Unforgettable Urbex Trip - Interesting Urbex Locations On The South Of Poland
The August urbex trip to the south of Poland was very successful. We planned to visit several legendary locations, including the old Kraków Płaszów locomotive depot and the former Liban quarry, where Stiven Spielberg recorded photos for the Oscar-winning Schindler’s List. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end quickly and we had to travel home. But what happened along the way exceeded our wildest expectations.
Unexpected Chateau - The Surprise Urbex Object In Silesia
Have you ever traveled to an abandoned facility several hundred kilometers and after reaching the place it turned out that you don’t have to visit it? Yes, it was in this case. We wanted to make a report from a neo-gothic villa located west of Krakow, but after reaching the place we did not find any entrance to the building. But we will tell about it another time. A bit sad, we got back into our 20-year-old car and headed north. As compensation and willingness to explore anything on the same day, we set the navigation to a random object marked on our urbex map – the Palace in Pilica.We knew absolutely nothing about this palace except that it existed. The lack of any information about the condition of the building or the possibility of visiting it did not fill us with optimism. The more so because after reaching the place we saw the palace gate behind which there was a very well-kept English-style garden. Numerous groups of tourists walking around the area also indicated that the palace is not abandoned at all and is a casual ticketed tourist facility. However, when we got to the palace situated on a slight hill, it turned out how wrong we were.
Abandoned Chateau Style - A Lot Of Amazing Things In One Object
The abandoned gigantic palace, decorated with bas-reliefs, untouched by vandals, hides its interior and is at your fingertips. However, a quick reconnaissance made us realize that visiting the interior of the palace will not be so easy. Barred windows and closed all entrances made us slowly believe that we will go inside. However, during the next tour around the palace, we thought we could hear voices from inside the building. Someone was in! Further observation allowed to establish that several people were just visiting the palace, but an attempt to contact them, unfortunately, frightened off potential companions of the trip. Inside the palace, it went quiet again.
How To Visit Abandoned Chateau? - An Urbex Guided Tour
After a few minutes of observation, the main door of the palace opened and three women came out. One of them was Bogusia, the daughter of the facility’s administrator. After a short conversation, she led us to her father, who was about to make up his mind whether he would let us in. An elderly man living in the palace orangery came out to us and began to tell his story and how he has been associated with the palace for many years; first as a teacher, then as director, and today as its administrator. When the palace was bought by one of the richest women in the world, Barbara Piasecka Johnson, restoration work began in the palace. As the administrator of the facility, he was responsible for securing the facility against further devastation. However, when the owner died in 2013, numerous lawsuits began to establish the rightful heir of the palace. The trials continue to this day, and the palace has no owner to look after it and thoroughly rebuild it. When we got to know the history of the palace, we asked him if he would let us in. He agreed and gave us his soy daughter as a guide.
We Captured Everything - The Abandoned Chateau In Pilica Photos
During our urbex travels we saw a lot of abandoned palaces or chateau’s. Each of them was in a different condition and built differently. We have beautiful but sad photos from almost destroyed Piano Palace. We have breathtaking urbex photos from well-preserved Adria in Budapest. But this place was special. You see that this palace is abandoned, but thanks to curator work, this place is not decaying. This renaissance chateau in Italian style has a lot of interesting details. We tried to capture them on our photos. We hope, you’ll enjoy them!