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  1. Hello! So I recently signed up here and I thought I should share some images and some stories about how things are done up here in Norway. If you don't like text just go down and you will find some pictures When starting to browse these forums I see 10 different huge industrial sites posted the same week in the same country, here you might be lucky and see 10 of the same thing on the same scale in a lifetime. Land is costly and as soon as something faced out of use it will be razed to the ground and before you know it the new building us already up, you have no idea how fast it happens here. However what we don't lack is bunkers, the Germans build forts along the entire coast, to cover every way in to the cities by sea, most of these remain and some are used as museums, some have paths made so families can go up and bbq on the top of the command bunker, but the most interesting are those forgotten in the woods, hidden and not visited often. I will share some photos from my archives show some of the places, and share some history This is the kind of places I really love, an intimidation door into complete darkness, about 98% of all the places you go to explore, you will not see daylight before the day is done and you leave the spot, as of course the bunkers completely dark, adding to the thrill of exploring, especially as these places usually are on private grounds (those places in town of course) and people usually don't want us going in there in case something should happen, their property is their responsibility basically. This particular spot is the emergency exit from a German built communications hub for air traffic over the city. Where I grew up the Germans raised two huge u boat bunkers which served as a base for restocking weapons and repairs during their raids in the Atlantic ocean. I will get back to these u boat bunkers later as I'm trying to keep this short. Inside is the perfect place to demonstrate the typical spider check as they live in hordes down here, personally I suffer from Arachnophobia and I hate those bastards, but i fast forget about them as I start to explore these places As I said this was the emergency exit as the main entrance is long gone, when you get to the end you are meet with this site, which to me says something really BIG ate the rest of the bunker Which reminds me of another place with a lot to offer a willing explorer who seeks it far out in the nothingness long the coast. This is an old torpedo battery, also built by the Germans it served as defense for the small fjord, devastating any ship that would dare to sail. They built about 15 of these special batteries in Norway, I've seen about 6 and they are all very different, some left to time to decay but others used by the Norwegian military but eventually they we faced out of use and left to nothing, only the weapons where dismantled and the rest left for looters and explorers. This place had me so excited only to find out that the main staircase had collapsed, 15 meters down I didn't risk anything, I had no rope and no helmet. I was unprepared but hopefull and I eventually found another way in, long corridors, caves, stairs and endless water all over the place. After a while I could see light further in the tunnels, this is very rare and to my great joy I found that the torpedo chamber had lost it's cover and daylight poured in. I sat down, put on some Pink Floyd per usual and had a smoke by the place where the torpedotube it self would be. This was one place I found while exploring the barracks and tunnels on my way down. Next up we had a hospital and air raid shelters for the workers and soldiers on the docks for the submarine bases. This is still has it's original paint on the walls, which grows beautifully green when it's lit, this gives some cool opportunities to draw! Along with those I will put a few more images for those who don't read and want bang for their buck! Shelter for gas attacks, the air conditioner was driven manually by hand, this is a Norwegian fort abandoned in the 80s Staircase to a command bunker in a torpedo battery Unique location of a former anti air battery by the coast, one of the most beautifully located coastal forts. z Buddy of mine need a breath of fresh air and some daylight after hours underground May be some typos if something is unclear I will explain! And lastly, one of the few huge industrial sites (wrong category but oh well), this is the only photo. I put my camera on a tripod, set a 15 seconds exposure to test it and at 13 seconds a security guard walked into my shot as he had hear something, the light you see is his flashlight, I basically caught a picture of him catching us. Lessons were learned If anyone should ever go to Norway, more specifically Trondheim, I would be happy to share some locations, just give me a shout! I hope the post was ok, as I'm not very good with forums and all of this codes Hope you liked and look forward to seeing more what you post, I will continue to post as I explore more!
  2. Hello everyone! Long time member of the facebook-group but today it hit me I never registered on the forums so I thought it was time! I come from the cold north, Norway. Ever since I was a kid I explored the leftovers from world war II (we have A LOT), I studied film then went to photography and art-school and today I mostly do abandoned military sites, war battlefields & history - but anything abandoned draws me right in, you all probably have the same feeling I look forward to diving into the archives here and I will share some of my adventure!
  3. This one's inspired by GiJo's small sized WWII finds :-) It's just a machine gun position. From WWII. Built by the german occupants. Located in the woods a few miles south of Oslo. Over looking the main road to Oslo at the time. They'd also stacked masses of stone on the cliffs above the road, to shoot down and block the road in case of invading troops. The whole thing's just a few square meters. Tunnel in, half a meter or so wide, space enough for the gun, and for a man or three to stand upright in the tunnel behind it. Located near a popular bathing site in the lake. Sadly used as garbage dump. Seems like local history enthusiasts have decided to take care of it. They've put up a sign with facts, and hopefully they're cleaning it up from time to time. [url=https://www.flickr.com/people View of the old main road to Oslo, and the cliffs above it, on the other side of the lake.
  4. I happened to find an abandoned truck. Just some photos.
  5. I decided to check out two locations that were said to be thrashed, destroyed, nothing more to see. There were threads on it on a local UE forum, describing vandalism done as soon as the became well known locations. Well. For the other location I agree on that. (I've posted another report on that one) But this one was not so bad. Probably due to owner cleaning out most thrashed interior, leaving the building ok enough. There were signs of severe vandalism, like most sinks and toilets smashed to pieces, some lamps ripped from the ceiling, some walls and ceilings ripped open, and such (what a thing to do). But it turned out a nice splore, a lot better than anticipated :-) A sneak peak of the view from the roof, just seen through the door. Lots of homes nearby, nice day, everyone out in their gardens, we did our best not to be seen, so we deided not to walk about out on the roof. Basement still with some interior and some thrash. And a room full of expensive equipment swimming in water and diesel. I just felt like posting the cleaner shots :-). There's also lots of rooms, basically empty. Several rooms with technical stuff. Some interior in the basement. A couple of kitchens. An office. To avoid getting caught we just took off, didn't get any exterior shots. Thanks for looking :-)
  6. Just a sad report. I've checked a local UE forum for locations. Seems it was quite popular when it started. People posting reports and sharing locations openly. But wether it's people logged on to the forum or because discussions are openly searcheable and readable om the web, locations pretty soon started getting thrashed. Comments go from 'this is fun. here's a good location' to 'wtf?!' to 'not sharing locations to prevent thrashing'. Some of the locations are described as 'completely thrashed. no point in going there anymore. nothing to see' only months after being posted. I decided to og see a couple of the locations described as 'completely thrashed'. To see for myself what that looks like. This is the worst one. This is what it looks like. The other one did not look so bad, quite possibly because the owner has cleaned out thrashed interior. Will post that in another report.
  7. I'd seen this place through the trees when driving by. I went to check if it was abandoned. I think it was a farm originally, then turned into auto shop/garage/towing or something similar. Several sheds farm style 159 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Walking up to the main house 162 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 187 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Lots of cars outside 172 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 174 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 175 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 180 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 201 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 202 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 212 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 220 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 230 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 240 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 246 (2)12 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 251 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Kind of difficult to get good photos of the cars because of growth and them cramped together. Especially of this fella. 259 (2)1 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 253 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 273 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 276 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 285 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 304 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 310 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 321 (2)12 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 324 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr
  8. My 2nd visit to the abandoned buildings of Lier Mental Hospital. Our plan was to explore building A. That was the most visited building, and also the most thrashed. My fellow splorer had been there many times. On my first visit there we were in building A at night, basically walking through. There had been a fire, several rooms burned. Lots of grafitti. I was really looking foreward to see it in daylight and get some shots. Upon arrival we found they had started demolition. Most of building A gone. The iconic wall, first thing you'd see when going sploring, was still standing: IMG_3170 (2) (800x533) by yippiyey, on Flickr Good bye, building A. We walked around the biulding to see the demolition work. In the forest we found this: IMG_3192 (2) (533x800) by yippiyey, on Flickr According to my fellow splorer it is actually a cage for patients 'where they could calm down away from the others'. Our plan B was to go do some photo geekery in building E. After seeing it on my first visit I had lots of ideas. And, of course, I ended up doing some architecture shots too. Building E: IMG_3211 (2) (800x533) by yippiyey, on Flickr IMG_3220 (2) (533x800) by yippiyey, on Flickr IMG_3229 (2) (533x800) by yippiyey, on Flickr IMG_3234 (2) (800x533) by yippiyey, on Flickr IMG_3529 (2) (800x533) by yippiyey, on Flickr IMG_3688 (2) (533x800) by yippiyey, on Flickr
  9. Today's catch. Simply one of the houses I've checked out and posted report on earlier. Snow came. And I thought maybe it looks fun with snow. Went there today. And this is how it looks with snow. That's all :-). :-)
  10. There was this farm that looked as if it could be abandoned. So I went to check. You can't really know. Sometimes they look completely on their last legs and it turns out people still live there, or at least use them for something. And sometimes they look quite fine, but are long since abandoned. Well. I went to check. I spent quite a bit of time photographing the exterior. Upon closer inspection the farm looked very abandoned. And I noticed the door to the main house wasn't quite closed. The house has shifted, I think, so the door no longer fully closes. I knocked on the door. Opened it and shouted hello. Walked in, while shouting hello, anybody home? Definitely abandoned. But not all that long ago. And personnal belongings still there. Afterwords I mentioned it to a friend, and it turns out he knows the place. He didn't know when the original owners died, but he knows who owns it now. And he told me the owner let a man from eastern Europe somewhere stay there for probably several years. Wich would count for the food packages with foreign language. I took some photos. It felt ok when there, but looking at them they I thought they may look like intrution in someones home. So I wasn't sure wether to post. If you don't think it's ok feel free to tell me or delete the report. Attempting to somehow protect the residents of this home's privacy, and not least attempt to protect the place from vandalism, I'm only posting interior shots, and not the most personnal ones. Hope you think it's ok. And hope you like it. When I got in it was already getting late, and daylight was fading. It was just getting too dark to get some shots that I wanted. So I went back the next day for a couple more. The paper under the coffee mug on the table is dated 2008.
  11. One of the old, abandoned, derelict houses in the aerea where I live. I don't know the history of this house. Will add if I find out. It's located in rural farm land, and may very well be an old farm house. But it's also close to a church, so it may be a clergy house or similar. The shape of the roof is not traditional for Norway, but in the last century or so there's been some houses built like this, mostly inspired by US barns, I think. The log structure, logs open indoors, but covered on the outside, suggests it's built 1850-1920-ish. Of course it may be older, and logs covered on the outside later to follow fashion. But added up, my guess is 1880-1920-ish. The house is pretty big, two stories, large rooms, and it looks like the many, large windows are original, so my guess is those who built it was somewhat wealthy. Well. I'd been seing the house from the road, and decided to check it out. Novembers short days combined with a slow morning, it was already sunset when I got there. This is what I've seen from the road. Going there to have a look. Seeing the back side of the house I realised it was a lot more derelict than I thought. I'm guessing there was a wood stove here, that eventually got too heavy for the floor. I decided it was just simply too dangerous to go in. This house is on it's last legs, log walls barely balancing. One step in the wrong place, the whole thing comes down on top of you. So I just looked in from the outside, easy enough through the windows and where the walls were missing. Moon came up. I sort of photogasmed a bit. So. This house turned out to be too far gone for real exploration. I don't know if you count it as urbex when I didn't go in. But I've checked out the place, checked that box on my list, had a nice, cold adventure, and got some ok shots. Thanks for looking :-)
  12. In rural aereas of Norway there are a lot of abandoned farms and derelict farm buildings. A lot. Some farms abandoned completely, more often one or several buildings no longer maintained and falling apart. A vast number of barns, because it's no longer run as a farm, people just live there. And sometimes, in stead of upgrading the old house, people just build a new one, leaving the old to rot. In the aerea where I live I've become used to seing theese derelict buildings. This last year or so I've brought my camera and taken a closer look at some. This is one of them, the oldest one easily seen from the main road, one of six I see from my regular 30 min bus route. It's not very urban, and I'm not sure this would interrest you, but here we go.
  13. Finally back.. Was out for a few month due to some unfortunate events and haven't had much time till now to do cool things. Anyway, finally finding some time again, so started to work on the loads of pics i still have lying around and doing some new explores as well. The pics below are from (a part of) an enormous steel & chemical plant and this building in particular was used for the production of Cyanamid & Calcium Carbide. Most of the factory was build in 1906 and was operational until 2003.. The majority of the buildings have been demolished by now, but the remaining bits are either re-purposed or preserved as national heritage. This one in particular was quite interesting, as it contains 325 big steel ovens and is officially labelled as heritage... Pretty impressive factory, as well as stunning surroundings, as it's located somewhere in a beautiful fjord... Lighting conditions were terrible. Very harsh sunlight outside and very little light inside.. On top of that, it was really rather dirty and tricky to walk in some bits.. (thick layers of very slippery chemicals everywhere on the floors, especially in the basement.. ) Anyway, not my best set, but it was still a fun explore. Ok, on with the shots: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# 13# 14# 15# Cheers for looking!
  14. I found this building by chance. Was out walking with my camera, and there it was. Ready for demolition, and comletely stripped except for two pianos and a pile of electrical stuff. I'm not sure, but I think it was built in the 1800ds as a warehouse and offices thingy. 5 stories, bricks. Close to the harbor. I think it's been abandoned for a while, and with quite a few squatters recent years. Got a couple of hours. Went back a few days later for more shots, but they'd started the demolition. And they'd startet with the staircases. Building now gone.
  15. Abandoned railway tunnel in Oslo, Norway. One of my first splores. Location was shared with me by splorer I met in an abandoned building nearby, and when I was in the tunnel I met two others, one of them who's been my fellow splorer since :-).
  16. Lier Mental Hospital, Norway Built 1921, 5 buildings closed 1985 the Interior was removed 2010. Demolition started Autumn 2013 and the Photos from july 2013, from just one of the buildings. The Hospital area still has several buildings in full use. r I think I finally got it now. You can see the photos, right? Hope you like them
  17. Just saying hi :-). New here today. Looking for people to explore with, and interresting sites. Mainly in Østlandet, Norway, simply because that's where I live so it's the easiest. But I also love to travel to explore, so opportunities to do that is also most welcome :-).