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Everything posted by Andy

  1. I know these hairdryers in german swimming pools from my childhood, and they worked. Whether this one was still working, I don't know, the power was switched off.
  2. By the way, most of the green "plants" were made of plastic. The real plants (as in the pool) were dried up long ago.
  3. Thanks! Unfortunately, I don't know what the hotel looks like today. Emptied? Demolished? Vandalism? Reopened? No idea... I've never been there again because it's not near me.
  4. Welcome ChristouVisuals

    Welcome to Oblivion State!
  5. Welcome LeeOAW

    Hi Lee, welcome to the forum!
  6. Derelict Toilets of the UK, 2013-2018

    Thank you. I needed a lot of tea light candles for this photo.
  7. Derelict Toilets of the UK, 2013-2018

    A larger collection of my shots of toilets in abandoned places. Not all from the UK, but from all over Europe. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

    Yes, I'm getting old. I've been doing urbex for almost 27 years ... unbelievable. And I will continue to do so; that's my lifeblood and it will stay that way, I think. I really don't want to miss the many beautiful places I have visited, and the many great people I got to know through this hobby over the years!

    These are my first Urbex photos of myself, taken in 1991, when I was 19 years old. "Perfect" footwear for exploring abandoned places ...
  10. How did you find us?

    A good friend, @MiaroDigital, told me about the forum. In the same month of my registration, in October 2014, I already flew to London and got to know the first members of the forum. Since then I met a lot of great people via OS; meanwhile, we had many mutual visits and a lot of great joint explorations in recent years.
  11. HI guys

    Hi @bazross, welcome to the forum!
  12. Hello All

    Hi @xtrmhiker, welcome to the forum!
  13. UK St Helens Church,Lincolnshire April 13

    Really nice set @skankypants. Unfortunately it was sealed, when I visited it in summer 2017.
  14. Really nice, especially the first shot.
  15. Great report and nice pics, I especially like the fourth shot.
  16. Looks very nice with the peeled paint and the plants inside. I especially like the great detail shots.
  17. UK Snibston mine, coalville , Jan 18

    Might be interesting and worth a look inside.
  18. Welcome lennyvd

    Welcome to the forum!
  19. Welcome BritishRanger

    Welcome to the forum!
  20. UK Edinburgh Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017

    Nice report & pics, welcome to OS!
  21. UK Sutton Hospital, B Block & Admin

    Nice one, I really like that oval window in the fourth pic.
  22. Ouvrage Hobling is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. Hobling was approved for construction by CORF (Commission d'Organisation des Régions Fortifiées), the Maginot Line's design and construction agency, in 1931 and became operational by 1935, at a cost of 14 million francs. The contractor was Gianotti of Nice. Hobling consists of four combat blocks. The blocks are linked by an underground gallery with barracks and a utility area (usine). The galleries are excavated at an average depth of up to 30 metres (98 ft). In June 1940 the garrison comprised 115 men and 4 officers of the 164th Fortress Infantry Regiment (RIF). The commanding officer was Captain Boileau. The Casernement de Férange provided peacetime above-ground barracks and support services to Hobling and other positions in the area. The units were under the umbrella of the 3rd Army, Army Group 2. Hobling played no significant role in either the Battle of France in 1940 or the Lorraine Campaign of 1944. After the Second World War it became part of the Mòle de Boulay, a strongpoint in the northeastern defenses against Soviet attack. Hobling remained under Army control until after 1971, when it was declassified and sold. Sold in 1975, Hobling has been partially stripped by salvagers and is abandoned. The salvage work stopped with the removal of all metals, including cloches and turrets, from two blocks. Hobling was the last ouvrage to be stripped. Visited with @The_Raw 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  23. Welcome hmltnangel

    Welcome to the forum!