Once prosperous and influential due to mining and steel industry, now a city that looks gloomy and blows the last smoke out of the chimney of the remaining steel works.
We visited this great location during a two-day trip and I was very glad that we could find and enter this huge complex. As a matter of fact, pretty special how we could come in … the backdoor was just invitingly open!
Originally an ironworks, today the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park is one of the most important industrial monuments in Europe. In a unique setting we experienced a great view from the blast furnace.
Anyone who drives along the A12 from Brussels to Antwerp, or vice versa, knows the Chateau Lindenbosch. The castle was built in 1895.
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.