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 Continue Reading

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 – Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Boiler Room

In the boiler room only two of the four boilers are still standing and slowly corroding with time. Many pipes and two boilers must have been stolen and sold for metal long time ago.  

Bloody Butchery

It looks bloody. It looks like the butchery – and it’s just in the far corner of the kitchen. Only little people still know what went on in there – and why the walls are still bloody red…