“The explorer is the person who is lost.” - Photo by Jan Bommes
"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!"
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)
Since the middle of the 1950s, a married couple has operated this old historical inn. The thatched farmhouse and adjacent buildings hold a bar, kitchen, two dining rooms, a newer part and even a handful of small guest rooms.
Since the early 1960s, most of the interior and accessories have remained the same. The inn symbolized tradition, continuity and security. The couple's children grew up working together with the parents and until its closure frequently continued to do so. Over the years, the inn acquired a large and loyal customer base. In the early 2000s however, the decline began. Fewer guests came, and after the owner suffered a stroke in the late 2000s, the inn was sold and closed soon thereafter. Since then....(more)
It was back in late November of 2016. I had just bought my new camera and got a text from my good friend Nordgriller Urbex, who asked me if I was up for a short tour the next day.
Of course I was!
I had to get up early the next morning so we'd have enough sunlight for a few spots. Getting up, however, was a difficult task that morning. My wife and I had gotten a little drunk together with a friend from my work and it had gotten a bit too late.
A hot shower and the cold air once I got outside helped to become sober - and it was a beautiful sunny winter day....(more)