01
Apr
15

Secondary School (NO)

I was finally able to get inside an abandoned school, standing pretty visible from the road side. It was kinda’ difficult to find a way in, but after a lot of thinking, walking and of course some monkey skills, we were able to get through a small window and enter this huge building. Despite the size and numerous rooms we passed, the majority of it was so vandalized we just ignored most of it. However, this school had something I’ve always wanted to see when exploring; a dirty, moldy swimming pool! That was of course the main attraction when visiting this beaten down building. It’s only been abandoned for about 8 years, and what they are planning to do with it I have no idea.

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DSC02467This was how most of the rooms and hallways looked like. A complete mess.

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The tape says “Diana’s Funeral”

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20
Aug
14

Tuberculosis Sanatorium

In the beautiful surroundings, of classic Norwegian mountains and rivers, lays an old sanatorium built in 1902. Back then people believed it would help cure tuberculosis if patients got loads of fresh air. Therefore, this building was placed high up in the mountains, surrounded by large forests. After WW2 effective medicines against tuberculosis were made, patients were cured and the sanatorium shut down. Later it was also used as a psychiatric hospital and a reception center for refugees from the former Yugoslavia. In 1994 the place shut down completely and hasn’t been used ’til this year.

The building is now under planning and construction, so it probably won’t take long until this place goes to good use for a fourth time. It might be a bit of a let down to many urban explorers, but this was Norway’s most expensive place to build (today the most expensive is the Opera House) and it would be a shame for it to just rot away.

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Ovens that kept the building warm


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DSC02076Looking up at the inside of the elevator

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Loads of equipment still left behind

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Even some of the medicines are still left behind

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“Duty room”

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An old projector in a really tiny room

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Looking down through the middle of the staircase


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Room 406 “Jasminas room”, filled with cut-outs from Norwegian magazines

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The library

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The attic

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The electric cable car leading up to the sanatorium, but you could also get there by driving up a winding road

DSC02230The control room for the cable car…

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.. and of course the weights


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DSC02253This was standing alone in the woods. Not sure if it has any relations to the sanatorium or if it belonged somewhere else, either way I really liked the look of it

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The beautiful view from the property

10
Aug
14

Gunpowder factory (SE)

On an early, sunny day my friend and I went to a well hidden factory, located deep inside the mountain walls. This factory dates all the way back to WW2, and this factory was to supply the entirety of Sweden with ammunition. This place was so well hidden, that even the German aircrafts weren’t able to spot it. Inside you’ll still find the old cooking halls, big dryers, acid tanks, offices with old papers and loads of rusty gas masks.

This was one of the darkest places I’ve ever explored, and just a LED headlamp really was not enough to either see nor photograph. These are probably not the best photos out there, but they’ll give you a decent idea of how it looked like inside the factory. For someone who’s slightly afraid of the dark and small spaces, this was a pretty heart-pounding experience. The ceiling was dripping everywhere, and faint noises were constantly heard. Getting out after being in there for an hour was rather strange because of the extreme temperature differences. Not only was the factory dark and damp, but awfully cold as well. This was still an incredible experience, and it feels almost unreal thinking back at it. 
If you want to see the pictures my companion took click here

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“Prohibited area”

 

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A house outside the entrance gate. There was no way we could get inside it.

 


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One of the entrances into the factory. All of them were locked and covered up.

 

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We were able to get in through this little gap. Pretty claustrophobic if you ask me.

 

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 This is what you see right after getting inside

 

 

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Water was dripping from all over the ceiling.

 

 

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DSC01865The second after I took this picture an ice cold drop of water hit my neck, which scared the crap out of me.

 

 

 

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DSC01910A cave leading through the whole factory, with entrances to all the great halls

 

 

 

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28
Mar
14

Back to 1900 – Second visit (NO)

Pictures from the second visit to this house. If you want to see more pictures from the first trip then click here.

 

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There were piles of clothes almost everywhere.

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Border access card. The card was signed in 1943, and was used under Germany’s occupation of Norway.  I blurred out the surname for privacy reasons.

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The red light is not edited, it came from the other room.

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The entrance to the basement. The door and the stairs were covered in mold, which you can see a bit of on the top right.

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14
Mar
14

Back to 1900 (NO)

This house was built about 100 years ago and abandoned around 60 years ago. After its abandonment it has also been frequently used by junkies. I thought this house was extraordinary ‘cus there were personal belongings still spread around the house including old coins, photographs, and a black & white television. Of course there was also a big mess left behind from the junkies. Either way it was still worth the visit.

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An old photograph of the Oslofjord

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An old border passport used during Germany’s occupation of Norway.

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The photo in the middle is pretty old, considering the fact that they are wearing all black for their wedding, which was very common around the 1800s. I absolutely love these photos.

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01
Dec
13

Abandoned Nursery (NO)

This is an abandoned nursery located in the northeast of Norway. My friend and I went here the same day we went to the asylum. It was clear that someone not so nice had been there before, because there was a lot of wrecked furniture inside, and pieces of broken glass were spread almost everywhere. Nevertheless, it was still a strangely cool building that surely left its footprints in our minds.

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Disinfection bath tub.

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Someone had fun smearing fake blood on the walls.

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The other part of the building, seen through the window.

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The basement in the first part of the building.

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It’s wierd how most of the mirrors and toilets got crushed into pieces, but the kitchens were completely untouched.

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The remains of a dead bird.

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Something on wheels made its way through here.

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More fake blood or paint.

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“Hairdresser”

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The attic, where a lot of furniture had been stored.

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A room in the basement. The walls had been stripped down so the only remaining material was polystyrene.

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24
Nov
13

Last visit to Lier Asylum (NO)

My friend and I decided to visit Lier Asylum. This was and will be my last visit to this place, because it is now being demolished. We entered two buildings, and I finally got some pictures from one building I hadn’t been inside before. I also thought this was the prettiest building of them all.

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Looks like this used to be a shower.

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Someone thought it would be a great idea to burn down the curtains, I suppose?

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Kitchen in a typical 60’s style.

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An old coffee-machine.

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For those of you who have played the game “Slenderman” I’m sure you recognize this note. I was hoping we would find more of them, but sadly this seemed to be the only one.

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The attic was huge, and absolutely beautiful. This is just one part of it.

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This is the second part of the attic.

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A lonely wallet in the attic.

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A tape recorder.

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This was located in the basement. Looks like the machinery that belongs to the elevator.

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More Machinery.

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In the basement we also found this strange room with paintings of norwegian nature on the walls. I’ve never seen pictures of this room before. This must have been used as some sort of living room for the staff, since it’s located in the basement it’s somewhere away from the patients.

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A dog laying in the grass.

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Pretty and peaceful.

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When we saw all these feathers on the floor we got kinda curios as to why they were there. My friend was doing some research on the asylum and randomly found a blog page with a girl having a little photo-shoot in this room, and you could see feathers flying around her. So the mystery got solved and everyone was happy.

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A part of the attic.

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A ladder leading up to the roof…for the braver ones.

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