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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Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain) - Photo by Jan Bommes

Exploring the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, site of the 1986 nuclear desaster of Chernobyl
Exploring the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, site of the 1986 nuclear desaster of Chernobyl

"It was a dream that we all had through our "urbex life" until now. The four of us really went to Chernobyl. The four of us, that were Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex, Torsten from North Urbex and my wife and I. Freddy had taken care of the organization, and there we were - right at the city sign of the famous abandoned city of Pripyat. It was an awe-inspiring experience walking the streets of this city that has been turned into a nuclear wasteland by the largest catastrophe of the 20th century next to the two World Wars."


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The Home of the Priest [DK]

Abandoned Home in Denmark

There is no specific information about this farm-like house in the western part of Denmark. Presumably, regional obituaries point to an abandonment of about ten years...(more)

The Princess and the Cat [DK]

The Princess and the Cat - a Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R and a Jaguar Mark VII in Denmark

On the Danish island of Fyn, hidden behind an inaccessible abandoned house, lies a barn with a treasure inside it. Two old British cars, both in pretty bad condition - but still showing off some of their former beauty - have been rusting away for a very long time.

 

The first car to be seen is a Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R built sometime between 1964 and 1968. The second is a Jaguar Mk VII which was produced between 1950 and 1956....(more)




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Lost Places | A Trip to the Nuclear Wastelands of Chernobyl



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Tour Report: Pharmaceutical Company B. [Revisit]

Published 2018-06-17

Abandoned Chemical Factory in Berlin

For my wife and me, it was our fourth exploration of this abandoned chemical factory. I had a business meeting and was in town for two days before a weekend at the end of February of 2017. We had gotten the idea to use the weelend for a couple of days of traveling together with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller UrbexI had booked a hotel for the three of us, and on Friday, Freddy picked up my wife at home and we met in the hotel a couple of hours later.

We got up early the next morning to avoid too many people around the locations that we had planned.

Ever since my wife and I had discovered the abandoned factory in 2013, we had known that there was a security service patrolling the place from time to time, and there has been an increasing amount of .....(more)


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Search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 to End – After One Last Area is Investigated (Thu, 31 May 2018)
The hunt for missing Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is set to end - after one last area of sea floor has been investigated. The post Search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 to End – After One Last Area is Investigated appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Dismantled Gloster Meteor Sections at East Midlands Aeropark (Thu, 24 May 2018)
Anonymous old military jets are always intriguing, including these dismantled Meteor parts on the edge of East Midlands Aeropark in Leicestershire, UK. The post Dismantled Gloster Meteor Sections at East Midlands Aeropark appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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The 16th Century Ruins of Thorpe Hall, South Yorkshire (Thu, 03 May 2018)
Rising ominously above the attractive South Yorkshire village of Thorpe Salvin, the 16th century ruins of Thorpe Hall stand on the site of an older manor house long since lost to history. The post The 16th Century Ruins of Thorpe Hall, South Yorkshire appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Cementerio la Reina in Cienfuegos, Cuba (Sat, 23 Jun 2018)
Sleeping Beauty. In the colonial city of Cienfuegos, in central Cuba, you’ll find a cemetery full of exquisite statuary. Opened in 1837, Cementerio la Reina is now crumbling in many areas due to lack of maintenance. But it's still easy to see the splendor that it once was. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Cienfuegos was one of the most important sugar producing areas in Cuba. Many of the people buried in this cemetery were members of the wealthy plantation families. Their tombs reflect not only the status of the people buried there, but they also tell quite a bit about the history of the city, as most cemeteries do. The most outstanding feature of the cemetery by far is the remarkable statuary. One particularly striking example is the monument called “Sleeping Beauty,” a tribute to a 24-year-old woman who some like to say died of a broken heart (though others say she succumbed to a cholera epidemic). Taking a close look at the graves gives an additional glimpse of the city’s colonial past. Many of the names on the graves are French. This reflects the city’s founding by French immigrants from Louisiana and Bordeaux in 1819. Some tombs are marked with the regiment symbols of the Spanish armies that fought unsuccessfully to hold onto Cuba, Spain’s richest colony, in the Cuban War of Independence. The cemetery is watched over by vigilant custodians. These caretakers are needed to keep the local Santería adherents from disturbing the tombs in search of human bones, a key ingredient in their religious ceremonies. Because it’s the only major cemetery in Cuba where the tombs are placed above ground due to the unusually high water table, it makes it easier for adherents of a local religion to ransack tombs in search of human bones to use in their rituals. The caretakers also double as guides, and will give little tours and talk about the cemetery’s rich history.
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