Vanessa told us that the creepiest scenes of the movie had been shot inside the fortification. So, of course, we had to have a look inside. Thus, Vanessa, The Viking and I went to the entrance.
Once we were at the entrance, Vanessa and The Viking were a little hesitant to go inside the fortification… Now, I have to admit that it looked really dark inside and kind of spooky. But I was too curious and went in.
I immediately found myself in complete darkness. When I stretched out my hand, I simply couldn’t see it. Gradually my eyes became used to the lack of light and I saw that the whole ground floor was filled with junk. All kinds of junk. I asked my companions to come in and to help me to set up the tripod.
Unfortunately, it was simply too dark to take any pictures. I could use the flash, but then somehow the creepy atmosphere completely disappeared on my pictures. We decided to go to the first floor and have a look around there. Luckily, there was a lot less junk there and more light, so I was able to make pictures after all.
The rooms on the first floor were of different shapes and sizes, but they all had one thing in common: they all had one chair, some of which were surrounded by candles. Yes, candles. In another room, amidst some ashes we found one shoe as well. The Viking started to feel uneasy, I was simply too busy with the camera. At some point though, we all felt that we had seen – and photographed – enough, so we decided to leave.
When we finally left the building, we all felt relieved. Would I come back here? Yes, but not alone, and certainly not during the night!
Here you’ll find more information and pictures about the shooting of the movie: http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.be/2010/09/behind-scenes-of-strangers-outside.html.