Wald hotel

August 31, 2009

Wald Hotel

Front and back, winter and summer, images from the past The century old Wald Hotel and last remaining original Sommerberg building will soon be a distant memory. Bulldozers and diggers have moved in to demolish the old wooden building to make way for a new restaurant and hotel. Demolition Day 1 Today the […]
September 3, 2009

Wald Hotel – Demolition day 4

As we move into autumn the weather turns bringing grey clouds and rain. Meanwhile the Wald hotel is still standing but looking rather the worst for wear today.
September 4, 2009

Wald Hotel – demolition day 5

Moments before the upper floors fell This afternoon the top floors collapsed into a cloud of dust, which was thankfully contained by rain and a well-aimed fire hose. The view from my lounge window changed forever … was that silver glint on the horizon the Pforzheim Sparkasse.
September 7, 2009

Wald Hotel – Demolition

The last floors of the Wald Hotel bit the dust this afternoon leaving just fresh air where the hotel once stood. The diggers now have the tiresome job of sorting through the rubble to separate wood from metal and concrete from plastic. The open space certainly gives Sommerberg a less oppressive feel but […]