Cabana Dimbul Morii


Just outside Braşov, Romania, on the way to the mountains, there is a hotel. Many years ago, the hotel got abandoned when the owner stopped to care about it.
Since then, a process of decay slowly goes on. Close to a main road, it’s easy to find – and so did people from all around: one needed a bathtub, one a toilet… even door-frames and the smallest things are gone. They may still have an afterlife in a better maintained environment. Despite the ongoing decay, the hotel is still kind of used: some old beer bottles, here and there some clothes, a sleeping bag – homeless people stay in for the night.

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Fascination UrbEx


Circles – In the main hall of Cabana Dimbul Morii, Romania

Urban exploration – or in short: Urbex – is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned buildings or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. If decay already started to take place, the environment starts to get even more interesting. Although urbexing may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case.
Still, a lot of interesting places are fenced mostly to keep people away, due to third party liability: no owner wants to be held responsible for an accident which occurred on his property. But where there’s a fence, there is a hole in it.

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