When I saw Heike’s stunning pictures from Hotel Waldlust, I was (almost) jealous, because I couldn’t visit it myself. But I got lucky on the next day. I wanted to show my husband some Roman, Celtic and Neolithic find spots. On our way back I saw an old toll building. They are quite common in this region nearby the Hungarian border. Most of them were sold during the last 40 years and became private properties. Normally the structure of such buildings is very solid. But the toll building of Nikitsch has seen better days. It's a ruin, not a skeleton but a zombie house. I hit the brakes and said: “Let’s photograph it, it’s such a spooky place. Maybe it will be pulled down soon or collapse by its own!” I was astonished, that everything was open. No fence, no sign - nothing to keep people out.
Of course it’s not comparable to Hotel Waldlust, but I got some rusty decay and dusty history for free. It reminded me of some of the structures Peter photographed during his black and white challenge.