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By amanda0102  
Chateau Bambi


Chateau Bambi was built in 1889 and after world war II was converted into a hotel, until finally closing in 2009 due to poor management. Finding Chateau Bambi was a task, we drove up country lanes in search of our destination, and eventually amongst farmerís fields, we saw our goal. Similar to Walfhart, but on a grander, larger scale, Chateau Bambi had a stepped front fascia, finished in a scarlet red. The huge building loomed over us, so magnificent and bright, far different from the outbuildings used to service this disused hotel. Once in Chateau Bambi, it was clear to see a lot of the furniture had been stolen. After the Hotel closed; the beds, chairs, dressers and bathroom fittings remained intact. Even curtains and bedding were left behind. From photographs we saw since its closure, the rooms were fully adorned with the elements which made Bambi a Hotel.

It was sad to see that everything from the hotel has been stripped, just a couple of chairs remained in the rooms downstairs. The ceilings were tall and magnificent stretching meters above our heads. Mould covered wall sized paintings just visible through the decay. Upstairs bare rooms flowed across the floors. We peered out of the window, ironically seeing a young deer grazing on the field.

Heading up into the basement, pigeons had made the building their home flapping their wings as we entered the adjacent room. One tiny room caught my eye. So bright and white, just a single, basic, thin metal table and a support beam filled the space, lit by a small window everything about it was so clinical yet clearly in a state of decay I grabbed my camera, and recorded the precious miniature room.

Tags: White Derelict Architecture Decay Neglect

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