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.
The shipwreck Moira Pula is located near the abandoned Katarina Naval Base which was built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then became Italian and during WWII it was a base for German U-boats.
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.
Wahn: once a flourishing village, but since the Second World War a ruin in an area which is still the largest military training area in Europe.
My son Twan and I visited this abandoned military facilitie in August 2015. This urbex location is located near the village of Tocna – suburbs of Prague – and it was intended to defend the capital of the country against any air attack from the NATO countries during The Cold War.
Hotel Jadran was socialist Yugoslavia’s first hotel. When the construction of the hotel finished in 1950, most observers agreed that it was the most beautiful on the coast, situated along a three kilometer stretch of pebble beach on the Makarska Riviera in the tiny town of Tucepi, and surrounded in pines. This was my first urban exploration in a foreign country.