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.
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.
To get in, fellow explorer Twan and I had to quickly climb in through a window at the back, because the hotel next door was being renovated. So construction workers were busy a few meters away, but because of our experience they obviously did not see us.
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!
The factory is a former mechanical brick factory, which has been manufacturing bricks for almost a hundred years.
The Hohentanneck sanatorium was built in 1905 and was one of the many sanatoria in Sülzhayn. It was used as a private lung sanatorium for man en women in the region. In 1907 the hospital had 35 beds, after they built a new section to the sanatorium in 1950 it could house 50 patients.
I think this abandoned farm near a big lake used to be part of a sailing school after it lost it’s agricultaral functions. There are a few small boats left in the big shed, but I didn’t find any other information about the history yet.
The history of this farm, located on a provincial road in a remote area, cannot be traced.
On the northern side of Pula bay stretches out the former Naval Base Katarina, originally built as part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system of the city of Pula and further extended during Italian rule.