.

Published 2017-06-23

Clinic in Northern Germany

At first, I couldn't believe it when I found out that this place has been abandoned for more than 13 years, it was in such an amazing shape.
I guess that the really remote location did its part in keeping this spot relatively secret for so long.
It's really sad, because from what I've heard, a lot of stuff has been stolen in the past couple of months after more and more photos appeared on the web... But from the top. After we had finished checking out the old train, our friend Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland took us to  a spot that he had discovered but not explored yet. So it was a completely unknown spot. After driving a while on some back roads, we finally got to the tiny village where this clinic was supposed to be. And there it was...
..(more)


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Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Close-up views of Old Town buildings The National Museum of Scotland has been enchanting children and adults alike ever since it opened in the late 1800s, and these days it's one of the most visited attractions in the country. But not all visitors know about its hidden gem. The grand, airy Victorian building is home to thousands of artifacts from around the globe and natural world collections. And following the opening of the adjoining modern building in 1998, visitors can also learn about Scotland’s long and colourful history, inventions through the ages, plus science, technology and design. The museum is home to both a T-Rex skeleton cast and Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal ever to be created from an adult cell. When you visit, don't forget to take the lift all the way to the 7th floor. You’ll exit onto the rooftop terrace, well worth checking out for its panoramic view. Sure, there are wonderful vantage points from plenty of places in Edinburgh, not least the city’s seven hills, but not many are slap bang in the middle of the Old Town. Unless you’re lucky enough to be staying in accommodation nearby, this is one of the best places to enjoy a view right in amongst Auld Reekie’s rooftops and to the busy streets below, and to admire the wide vistas across to the Edinburgh Castle, the New Town, the Braid Hills and the Firth of Forth. You even get an elevated peek into Greyfriars Kirkyard. The terrace was designed by sculptor Andy Goldsworthy in honour of Edinburgh-born James Hutton, known as the founder of modern geology. Sandstone blocks sit on the decked platform and plant life along the edge of the terrace represents different aspects of Scotland’s landscape, from coastal plants to grassland vegetation. The minimalist design helps put the focus on the dazzling views from all four sides of the terrace. It’s a great place to escape the crowds below during the tourist months and to get a different perspective on the city. And, since in any season in Edinburgh there is often a stiff breeze coming in from the coast, it will almost certainly blow away any cobwebs.
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