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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 29, 2018, 5:45 PM
1643 by Frostschock

First of all: I´m still alive :P Sorry you all didn`t hear much from me the last weeks. I had a lot of work and some projects i wanted to push forward.
The Picture above shows me "at work" and is a hint that the "LUX" series is nearly complete. that means with the last Picture i`ll upload there will come again a Journal with history of this awesome abandoned place.

I also wanted to tell you that i`ve tried out this new Vero app everybody was talking about and i think its fun and good. At the moment i`m not on Instagram, so for me Vero works well. So if you`re on Vero too i would be happy you`d follow me there :)

Tragedy of the Candymaker - an abandoned Factory

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 28, 2018, 9:06 AM

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"

Tragedy 0592 by Frostschock

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.

Tragedy 1324 by Frostschock

But it came the time in which everything became difficult. The people no longer wanted "healthy" sweets, the competition got bigger and bigger and the economic control had stricter requirements. The factory was no longer profitable and the mountain of bills was getting higher.
Everything ended abruptly in 1992 with the dead of the now 83-year-old son. The papers did not write it but it was rumored that he had hanged himself in the old factory. His daughter left everything behind and moved to the small home of the factory to look after her seriously ill mother, who died in 2005.
When I visited the factory in 2014, the daughter, meanwhile an very old woman, still lived in the dilapidated little house.
Now, 3 years later, everything is abandoned. I do not know what happened to her but she does not live in the collapsing house next to the ruined factory. Only her cat still lives there and is probably fed by neighbors...

Tragedy 0622 by Frostschock

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