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Watchtower

Watchtower - At the corner of an old industrial area outside Brașov, Romania

Watchtower

At the corner of a partially abandoned industrial area just outside Brașov an old watchtower still stands above the walls. And the tower is still in use: a guard still oversees the abandoned area for no vandals and thieves  get through and to the parts that are still in use.

Cloud Maker

Cloud Maker - Nuclear power plant Leibstadt

Cloud Maker

Big clouds escape the cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Leibstadt. On a nice day it almost looks as the clouds for the rainy days get produced in facilities like this one.

 

Château Lumière

Main hall of the Château Lumière

Château Lumière

Most likely the big atrium which lets the light shine through the roof to all floors gave the Château Lumière the name. An amazing atmosphere welcomes the visitors after entering the main door. The big entrance hall looks majestic and in a way mysterious – very welcoming for abandoned building.

Wrapped

Wrapped

Wrapped

Just outside Brașov at the main road a wrapped building got raised. Yet unfinished it stands like a partially unpacked present in the evening.

Laid in Wheels

Laid in Wheels - A carriage in the basement of the Château Lumière

Laid in Wheels

The Château Lumière – the castle of light – has its dark places too. The cellar retains its secrets in the dark – like this old carriage that lays in a corner of the basement. No one knows when it my have seen horses for the last time.

Broken Wings

Broken Wings - Old, red car in the back of an abandoned mansion in France

Broken Wings

In the backyard of the Château Lumière an old, red Deux Chevaux slowly rusts and decays. With the bent out doors it almost looks like a dying bug with broken wings…

Bathroom

One of the bathrooms of the Château Lumière

Bathroom

For a “quiet and private space” this bathroom is quite big. One had to lock three doors first to read a newspaper in peace on the ceramic chair.

For a place abandoned as long as the Château Lumière, the bathroom is in a surprisingly great shape still shows the former noblesse of the place.

Rusty Tub

Rusty Tub - A rusty tub and some blood on the wall...

Rusty Tub

In one of the rooms of the Château Lumière, a rusty tub raises the question of what it was meant for… The sides are open, so for sure not for liquids. And the bloody red splashes on the wall don’t help either to get closer to its purpose.

Hall of Light

Château Lumière

Château Lumière

In the center of the Château Lumière, a big light-well lets sunlight pass down through the building to the ground floor.

Rusty Horses Power

Rusty Horses Power - Clinique Du Diable, Alsace, France

Rusty Horses Power

This is the only remainder in a small room – everything else got stolen. One can only assume that this engine was once driving the ventilation of the main building.

 

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Entrance

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Entrance

The entrance of the Château Lumière, an abandoned villa in Alsace, France.

The building looks impressive considering that once upon a time it was “just the villa” of a Swiss tobacco tycoon family. Though there would be enough space for more than one family only…

Red Bathrobe

Red Bathrobe - Clinique Du Diable

Red Bathrobe

The hot water cooled down a while ago – most likely the boilers are completely dry and rusty inside… and somebody may have already checked if it’s worth to peeling them off to get the metal underneath.

 

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