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  1. Poland Resort - Poland, 2018

    One of the objects located in the campsite. Why a house is bad. When I was inside, alone ... there was a squeaky door from everywhere and the cracking of the boards against each other. The blame for all this is borne by the wind and frost ... however, when you sit in such an object yourself, different thoughts come to mind. In fact, I was not alone ... my friend was outside ... but the distance between us (at a given moment and situation) was comparable to the width of the Vistula (in fact it was enough to just walk out the window). Great property, amazing atmosphere ... great rooms .... (Translator...sorry)
  2. The hospital was closed less than three years ago. The facility has functioned, among others orthopedics and traumatology, rheumatology, pulmonology and surgery. The total area of the facility is about 2.38 ha. As of today, little souvenirs remain in the middle. The only thing left was the lamps in the operating rooms and some glass equipment somewhere in the attic. Despite everything, the hospital has an amazing atmosphere ... until you want to walk the long corridors. The hospital is not haunted, it has no ghosts ... it is guarded ... motion detectors, cameras and a dog make the entrance into the wild border with a miracle. Thanks to this the building is in very good condition .... (Sorry, translator)
  3. Poland Glassworks

    Closed glassworks. The office building looks like they closed it yesterday. There is not even a trace of dust. The room in which there are samples of what they made there - amazing. Rows of glass lamps ... until you do not want to leave. I'm sorry that it's all waiting ... just for what. Fortunately, the object is well guarded ... probably because it looks like it looks.
  4. Poland Thermal gym

    Closed German thermal gym.
  5. It looks as if someone closed the cinema yesterday after the screening ... cinema room untouched ... projectors in their place, ready to work ... amazing atmosphere.
  6. Poland Civil defense - Poland 2018

    It is a civil defense hall in a large plant that remembers the times of the Polish People's Republic... it was rather ... because the plant liquidated the room In the event of an armed attack, it would protect the civilian population. The room is falling apart. The equipment is rotting. Nobody cares about it anymore. Fortunately, at the last moment I got a tip and I was able to visit and take pictures. Some of the pictures are directed, but only so I could show the entire contents of this room. Translated in a translator
  7. Poland Repair workshop

    Incredible climate. Several work halls, in one stand drills, lathes, milling machines ... right next to carriages and goods wagons. Everything is gently sunk in the green eaves ... Some 150 skilled workers used to work in these halls. Today there is silence. (translated in a translator)
  8. Poland Ironworks

    Powerful plant, foundry, machinery park. Incredible climate. Three years ago people were working there. Today, everything is gradually exported ... casts for scrap .. part of machines for other plants, the rest for deletion.
  9. Poland Family crypt

    A small chapel built in a small park. Just behind it is a steel gate and stairs leading to the crypt. In the middle, cool, quiet ... dark. A lit torch reveals the secret of the crypt. Stacked coffins, side by side. Judging by the size, adults buried there ... and between them ... between them two small coffins, probably they were babies. Seven family members buried in a common crypt ... (Translated in a translator)
  10. Poland Mortuary, Poland- 2017

    Najbardziej dołujące miejsce, jakie udało mi się zwiedzić do tej pory. Mały stół sekcyjny, kapliczka z miejscem na trumienkę...chłodnia...cokolwiek bym nie robił, jakkolwiek bym nie ustawiał przedmiotów znajdujących w obiekcie...nic nie odda klimatu jaki panuje w środku...i ta myśl, że tu ostatnie swoje chwile spędzali ci najmłodsi... . The most depressing place that I have been able to visit so far. A small sectional table, a chapel with a place for a coffin ... a cold store ... whatever I would not do, however much I would not set objects in the object ... nothing will reflect the climate that prevails ... and the idea that the last one Your little ones spent their time ....
  11. A state-of-the-art manufacturer of pipes and fittings, once fully owned by the state, went bankrupt under suspicious circumstances, just before it’s 50th birthday. Only a year before the 50th anniversary, the state sold 85% of the shares in the company to a private investment firm for roughly 300K (GBP). (the remaining 15% remained with the state.) Shortly after that, the employees (while enjoying their christmas holiday), received a letter stating the company filled for bankruptcy. Almost 400 workers lost their job and numerous attempts were made to reboot or sell the company. Unfortunately none of them successful. A few years later, questions were raised about the initial transaction, from state to private investor, as the remaining assets of the company were estimated at a total value of 5M (GBP). (Roughly 17x the original investment of the investment firm.) A short while ago, the site has been sold to a new owner and is currently being repurposed/renovated in order to house a production facility for a local company, potentially creating 200 new jobs. Anyhow, enough history for today, so on with the shots; 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Thanks for looking!
  12. This place was part of a giant complex where they used to build trains for the national railroad company. Most of the site was already demolished by the time we got here, but the lab itself was still worth the visit. It's been abandoned since 2010, which is sort of surprising, if you look at the amount of decay, but well, I'm not complaining about that at all... Actually took 2 visits to get in. First attempt was on a thursday afternoon. Entered the site, walked to the particular building and said to my girl: "what's that noise?!" Peeked inside the building and got instantly spotted by demolition workers... Took a run and returned a few days later in the weekend. More luck that time. Have to say, definitely worth it... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Thanks for looking!!
  13. After having been offline for months, it was time to work on some pics again. Yeah, cool… 1 set down. 500+ to go…. Brief history; In 1913 this rather pretty brick church was build. Back in the day it belonged to Russia or Ukraine, not sure. After the 2nd WW, it was given back to Poland and wasn't used as a church after that time. Until 1990 it served it’s purpose as storage space/warehouse and was abandoned after that time, in desperate need for repair. Even though there’s nothing left inside, it was still a nice place to spent an hour and take some snaps. The murals are in exceptional condition, considering it’s been left to rot for many years. Hopefully one day it’ll be restored to its full glory, although I doubt it ever will be. So on with the shots; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Thanks for looking... Cheers!
  14. First Explores Since Moving Both airports were explored with a non-member (the Missus). As some of you know I moved to Poland a little under three weeks ago. About 10 days after I arrived, I got the cravings for a splore so I decided to check out some of the local mooches... Sunday is definitely the day to explore here - it's traditionally a day of prayer and rest, so the towns, villages and back roads are virtually deserted, which makes for some pleasurable driving and wandering! It's certainly refreshing from the 24/7 hustle and bustle of the crowded South East of England. I'd known of these sites for a long time, but I never got a chance to take a look in the past because I didn't have a vehicle here... Scroll forward to the present and I managed to drag my aged wagon here, albeit with a few difficulties passing through Belgium, but I somehow got here in one piece and with a working car! Bring on the Eastern Bloc concrete!!!... The first airport is Chojna (pronounced 'Hoy-nah')... This one felt smaller, with less extant buildings and was much easier to navigate. I was shocked I was able to just drive onto it! There aren't many derelict airfields in the UK thanks to a shortage of land, let alone ones you can drive on! I found that both sites were used by locals as a makeshift drift/race track. When they were hooning it down the runway in Audis and what not I made sure to keep well clear I also noticed that half the buildings were being re-used as storage here. The blast proof hangars make excellent warehouses I'd imagine. There was a Nazi presence here during the war, training pilots. The Krauts blew the place up as they retreated from the pursuing Russians. Then the Soviets took over and did the place up, flying Sukhoi and Mig fighters from here. We got into town and noticed this old building. My girlfriend said to me "You shouldn't go in there - it says not to go in there - don't go in there!". This was her second explore with me. I sometimes think she has no idea what I actually get up to when I go out Clock tower. Some of this building was sort of half-renovated. The Poles often do that - they'll re-glaze, paint and render a set of barracks from the middle and just leave the other half falling to bits The writing on the door roughly translates to "No trespassing. Danger of death". Inside it was obvious the locals had been using it as a place to drink. People often sit outside garages or village shops and just knock back vodka, so why not in a derp I suppose. There are dozens of blast proof hangars dotted about the place, which would have been for protecting the planes. The doors on them sit on rails. They must have had some sort of massive system of gears to open them, they were about 5ft thick! I thought it would be hilarious to stick my car in one of them. There's a fair bit of Russian written on the walls. Russian was part of the school curriculum during the Communist era. Inside one of the bigger hangars. The scale of these things is just epic. The second airport is Kluczewo (pronounced 'Clootch-ay-voh')... This one had way more buildings and was x3 more overgrown. I'm sure I missed a lot, including a concrete block with Lenin's head on it, an accommodation building, a bunker and more. This one was also originally a Nazi airfield and was taken over and done up by the Reds. Like the previous spot, this one has been abandoned since the early 90s. There were a few people mooching about on the air field here too. I think I may well come back here with the crew in Winter when the vegetation has died off. There are derp buildings everywhere. Blink whilst rolling past and you'll miss something. An alley of semi-buried hangars. Control tower. The inside of the control tower had collapsed in many places. This made access to the upper level not possible. There are small dugouts here and there too. On the runway I returned in November and got a few more shots of some things I missed... Shooting range. Fuelling area. The sign says "No smoking". GRANIT bunker for the storage of nuclear warheads. "Telephone". Video Overall a couple of ace mooches! Very different to what the UK has to offer. I don't have the time now that I used to, but hopefully will be checking out more spots when I have the chance. Thanks for looking!
  15. This was a very emotional day spent exploring the two sites, humbling, harrowing but something I have always wanted to see for myself, to understand first hand the scale of the atrocities committed by the Nazis… I have to say though, even stood there in Birkenau looking along the platform site back at the gatehouse whilst you can take in the sheer size of the camp its just impossible to comprehend the numbers of people who lost their lives there. Walking through the site was chilling and incredibly emotional and even after almost a full day of walking around them both I doubt we saw half of it. It was a very low striking hazy sunlit morning so I shot both sites in black and white to try and capture the atmosphere and some of the striking shadows and lines. History At its peak of operation, Auschwitz consisted of several divisions. The original camp, known as Auschwitz I, housed between 15,000 and 20,000 political prisoners. Those entering its main gate were greeted with an infamous and ironic inscription: “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free.” Auschwitz II, located in the village of Birkenau, or Brzezinka, was constructed in 1941 on the order of Heinrich Himmler (1900-45), commander of the “Schutzstaffel” (or Select Guard/Protection Squad, more commonly known as the SS), which operated all Nazi concentration camps and death camps. Birkenau, the biggest of the Auschwitz facilities, could hold some 90,000 prisoners. It also housed a group of bathhouses where countless people were gassed to death, and crematory ovens where bodies were burned. The majority of Auschwitz victims died at Birkenau. More than 40 smaller facilities, called subcamps, dotted the landscape and served as slave-labor camps. The largest of these subcamps, Monowitz, also known as Auschwitz III, began operating in 1942 and housed some 10,000 prisoners. During World War II more than 1 million people lost their lives at Auschwitz. In January 1945, with the Soviet army approaching, Nazi officials ordered the camp abandoned and sent an estimated 60,000 prisoners on a forced march to other locations. When the Soviets entered Auschwitz, they found thousands of emaciated detainees and piles of corpses left behind.
  16. Poland Repair Facilities (2015)

    I don’t know even how to start. … not because I don’t know what to write but just because there are so many photos from this location that I took. So many buildings I visited that now it’s a bit hard to keep just a logical narration. But I’ll try to do my best. First of all you remember maybe a story about the library, archive, laboratory ? Well if so … this is a part of the story. The industrial complex. Here I will just give you a sneak peek of the best photos I took. Rest can be found on my flicrk/facebook profiles. The repair facilities The industrial repairing complex was established somewhere in 1870 in one of the cities in Poland. It’s first role was to repair different kind of trains and railway vehicles. In the peak moment there was something like 5k or more people working in different repair halls. The terrain is enormous. I knew from a long time that the facilities started to have some financial problems. Bad management led to suspending the activity and the lack of maintenance led to decay. Now the complex is in liquidation and the bankruptcy trustee is trying to get as much money as possible from the buildings. Removing old installation, machines. Now after one year of activity they are slowly starting to remove all valuable that is left. But first things first. I have been vising this location many times during last year. First the building were full of different machines. In some case access to some parts of the complex was impossible at some period of time and because of that some buildings are in better condition. Its still an active place and a visit for a full day is not enough. So what do we have here: The grate tall hall in which they used to dismantle locomotives. Their engines, gear boxes, alternators, and other parts were moved to other halls in the complex. The hall was big and allowed many locomotives to be dismantled at the same time. Somewhere on the other side was the oldest of the buildings. Here the engines were repaired. Not much is left from the infrastructure here because this one was really close to the fence and different scrap collectors could break in. Even now scrap metal collectors try to enter and remove any kind of metal that is still available for them. The security doesn’t care here that much anymore. There is not that much left anyway. When the first hall was big and enormous this one is just … antique. All those pillars supporting the roof. What I liked most is the color of the walls and different stairs to the top floor of the hall. There were also many offices here. Bathrooms, changing rooms for workers. Maybe those are not that much divested as the main halls But the best that you could see was in the middle of the industrial complex. One big hall in which they used to repair diesel locomotives. It was used till the same end. It was really hard to get in and at that point when I have seen it for the first time was full of all the goods you could think of. And now … this is just a glimpse of its greatness. The hall was composed of … 3 regions. Office part (not covered here – maybe I’ll make a separate post once, workshops and big dismantling part. So … the first one I saw was the Big dismantling part: Just enormous in size. You could put 5 football fields in this one with ease. All this machines, part on the floor. All was in such condition as if they were hoping to turn it back on just within days And then there was a workshop part. Here it became a bit tricky. Someone noticed the potential and wanted to get some money out from those machines. Also enormous in size (length). The workshops speeded for almost one kilometer. And here … there were all the goods: Someone started to collect all the valuable things … Some machines were used till the late end of the factory/repair facilities …. So this is just a glimpse. If you want more you would have to dig into my facebook fanpage or flickr profile. There is still a lot to cover and still a lot of photos that need to be developed and posted.
  17. Poland Oil Power Plant - July 2015

    “This one will be something different than you might except†We found this location from the road. Tall chimney looming from the distance. In an area where only fields could be seen such structure makes you wonder what it really is. Since I was the driver I made a short decision. We have to check it out even if we had some plans already. Driving through wheat fields we reached some kind of industrial complex. We could notice that now most of the building were in use by some small companies that were using old production halls. Later searching the web I discovered that all those structures were once occupied by a flax processing plant / linen factory. Passing by all those adapted buildings we reached our destination – that tall chimney. It was located just in the center of the industrial complex. From outside it looked like an power plant/boiler. Later it turned out it served exactly this type of function. Building made out of red brick. Same with the chimney. Built by the Germans (during WWII) in 1942. Once it used to serve as power/heat source for all production halls. Since the factory has been liquidated and all production halls are now used by small companies the factory complex is open (I could park my car just next to the building). The power/heat is not needed anymore and from outside it looked that the power plant is shut off. We had a bit of difficulties to get in. Big steel door locked tight from any direction. Finally we found one sliding door which base could be moved and we were able to enter crawling on our bellies. First we entered the basement (not really interesting, lot of dust, dark space under the big hall in which there were furnaces). Finally we found the stairs and we entered the main hall of the power plant. The main instruments generating power had to be decommissioned/sold/removed. There was just the space, smell of motor oil. We found a small control room, engineer quarters. The inside of the building was interesting from the architectural point of view. There was also the hum of a transformer. One door was closed and we could guess that the power had to be switched here somehow – coming from some more modern power plant. Here the story could end and in general I wouldn’t even bother to share those picture I made back then here. But … there is another end to the story. We re-visited that place after one month. It turned out that 20 days later after our first visit someone started a fire in that place. Since there was still a lot of metal that could be salvaged someone tried to use some kind of torch. There was still a lot of the oil in the basement of the building. It lit up like a match. In the end 26 fire fighter units had to come to put the fire down. And so … this is what is left. If you have been in an abandoned structure you might know how it looks … have you revisited a structure after a massive fire ? Unfortunately a massive storm was coming when we revisited this place and I was unable to get exactly same angles of the shots .. but it will give you an idea anyway. The main hall – it used to host electric generators and after the fire On the right from the main hall there was a door. Behind it a stairs leading towards the engineer quarters And after it burned down An electric switchboard with all the gauges and controllers still feeding the power from the transformer and after the fire There was a small engineer room included in the main hall After the fire there is not much left from it The main from another angle looked like this. Door on the right open to another Hall in which there used to be furnaces but after the fire … its something totally different A big valve was still there before the fire but now and … of course … now there is no roof. Soon there will be trees growing here It seems we were the last people to immortalize this structure before the fire. Sad part it could be adapted somehow. Now … it will just decay. If you want to be more up to date with my finds or you want to see more photos (I dont share them all here for obvious reasons) visit my flickr or fb page.
  18. Poland The Laboratory - 2015

    ‘But it was just a part of the story…’ This story starts in the point where the last one (http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/showthread.php/9412-The-Library-and-Forbidden-Archive-July-2015) ended … more or less. It is again the same winter Sunday or Saturday … (don’t remember now maybe it was the 7th or 8th of February 2015 - the photos come from much wider range of time), the day when we reached that location for the first time. It is the day in which we reached the top floor of the building and we discovered the library, reading room, project/drawing rooms and archive. But now … there was something more. We are standing on a dark corridor (me and my two friends). Standing in front of a door. It seemed that this door led to another part of the building. From satellite pictures we could guess that we were just in ½ of the length of the building. There had to be another part of the corridor behind the door and some other unexplored room. After what we saw already we had to get in. The door was two sided, wooden, quite massive. On the left side there used to be a window with an windowsill. Now the window was sealed with a massive plank attached by nine or ten inch nails. There was no door handle on the door (someone just removed the old one). It was quite obvious that someone wanted to sell-off that part with a lot of effort. We could also notice that the lock in the door was closed from inside and the keyhole (of quite modern lock was damaged). At some point we wanted to give up, At that point it took us almost an hour to find a way to enter. The door was wooden but because of all the moisture the wood on the outside was soft. After some time we could see the deadbolt. Luckly the lock was old, the deadbolt was not locked in a fixed position and we could move it back. Than we used that door handle I found, located its bolt in the hole. This allowed us to move the latch bolt back. Now we needed just a bit of leaver to move the door. Because of all the moisture it was just a bit of stuck. Maybe after more than an hour we could get inside. It was something we couldn’t except from outside. Something we were not anticipating to see in such building. There was a scent. Chemical, unpleasant scent. We were entering a long abandoned laboratory. What we discovered was a set of different rooms connected with one corridor. On the left there was a small social room. Items scattered around here and there. It all looked as if no one moved it from long time. Everything just as if left in a hurry. Back to the main hall. A door on the right. A small board with a sign ‘Angle measurement’ I remember Iv entered a quite big room. First what I noticed just made my feet soft. All this equipment, wasted, rusting, forgotten. How much of state money had to be here in this building … A meeting room by which we I could enter another room (here visible on the left). Inside different measuring tools. Everything just as left a decade ago. Ducktape, stamples, rubber stamp, pens, typing machines, phones …. There was also a lot of different documents, furniture, wet, now a bit rotting. All the tools covered with rust. But of course what was most important (for us) everything was not moved here since the workers abandoned this place. There was no dust holes, no footprints. No signs of activity of any visitors. Just the sign of time. And as in the library/archive/reading room because it was the last floor we could see that there was water dripping through the ceiling. Someone tried to place some kind of containers for water but without maintenance … But until then we didn’t found the source of that chemical scent. We had to go a bit deep in to the unknown. Next door on our right. The scent became almost unbearable. Now we started to get to the source. First a chemical storage room. Water dripping through the ceiling, chemical moist in the air. Some of the older containers broken with their insiders on the floor. As a graduate of biotech I decided that there is not much health risk and that we can proceed. We found a fool scale chemical laboratory Chemical glasses still on the benches, full with different content. Acid that was mixing with the air made its job allowing everything to corrode even faster. What was mostly stunning is that if any one of use moved an object we could already see it. A white patch, free of dust. It had to be a decade since no one visited this place. Everything as if the time had stopped. Objects, equipment waiting to be sued again … What made me almost cry are those high sensitive scales that had to be really expensive at some time. We were able to find a lot of things there. Old documents, photos of workers, undeveloped films. Some of those things could be saved. And again there were some many details. So many things that just standing there made my head hurt. I remember that when I came that day back to home I was totally exhausted. The amount of frames, details that this location had to offer was mind blowing. At that point we decided not to publish any photos. We wanted to gather as much material from this place as possible. We wanted to record it, film it in the state we discovered it that day. It was a long and hard work … And now … This is a taste a things to come https://vimeo.com/124396935 When it’s done .. you will know As the last time more photos can be seen in following albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126529380@N08/sets/72157651170444730 https://www.flickr.com/photos/126529380@N08/sets/72157649023177383
  19. (it will be my first ... so lets make it with quality) The archive and forgotten library It was a cold winter day. Because of the short day I decided to meet with my friends and explore some local industrial zone. We were vising it since few weeks already. Building after building. Because the place was guarded (it still is) we were not in the hurry. Sometimes entering different buildings took us some time because the entrance was not that obvious. Once in we had a lot of time to document what we will find. Little that we know what awaited us that day particular day. In some way we were not expecting anything interesting. We already knew that most of the buildings are just pure industrial/production halls. That day we decided to enter one inconspicuous three floored building. Since it was quite close to the guards office we didn’t wanted to risk. With all caution we tried to find some entrance to that building. Nothing. With all the desperation we tried the windows. At some point one window at the height of 2 meters gave in (we didn’t brake it, it just opened). We entered the building. Usually when you are inside you are safe from the guards but since we didn’t know what expect we were still careful. First we found a view that was just expected. Raw, industrial. A corridor that opened to a small hall and some workshops. Since the building was three floored we wanted to see what is upstairs. We found a staircase and started to climb the stairs. From old stained by dust windows we could see guards patrolling the area. Soo lucky we were inside. After we reached the top floor we noticed that the place looks like there was no one since a long time. Dust, no foot prints, a grating door closed by a rusty padlock. Since it was the top floor we could see that the water was leaking through the ceiling. Now we noticed that not just the padlock is rusty but the grating itself also. With just a bit of force it gave in … giving us just enough space to enter. Another corridor and then … room after room we noticed where we are. First what I have noticed was a reading room. Desks and chairs not moved since long time. No footprints. Just next to it a library. Books wet with water dripping through the ceiling. I could notice that someone tried to save those books by covering the bookshelves with some kind of foil. The efforts went in vein. Books covered with fungi, wet, decaying. Moving on to another rooms we noticed that its not just the library and the reading room here. First empty rooms filled with decaying documents Someone tried to stock them up, maybe to move them away/save them. In the end they just started to rot. Moving on we discovered what were those documents and where did they came from. The library and reading room were attached to project rooms. Once fantastic now … At the end of the corridor we found an archive. A place where all those documents were stored in the most proper way. There were two type of archive rooms. One old archive with old wooden furniture. Containing different plans and graphs, projects of the things produced in the industrial zone. There was also more modern part of the archive. This time more steel/aluminum In the end we were vising this single location for almost 2 months. Every Sunday or Saturday checking all the details, gathering photographic material. Unfortunately such places can’t be a secret forever. Since the moment other local explorers found it location it started to decay even faster. More (best photos selected) from this location can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126529380@N08/sets/72157650551638208/with/16993743615/ … and if you want you can also check my fb … https://www.facebook.com/HDReverywhere
  20. HISTORY: The church was built to a design of architect Carl Gotthard Langhans author of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Built in 1796 until 1797 in an elliptical shape with dimensions of about 20x30 meters. Bell tower has been added later in 1872 with a design of local architect Peter Gansel. This church was (and it still is) unique in the global scale. It was used by local Evangelical community up to 1945. After the departure of the German inhabitants the church remained in good condition, but has not been used as intended: - It has been used as a sheepfold, then fell into disrepair what lead to complete ruin, - Local residents treated the church as a source of building materials. To protect it from total disaster all entrances and windows has been walled. PRESENT: In July 17, 2013 the Warsaw foundation "Your Heritage" acquired it from the municipality church and cemetery and began efforts to obtain funds for the reconstruction of decaying monument. January 31, 2014 obtained the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the amount of 200 000 zloty, ( you can by a flat for that ammount of money, it's about 50.000 pounds ) which made it possible to start reconstruction work on 24 June 2014. EXPLORE: I visited this Church with some colleagues in 2013, during our trip to South-East Germany. Explore was easy, you just have to squeeze thru small hole in the wall and that's it. No security, no warning signs, no cctv... So that's how it was, since then it's now foundation property, and the first thing they do is to repair the roof. If anyone want's to help with reconstruction you can do this by entering this site: http://www.twojedziedzictwo.pl/eng/index.html and donating some money. This church is no longer available to public, however i saw some pictures from 2015 so maybe it's possible to get inside after getting permission. PHOTOS: If you got that far please check this short HDR timelapse video https://vimeo.com/16414140 , made by Patrick Kizny you will be amazed ! That's my first report on this forum, hope you guys enjoyed it ! Regards from Bristol
  21. Poland Mauzoleum w lesie - visit 12/2014

    1. Mauzoleum w lesie 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. Mauzoleum w lesie 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. Mauzoleum w lesie 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. Mauzoleum w lesie 04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. Mauzoleum w lesie 05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  22. Only a nighttime photo stop, but with a bit of snow and in front of the stars a great backdrop. Although it was cooled considerably, but I wanted to take this image. Although several tries were necessary for this purpose and also exposure times of two to four minutes. For the backside shot, we lighted from the front with a strong flashlight through the empty windows, which also generated a nice effect. More pictures were finally no longer possible, because already ice crystals were formed on my lens, because of the noticeable cold - and almost all parts of my body were frozen to death now... The palace was built with a floor space of approximately 1000m² in 1914. During World War II German troops occupied it. Renovation should be started in the 80's, but the plan failed. In subsequent years the property fell prey to massive looting and damage. Today it belongs to a private person, but he does not care. The roof and ceilings have been broken into and the wooden stairs are collapsed in the recent years. By the way, the villagers tell of the ghost of a woman, who is walking around in the palace ruin. 1 2
  23. Built in the mid-19th century. Even if it inside partially looks like, it was never a castle, but from the beginning to a hospital. The church is protected by alarm, therefore in good condition (it was an approved visit). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  24. The mausoleum in the forests of Poland was built in the mid 19th century in neo-gothic style. Today it is plundered and in decay. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  25. The castle was built in the 18th century. During World War II it was occupied by German troops and eventually used as mother-child home. After the war it was among other things used as an orphanage. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
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