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Old 31-12-2018, 09:53 AM   #23
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Default Re: Berlin or Dust - I went for the Dust!

Originally Posted by Zuckerbaron View Post
...passed settlements where most of the people went west to towns where is more work or simply more "life".
Glambeck...they stopped the normal bus service, she has to take the school bus to get to the next town.

Any idea what that tower is/ used to be?
It looks to be neatly restored...
But yeah, we saw a lot of small towns along the Luebeck-Stralsund corridor of country-roads last year that started with a brandnew curbed and smooth-top roundabout followed by the old communist cobble-stone rollercoaster through town, past totally dilapidated and abandoned houses next to beautifully restored old period buildings.
The contrast was baffling.

Originally Posted by Zuckerbaron View Post
On the other hand you come along massive buildings like this chateau and you ask yourself: Who was so weird to build such a castle in the middle of nowhere.

It might be one of the pre WW1 summer-residences of the rich coastal trading families of the Hanse-fleet (the Baltic coast isn't that far?) which was sort-of kept afloat and used by the Commie-Party hobnobs?
Those families owned huge tracts of land as well as the local folks + villages as virtual slaves right into the 1930s.
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