Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

Old Abbey

30 miles away from my town, near the little town Wegeleben, 
is an old Abbey.
In the past there was a big argicultural estate around.
In the time of former GDR it was a functioning cooperative, since the collapse it's abandoned.
The decay is very fast progressed, only ruins today, partially espired.
I want to show today only a few details of the earlier stonework: the entrance gate, the lanes and the old dovecote.

Kloster Adersleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


  1. Even in this abandoned state, it seems they are keeping up with the place. It's not really over grown with grasses or weeds! I imagine it was quite a place when it was filled with life.

  2. I love to see those photos. Very impressive. Each place quietly tells us its long history.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Liebe Mascha,
    dieses alte Gemäuer und diese Pflastersteine hätten's mir genauso angetan wie dir - ein wunderbares Fotomotiv!
    Alles Liebe und schon mal ein schönes Wochenende!
    Herzlichst, die Traude

  4. Those stones look like they are hard to walk on. What kind of rail uses three on each side?

    1. This was a field-rail. It drove around the entire area and took off the harvest, to bring it to the barns. I think this went to the nearby Sugarfactory to deliver the beets.

      Many cooperatives in the GDR had such rail, which worked well. Today they are gone. Only some are restored and at festivals the people can ride on them around the villages.

  5. Wow, what a great place! Your photos certainly show it off.

  6. That's interesting. I like pictures which tell about history and more than that, I like reading narrations about such historical places.

  7. Visiting the old Abbeys as we drove through England last year was a real highlight for me. This one is really neat. Would love to really see it some day.

    Visiting from Sunday's in my City

  8. What a g eat place this was at one time. Such a shame after so much hard work it ids now going down the drain.

  9. incredible place and your images are beautiful!

  10. I like the first image, very nice. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  11. beautiful stonework. so sad it closed. love the stone road.

  12. It's so beautiful! Such a loss!!

  13. This is one amazing place. The stonework is beautiful!

  14. Hate to see it in ruins, but the stone structures are awesome to see. That curved wall(?) is fantastic!


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