We explored a lost smithy with our cameras.
Disclaimer: Although we hadn't proper permission, we assure went into open doors and didn't damage anything. As in the inofficial rules of urban exploration we did 'leave nothing but footprints'.
Below you find the story of the building in words and pictures, based on our exploration.
Some signs laying around make me assume that the last usage of the building was a modern smithy.
However around the house we found multiple old paintings in medieval style, which had been painted over or had pipes in front of them. They were only barely visible, so I don't have a photo of them to show. They seem to have been painted in late 20th century, showing characteristics of bourgeois art. Maybe this building was used for civil administration before it became a smithy.
The house possibly was lost after a fire in the cellar. Walls and ceiling were full of coal and molten plastic could be seen deformed to strange structures around the room.
On the other side of the cellar we found used glow sticks. Someone had fun here after all :)
The wooden stairway up to the 1st floor and above still was intact, despite the overall vandalism and decay. However, the roof already is damaged and the gutter is directing the water from the roof right into a room, too. So it is to be assumed that decay will progress quickly the next months.
I wouldn't go on adventures in ruins, if I wouldn't be amazed by the beauty one can find in decay.
May it be simple things as chipping paint or water stains, the vast amount of details and change added to a building when it falls into ruins is amazing.
After all it also is very fascinating to visit places lost by humans, yet still carry the traces of their existence.
I hope you enjoyed the journey along with us. Below are some more images for your viewing pleasure.
P.S.: If you want to go on Urban Exploration yourself, be aware it is barely legal (depending on the country you live in), no matter if you leave everything untouched. Always be sure not to take unnecessary risks, don't ever go into a room where the floor or ceiling has been collapsed or is likely to. Don't explore during the Winter months, since the snow on the roof and the frost in the walls is likely to rapidly speed up decay. And don't ever go alone.