This region is/was well know for it’s porselein / porzellan. (said wikipedia)
To maintain in that buisness turned out to be as fragile as the product itself.
In this beautiful region and place in “the town” this old building is decaying fast due to vandalisme and fire, a lot of nazi-graffiti (SHAME ON YOU), turns out the young people here, are as fragile as porselein.
photos: dark-toned & Black_and_White
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#urbartho & #berlin_maiden, Thanks, i had a wonderful explores with you two and enjoyed both your compagny. Till next time
House Annie – Zuid-Holland – The Netherlands
Abandoned home in south holland.
Tragic happens, these seemed like a nice spot, house with a supernice garden and a part to grown there own vegetables. Don’t know if they had to leave because of development nearby or on other reason. Many years abandoned it stands now, garden is still nice.
Some things sugguest; that they had the best snacks !
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FDGB-Erholungsheim Fritz Heckert – Germany
The large holiday hom was the first new building of a holiday home in the GDR and was built in the years 1952 to 1954 according to a design by HalleschenIngenieurbüros Maedecke in the style of classical tourisme . The design is based on the Berlin Olympic Village from 1936 onwards. It came about on behalf of the GDR-Einheitsgewerkschaft FDGB , which was responsible for the provision of holiday areas in the GDR. The home was named after the KPDpolitician Fritz Heckert (1884-1936).
The entrance of the home is arranged on the west side and protrudes halfway through the escape of the building and is equipped with terraces. On the south side of the bedside there are leaves.
Inside the house there is a large vestibule and halls in the individual floors.
The opening took place on July 11, 1954. In 1959 the holiday house was depicted on a GDR stamp. In 1969 the house was extended by a bed-house with 150 beds and a restaurant with bar. After the political cange of 1989 , the home was closed in 1990. The system was empty and decayed. In 1998, the later built Bettenhaus was demolished. In front of the home was the plastic young family , created by Heinz Beberniss . It was assured in 1999 and reissued in today’s Otto-Franke-Straße in Gernrode.
The holiday home is still empty and is urgently needed for renovation (status 2014).
Whittingham Asylum – United Kingdom
Photo’s / images have always had my interest, from 2012 i spent more time in this fantastic hobby.
Summer 2012 i went with my cousin Jascha Hoste ( www.lostintime.eu.nl ) on an urbextrip through the UK, where we visited some wonderful locations,1 is..
(info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittingham_Hospital )
Whittingham Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in the parish of Whittingham, near Preston, Lancashire, England. The hospital opened in 1873 as the Fourth Lancashire County Asylum and grew to be the largest mental hospital in Britain, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers. It closed in 1995.
The hospital officially opened on 1 April 1873, although 115 patients had already been admitted in the previous year, some of whom helped with the building work. The large complex (to be known as St. Luke’s Division from 1958) was completed in June 1875, and had an initial capacity of 1100 inmates and included an Anglican church, a Catholic chapel, a recreation hall and a large farm estate.In 1878 a new annexe (known as St. John’s Division from 1958) was built on 68 acres of land to the north of the site. The annexe was completed in 1880 and could accommodate 700 patients and, by the special agreement of the Postmaster General, the hospital’s own dedicated Post Office. The hospital contributed £15,500 towards Fulwood Urban District Council’s scheme to extract water from Beacon Fell, in exchange for 90,000 gallons of water per day to be supplied, free of charge, to the hospital. This was achieved under the Fulwood and Whittingham Water Act of 1882. In 1884, a sanatorium was established in the grounds for patients with infectious diseases.In 1892 works began for the grounds to be illuminated by electric lamps; these works were completed in 1894. In 1900 an annexe called Cameron House was opened to the northwest of the main building, joined in 1912 by a third annexe, later to become known as St Margaret’s division in 1958. By 1915 the number of inmates was recorded as 2,820 – more than double the asylum’s original capacity.
More about the use of the hospital in the first,- second,- & postwar and about the Abuse scandal and enquiry july 1967 and much more on
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittingham_Hospital and for more horizontal photo’s: http://peterhoste.nl/whittingham-asylum-united-kingdom-h
…meanwhile time brakes down the materials & memories of this place.