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   Decided to take a short walk today. Didn't knew that it will be 4 hours long and will take place in S.T.A.L.K.E.R., thanks to small footpath and my curiosity. Had only my old phone with me, so photo quality is not great.

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   After 100 meters of walking found this place. Looking down in those tubes reveals big empty dark space below, half-filled with water. This thing is located between Soviet-build district and newly constructed housing project.

 

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   So this is a roof of big ass building (floor is like 3-4 meters below those slabs of concrete)

 

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   And forest is slowly eating this building.

 

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   Walking further, no idea what this building was supposed to be.

 

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   Some small pieces of collapsed upper floors can be seen here, a bit scary to get there. Plenty of water in underground floor.

 

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   To the left of main building.

 

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   Roof is partially collapsed.

 

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   Don't know what that thing is or was.

 

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   Next buildings

 

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   That one looks promising.

 

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   Previous unfinished structure

 

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   Piece of roof.

 

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   Behind that hangar-like building found this. Also no idea what that thing was supposed to be, but it also looks unfinished.

 

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   Last one. Left entrance looks very unsafe, lol.

 

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   It is filled with water. Few places to walk on.

 

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   Walking back home was true hobo experience, haha.

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This is a thread about camping. Camping is the act of purposely leaving the house and wifi connection in order to sleep on the ground, sometimes in the cold. You may choose to consume less than appeti

My way of social distancing applied today (waking up at 4 a.m. was hard though). North-western Bohemia, near the motorway Prague - Dresden. I didn't meet a single person...   

So I finally got around to making a sheath for it.         The actual sheath is made from two pieces of kiaat, with aluminium strapping held in place by clear e

   Today made a trip with a friend back to abandoned buildings from my post above. Apparenly they were supposed to be water treatment facilities. This time 80% more of parkour was used to get to new places.

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   Second box-like building not far from first one, also getting slowly eaten by forest. Had to do tree-climbing to get on top of that thing and pretty big jump from the roof to get back on the ground.

 

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   Entering building in the first photo.

 

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   Other room was just box filled with water.

 

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   Moving to biggest of unfinished buildings in this area. Will try to get inside of it.

 

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   Lowest level, under ground surface.

 

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   My friend's photo

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   Kind of scary to get under it.

 

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   Found stairs, got on to 1st floor. This big ass slab of concreate that partially panched through floor slab meets us with x_x

 

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   Floor have several small holes in it, on top of whole sections missing.

 

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   Wanted to make a jump to this section (it is separated by about 2 meters from us), but decided to not to do that, it would be hard to get back as photo was made from thin concreate beam that is not very good to land on.

 

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   2nd floor

 

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   Getting to that wall involves walking on a thin concrete beam

 

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   Walking near those things made me a bit nervous

 

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   3rd floor.

 

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   And again, this part of this building is separated from us by ~2 meter jump and looking and how thin/damaged is concrete there, decided to not test it.

 

   Back to underground level of that building, but walked deeper. In order to get there we had to do 3 jumps from concrete pieces that were surrounded by water on top pillar base.

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    Central part is surrounded by a swamp.

 

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   Next is small building. We got in it and explored 2 floors and a roof. Roof was uninteresting, no photos of it. Few other guys were there, firing BB gun somewhere.

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   Underground level looks like something out of Syria.

 

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   2nd floor.

 

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   Photo of doorway in next room through a breach in the backwall.

 

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   Would be pretty interesting place for paintball matches.

 

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   Small building away from main group of structures.

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   Big hangar-like structure. Hangar itself you could see in pics from my previous trip, this time me and friend explored smaller rooms.

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   Probably a place for a big piece of equipment.

 

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   And friend's photos of building that is like 70% flooded from my previous post.

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1 hour ago, Scolopax said:

Was this all supposed to be part of one (big) water treatment facility?

AFAIK yes, those were supposed to be a part of one big compound of buildings. In fact there is a Northern Waterworks Station located nearby and it is functioning.

 

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   Lower part of pic shows buildings from photos, upper part - NWS.

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Few more pics from my hiking. Only one or two from each. It would be way too many of them... 

 

Vltava river, south of Prague

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Sázava river, just few kilometers away

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Pastviny dam, eastern Bohemia

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A tourist path over the Lužnice river near Tábor, south Bohemia. Once there was one of the main Hussite fortresses near this tunnel but close to nothing is left of it (Příběnice), it's some 10 km from the Hussite capital city Tábor.  

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Countryside near Česká Lípa, Northern Bohemia

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Now something cultural, Kutná Hora without the crowds of tourists. This city was once one of the richest in Europe thanks to its silver mines which were the deepest medieaval mines in the world (around 450 meters under the ground at the end of 15th century). This fantastic place is also famous for its bone church which is decorated by bones of 40 thousand victims of plague and Hussite wars (and which is by some funny coincidence lcated just next to a factory of Philip Morris).  

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Jizera mountains, north-eastern Bohemia, view towards Liberec city (hidden behind the hills) and its Ještěd mountain with a tower which won the 1969 Prix Auguste Perret architectural prize as the only building in our country. 

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A very local rain shower at the Sedlo mountain, northern Bohemia

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View towards the German Saxony border, Lužice mountains, northern Bohemia (the boxy cliffs at the far distance are already in Saxony).

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   Took a small walk in forest near city, during which i remembered that i have new phone with like 4 cameras facing in the same direction. Decided to take few pics to see how they are going to look.

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Meanwhile I did hundreds of kilometers more on foot and took thousands of photos. I will post one or two from every trip in several batches. 

 

Česká Kamenice town viewed from the ruins of its castle. Northern Bohemia. In the far distance it's Saxony (one of the boxy cliffs is the famous gigantic fortress Königstein). 

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The so-called Mácha lake (in fact a large pond built in 14th century and named after 19th century poet Mácha who loved to hike around the countriside). Northern Bohemia. 

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Former artillery training range Jordán in Brdy mountains, central Bohemia. The heavy infantry cassemate on the picture was a testing object used for resistance trials (allegedly including 305 mm ammo but I didn't find any massive damage, who knows). 

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View towards the western border with Germany (basically all the hills on the horizont). Radeč natural park near Plzeň (Pilsen), western Bohemia. 

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View from Tetín cliffs, one of the oldest populated places in Czechia, on Berounka river. Central Bohemia. 

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View from Milešovka mountain after the rain, northern Bohemia.

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   Few days ago made a short trip to that abandoned water threatment facility i posted earlier, and sadly it is now is being demolished. Bulldozers are at location, biggest building already lost some parts. So those photos (and previous one in this thread) could be last one of that place or at least some of structures.

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   On top of big structure. 3 meters below me - body of water with unknown depth until floor level. Looking S-E in direction of main building.

 

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   Main building with new residential buildings of Kudrovo towering behind it.

 

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   Same roof, N-E, hangar-like building, half-flooded.

 

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   Forest on top of that roof.

 

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   Excavator is visible on the left. One roof supporting element is lies fallen, with it's lower part still on the edge of 2nd floor

 

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   Staircase is already demolished.

 

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   Parts of 3rd and 2nd floors are now on the 1st and underground levels.

 

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   Unfinished hangar-like structure supports are demolished.

 

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   Other buildings are still intact.

 

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   View in western direction

 

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Next portion of trips.

 

View from top of Velká Deštná mountain, directly on the Polish border, eastern Bohemia (German border before 1950). Mountains in the distance are in Poland.

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The magnifficent Pernštejn castle, south Moravia. This never defeated fortress is preserved basically in the state of the late 30-years war in which it played its role in helping to defeat 1645 Torstenson's Swedish army attempt to take Brno city and advance to Wienna. The 200-strong castle garrison made several raids on the Swedish forces besieging Brno and took around 200 prisoners. It also managed to break in the city with supplies. As a result Torstenson decided to send 5500 men to take the castle but the 11-days long fight ended not far from the famous scene from Monthy Python's Holly Grail (French castle siege). The attackers armed with only 3-pdr field guns didn't manage to take even the outermost line of defence despite having a nummerical advanteg of nearly 30:1.  

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Typical countriside of lowlands along the Labe (Elbe) river. East of Prague. 

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Berounka river, western Bohemia.

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View from Blaník hill, central Bohemia. Accoring to a medieval legend an army of knights is resting inside the mountain to rise up when the fate of the country is at stake.

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Sázava river, central Bohemia.

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