Abandoned street, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Visited 4.10.2013 by jonahi. I read from this whole street lined by abandoned blocks of flats from internet. It had previously been inhabited by gypsies, and in the late 1990's the city council had built a high wall between the gypsy houses and the houses on the other side of the street inhabited by Czech people. Sounds a bit brutal to me to try to build a ghetto for the Romans at that time, but the city officials were blaming the noise and other disturbances that they made. However, the wall was quite rapidly decided to tear down. Nowadays these houses stand as empty skeletons on the edge of the city, and I have to admit that I was a bit nervous because of the combination of my camera and some of the wandering dumpster divers and other shady characters hanging around there. The houses had basically nothing but rubbish inside, all the floors had crashed down and the insides were completely destroyed. Some of the apartments still had nice wallpapers though. I liked the street view the most, it was very impressive, but the atmosphere was a bit too restless, telling me that this place is not anywhere near as forgotten.


The old rusty farm, Pirkanmaa, Finland

Visited 5.10.2013 by skkye. I spotted this farm when hitchhiking nowhere particularly, just searching places to photograph and explore. It was amazing to walk among those big skeletons of tractors, half-rotten animal sheds and old rusty car hidden under the tarp while autumn had painted nature with the same colours than the buildings were.

The road to the main building was quite a jungle but we made it, however. The house was a little bit messy but full of treasures like binoculars, piles of books, beautiful handmade hunting knives, jars of spices and old brownish skates. There was also a ragged dead mouse on the floor among discolored butterflies. The only living thing in the house was mold in the basement and there was A LOT of it. I tried to breath as little as possible because it felt so dangerous. The mold looked like dirty snow or cotton wool, it was growing on the walls, floors, ceilings, doors - everything.

Afterwards we heard that this house has its owners, so even though it's nowadays rotten and moldy, I highly recommend not to go there. Somebody might get angry.