March 18, 2018

Tour Report: The Farm of Cars

This place was the second and final spot of our X-Mas Exploration in 2016. After successfully exploring the old chalk pit, we drove for about 45 minutes until we got to this place.
I had gotten a tip that there were old cars to be discovered, so we had decided to check it out.
We parked a little down the road, yet far enough from the neighbors' house as not to attract any attention. The wind blew fierce, so we hurried to get into the house, and we quickly found an open door by the side of the main building.
The house itself was pretty ramshackle and had been vandalized, so there weren't too many shots to be taken there. But the barn and the back yard did hold some automotive tresures for us, so to speak. Nothing spectacular, but nice to look at, and the red 1955 Peugeot 403 was really nice to look at.

As we were packing our stuff back into the car when we were done, a little girl (probably the neighbor's daughter) approached us and asked what we were doing. We told her that we were taking photos of the old building because we are fascinated by "old stuff". She asked more questions in a way that made the questions feel kind suspicious. We suspected that she was sent by the neighbor - possibly the owner of the place - to check if we were looking for criminal things such as illegal waste disposal or something...
Anyway, after this short episode, we drove home and were back just in time for coffee :)

To check out all the photos from this neat little place, click the button below.

March 17, 2018

New Video: Heaven's Cave

Hey guys! Last Sunday, my wife and I drove to the Harz mountains for a short vacation. Naturally, we had planned to visit a couple of spots, and the first one also turned out to be the most exciting.
It was a large cave discovered in the 1860s during work on a railway tunnel.

Of course, there will be a detailed report of our cave exploration, but for now, you can watch the short video that I made that day.
Check it out! And don't forget to regularly visit my facebook-page to stay up to date with our current explores!

March 15, 2018

Tour Report: Chalk Pit S.

It was the second day of the Christmas holidays in 2016 and it was time for our third annual X-Mas-Exploration. Since 2014, my wife and I used the second day of Christmas to go on a tour together with my mother-in-law.
Following the tradition we had established, we drove West towards the North Sea. During my research, I had found a possible spot - an abandoned chalk pit. It seemed like a nice place to start; quite possibly easily accessible and - so to speak - a nice walk in the park to get us all in the mood.
The weather was pretty changeable; sunny periods switched places with patches of rain coming in, and a stiff winter wind came from the West and blew the salty air from the North sea far inland.
Upon arrival, the rain had stopped and the sun had actually come out. We parked the car a bit down the road and walked to a hole in the fence that we had spotted on the way in.
The rain had turned the chalk on the ground into a kind of plaster-like mud that clung to our shoes, so we had to make our way through the less muddy overgrown parts.

The chalk pit has was shut down about fifteen years ago, and most of the  equipment has been removed, but there were still some nice details to be found - and the landscape looked great in the winter sun.
Toward the end of our walkthrough, the rain started again, and the clouds told a story of more rain to come, so we climbed up the stairs next to the old conveyor belt to get back on ground level.
When we reached the car, the raining had turned into puring and we were glad to have a roof over our heads.
We had about 45 minutes to drive to the next location, and we hoped that this time would be enough for the rain to seize and the sun to come back out.

To find out more about the history of this nice open air location and to check out all the photos, click the button below.

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