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  1. Once a successful veterinary school, the buildings known as the Horror Labs now lie abandoned, since the closure of the establishment in 1991. This impressive site is a set of 19 distinct houses, pleasantly separated by courts and gardens. All the façades are Neo-Renaissance Flemish style. The buildings date from early 1900's and are now listed as a historical monument. The main building is known for its grand lecture theatres, beautiful marble corridors and a basement filled with twisted treasures. Visited with The Baron of Scotland, Proj3ct M4yh3m and Mr Dystopia, on the last day of the S.O.C.C's Franco-Belgian Tour of 2013. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
  2. UK Serenity Hospital - May 2013

    Thank you so much everyone!
  3. Other Manicomio G - May 2013

    Beautiful share chick! I love picture 6!
  4. Belgium Doel Village, July '13

    This is amazing! Love it
  5. This place easily ranks in the top 5 of the best places I have explored, its was absolutely massive, and in such amazing condition with just the right amount of peely paint in places. Visited as a first stop on a road trip with PROJ3CTMAYH3M and mrdystopia, We spent 11 hours wondering the vast complex and didn't even come close to seeing all of it. I even had time for a nap on one of the very comfortable beds, much needed after traveling throughout the night. I knew that there would be equipment left inside, but I never imagined there would be so much of it, and in such good condition. Round every corner there seemed to be another interesting feature to find, from CAT-Scaners, MRI machines, and X-Ray machines to operating theatres, laboratories and a hydrotherapy pool. This really was an amazing explore and I feel very lucky that I was able to see it. 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.
  6. Thanks everyone! Such a lovely place, need to go back there at some point
  7. Visited on a very cold, early morning during a Lincolnshire road trip I went on last winter. I was so cold and tired on this particular morning that I managed to forget to put on my shoes before leaving the car, so ended up doing the whole explore in my slippers! However, it was very much worth the numb feet, and I found it hard to drag myself away from the place. This really is a stunning example of a British Victorian Asylum. History: St John’s Asylum, Lincolnshire in the East of England was built 1852. The building was then known as Lindsey & Holland Counties & Lincoln & District Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Bracebridge Heath Asylum. Finally it was given the name St John’s during the early 1960’s It was originally built to house just 250 patients but by 1902 the asylum grounds covered 120 acres. The grounds of the asylum were cultivated by the inmates where they grew their own vegetables. Within the grounds was a cemetery for the hospital which covered 1.5 acres. St John’s also had its own mortuary chapel. After the outbreak of World War II during 1940, the patients were transferred to other nearby establishments as the hospital was turned into an emergency hospital. In 1948 the administration of the hospital was passed to the National Health Service The asylum finally closed its doors during December 1989 with all the patients being transferred to other nearby hospitals. The site was then sold to developers who have converted a lot of the site into new housing. All that now remains is the main asylum buildings which are Grade II listed, keeping them safe from demolition. 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.
  8. A ship! My favorite kind of splore! Top work, really nice report this and loving the pictures!
  9. UK Raf uxbridge -may- 2013

    This is fantastic, such a thorough and interesting report, looks like you had a great day!
  10. Wonderful Winstanley May '13

    This place looks lovely, and awesome pictures!
  11. Its an awesome place, such a weird atmosphere too, but in a good way Haha yeah got to love the chairs, just places in Belgium in general seem to have some awesome chairs!
  12. Salve Mater Psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis. The former Belgian psychiatric hospital for female patients. Opened in 1927 by the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ and partially abandoned in 1997. I visited this place twice on my visits to Belgium during the summer of last year. The first visit was very late in the day and the sun was gone within an hour, but I managed to get a whole afternoon in during the second visit. The buildings are slowly undergoing conversion into apartments and a bar according to one of the locals who was living in one of the renovated buildings. I also had the pleasure of running into the owner who shouted out of a window in what I assume was dutch, ran outside, shouted some more then went back inside and slammed the door behind him. I had to laugh but thought it was best to leave before he got any more wound up. I later went on to realise that people usually pay to enter and take pictures of the buildings, which explains why he was so upset. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  13. Thanks so much everyone! One of my top explores of last year this
  14. Hospital Diablo 04/2013

    Now that is awesome, crackin shots and nice ghillie suit! Haha
  15. After the legendary morning that was Santastock 2012 a few of us decided to have a look at this place (minus the Christmas outfits). I had previously visited in August but only took pictures of the outside of the buildings. Absolutely stunning Victorian building with plenty to see. I spent most of the day wandering round looking for the bleeding doors, completely oblivious that they were in a separate building. Hopefully I will be able to tick that of the list one day. History: The Cambridge Military Hospital, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot, was located at Stanhope Lines. It was named after Prince George, Duke of Cambridge and opened on 18 July 1879. In the First World War, the Cambridge Hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties directly from the Western Front. The Cambridge Hospital was also the first place where plastic surgery was performed in the British Empire. Captain Gillies (later Sir Harold Gillies), met Hippolyte Morestin, while on leave in Paris in 1915. Morestin was reconstructing faces in the Val-de-Grace Hospital in Paris. Gillies fell in love with the work, and at the end of 1915 was sent back from France to start a Plastic Unit in the Cambridge Hospital. After the Second World War, with the decline in importance of Britain's military commitments, civilians were admitted to the hospital. It pioneered the supply of portable operating theatres and supplies for frontline duties. The hospital also contained the Army Chest Unit. It was closed on 2 February 1996 due to the high cost of running the old building as well as the discovery of asbestos in the walls. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
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