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.
Located a bit further up Krk’s island coast from the famous Haludovo Palace, Hotel Ucka is a beautiful little hotel. Built in 1933 in the town of Omisalj, the pretty, faded, building had its own beach and boat launch.
Anyone who drives along the A12 from Brussels to Antwerp, or vice versa, knows the Chateau Lindenbosch. The castle was built in 1895.
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.
Volterra Psychiatric Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital in the city of Volterra. Founded in 1888, the hospital was known for its brutal treatment of inmates. It remained open until 1978, when it was closed following the passage of Law 180, which directed the closing down of all existing psychiatric hospitals.
This abandoned monumental farm, built around 1850, is situated in the middle of Frisian meadows. We are not only here in an abandoned and derelict monumental farm, but the area around this farm is also historically and archaeologically of special significance.
Italy’s Abbey of San Galgano was once a thriving hermitage, but a lack of protection from roving bandits soon saw the monastery fall into disrepair and eventually be decommissioned, leaving the stunning ruins that stand to this day.
The bride said no, cancelled the wedding and hanged herself at the frontdoor.
On this mysterious terrain, behind high fences and strict security, the factory of the Dutch Army produced firearms, artillery and ammunition from 1895 onwards.
These are the ruins of an old stonefactory in the north of the Netherlands.