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Everything posted by prettypeculiar

  1. This complex was built in the late 70's as the faculty of science and biology of a renowned university. It is located in a quiet, residential area surrounded by a large park. Due to the architecture, the buildings are a bit futuristic and out of place here . It gets even more interesting when you find the greenhouses where a group of 'highly motivated' researchers may have spent a lot of hours amidst their plants in the company of pizza and distilled water. The buildings were abandoned after being in use for only 30 years. Not because of structural problems, the university had simply become too small, as the courses gained popularity. So the students moved to a larger and newer building closer to the other faculties. 1. 2. 3. 4. how panda's are made ... 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  2. Belgium HFB may 2017

    During a conversation with a fellow explorer we came to the conclusion that I have been able to visit some beautiful steelworks ... In the neighboring countries! Having this playground of rust and steel in my backyard and even went there, was quite embarrassing... . A bit later a date was set and another week later I stood on the blast furnace, enjoying the sun and the view. Wow! I immediately understand why the great love for industry begins here for so many explorers. And admit, there are worse places and views to eat your sandwiches. After our picnic and the conclusion that my fellow explorers was severely sunburned, we went back and went to discover the beautiful places that this place has to offer , bumping into the resident copper-thieves here and there, but they didn't seem to feel bothered by our presence. 1. the road up to the blast furnace. I love it that you can spot 'her'while you're gradually approaching. Also, active trains running by from the right hand side make it a surreal experience 2. view from above 3 +4 the mandatory selfies on the BF 4. 'the fish' 5 +6 : the giant squid 7. 8. 9. 10 11 12 the spider 13
  3. Another one from my little journey to France in july 2017. This is one was a bit doubtfull after stories about police , attentive neighbours, cars on the premises. Apparently neighbours use the backyard to park their cars. A pretty dark house with solid contrasts that made me instinctively decide to go to single shots (do not ask why!) in the process of finishing my photo's at home I had a near heart attack: do I really have so few pictures of this? will it be okay with my window parties? But in the end I'm pretty satisfied with the result of these sibgle raw shots since the place had amazing light and shadow and i think HDR wouldn't do much honour to that. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  4. An abandoned house along a Belgian road. The house was partly destroyed by a fire and the former owner now resides with family. Some family member comes by occasionaly to feed the stray cats. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  5. UK North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary

    insanely beautifull !
  6. Right, Found out i still had an active membership here and kind of forgot about it (The ADHD is strong in this one) So I decided to start posting again, since I'd like to get some honest/valuable feedback on my pictures and that is something i am surely missing on social media. So here it goes. Visited this castle in July 2017. I really like the decay and that there's so little graffiti. Seems like most vandals forgot this castle which made me happy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
  7. Italy Centrale Termoelettrica, Italy - September 2017

    stunning control room to say the least, it's got me drooling alright
  8. Belgium HFB may 2017

    waaaw, thanks it's a nice compliment to be fair
  9. Belgium HFB may 2017

    hi , thank you i use a nikon D7100 with a sigma 10 -20 mm lens for wide angled shots and a 35mm or 50 mm for more detailed shots.
  10. France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    lovely topic! thanks for the elaborate report and historical background information. wish i could give this 10x thumbs up
  11. Belgium Laundry Day august 2017

    yes the clothes confused many explorers over the time. it was abandoned for long, and a few people i know had their eyes on it already but never went to further check it when they saw the laundry. ' aah there s laundry outside, nevermind"
  12. Belgium HFB may 2017

    it s good to be back indeed
  13. I'm a simple girl, I see ferns and I'm happy. so, lovely set with some cool shots.
  14. UK E.P. Bray, Chisworth Dye Works, Glossop – July 2017

    love the mixture of colours there
  15. Belgium Science Lab, April 2017

    thank you, sir.
  16. Belgium Village of Doel, Belgium - August 2017

    welcome to belgium then
  17. UK Pyestock Anechoic Facility - August 2017

    My jaw just dropped... can you please pick it up for me? amazing! I love the futuristic look and linework of this place. Also, many thanks for the extensive background information, it makes it more pleasant to scroll through when you actually know what it is you're looking at .
  18. France Chateau des Anges Perdus July 2017

    you're absolutely right, @wildboyz. I didn't get to editing the exteriour shots yet, but i'll make time for it now
  19. UK Tin Chapel, North Wales – May 2017

    it's a lovely chapel, I've the green chairs before in other pics /reports. it looks sweet.
  20. UK Betamax House..

    What a stunning place indeed! The furniture in this living room/ tv closet reminds me of that one my parents had when i was growing up ( in the 80's... luckily they've bought new stuff later on ) I love your detail shots like the hairdryer, the sewing machine...
  21. Belgium HFB may 2017

  22. France Chateau des Anges Perdus July 2017

    well thanks
  23. France Chateau des Anges Perdus July 2017

    thanks, and yes it's great to be back on track here
  24. Right, I'm back on track here!

    Kinda forgot i still had a membership ( ADHD!)  but i love reading about explores and get feedback on my photo's.

    So, let's have fun all



  25. UK TG Green Pottery - Derbyshire - July 2017

    I m amazed by the shots with the ferns


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