DOMAIN M

DOMAIN M

I had wanted to visit this abandoned hotel/bed & breakfast for a long time, but somehow never got around to it. A couple of months ago I put it on the planning once again, only to find that I was too late. Lights were on inside, there was a car parked behind the building,… There was obviously something going on. Damn my procrastinating… But hey, shit happens, so onward to the next…

Recently though, I was in the vicinity again, so I thought I’d have a quick look to see if much progress had been made… If any… To my surprise an delight there was no sign of any activity in the building whatsoever. Here’s my chance, I thought, so I quickly ventured inside. The building was by now completely emptied out, except for a few larger pieces of furniture. Still, I found it a nice place to photograph, with some pretty details… What do you think?


DEATH DISCO

DEATH DISCO

Admittedly my dancing days have been over for a good long while now, but for this place I wanted to make an exception… Originally created in the 1990s, Death Disco was a household name among the party people in the area for years. About ten years ago, the current owner, who had been working in the dancing for several years, took over the business and renamed it. Due to the increasing cost of life and the decreasing willingness to spend money among young people, however, business went downhill quite quickly for the dance temple and soon the debts began to pile up. A little less than a year ago, the manager saw no other way out than to declare bankrupcy. Since then, it is in the hands of a curator. Since there was virtually no light coming in, photographing at this location was quite a challenge. I could only take away these 5 images …


FAWLTY FOREST

FAWLTY FOREST

In these woods I came across a collection of car wrecks. Most of them Peugeot 205 (there were about a dozen of those), but also an old bus and three BMW’s. The cars are scattered all over the forest, in seemingly random order. Close to the street there was some sort of car workshop. It would be safe to assume that the owner once operated a car repair shop that specialized in Peugeot… 


RETURN OF THE KING

RETURN OF THE KING

This chateau was once the property of a noble family. Many of these families fell into poverty and the chateau was sold to a wealthy business man. At the beginning of the 1990′s there was an inferno that reduced the once splendid castle into the ruins that is left today. Nothing remains but the empty carcass of the chateau. But what a carcass it is! Nature has slowly but surely taken back what was once hers, which gives the place an extraordinary look and feel.


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