Gelderman & Zn.
|For the officebuilding, later Jumbo Dancing/Jan Steen, and some
history see Abandoned:Jumbo.
I wanted to revisit the office building (see Abandoned:Jumbo)
to take some better pictures of the main hall, to explore the large
basement (I had brought garbage bags against wet feet) and to explore
some places I thought I missed last time. Unfortunately, the door
I used last time had been boarded up again. Probably for the best,
it will keep the place from being smashed any further for a while
longer. The second goal on my agenda was the last remaining part of
the Gelderman factory just across the railroad tracks. This building
proved to be satisfying exploration object.
View from the emergency staircase
at the building to be explored.
|Crossing the railroad tracks wasn't so difficult, but to get down
on the other side I had to force my way through thorn bushes, which
was no fun. Anyway, once there all doors were wide open (read 'non
existent') for me to enter.
Yes I know, this doesn't fit on your screen.
Gives an idea of the size of the main hall. It was used as a parking garage
discotheque days. Nowadays it would probably be better to park your car
From the other side. It used to be three
times as wide, but part of it was demolished to make room for a railroad
viaduct. The right wall is clearly newer than the
I like this piece of graffiti.
For the category 'how did this get
here?'; a shoe.
The inevitable chemical waste lying
Next hall. Left: outside, right: big
hall in pictures above, straight ahead: stairwell and beyond that
remnants of offices, next to that the elevator. I went straight ahead.