Somewhere on the longest street in the Netherlands, with residents who are a colorful mix of born Ouwedyksters, cosmopolitan Dutch people and artistic dropouts.
Château de Al Mère is a half-finished castle, meant to be a hotel: construction started in 2000 but was stopped in 2002, after which the structure was turned into a modern ruin. The castle is still waiting for its first guests to arrive…
Here, upon these ghostly shadows of men and women
There are no smiles
Singly, they mingle, with the greyness of the walls
And at strange angels, they travel on to nowhere
I discovered this abandoned farmhouse, hidden in the middle of nowhere, while searching at Maps. The first time here I couldn’t get in, but now everything was open, so entering was no problem.
This abandoned farm, in the middle of the Frisian meadows, was bought by a monastic community after the farmer’s death. There has to be a lot of restoration and sadly enough, there’s no investor up to now.
Mono Orphanage, a.k.a. Crying Baby Hospital, is an abandoned orphanage at the Italian-Swiss border. Until the 1970s, nuns prayed, lived and taught to the orphans here. The children mainly came here to cure tuberculosis.
The midsection of this building opened in 1912 as Grand Hotel Prealpi. During the First World War the two wings were added and it was converted into a military hospital.