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bartje

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Together with Martino (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martino_/sets) i made a urbex trip to Germany.

When driving back home we both noticed a sort of church with holes in the roof: ABANDONED !
So we decided to leave the highway and search for the place.
Once found we did see it wasn't a church, we thought it could be a small factory or something like that.
Opposite of it there was a big abandoned villa, build in th 17th century.

When talking with the locals we learned a lot!
The 'church' used to be a cattle farm, and in the ville used to live the owner.
The houses in this small village all are build for the people who worked in this farm or in the landhouse.

In the days when this still was DDR it was the most modern cattle farm, all automaticly, all computerized.
After the wall was gone many companies went bankrupt, and so did this one.
The buildings remained and tells their own story.

Interesting to tell also is this:

The villa was sold to a guy from Turkye which bought it on the internet for only 3000 Euro.
Only the pictures at that auction was the villa in a good condition instead of the current state.
Anyhow.... 3000 seems to be a bargain... i want to have my own abandoned villa for THAT money .... !

Another interesting fact:
In the communist days of the DDR there lives 60 people in the village.
After the wall was gone they learned that 16 (16!) worked for the Stasi (Staat Sicherheit Polizei).
The Stasi controled everyone and you could not give your honest opinion in these days without the risk of being arrested.
Everyone thought they worked for it, because they had telephone, and other people did not (we talk about the 1980's...!).
Its only 400 miles from where i live, and its hard to imagine how it was these days for the people in this country.

Anyway... here are the pics!




More pictures at the website.

Gr, Bart
www.urban-travel.org

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Wow, what a find! Lovely photos and a very interesting history. I'd read about the Stasi but didn't realise they were still operating as late as the 1980's.
Love the detail in the second pic. :)
 

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abandoned farm.........

Thats a lovely site mate....Your web site is great too..love that old open air theatre....:)
 

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