Category Archives: urban exploration

Backstage graffiti

Rehabilitation center “Aušveita”

Abandoned center in one very nice place, surrounded by pine forests near Neris river.

Fire hydrant doorFire hydrant door, with a phone number.

Metal construction decoSuch metal and wood construction connecting two buildings acts as a decoration.

MattressOld mattress. Distanced part of this center is inhabited as smoking chimney can be seen through window.

Fluorescent lampsFluorescent lamp leftovers.

Hanger still lifeHanger still life.

Rotten roomBadly rotten room.

Document storageAs usual in such abandoned places – document storage, probably containing sensitive data.

West side building interiorThis west side building first floor also seen better days.

Corridor to kitchenCorridor leading to emptied kitchen.

Boarded doorsBoarded doors.

Empty stair hallEmpty stair hall creates strong echoes.

Tiles ripped offTiles ripped off.

 

Hotel facade

Hotel “Saulės Žiedas”

 

This hotel was once luxurious, but now only ruins remain.

Old bookletOld booklet showing visit prices and hotel interior intact.

Account papersOld account papers with a date of 1988.

Frost in a basementBasement walls are covered with frost.

Light through open broken windowLight falling through open, broken window.

Furniture turned overFurniture turned over.

DieSome form of graffiti which translates “Die”.

Lone armchairLone armchair.

Main hall upwards

Main hall looking upwards. This is a central part of a building.

Main hall downwards

Same hall from the second floor.

Remains of a kitchemThere is very little left of a kitchen.

Hotel stairway

Littered stairway.

Cable thief tracesCable thief traces.

Face graffitiFace graffiti in other stairway.

Bathroom tilingThis once was a very nice bathroom.

Torn wallIt looks like the Wolverine was here,

Graffiti paintingStrange graffiti painting near balcony door.

Laid down doorsLaid down door missing a number.

Pedobear stencilPedobear stencil.

Burned homeworkBurned homework.

Instructive graffitiThe instructive graffiti on the right translates to “work all year to spend one week at a seaside”.

Small green walled windowSmall green walled window.

Furniture labelFurniture label “Recreation furniture set”.

Agrobalt 2001

Vilnius meat factory

This time we decided to visit an old meat factory situated in Vilnius southern industrial district. This place isn’t very popular among explorers so we really didn’t knew what we gonna find there. But now I can confirm, that it is worth the visit. The buildings have seen better days, but still you can find some interesting stuff there.

Empty doorwayEmpty doorway in an office building near main gates.

1994 calendarA calendar of ’94 showing that time politicians on a Christmas tree.

Rubble floorMost of the buildings in area, have been visited by iron thieves who steal iron beams that hold walls intact. That is why some of these buildings upper floors have collapsed to ground level.

ammoniacal pipeline schemeTitled “ammoniacal pipeline scheme” displays how once machinery was constructed. On the right side of billboard there is a scheme called “sanitary slaughter plan”.

Crumpled bookA crumpled technical book, showing a section of some sort of machinery.

Glass block windowA glass block window with a paint peeling off the wall.

Rusted exit signRusted exit sign.

Some kind of liquid meterSome kind of liquid meter.

Cooperative "Nivelyras"A document for a Cooperative named “Nivelyras”, which translated means spirit level.

Safety helmet on a project schemeSafety helmet on a project scheme. Office buildings are full of such schemes, technical books, factory operational data and so on.

Plastic shavingsA rick of plastic shavings.

Meat factory still lifeMeat factory still life.

Gas mask with its trunk hangingOld gas mask with its trunk hanging.

Room with a closetRoom with an empty closet.

Orange gradientOrange paint gradient of a window barricaded from outside by a roof slate.

Statistical bookSome statistical data book.

Remains of a butterflyProbably the only sign of a life form there, are these remains of a butterfly.

ERA-204Front plate cover of a vintage radio called ERA-204. These radios production started at 1985.

Broken open fridgeBroken open fridge.

Gas mask on a snowGas mask with a filter on a snow.

Steam frostThick frost of a steam coming from a sewer hole.

 

 

 

 

 

Abandoned children’s clinic

Winter is stubborn for sure this year and after Fridays snowstorm, we went for an urban exploration. This time to Vilnius Antakalnis district, to abandoned children’s clinic. It was really worth the visit mainly because its in very good condition, full of interesting stuff and wasn’t visited by robbers or other sort of lowlifes. The main building has few broken-in entrances. Some of them have been blocked, but not the main door one, where we entered through glassless window. First of all the ceiling lamps greeted us with yellowish light, what disturbed us for some time. We thought maybe the building is being repaired or  guarded (there is electricity in whole building), moreover some sounds of pounding hammer were coming from rightmost part of the building. We took turn to left and straight to the basement.

Near entrance to basement

The basement is probably the most interesting place there, because all stuff from upper floors is crammed to small dark rooms. There we took this composition of medical chair, mirror and some old artificial flowers in blueish vase. The room also had some flabby balloons hanging from ceiling lamps. Like a leftovers of some party.

Medical chair

Then we went further to the right of the building to a room where lots of medical syringes were cluttered on the floor, as well as boxes of sterile water and other liquids, everything covered in ice, even the light bulb hanging from low ceiling.

Icy bulb

Unused needles box on top of heating pipes.

Unused needles

 

“Sterile water for injection” unopened packet.

Sterile water

Stacked boxes of medical liquids, soaked in water and ice.

Boxes of medicine

Paint splashes as a background for this large syringe.

Paint splashes

All types of syringes.

All types of syringes

Wheelchair and an armchair in another room.

Wheelchair and an armchair

In some rooms everything is covered with white powder, maybe from ageing ceiling coating.

Covered in white powder

Torn drum and other trash.

Torn drum

Basement connects two clinic buildings – main and the one with swimming pool.

Basement connects two buildings

There is electricity even in the basement.

The basement

The basement also has a room full of patient journals, x-ray photos, etc.

patients library

Surgery journal.

Surgery journal

Something splashed.

Medicine splash

After looking around the basement we went to second building, where swimming pool and rehabilitation cabinets are situated. This building is one floor height and it is very bright in there, because of windows in the ceiling.

Rehabilitation building

Coloured heating radiator.

Coloured radiator

The swimming pool is in good condition, except the graffiti paintings.

Swimming pool

After visiting second building we went back to first ones other floors.

Stairs

Dandelion blossoms in this strange creation.

Dandelions

Upper floors are mostly empty. And the sounds we heard before, probably were coming from outside.

Empty floors

Operating room was also empty, only lots of lamps on the ceiling.

Operating room

Monster plants occupy one room.

Monster plants

This one had to see something bad…

Scared

Another stool in the middle of hallway.

Stool in the middle of hallway

Vintage hand dryer.

Vintage hand dryer

We also found some glass syringes in top floor.

Glass syringes