On the lower side of the hydroelectric power station in Aarau, a door is hidden between walls and a stair. It looks like a secret entrance which the builders tried to hide from the public view.
In the back, along two buildings, locates a big garage. Due to a rather remote location, cars were (and still are) a must to get here – or several hours of hiking up hills and forests.
Once hanging protected in a room and providing light in the dark, color faded after it went dark and the elements gave it a rusty appearance.
A quick snapshot of the hydroelectric power station in Aarau on a nice and sunny day in December.
In the staff housing (we assume), some rooms were equipped with a kitchenette. At least one of them survived the days and kept a charm of the 70’es style with brown tiles.
In a place where no window stayed intact, the sun draws shadows of the remains. Cracks, broken fragments and light telling about moments of the past.
This one, I have to confess, is not really urban exploration – it’s just the snapshot of a hotel corridor near Brussels where I stayed for a few nights during a training. A little magic in the development – and it looks not too inviting
On a Sunday’s drive and walk, we found this fascinating old house on Lake Lucerne. By looking at the building, it seemed as there could still be people living in. Together with the many pedestrians there, a closer examination was tempting but seemed not possible.
Quite some time passed since the announcement – and there s still plenty for me to work with. But: my story about the Clinique du Diable is online: Clinique du Diable
Deep in the hills, in the Alsace area in France, decays a big complex that was once a clinic, a sanatorium and even a 4-star hotel. A history that’s told quickly – and a sad story of decay that advances even quicker… But still a
This year we made two visits to an abandoned sanatorium / clinic in Alsace. A third visit is pending… Thousands of pictures got home with us – and it’s work in progress. To create the look and mood I want, a lot of time is
Just outside Braşov, Romania, on the way to the mountains, there is a hotel. Many years ago, the hotel got abandoned when the owner stopped to care about it. Since then, a process of decay slowly goes on. Close to a main road, it’s easy
Urban exploration – or in short: Urbex – is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned buildings or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. If decay already started to take place, the environment starts to get even more interesting. Although urbexing may sometimes