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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"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Photo by Jan Bommes

Textile Mill
Urbex Crew in the Textile Mill

"This one was just a quick urbex selfie while on tour with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex back in November of last year."


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Secret Command Post MB5

Secret Command Post of the East Germany Army

The town near this hidden abandoned bunker complex looks back on a particularly dark history directly linked to the euthanasia killings during the Third Reich. The bunkers however were built during the 1970s as a command post for gathering intelligence and as a switchboard for the military district in the North of East Germany. A submarine communications cable connected this part of the facility to a bunker of the Secret Police across a nearby lake. This area of Eastern Germany was firmly in the hands of the National People's Army (NVA) and the Secret Police (Stasi).
The distinctive secrecy surrounding this place soon became the stuff for legends and rumors about 25 underground bunkers, chemical weapons and ....(more)

Recreation Home "Moss Lover's" [Revisit]

Recreation Home in Eastern Germany

GALLERY UPDATED with new photos from 2016-09-23!!

 

There is no sufficient information about this abandoned recreation home located in Eastern Germany....(more)




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Tour Report: Bismarck-Tower W.

Published 2017-02-20

Bismarck-Tower in Northern Germany

Bismarck-Towers have been a fashionable thing during a certain time in the German past, so a lot of them were built, and you can find one in almost every region in Germany.
The region we chose for our tour in May of last year was no different, so we decided to enjoy the nice weather and climb ourselves a Bismarck-Tower.
It was pretty easy - the steel door was open, and we simply walked up the stairs.
There are a lot of cracks in the walls and there's always the uneasy feeling of the thing possibly collapsing any minute, but we took a couple of shots and returned to the bottom unharmed.....(more)


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Urban Ghosts Media

Urbex Photographer Documents an Abandoned Masonic Temple (Wed, 22 Feb 2017)
In recent years, largely thanks to the likes of author Dan Brown, freemasonry has become a household name. But this abandoned masonic temple has certainly seen better days. The post Urbex Photographer Documents an Abandoned Masonic Temple appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Abandoned Horse-Drawn Wagon at Beamish Museum (Wed, 22 Feb 2017)
This abandoned horse-drawn wagon is a noticeable departure from the vintage trams that usually rattle along the cobbled streets of Beamish, County Durham. The post Abandoned Horse-Drawn Wagon at Beamish Museum appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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A Crashed TIE Fighter Burns Slowly in the Forest (Tue, 21 Feb 2017)
There's a great scene in The Force Awakens where ex-stormtrooper Finn runs from the wreckage of a crashed Imperial TIE fighter. Etienne Beaulieu imagined a similar scene (in a very different environment) in this superb concept art. The post A Crashed TIE Fighter Burns Slowly in the Forest appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Winged Figures of the Republic in Boulder City, Nevada (Wed, 22 Feb 2017)
The figures have aged to a greenish patina. Two soaring figures flank a 142-foot flagpole at the Hoover Dam Visitors Center, aged to the gunmetal patina that clings to bronze after years in the elements. The figures are ripped with muscles, raising their arms to extended wings that double their height, hitting over 30 feet, while their toes have been rubbed smooth and golden by millions of hands looking for good luck. The figures are sentries at the entrance to Hoover Dam, part angel, part symbol of the strength of man, they are the work of a sculptor named Oskar J.W. Hansen, a Norwegian immigrant who came to the United States after some time in the merchant marines. He became a citizen and joined the Army, and after he left the service, embarked on a long career as an artist and sculptor. As the dam was nearing completion, Hansen entered a sculpture competition for the public areas, and his design won. Soon the largest single-cast bronzes in the world (at the time) were installed on the Nevada side of what would later be called Hoover Dam. Sitting on a base of highly polished jet-black stone, the figures are so large, and the stones so heavy, an ingenious method of installation was used to get their placement just right.  The square stones were lowered by crane onto big blocks of ice, which then slowly melted in the Nevada sun. The slow melt allowed for engineers to make minute adjustments in order to keep every aspect perfectly level and perfectly plumb. Hansen’s design included a 14-story flagpole, installed between the figures and anchored deep into the bedrock below. On the ground in front of the sculptures Hansen added a dramatic terrazzo floor of his own Art Deco design, a “star map” that was aligned exactly to the placement of the Nevada skies on the very day President Franklin Roosevelt was to dedicate the dam: September 30, 1935. But before that presidential dedication, before construction had even begun, Hansen spoke at the unveiling of another of his designs. It would be seven years before his Winged Figures would become a reality, but he seemed to presciently speak of his symbolic angels in 1928: “Man has always sought to express and preserve the magnitude of his exploits in symbols… They form the connecting link between the spiritual and the material world. They are the shadows cast by the realities of the soul.”
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