November 28th, 2014 - Afternoon
Before visiting Chateau Zakspeed, we actually never heard nor seen anything on this beautiful location. A friend of ours told us there was this abandoned chateau near his home, so on a chilly fridayafternoon, after my boyfriend was done working, we went to check it out.
We were amazed by the amount of junk laying around in the chateau, but the beautiful hallway and the amazing staircase really were worth the visit! ;)
When we arrived, there were some railway workers, working on the trainrails near the chateau. My boyfriend asked them if we were allowed to pass, which we were so we went along and bumped into a city worker riding a bycicle in front of the chateau. After he asked us what we were doing out there (photographing, sir!) and if we were photographing for some magazine (No, sir!), he warned us not to go inside and took of.
We waited for a little while, shooting the outside of the chateau and the side building, before entering the chateau, to make sure he wasn't coming back to check on us, but we haven't seen him anymore and were able to shoot our inside pics without any problems.
There was a whole lot of stuff inside: toys, papers, cd's and movies and a lot of, well, just junk! But the hallway with the chandelier and the gorgeous stairs left me breathless! Besides the gorgeous entree, also the large unbroken mirror and the furniture that was left behind, made it really worth the visit!
Unfortunately, this chateau burned down some months after our visit and the hallway is in really bad shape now. Such a shame!
For more pictures and the history of Chateau Zakspeed, check out my gallery HERE.
Untill my next footprints! ;)