There are not that many reasons to visit Tirnova when you travel to Moldova. And same here, for me it was just a small stop on the way to one of my destinations—an abandoned manor house in the village nearby. There were no reasonable connections to that place, so the only way to get there was to take a night train from Chisinau to Tirnova.
I had many doubts about that trip. Going to visit the place which had been already under demolition didn’t sound very promising. What will we find there? Only ruins? Will we find there ANYTHING? Nevertheless, one thing was sure—the condition of the building won’t be better, so the only option was to leave the city for a while and follow the road the same foggy as unsure the destination of the trip was—an abandoned heating plant situated in the small town in the Czech Republic. Surprisingly, after reaching the place all doubts faded away, as the demolition turned to be the unique occasion to see the agony of the building which, due to the bright sparks coming from the cuts of its heavy constructions, looked as a dying steel monster.
If I had to choose one special thing about that trip it would be definitely lots of dogs that started barking loudely immediately after seeing someone entering the village. This is something that helps to imagine what kind of place was my travel destination—the settlement so small and remote, that its quadruped protectors treat as an intruder everyone whom they haven’t seen yet. Taking the above into consideration, as well as the fact that there should a good reason for visiting a random remote village in the Czech Republic, it’s easy to guess that something worth seeing is hidden there—the goal of the trip was a small but impressive abandoned church.
When there’s still some time before your flight, you have 2 options: spend it at the airport to make sure you are not late or explore the area around and see what is hidding there. When I was waiting for my flight home from Belgrade I chose the second one without any doubts.Continue reading “After the Last Flight. Decaying Planes near the Airport [Serbia]”
The destination described in the this article is a kind of place that is very rare to find and at the same time sticks in mind for a long time. An abandoned house full of weird and even a bit creepy artworks is something that can easily force you to go to a small town Italy where it is situated just in order to enjoy its magic.Continue reading “The Masterpiece of Weirdness. La Casa delle Favole [Italy]”
Deep in the old and wild park in Poland is situated a decaying mausoleum which hides inside something that you sure wouldn’t like to find by accident late at night. A few metres high sculpture of the demon is greeting everyone who is curious to have a look inside the old building. Seeing this makes you wonder, how came that in the sacral place, where you would rather expect to see some sacral attributes, there’s the hellish creature instead?Continue reading “Right from the Hell. A Demon in the Decaying Mausoleum [Poland]”
It was just another trip to some abandoned site in Italy with an intermediate stop in the early September morning. That is one more time when I just can’t help myself treating a period of the day as some place to visit, and even more—explore. The reason was the ability of sunlight to turn the area into something so stunning that you don’t regret being awake so early and even enjoy the idea of getting out on the train station and having a few kilometres to walk on foot to reach the place where the train doesn’t go. What’s more, the beauty of the sunrise painted route literally forced to make some stops on the way, and the pictures below are the outcome.Continue reading “Exploring the Morning. A Few Sunrise Painted Landscapes from the Province of Padua [Italy]”
An abandoned hotel which is in better condition than many of those where you have ever stayed. An interior design so luxurious that it reminds rather a palace than a place to stay for holiday. That is probably the best way to describe a breathtaking hotel decaying in the mountains in Austria.Continue reading “As If They Have Just Left. A Stunning Abandoned Hotel in the Mountains [Austria]”
DISCLAIMER. Prague is a beautiful city with lots of impressive sites to see, which make it worth coming here even from the other side of the world. The idea to show this part of the town was based on the belief that the most interesting places are the undiscovered ones and their obscureness is their beauty. This article cannot be treated as a travel guide while planning a trip Prague.
It was just an aimless walk following the random streets of Prague. Completely randomly one of them brought me to Vysočany. Definitely not that part of Prague where you can find most of historical monuments or other ‘must see’ places. On the other hand, isn’t such unknown area the best when you don’t care about the destination at all?Continue reading “The Unknown Side of Prague. Part 2: A Few Sights from Vysočany [Czech Republic]”
The whole night spent in the train making a few hundred kilometres long trip through Poland. Then a change to the bus when the darkness was still covering the town and only those who are really forced to go somewhere can be met on the train station. The thing forcing me that time to go for such enormously long journey leaving home in even more time of the day (or rather night) was an abandoned Protestant church.Continue reading “The Magic of Sunrise in the Decaying Temple. An Abandoned Protestant Church [Poland]”