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