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.
We arrived at the villa after a long walk on the boulevard, accompanied by thunderstorms. I really did not have high expectations of being able to enter the grounds and the villa – the photos I had seen showed a fence that was more than 2 meters high – but I was too curious not to pass by. Fortunately, there was an opening in the fence, which I could climb over with a little agility!
The Učka Mountains used to be a popular excursion destination for tourists in Istria. Many tourists also spent a few days at Učka Resort Hotel to enjoy the surrounding nature park.
Meet Haludovo Palace, the original palace of sin and often called the most extravagant resort on the Adriatic ever.