In many ways, Game of Thrones, the HBO television show, has come into its own this fifth season, diverging, fast-forwarding and reimagining the all-encompassing books by George R.R. Martin. The early arrival of the white walkers at Hardhome was a welcome action-packed change to the political machinations building up over seasons (and a battle not in the books). The settings of Game of Thrones continue to be as impressive as ever as new kingdoms and worlds are introduced, and unsurprisingly the show is shot all over the world. Here’s where each of the worlds are filmed (with some CGI magic added in of course):
Apart from its beauty, the Ombla River near Dubrovnik, Croatia has a useful purpose or two. Until 1960, the water was used to power a flour and pasta factory––but the building, intriguingly, was actually built by a now-famous German architect in the 16th century. Explore this beautiful abandoned building through the photographs below, submitted by Untapped reader Thomas Löbig, who previously explored the abandoned 5 star resort in Dubrovnik. (more…)
Last year, we published photos from our trip to the abandoned 5-star Hotel Belvedere just outside the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. While we don’t publicly condone breaking and entering abandoned spaces, when readers contact us about access, we do share some of our tips. Untapped Cities reader Thomas Löbig asked us how to get to the roof with the pool, and then shared his photographs with us after his expedition.
In the lobby of our hostel within the walls of old Dubronik, we sat with new friends over wine. One backpacker whispered of an abandoned hotel where a traveler he met had found an intact wine cellar and undetonated grenades. It was decided that the next day, a few intrepid would go search for it. Nobody knew where it was–all we knew was that outside the city walls, we needed to follow the main road along the harbor.