Ok, sometimes you pass a location that may not completely deserve a report on it's own, but well, since you're there, you decide to quickly take some snaps.
Located only a few hundred meters from "The Chapel" in a tiny village with only 400 people we found this place by accident.
A bit of history;
In 1744 a wooden church was build for the evangelic community of Alt Jäschwitz. For some reason, in 1842 the wooden church was replaced by a new concrete church and was converted into a Lutheran church. They finished building the new church in 1844.
In 1945, after the war, the church was abandoned simply because the Polish people that moved back into this area were catholic and didn't want to pray in a German church.
Nowadays it's in a state beyond repair, but some tiny details inside still give you the impression that it once must have been a nice place.
It's on the list of monuments in Poland, but it's unlikely it will ever get restored to it's former glory.
Below two pictures taken in 1917 & 1919, showing the church and it's former beauty;
Ok, definitely not my best set of images, but well, here we go;
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During a conversation with a fellow explorer we came to the conclusion that I have been able to visit some beautiful steelworks ... In the neighboring countries! Having this playground of rust and steel in my backyard and even went there, was quite embarrassing... . A bit later a date was set and another week later I stood on the blast furnace, enjoying the sun and the view. Wow! I immediately understand why the great love for industry begins here for so many explorers. And admit, there are worse places and views to eat your sandwiches. After our picnic and the conclusion that my fellow explorers was severely sunburned, we went back and went to discover the beautiful places that this place has to offer , bumping into the resident copper-thieves here and there, but they didn't seem to feel bothered by our presence.
1. the road up to the blast furnace. I love it that you can spot 'her'while you're gradually approaching. Also, active trains running by from the right hand side make it a surreal experience
2. view from above
3 +4 the mandatory selfies on the BF
4. 'the fish'
5 +6 : the giant squid
12 the spider
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...
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