my holiday I tried to take a fresh look at my own
appartment. It's a modern, relatively well cleaned and
well maintained appartment - but still, with the right
way of looking - it can become a new place.
After struggling through the
dense undergrowth and between the huge trees we
finally saw the building in the distance. It was
much bigger than we expected from the description
and the loaction databases at www.uer.ca
It was high and enticing but
there was no directly visible entrance. We hadn't
brought our climbing gear, so we would have to
find another entrance.
At the back of the building we
saw this weird calm pond. We stayed away from
it's dark, maybe poisonous waters.
After crossing the extensive
concrete loading bay we found what we hoped for:
a drain! After some effort we opened the grating
and entered the extensive steam tunnels.
The tunnels were filled with
decaying steam pipes and flaking asbesos
insulation. In places we had to crawl between
weird machinery and unknown objects.
The place was not entirely
uninhabited. But the occupants were either
indifferent to our presence, or they we just as
scared of us as we were of them.
After leaving the tunnel system
through a narrow corridor we were inside. Here
the signs of decay were all around us. Loose
wiring, fallen plaster - and in places the whole
structure had collapsed.
Through several menacing
stairways we made it to the roof. But first we
had to cross a narrow walkway. The roof itself
was treacherous and filled with holes.
But it gave a great view of the
whole terrain and the beautiful shadows of the