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 explorer is the person who is lost.” - Photo by Jan Bommes

Rusty barge near a demolished brick factory in Northern Germany
Rusty barge near a demolished brick factory in Northern Germany

"It had been more than six months since our last tour together with our friend Freddy, and we really had fun again driving around in the Northeast of Germany looking for abandoned spots. The highlight for this tour was an abandoned old barge that had been used to transport bricks from a brick factory through various channels to the river for further transport. In fact, this rusty old ship - next to some remains of the loading terminal - is the only thing that is left of the brick factory. We had to walk a while through the forest before we had finally found it, but when we did, we foud out that it was totally worth the hike!"


The House of the German [DK]

Abandoned House in Denmark

There is no information regarding the history of this abandoned home in the South of Denmark.

The things that were left behind that the last owner was German....(more)

The First House on the Left [DK]

Abandoned farmhouse in Denmark

Less than 10 kilomters from the North Sea in the southern part of Denmark, stands this abandoned farmhouse. It is well more than 150 years old, yet nothing is known about its history.

The roof has apparently been fixed up some time ago, which explains the building's relatively good condition....(more)


Civil Defense Nuclear Shelter


Tour Report: Farmhouse R.

Published 2018-01-20

Exploring an abandoned farmhouse in Eastern Germany

On the way to our next location, my friend Nordgriller Urbex and I passed this abandoned farmhouse. It was that typical moment where one looks at the other and says "Did you see that, too?", and you start looking for a place to turn the car around.

We parked the car on the field next to the house and started looking around. There are buildings that look like they're being used, but the farmhouse was definitely abandoned, so we went in to check it out.

It wasn't really spectacular. Mostly empty rooms and no furniture or tools of any kind left. But what made this location worthwile was the fantastic light that the winter sun cast into some of the rooms.....(more)

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Urban Ghosts Media

128-Year-Old Evening Standard Newspaper Found Under Buckingham Palace Floorboards (Fri, 19 Jan 2018)
A 128-year-old copy of the Evening Standard from the time of Queen Victoria has been found beneath the floorboards of Buckingham Palace. The post 128-Year-Old Evening Standard Newspaper Found Under Buckingham Palace Floorboards appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Church of St Michael & All Angels, Earl Sterndale (Thu, 18 Jan 2018)
St Michael & All Angels Church in Earl Sterndale was the only church in Derbyshire to be hit by a German bomb during World War Two. The post Church of St Michael & All Angels, Earl Sterndale appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Abandoned Broadway Streetcar Tunnel (Foundry Street, Boston) (Tue, 16 Jan 2018)
Its now a $9 million MBTA emergency training facility, but for years the abandoned Broadway streetcar tunnel was visible from Foundry Street in Boston. The post Abandoned Broadway Streetcar Tunnel (Foundry Street, Boston) appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Vajont Dam in Erto e Casso, Italy (Fri, 19 Jan 2018)
Vajont Dam. At the time it was built, the Vajont Dam was the tallest in the world. Constructed in the late 1950s to boost Italy’s postwar economy, the roughly 850-foot-tall structure was an impressive feat of engineering. But its initial glory took a tragic turn a few short years later during one of the worst anthropogenic environmental disasters of its era. On October 9, 1963, at 10:39 p.m., over 340 million cubic yards of rock toppled from the top of Monte Toc at up to 68 miles per hour. The debris tumbled into the dam’s water reservoir, producing an enormous wave. This megatsunami caused the water to surge to catastrophic proportions. It crashed over the barricade, destroying several villages in the valley and killing about 2,000 people. Entire families perished. Longarone, the largest village, was hit the hardest. Surprisingly, the dam remained mostly undamaged, despite the fact the wave pushed an air pocket ahead of it that had a force twice as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb explosion. The colossal structure still towered above the land, though the valley below was reduced to a stretch of muddy ruins. The few survivors were relocated to other villages. In the aftermath of the disaster, the government and engineers behind the dam’s construction were heavily criticized for building the barricade in the first place. Locals, already aware of the region’s seismic shifts and geologic instability, had warned of possible disasters. Now, the dam stands as an odd memorial to the tragedy. The villages were rebuilt, and nature has spent the years slowly fading and healing the scars the flood left on the land in its wake. Some survivors who remained in the area view the dam as a way to keep the legacies of their lost loved ones alive and ensure the devastation is never forgotten.
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