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been left behind as well as street art, urban culture, underground
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The SouthPosted by Roy Jul 17, 2008 03:23PM That was our week on the road. 2500 kilometers and some sweet objects along the way. More will surely follow as we didn't get to all the places on our list this time around.
The SouthPosted by Roy Jul 17, 2008 03:14PM DAY 5 - The Brick Fasad Factory
Closed in the 80's they literaly just flipped a switch. Rumor has it that there is over one million bricks still on site, some in the ovens, some on the racks and many piled up in crates ready for transport.
DAY 6 - The Old Paper Factory
This place is unclear why it closed but this much can be said. It isn't a health place, lots of chemcials are still on site and strewn about. Some building we didn't even dare to go in despite the fact that we had breathing filters and protective equipment.
The SouthPosted by Roy Jul 17, 2008 03:09PM DAY 3 - Random House in the Middle of Nowhere.
No additional information was obtained but we did find a charred bird in the sink. A sacrafice shrine? Maybe
DAY 4 - The Sugar Factory
Swedens first Sugar Factory. An amazing building with approx. 25-30 meter ceilings and tiled floors everywhere you went. Some of the levels as you can see have been removed so we couldn't explore the entire building.
The SouthPosted by Roy Jul 17, 2008 02:24PM Well after moving the site I was forced to re-upload all the photo's from our Southern Sweden road trip. Anyway here they are again.
DAY 1 - The Zipper Factory
The Zipper Factory, constructed 1940, is a brick complex consisting of four building where each building has three stories plus a basement. The complex was split in two by a small rapid which they generated power from once upon a time. The color pallet was only strengthened by the peeling layers of paint on the walls and the rusting of metal. The whole factory gave a mystical feeling with it's large empty halls, broken window frames and dark corners. This was a superb start for our journey and we were gladly surprised by this vast structure.
DAY 2 - The Slaughter House
After a few random encounter stops along the way we arrived at day two's main attraction, once Sweden's largest slaughter house, now a looming cement labyrinth. Closed sometime in the 70's due to the worst out break of salmonella Sweden has had where approximately 9000 were affected which of about 100 died. Today it stands another monolithic brick ruin; cement pens, broken tiles and rusting slop buckets decorate it's many floors. Wandering through it's dark torture chambers with molding graffiti encrusted walls gave a sense that this place never was and never will be home to anyone.