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Destin Sparks

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The old hospital 'Sentralsykehuset Østfold' have moved to Kalnes outside Sarpsborg. And the old hospital in Fredrikstad is abandoned and in an early decay.

One fine grey day in Feb. 2019 I took a walk around the area and did some photos -while it's still in this exciting stage! 🙂

 

Though the shots can be found also in Fredrikstad # 3 -I made this collection from that day.

Gamle Sykehuset Østfold, Fredrikstad

After reading in the local newspaper about a not very good looking apartment block in Fredrikstad -I went there to have a look. Quite amazing actually as it does seems partly abandoned and ‘decorated’. Not very well maintained either to put it mildly. Seems to be some sort of problem house for the local council as the owner can’t be bothered with it….. 
Not good for the city but still good for my camera. But I found the contrast between that ugly block and the old beautiful house beside it fascinating. 

A parking house near by was also interesting for my lense!

The photos is to be found HERE and HERE.







Some impulsive visits are often the best ones.. like this day when I decided to visit an old, well known area in one of my home towns: Fredrikstad. I discover that it’s both good and important to revisit places you have enjoyed earlier again -as we often see things from another perspective or with ‘new’ experienced eyes 🙂 -Places can change too -more or less. Beside -this old shipyard is soon to be all gone I’ve heard 🙁 -so I will memorize it like this the best I can…. There are also quite a lot of shots from around there in my other albums –Fredrikstad or Industry Fredrikstad # 1 or # 2!

On my last trip to Puerto Rico Dec 2017 – Jan 18 I came across this interesting place there.. well -‘came across’ isn’t quite true as I knew it was there from earlier -seen it for years actually -but didn’t think of going there taking photos until now! Can you believe!! -It’s this thing about being blind to places you pass but don’t see
Anyway -it’s an abandoned amusement park! Did not pay off I guess so they closed it.. I saw the sign outside that something else was finally going to come there -so I ‘woke up’ and shot some photos. It was no problem getting into one area but others were closed though.
I got the sense of a battlefield in there…. exciting! 🙂

These photos might be found in different albums too -but here they can be seen in one collection.