Posts in Category: urban exploration

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.

 

 

 

 

 

1981

This sign of a construction year placed at the entrance floor of Sigma sanatory.

A window to nature

Two sisters

Colorful painting of two sisters contrast to grey rubble and darkness left alone in this abandoned place

Forgotten wall paint

One of the saddest things left in abandoned buildings is some form of art. This soviet style wall paint is a good example of such act.

D:

The smiley of a sink clearly shows the mood of inhabitants of this ruined place.

From mushrooms to cherries

This is an old Lithuanian refrigerators “Snaigė“ freezer door with its inner side facing upward. The markings on it shows the necessary temperature for a particular dish storage.

Memel-Nord fire control station

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

Rusty firetruck

Russian fire truck ZIL-133 has been out of use for a long time and rusted pretty badly. The petrol pump standing near isn’t doing better either. Only snow and ice preserves their decayed components.

Pleasant window sight

Trakai castle is not only surrounded by nice nature sights, but also some harsh looking old abandoned ruins standing just at the shore of the lake. I cannot complain because looking through such opening and seeing the castle accompanied by some rubble and old tires by the wall is truly unique. 

Under the floodlight

The reason why this man is standing there and what is he doing there is left for a viewer to guess. One thing is sure – that floodlight makes lots of light, no matter the autumn darkness.

Grybas street