El Caminito del Rey – Exploring The King’s Little Path (ES)

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El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Path) is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of MálagaSpain. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey (King’s Pathway), abbreviated locally to el caminito. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, the walkway re-opened in 2015. It has been known in the past as the “world’s most dangerous walkway” following five deaths in 1999 and 2000.

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Garage Kees en Annie (NL) – Old abandoned sheds with faded glory, full of oldtimers

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Zo’n vijf jaar geleden werd ik getipt over deze plek door een aardige explorer uit Veendam en het duurde niet lang dat ik weer een trip maakte naar het Groninger platteland. Stil en verlaten, een langgerekte weg met hier en daar boerderijen, maar pal er tegenover een woonhuis met vrij uitzicht. Parkeren zou opvallen, ook al staat de auto verderop. Brutalen hebben de halve wereld, maar ik ben soms wat te bescheiden; de eerste keer bleef het bij verkennen.

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Farm Wooden Shoes (NL)

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This abandoned farm is at a beautiful location in the north of the Netherlands, and once a rich farmer must have lived here with his happy family.
Now there is not much left – we skipped the leftovers in the kitchen – but the authentic Frisian wooden shoes at this place were special.

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Erholungsheim Hermann Duncker (DE) – an abandoned retirement home in the Harz mountains

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During the return trip from a short holiday in the Harz Mountains last summer, we took a short break for this beautiful location. We were dropped by our fellow explorer Lia, who then looked for a strategic place to keep an eye on things. Twan and I were able to stretch our legs for a while in this large building, where the great decline started a long time ago. With some crumbled ceilings and stairs that are not completely reliable, a great challenge!

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