This former power station is located on a huge, still in operation, steel mill.
Some halls have not been entered for years.
What you find here is definitely industrial history and comes from the beginning of industrialization.
The steel mill was founded in 1873.
After that my companion in crime did some great research in this one we went to visit this mine An explore to the deep underground of an abandoned slate mine. Unfortunately, the lower section were completely flooded but still a lot to explore, with wading trough knee deep water.
Strange to find a water powered generator down there (it is not a pump). We stayed here for several hours.
1 going down at a 40° angle.
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2 some carts didn't make it out
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3 flooded part of the mine
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4 odd shaped tunnel
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5 rusty beams
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6 going for the dry path
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7 the muddy lane
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8 the water driven power plant
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9 I hope this valve is well closed
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10 knock knock
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11 drainage system
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12 high voltage lines
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13 no idea what that is but it looks cool
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14 end of the line
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I couldn't find out very much about this castle. It was built in 1821, I don't know when it has been abandoned. In 1841, the proprietress financed various improvements in the village, like the extension of roads.
Exploring the castle was partially quite tricky. Large parts of the floors, ceilings and roofs had already collapsed. A lot of the few remaining floors had holes, most of the stairs were soaked and unstable due to rainwater and moisture. For this reason, only a few areas of the buildung were still reasonably safe accessible. In the end, in this advanced state of decay, the castle is beyond saving, I think.