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  1. The castle, built in 1913, became known under the pseudonym "du loup". After several years of vacancy, from 2010 it was inhabited for a short term. Now it's uninhabited again. Due to many requests, the city of Izegem decided to open it for photographers for one day, on 09. September 2017 (that's the reason for my post in the forum now, maybe someone is interested in it. For this, a written application must be submitted in advance: https://www.west-vlaanderen.be/genieten/domeinen/WallemoteWolvenhof/Paginas/default.aspx ). --- My visit was in May 2010. I thought the building was still abandoned, but a new resident recently had moved in. So I rang the bell, and after a short conversation he gave me permission to take some pictures. But he had little time and I got only about 15 minutes for this. So I really had to hurry, to photograph the rooms I was allowed to enter... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  2. Visited with Bigjobs and AndyJ I'd never heard of this place but on a recent trip to Belgium for non-explory stuff, AndyJUK happened to mention a coal factory just near to where we were going and showed me some pics, ohhhh it was so pretty and yes, of course, I wanted to go and play out there! We got the satnav details up and off we went, only to be ambushed by a diversion that didn't make sense and so with a road block in front of us we pulled up looking for somewhere to park. Spotting a Belgian about to leave we turned round ready to poach the space, laughing the Belgian approached the limo and shook his head as if to say no way would be fit in there, anyway opening the door to talk to the man he asked us where we were going, Jobs, getting out his best french, explained where we were going and the man pointed to a road across some rail lines and explained we needed to go that way. Thanking him but still thinking we were having that spot we watched him get in his car only for us to be thwarted (or so we thought) by the Belgian waiting whilst a dinky red car parked there! Yes, we cursed, until we realised that rather than allowing his "mate" to park he was actually waiting for us to follow him, so we did! Whizzing across the rail tracks and driving the wrong way down one-way streets off we went, following the little old Belgian man. Just a few turns later he pulled over, came over and pointed at what we wanted to see and after many Merci Buckets he went on his way and we dumped the limo and set off to explore. Unfortunately, demolition has already started on this and the workers were in full flow with the diggers, so going in the front was definite a no go. Nipping round the back of some houses we found our way to the side of the building and decided to have a mooch over the fence and up the back, but not before the boys got distracted by a random pair of handcuffs fastened to the fence! (Yep ten minutes later they were off the fence and a souvenir gifted to AndyJUK!). After a quick climb up we were in! We spent a good while mooching about and although a lot of the stuff that can be seen in other reports has gone it was still pretty cool to look around. So a couple of hours and a lot of photos later we headed out with the hope of a photo of the front of the site entrance......yeah, maybe not! Heading towards the entrance we spotted an angry looking dude in high vis watching us like a hawk so made a quick U-turn and headed back to the limo. Ten seconds later an executive decision was made to drive past the dude and grab a shot anyway! Jobs drove up and I legged it out the car and into the entrance of the site and took probably the crappest shot ever but it was worth it just to spite the Hi Vis dude. Here's a bit of history from substreet.org Near Visé, Belgium lies the mining village of Cheratte, where coal was unearthed between 1847 and 1977. After finding a generous seam of coal in 1851, the company began serious development of the site. They sank new shafts, developed the aboveground structures, and hired hundreds of miners. As workers chased the seam underground, they passed the water table of the nearby river, dooming the mineshaft, which flooded persistently thereafter. Pumps attached to steam engines were installed to keep the lower sections productive, but less than a year later, in 1877, the flooding caused a major tunnel collapse, trapping and drowning the workers in that section. The mine closed for the first time. In 1907, investors who wanted to again tap the coal under Cheratte paid for the construction of the first mine headframe in Belgium. A headframe is the part of a mine where the shaft meets the surface, and it is typically a simple tower with a hoist in the centre. Cheratte is different, though. For reasons I cannot explain, but choose simply to appreciate, they built the tower and support structures in a medieval influenced neo-gothic style. At its peak, 1,500 men worked here, and about half that number still took the ride underground when the operation closed in 1977. (subtreet.org) And of course, some pics of varying quality Hope you enjoy!
  3. Former water tower. Don't know much about this place, but it was cool to visit something different. Didn't made it to the top, too lazy . When we just finished this place, security came along, luckily they didn't caught us. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  4. Hello, not sure on the full history of the place. I have found a little bit of information from Google. Great little house with a shop at the front. Loads of things left inside. The Butcher’s Home – Belgium An abandoned butchers house in Belgium. There lived a family of 10 people! a father and a mother and 4 boys and 4 girls. The home was abandoned in 1994 and left ever since! Thanks for looking!
  5. Belgium

    A really cosy house with a butcher's shop in the front, someone in the house was a real collector as you can see from the cases full of miniature bottles, jars and the tiny bottles on the table. If you do like my pictures, please check out my fb page: Ianthé Baeyens Photography 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
  6. This former slate factory started in 1897. In 1995 the factory was closed and it's still abandoned. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  7. Very short explore, as the building was almost completely empty. I ended up with just a few close-ups/details... Used to be a building from the local Antwerp newspaper. It looked like they actually used to press/print the papers there as well, long time ago. Now all remained was a large, very empty machine hall and some offices and remains of the archive. I think the building has shortly been occupied by a local Bank, after the newspaper left. (Based on the 'Bank Antwerp' stickers, all over the place..) Not much more to tell, so on with the picas... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  8. A garage full of cars. Very easy to get in and it was a fun little explore. Thanks for watching! -Rody 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  9. Quick report as I don't have any historical info. Fun explore, although got cut a bit short, after being caught, so I need to go back one day to finish it... Secca was really nice. He offered me some coffee and cola, while waiting for the police. Police was less amused and they didn't wanna believe I was there, on my own, just taking pics. Ended up being searched, then my bag + car and finally by the policeman destroying my memory card with his pocket knife, handing the remains to the security guard. Luckily I was shooting on 2 cards simultaneously and I managed to hide 1 of the cards while waiting for police... Having a backup sometimes makes sense. Now, on with the shots; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Cheers for looking!
  10. Belgium

    Just a small little engine room. Don't know where it was used for. Didn't really feel comfortable overthere, so I missed a few little spots, but hey, there was a happy face #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  11. Hey all, last weekend we found this beautyful litte sweet place at the way back to germany... 1. Villa Wespenstich 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Villa Wespenstich 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Villa Wespenstich 3 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Villa Wespenstich 4 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Villa Wespenstich 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Villa Wespenstich 6 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Villa Wespenstich 7 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Villa Wespenstich 8 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Villa Wespenstich 9 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. Villa Wespenstich 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. Villa Wespenstich 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. Villa Wespenstich 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 13. Villa Wespenstich 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  12. Belgium

    Early in the morning, start the day in Belgium... One of my favorit on my list, not my Places list but Favorit Car's I <3 C Coupe!!! 1. Viva Kadett 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Viva Kadett 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Viva Kadett 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Viva Kadett 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Viva Kadett 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  13. A house full of old radios. These kind of locations are great to explore. Lots of photobooks and other personal belonings. Every time i walk through an abandoned house i'm still wary for the residents to return. Thanks for watching! Rody 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
  14. A former tunnel for small boats, situated in the woods, along a canal, abandoned for many years. I've visited this secluded place six years ago. Some time later, the entrance has been closed. Even inside of the water a grid was installed. I don't know whether the tunnel is accessible again now or the tunnel portal on the other side is still open. I was there never again. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  15. Our first location of the day and our first fully furnished farm/house. What a strange feeling. You know the house is abandoned but everything is still there as if they just left one day leaving everything behind. I couldn't find a lot about the background story of this farm. All I could find is that a brother and sister supposedly lived here and they either moved into a retirement home or they passed away. Thanks for watching! - Rody 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
  16. Diving back into the backlog again I remembered this gorgeous powerstation I visited on a euro trip with @Vulex, @TheVampiricSquid and @Redhunter It was the last stop on the trip, and for me, definitely made up for an otherwise disappointing day, but unfortunately we did have to rush to get back to dover in time Central Ohm was built in the early 20th century, to power the iron works, which was one of the largest in belgium. This is now the oldest remaining building of the site, and has been restored, to be used most recently as an events hall. And some photos As always, thanks for looking
  17. Villa Spar is a modern architecture abandoned villa. Contemporary design and minimalist elements found here. Mix of wood, glass, stone and marble in a rather empty spot with an amazing swimming pool and an imposing living room ! The pictures are taken from two different visits, in the same year. One of my favorite places ever !! For now, the place is destructed.
  18. Belgium

    small farmers house,,, nothing special,,
  19. Maybe you remember about this villa (2013 - 2014) in Belgium. I'm pretty sure you saw pics with the "skeleton skull". (Source : http://www.spiritofdecay.com) Ok, so the place is pretty messy When we visited it. The neightborhood was very suspicious about urbexers. I barely knew the context of this house and the stories behind. To be honest, it was the most unpleasant visit ever. The facts : - He was a priest or something like that. - There is a lot of pictures of young boys everywhere on the floor (SFW : http://eluna-side.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/5/7/10571795/8974664_orig.jpg) - There is a loooot of toys. PICTURE BY ELUNA-SIDE - The people say that the priest was friend with some "famous" pedophiles in Belgium. Testimonials : "I'm used to write a text that summarizes a bit the situation of my photos. Here for once I'll make an exception. There is a lot to say with what we saw on this place (not photographed) and to discuss, but out of respect for this occupant deceased in 2010 I can say nothing." http://eluna-side.weebly.com/haus-des-pfarrers-be.html "At the sight of the fully-fledged play areas, the many German writings, the pictures from all over the world (at the time of the visit there were about 500 ~ slides on site), the innumerable mattresses and the other, strange compositions Picture of this place. Was it a meeting place? A radically Catholic cult of sects? There is also some evidence, including the one or other slogans against Islam, or other world religions (as well as the war reserves of powdery potatoes). Just as surprising were the pictures of young men in short jeans pants, or even swimwear. Catholic priest in Belgium. Jupp. 10 Eur in the clichés... Rarely do I feel as uncomfortable as there." (Google traduction) - http://www.drull.net/?p=1618 So, someone has visited this place ? Or maybe you know the story behind that ? Maybe someone who speak german can help me with that ? Thanks for reading.
  20. Hello guys and girls, We have been inactive for a while due to work and other stuff, but we had a trip to Belgium last week. Finally! We had a visit at Chateau Miranda/Noisy, you can see the footage here. Please let us know what you think of it! Thanks for watching:D
  21. Belgium

    Hey guys and girls, We got ourselfs a drone and this is the first footage we shot. Doel is a small village in north-east Belgium, next to Antwerp. Since the anouncement of expanding the port of Antwerp, wich eventually would make the village disapear, many of the inhabitants left the village. On December 31, 2007 there were still 359 people in Doel, on December 31, 2010 only 188 and in 2013 barely 28, and by now it is completly abandoned. hope you guys like it, and thanks for watching!
  22. Belgium

    This was another stop on one a 3 day euro trip with a couple of good friends, and i'd been wanting to see this one for a while. I think we missed the boat on this one, as there was a sign up outside with plans for redevelopment, and not much to see inside - although a couple of shots still to be had. I'd heard tales of an angry neighbour here, and with one of party deciding to stay in the car we went off to shoot. Luckily I was almost finished and we heard 2 beeps on the horn.. we looked at eachother and both acknowledging what they meant we packed out gear up and made a rather quick exit, just as a rather large 4x4 was coming down the road behind us - nice escape Kept this one short and sweet, but as always - thanks for looking!
  23. Belgium

    A few shots made in an abandoned mine , the first part of the mine was partially collapsed It was dangerous, but never the less we continued exploring it , untill we came in a tunnel which was partially floaded, I really need to return with special clothing and go through the water , maybe also take my waterproof bag with me for the camera :) The last picture is my girlfriend who goes everywhere with me, we explore together and with friends offcourse, only 3 pics, the place wasn't big (i think) I couldn't visit a part of it , beacause of the part that's under water Abandoned mine by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned mine by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned mine by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  24. The first location on day 2, the beautiful and forgotten university of Pritzer Fac. Unfortunately the stunning admin block was sealed no matter how hard we looked. I would come back here in a heart beat, but a little later in the day for the light.
  25. Wow what a beautiful mansion with a long complicated story. Unfortunately the weddingdress is gone once again, but that doesn't make this location less amazing. Thanks for watching! -Rody 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

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