Current Residence: Germany
Favourite genre of music: Black Metal / Death Metal
it's mostly a tragic story of how a place becomes a lost place: investors who ran out of money, children who did not want the heritage, or people who just did not have children. Buildings whose substance is already so destroyed that it is not worth preserving or nobody wants to buy it. Thousands of places, thousands of stories ...
Sometimes, however, the tragedy begins even before the place is abandoned.
In 2014, I visited an abandoned confectionery and chocolate factory. It was one of the first "lost places" that I specifically explored with the right equipment (camera etc) and in which I took pictures. The photos I made in 2014 were uploaded by me under the serial name "candymaker". Last year, 2017, I visited the place again. 3 years later, it's a little sadder to see how everything decays. Therefore, and knowing what happened here, I called the second series "tragedy"
But what happened here?
nobody knows exactly when, but between 1890 and 1899, a young head chef had a serious accident. he was no longer able to practice as a head chef and his injuries were so serious that doctors gave him only a few months. But he did not die, he changed his life: became a vegetarian and tried to live as healthy as possible. He opened a shop for healthy foods and founded a Factory in 1913 and mainly produced very naturally confectionery, sweets and chocolate. The company grew over the years and soon they had two stores in nearby cities to sell the chocolate made in the factory.
In 1906 his son was born, who took over the factory in 1932. He continued everything in the spirit of his father. The war came and the son had to leave, but the factory went on to produce not only sweets, but also bread and soups, for example. The son returned home from captivity and the following years went well.