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  1. History This colliery was opened in 1901 due to the increasing demand of coal in this heavy industrialized area of Germany. After that this coal mine grew rapidly in the amount of employees and the amount of coal that was made in this place, this complex made on its peak around 9000 tons coal per day. In 1997 this coal mine was sold to another big german coal mining concern. in 2010 this place needed to be shut down to new environmental reasons and because mining coal in this area was outdated and too expensive. Our explore: when we went to this place we didn't really knew what to expect of this place this was because we didn't really saw any photos of this place at that time, i only knew that there was a nice cooling tower on this site and that there was a control room somewhere. When we entered the complex we could pretty much walk free around, there warent any camera's or sensors at the time of exploring. After walking around for awhile we found an entrance to the admin building. When we got inside we were absolutely staggered with the state this building was in. Everything was still like the closing day in 2010, and it was really nice and warm inside (75 degrees Fahrenheit). There was also an amazing room full of baskets, this one is probably one of the better examples. I really liked exploring this place! Elephant by Hooismans, on Flickr Bergwerk HR by Hooismans, on Flickr Cooling Tower by Hooismans, on Flickr Cooling Tower by Hooismans, on Flickr Bergwerk HR by Hooismans, on Flickr Baskets by Hooismans, on Flickr I also made a video of this place where i tell the history of this place. And where i explain were certain rooms were used for. It is is dutch but i has Subtitles. Thanks for reading through!
  2. I know the Ruhr region being active from many trips to visit my grandparents in my childhood. Chimneys were smoking all over the way on the left or right of the highway. Last year the last active coal mine was closed. So I definately had to explore an old mine. Unfortunately I decided for the wrong one - it already has been demolished. Being disappointed from the first stop I decided to visit a not that spectacular mine that was around and surely open. Sadly this one was destroyed by vandalism but still representative. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11
  3. Before heading to this colliery, we had been viewing photos of the recent demolition. Images of headstocks lying crumpled on the ground didn't exactly give us much hope, but without any other options until much later in the day, we headed on to see if there was at least a scrap of something nice left behind. It turned out that it was largely the plant side of things that had been demolished, and these areas often turn out to be fairly uninspiring anyway. To our surprise, a big handful of buildings were left behind, including the bath house, admin, and the tall winding tower, which was our first target. Visited with @AndyK!, Terminal Decline and @extreme_ironing The colliery operated from 1901 until 1997, when the site was acquired by RAG, at which time it became Bergwerk Ost. It was fully shut down in 2010. Winding Gear - The next target was the bath house and admin building, just a quick dash across the road - Lamp room - Admin - A typical zeche atrium - Some front areas were quite grand - Next was the power house, which turned out to be much better than expected - Upon first glance, the building appeared to be completely turbine free, only revealing only a large hall and an alright looking control panel - But upon further inspection, we found this tasty greenboi, which made it all the more worth it - There's a couple more bits to see here, would be interesting to see inside if anyone manages to crack the last bits before it's fully redeveloped. Cheers 👍
  4. It had 27°C when I visited Rosemarie's really tiny mold house. Humidity and mold hampered breathing. The narrowness inside made it hard to find a good postion for the camera. Sadly there were hardly no personal things left but anyway.. that's the way I like it .. uh-huh, uh-huh #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
  5. Two abandoned houses, located on a hillside plot in a small town. One of them was once inhabited by an engraver of stones. I couldn't find out more about the houses, so I don't know when they were abandoned. In the interior there were still many memorabilia and a lot of old photos. THE LOWER HOUSE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 THE UPPER HOUSE 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
  6. Built in the early 20th century this church closed its doors in 2008. Although there was an open window and a ladder I decided to take the way through the tubular shaft beneath the church to enter the location. It has been something I've been looking forward to since planning the trip. Unhappily I did'nt expect 3 days of bad muscle soorness. 😒 😂 I have to admit that i left by the window. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 upstairs next #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19
  7. A strange place, fake as f*** , but awesome to see and wander around
  8. In the middle of the woods, they appear all of a sudden: giant walls and ruins as well as holes hidden beneath branchwood and covered by foliage - the remnants of an old shooting range of the German Wehrmacht (the armed forces of Nazi-Germany). Even the soil itself is still cotaminated by bullets and casings. The remains can be identified as ammunition from the Wehrmacht as well as from the Bundeswehr and the US-Army, which prove that all of these three armies used the area for their shooting exercises. Unfortunately, I haven´t come across confirmed historical sources concerning the former shooting range, but it seems to be obvious that the area was a shooting range built by the Wehrmacht. Not confirmed sources indicate that the US-Americans blasted the buildings after World War II. After the destruction the area was apparently still used for military exercises on occasion. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  9. The railway depot was built next to the passenger station in the middle of the 19th century. It included workshops for the repair of trains, such as a carpentry and a locksmithing / metalworking. The first building was demolished at the end of the 19th century and has been rebuilt new & larger afterwards. In 1897 it had 12 locomotive stalls in the train shed, there were two turntables and three water cranes in the entire station area. On average, the new railway depot was initially responsible for 50 steam locomotives, in 1914, altogether it had 696 coworkers. Towards the end of the Second World War in 1944, 114 locomotives were based here, but only 18 trains were in operable condition after the war. The maintenance of the railcars remained here until January 1989, then the railway depot was shut down. Currently, there are considerations to demolish it. For the first time I visited the place in 2006, then twice in the following years. However, I never could enter the building, because it was always locked. But after all, on my last visit a few weeks ago the railway depot was accessible. Finally...! 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
  10. Visiting Thomas the Tank Engine No Infiltration. It´s a Lostplace 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
  11. History This coal mine was established in 1910 and was funded by the Prussian empire. This facility contained two elevator towers. In 1912 the construction began on a cokes plant right next to the coal mine. In 1943 the mine shut down due to the second world war, after 6 years the mine reopened again. With this reopening there was also a major renovation, with this renovation there was a larger modern elevator added to the facility. In 1998 the facility was bought by a big coal mining corporation which owned 5 other coal mines. In 2008 the 98 year old coal mining facility was closed down by the government. The historic part is currently being restored and the part that was renovated after the war will probably be torn down. Explore when we got in we first went trough a whole system with conveyer belts, after that we ended up in the huge coal washery. after we explored this part we went up into the elevator tower. The tower was 10 floors high so we were quite tired then we were on the tower but it was really worth it, in the tower there was an enormous electrical lift motor which was really nice to take pictures from. It was a really cool place to explore, I really enjoyed it! I also made a documentary about this place, the video is down below this post (it is in Dutch, but it has english subtitles) Here is the video i made on this place
  12. A few pictures from my recent trip to Stuttgart. Right before going to metro, already at the entrance of the tunnel, I recalled that this night the clock is being changed to summer time, so we have one hour less for exploring. Oh... Well, let's go anyway. We walked a few hundred meters and started taking pictures near an emergency exit. The first train was supposed to pass shortly after 4am. Around 3:55, we turned on lights in the tunnel, knowing that the metro service will soon send someone to check what the hell is going on there. The plan was to stay just a few minutes more, take a couple of pictures and leave, but all of a sudden I heard my friend shouting Oh, shit!!! I turned back and saw a train... The first train which for unknown reason appeared earlier than scheduled... Can't say who was more surprised, we or the driver, who immediately used emergency brakes We grabbed our stuff and ran towards the nearest emergency exit. On the street, we hided our sdcards in case if police stops us, but everything was fine. They didn't even stop the traffic. The last picture was taken some 30 sec before this all happened First 3 pictures are from S Bahn tunnels which we did the next day.
  13. Hey Guys, yesterday we drive to a old industry near my place... on the way - we found this building - go in and find this nice staircase, 1. top view by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. microphone and screens by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. look down by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. ground floor by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. downstairs by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. caretakers room by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. brocken glass by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  14. The office building of the Textima company in east germany was left behind with most of the stuff inside after the wall was fallen. Really beautiful to see the natural decay without much of vandalism. We couldn't see everything of the building cause the demolishing had already started while we have been inside. The only part which was saved is the old Textima logo. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  15. In the 1950s, this cinema, with its 1,000 seats, was one of the largest in Germany. It has been over 100 years since the cinema opened. Now it has not been used as a cinema for nearly 30 years. Then the lower area was rebuilt and still used as a disco. But that too has been several years now.
  16. This is one for the history books, I am really unsure how long this factory will stay how it is. It's one of the best, if not the best spot, that I have ever visited. It looked like there had been some vandalism at first when we entered, but in the upper and other parts of the factory, everything looks so untouched, it's unbelievable. Full Album (80 pics): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAYHLXQ IG: @ofcdnb DSC_4831.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4832.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4833.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4837.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4840.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4846.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4849.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4853.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4862.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4871.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4890.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4893.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4895.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4900.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4918.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4928.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4940.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4941.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4942.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_4946.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr
  17. During the Cold War, this bunker was built as an auxiliary hospital. The overlying school was opened in the 60s while the hospital was officially inaugurated in the 80s. It offered 2,370 places and never went into operation. At the turn of the millennium, it was relieved of its responsibilities, the inventory transferred to other states, and the hospital will be soon demolished.
  18. This juwelen factory was build more then 100 years ago. Now its abandoned for around 10 years.
  19. A location I did on my own . After a nice walk I reached the site. Some parts of there seems still t be in use. One building had some new looking alarms and no windows were damaged. First building I tried seems lead to nothing. Walked in a cellar with still a lot of cables, a new looking fusebox and no trash. There was no way to go further up so I tried the other buildings. Still needed to do some climbing but then the explore could start. It looked like a small coal mine the closes a few decades ago. Spent there a few hours. At one moment there was a car going over the terrain. Not sure if it was security or not but I waited hidden in a dark corner of the building for some time. Nothing happened and I started going to the exit. Hope you enjoy the picture. 1 I was hooked IMG_2740-Pano-Edit-2 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 spin that wheel IMG_2939 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 total control IMG_2929-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 the curtains closed for this mine IMG_2924 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 no errors IMG_2897-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 to much tension IMG_2888 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 gear up IMG_2852-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 spin me arround IMG_2829-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9 puch it IMG_2798-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 goodbye IMG_2844-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  20. In these buildings was produced from 1900 to 2009. However, the origin of production goes back to the 14th century.
  21. The location combined hotel, bar and cinema. The operation was discontinued in the 90's. It used to be the meeting place in this small, rural community, today the decay continues incessantly.
  22. The rehab center consists of several buildings in very different state of preservation. While some rooms of the spa hotel still look almost as good as new, an outbuilding (possibly former apartments of employees) is already partially collapsing. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  23. Somewhere in Germany, in a quiet park, lie those beautiful Tanks. Quiet park ? Not really, a military barrack nearby often throws training in this park, as the sign explained us kindly. ? We were lucky enough to dodge those training, even if i'm pretty sure it doesn't happen more than once a month, but still. We were not able to find which type of tanks it was, i read on the internet that it could be some M40 Patton or M41 Walker Bulldog, but i'm skeptical, as both of them were produced in the early 50's and were used in vietnam war and korea war, far from Germany. And, as they were demilitarized and trashed, the clues were hard to find. However, it was like a scene of war, one Tank crashed near a tree, another one half buried, very dramatic. Even if it was a short one, it was a very good exploration, with a lot of interesting light and very cool models.
  24. History This coal mine was established in 1910 and was funded by the Prussian empire. This facility contained two elevator towers. In 1912 the construction began on a cokes plant right next to the coal mine. In 1943 the mine shut down due to the second world war, after 6 years the mine reopened again. With this reopening there was also a major renovation, with this renovation there was a larger modern elevator added to the facility. In 1998 the facility was bought by a big coal mining corporation which owned 5 other coal mines. In 2008 the 98 year old coal mining facility was closed down by the government. The historic part is currently being restored and the part that was renovated after the war will probably be torn down. Explore The entrance was *access details removed*. when we got in we first went trough a whole system with conveyer belts, after that we ended up in the huge coal washery. after we explored this part we went up into the elevator tower. The tower was 10 floors high so we were quite tired then we were on the tower but it was really worth it, in the tower there was an enormous electrical lift motor which was really nice to take pictures from. It was a really cool place to explore, I really enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and looking!
  25. The last few days I travelled through Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt to visit some spots I always wanted to see. One of those places was Hotel Atlantis and its beautiful decay. #1 DSC03039-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC03038-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC03000-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC03001-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC03002-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC03003-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC03004-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC03005-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC03006-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC03007-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC03008-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC03009-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC03010-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC03011-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC03012-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC03013-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC03014-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC03035-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC03015-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC03016-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC03017-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC03018-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #25 DSC03021-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #26 DSC03022-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #27 DSC03023-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #28 DSC03024-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #29 DSC03025-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #30 DSC03027-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #31 DSC03029-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #32 DSC03030-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #33 DSC03032-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #34 DSC03036-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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