In the 1970s and 1980s Albania had an extensive rail network with connections between all major cities. Now entire lines are turning into Lost Places.
The power plant in Fier was the largest combined heat and power plant in all of Albania. Operations ceased more then ten years ago, and now it is rotting away.
Albania’s dictator Hoxha ordered the construction of 750,000 bunkers to protect the country. About 170,000 were built. Most are still in place and rotting away.
Anyone staying in Tirana can hardly ignore the dictators’ pyramid. From 1988 to 1991 the former Enver Hoxha Museum had “more or less everything Enver Hoxha had ever touched” on display.
The biggest attraction in the ukrainian city of Odessa is not located on the surface, but below the ground. Welcome to the largest catacomb network in the world!
During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
On April 26, 1986 reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and contaminated half of Europe. A visit to the still highly contaminanted Exclusion Zone around the former power plant
In the Soviet Union, the kids didn’t fly to London in Summer, but went to the Communist Pioneer Camp. One of these camps is rotting away in a forest near Minsk…
We could hardly believe our luck: An actual Lost Place, in the middle of a residential area, almost on our doorstep. But what had been produced here?