Military Camp O (NO)

Pictures from a trip I had earlier this year to this abandoned military camp somewhere in Norway. Originally the grounds was a farm but the officers took over the place in 1663. During the second world war German soldiers used the place a convalescent home. At least one of the buildings on the grounds today are built in 1887 but most of the buildings looks newer.

Between 1952 and 1998 the camp was used as a military camp. The camp has been used as a base for Norwegian UN operations and quarters for a nearby Nike battery. The military activity here ended in 1998 and from then to 2004 the place was a refugee camp operated by the Red Cross with 300 refugees from 27 nations.

Today the buildings are abandoned and the decay is prominent. The camp is registered as heritage properties and thereby listed and can not be demolished.

The gate

Buildings close to the entrance.

Reception

Nice building built in 1887

Inside the canteen building.

Looking towards the kitchen area.

The closed doors to the canteen building.

Main hall

Stage

A cool organ in front of the stage.

The large kitchen with lots of stuff left.

Kitchen equipment still hanging.

Washing machines

Shop in the basement with lots of fire extinguisher powder on the floor.

Small kitchen in the basement.

Garages in the other end of the camp.

7 comments on “Military Camp O (NO)
  1. My source document from the “kommune” says that the original farm was turned into a “offisersgård” i 1663, but maybe the document is wrong. Agree that it is really far back… :)

  2. Hmmm, skjønner…men om du har en annen mulighet for å forklare hvor stedet ligger hadde det vært kjekt! Utrolig vanskelig å finne sånne steder, ikke minst når mesteparten av mennesker og ens venner ikke er interssert i slike steder.

  3. Spennende sted. Hadde vært artig å tatt en tur dit selv. Vet forresten om en nedlagt militærbase på sørlandet, om du er interesert. Har ikke sett på bildene dine at du har vært der.

  4. Kjenner veldig godt til denne plassen ja, avtjente verneplikten der i 1989. Litt vemodig og tenke på at det bare står og forfaller nå. Tidligere så sto det en rekke med lagerbyggninger ett par hundre meter rett utfor hovedinngangen som inneholdt en rekke med gamle militær kjøretøyer og effekter i fra gamle dager. Men hvis jeg ikke husker helt feil så ble de bygga revet ned tidlig på 90 tallet engang. Fantastiske bilder og en helt enestående side du har her :-)

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