Lots of Art in the Non-artistic Place. The Surrealistic Firehouse [Czech Republic]

What would you expect to find in the former firehouse? No matter what the answer is, you for sure surprised to see there so much art. Situated in a small village in the Czech Republic, this old building is definitely the most vivid one in the area. Its walls are covered with lots of paintings and unusual details which taken together turn this place into something surrealistic making it difficult to take eyes off. 

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After the Inhabitants Have (Not) Left. Exploring the Still Fully Furnished Abandoned House [Latvia]

Something from the exploration of one of the least explored countries in Europe. This fully furnished abandoned house situated in one of the cities in Latvia hides a lot to be discovered. Even too much, taking into consideration some details whispering that the place still may be inhabited—no matter how symbolic they are.

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The Liliputians Lived There. A Story about a Tiny Decaying Village [Czech Republic]

I didn’t expect much from this place, but finally I ended up visiting it 3 times in one week. A decaying model of the village situated in the ‘real’ village in the Czech Republic was something that I had never seen before. Due to their small size, the houses would be suitable only for the Liliputians and it was enough to make a few steps in order to move from one side of the settlement to another. Nevertheless the buildings had so many details and taken all together created such an incredible place that I spent hours exploring it.

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After the Last Shift. Exploring the Giant Abandoned Industrial Site [Latvia]

A maze of metal constructions and massive machines. I have no idea how they function but I’m pretty sure that it would be enough to press just one button to make them work again. This huge abandoned industrial site in Latvia is so well preserved that the silence in its endless halls reminds you the end of shift rather than the shutdown of production. 

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Cute and Spooky. Creepy Dolls in the Forest [Germany]

Once cute dolls left for years in the forest which due to constantly changing weather conditions has turned into something creepy. This spooky site was supposed to be the least demanding location on that trip to Germany. No climbing over the walls or entering the buildings through the windows, just finding the spooky spot in the forest. However the closer I was the more unsure it felt. When I was planning this trip I had to blow away a thick layer of dust from the coordinates of this place. What if the location already doesn’t exist? What if having just approximate coordinates I won’t find the site and will spend the whole evening searching for it?

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The Beauty of the Cracked Walls and Dusty Corners. Behind the Doors of the Old Abandoned Church [Czech Republic]

Six kilometres on foot made crossing the forest and middle of nowhere as most of the buses skirt a small village in the Czech Republic where the destination of the trip was situated. Nevertheless after reaching the final point the long way definitely paid off, no matter how time consuming it was. The reason of this journey was an old abandoned church located at the end of the dorp and its beautiful decaying interior.

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Pictures in the Windows. Visiting the Wonderful House of Painter [Czech Republic]

An unknown settlement in the Czech Republic which so small that on some maps it doesn’t even have a name. The only explainable reason to go there could be only that a track leading to the nearby situated Prosička mountain is crossing the area. And what a nice surprise it should be for the hunters of weirdness to find here an old house seeing which simply makes it impossible not to stop for a while and have a look on what is hiding behind its windows.

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Welcome to the Wonderland. Visiting the Weird House of Toys [Dobrotice, Czech Republic]

How many times have you been dying from the boredom while waiting on the train station? In Dobrotice (Czech Republic) that wouldn’t happen for sure, even if your train had a few hours delay. The thing making waiting there more meaningful than elsewhere is the former train station and its current inhabitant who turned it into a weird house of toys.

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The Beauty in Sorrow. An Extraordinary Grave in the Small Cemetery [Czech Republic]

It’s unbelievable how the saddest things can be turned into something beautiful. Moreover, the mix of beauty and sorrow creates such an amazing combination that they can be easily called a masterpiece. A perfect example is a cute stone sculpture of the house that made me stop for a while and make a few shots. Seeing it you barely would be to think about anything sad, and only the nicest thing would come to your mind if not mentioning the fact that it’s situated in the graveyard.

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The Always-open Art Gallery. Visiting the Artistic House of Pictures [Svídnice, Czech Republic]

Have you ever seen the art gallery that is open 24/7, no matter what’s the weather or the season of the year? You can find it in Svídnice (Czech Republic)—one of the houses there is decorated with lots of pictures and is definitely a nice surprise for any art lover who by some reason visits this village. Below is a quick tour on this open-air exhibition.

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