Freitag, 6. Mai 2016

Friday Five and a witness of the past.

Good morning,

it's time for Five with Nancy, Amy, Tanya and Cath.


On monday we were in Schierke and I took some photos of the last old abandoned hotel.
It will be demolished soon, as has been the other two.
It is abandoned since over 20 years and very desolate, so I took pictures only from outside.


The small town Schierke was once so close to the inner-German border, that it was not allowed to visit the town and the nice area.
The only way was to take a holiday accommodation in one of three large holiday homes.
They were then in ownership of the working-peoples-union and it was very good value for families.
For the money, what you pay today for one single night, we lived there 2 weeks and still got three meals a day.


We have several times spent there holiday and I have lovely memories.
In winter the snow was higher than I ... and there was an ice rink.
In the summer we hiked through beautiful green forest and mountains and when we were tired on the way back, we could see from a distance the large convalescent home.


After the collapse of the GDR this home became a hotel, but it was too expensive
 for most people and the guests were from.
In this time many people lost their jobs and had other concerns as vacation trips 
(this is still the matter today, and more and more people can not pay for travels).
And who has the money, travels to another countries...
So the hotel was abandoned and it has fallen more and more.
In the coming weeks it will be demolished and these are definitely the last photos.
In my mind I am again wandered through the large corridors and rooms, as then, as a little girl ...
A sad farewell.


And now the poetic part - лирический часть

This is a box full of wishes & every one is different & every one lasts for just long enough for you to decide if it's really worth doing & when you finally decide on your real wish it will fill up your whole heart & soul & it will leak out of your eyes sometimes when you least expect it & you will start to glow just a little & here & there, you will see other people who glow a little, too, because they have found their real wish. That is how you know someone who has a real wish, because it marks you forever with love.

- storypeople -

Have a wonderful weekend


  1. Life never stays the same does it. Glad you got to go back and relive the memories before it is demolished

  2. Bitter sweet memories of your time at the old hotel. It was good that you got a chance to visit one last time and take the photos, thank you for sharing them with us:)

  3. Hello, what a sad farewell for the hotel. I am glad you have some nice memories of the place. The wish box is wonderful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Such a shame about the hotel, such a beautiful building, Great wish box. Take care.

  5. sad to hear how the hotel went out of business but i did enjoy hearing of your memories and i loved the pictures. when we were hit with the recession a while back many people couldn't afford to travel, high gas prices and all so many stayed near home and the term "stay-cation" was started! thank you for linking mascha and have a super weekend!

  6. I bet that will be a sad farewell. :(

  7. Your great photos make this deteriorated hotel look beautiful. You have the eye Mascha.

  8. What a shame about the hotel! So many memories must be housed there.

  9. I love your collage. I'm always sad when old buildings are demolished. ...all that beautiful stone work. At least you have some lovely memories of good times there. What stories those buildings could tell!

  10. Must have been a beautiful building in its day. Thanks for joining in R5F. xo

  11. I'm glad you took some photographs before they are gone forever. Sometimes it's so sad to see the demise of these buildings. People had such great memories there.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Things always get more expensive, can't stop that. Sad for the young people who can't afford to do the things we could, when things were less expensive.

  13. It is such a shame to see this decay isn't it. Thank you for joining Five On Friday this week, hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

  14. The hotel must have many stories to tell, it has a faded charm and a romance about it. :-)

  15. Yes, a sad farewell, Mascha. What an interesting history this fine old building as. And such great memories for you. Sad that it is going away.

  16. Mascha, Your photos are gorgeous and poignant at the same time. It makes my heart sad to see something that was once so beautiful falling to ruin.

  17. It will be sad to see the hotel/house come down. But your memories are forever preserved in your heart. Lovely photos even though the house is in ruins.

  18. I am glad you captured photos of it one last time. I can see that it was a beautiful place when it was taken care of. That last photo the broken glass is the shape of a cat's head :)

  19. I am glad you captured photos of it one last time. I can see that it was a beautiful place when it was taken care of. That last photo the broken glass is the shape of a cat's head :)


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