The Chapel

This chapel was a protestant church in a part of Germany that is now Poland. After the war this chapel was left to rot, probably because it was protestant (and polish are mostly catholics) and Poland had a communist government.

Fort Vaux, Verdun

Fort Vaux, Verdun. May 7th, 2017 A 100 years after the armistice, and it’s still very impressive to visit. Not only this fort, but also the surrounding lands. Everywhere you still see the bomb craters and remains of lost villages. Here is a photo report of my visit to this site. https://www.arnoraps.be/album/fort-vaux-verdun/   For more information,…

Rusty Dusty

This was huuuuuge. Walked like 15 km only to see everything in this factory. Mostly empty, but did find some nice photo-ops. Special metal wires were made here.   https://www.arnoraps.be/album/rusty-dusty/

Slaughterhouse

A few weeks ago Anya asked if I would like to visit this location. This pig slaughterhouse was impressive. It did make me think for a moment seeing the scale of this, but I still like some meat though. Some people told me this was only a small factory, so there are even bigger slaughterhouses active.…

Mr Benz

Visited this abandoned factory a few years ago. This has been abandoned for more than 60 years. Now part of the roof is coming down. They used to make tiles and cinema chairs, and I suspect that the owner lived here too. The name of the location comes from the old Mercedes that used to be…

Moerputten bridge

The Moerputten bridge is a railway bridge from the former “Halve Zolen” train line, running between Den Bosch and Lage Zwaluwe. This bridge is located in a swamp area and is converted into a bike path.

Mesen theatre

Diving in my archive, these pictures are from 9th december, 2008, the theatre room. When I finally got in, the metal winding staircase was already (partly) stolen or broken. I had to climb up to reach the floor of this room. When walking around, I could feel the entire floor trembling, and it’s unclear to…

Inden tagebau

Giant machines are used here to remove the soil and the coals. The diggers have a height of 70 metres. The excavated browncoal is then transported to a nearby power plant.