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  1. lovely house inside a quiet town in belgium, As far as I know this Villa has been build by a Priest in 1897 and also weares the name 'Villa Das' and 'Manoir de la Chapelle'. It has a lot of religious statues and a huge Maria statue without hands in the chapel which is still there! According to the Sister of the monastery next to the Villa, the previous owner has been taken into the hospital and died there. His son inherited the house, but doesn't want to sell it cause of the divorce with his wife which would get half of the yield. Therefore it's in decay with all furniture inside waiting to be accepted by someone who wants to renovate it and give it a new life. It's in this condition for years now. taken from (http://www.damona-art.com/villa-wallfahrt) <- Also take note look how everythings been moved about! i like to put things back where i find them! Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr </center>
  2. Belgium IM - the cooling tower 2013

    Hi all, You probably seen this place a million times but this is a few of mine taken in Feb which include snow inside as it was quite a cold few days. #1 selfie #2 #3 #4 Thanks for looking in.
  3. The Lost Alfas [Belgium] - 2013

    Evening all, One of the places that was definitely on my list to visit on our first tour in Belgium was the “Lost Alfas†– a clue in the title what this entailed. Six Alfa Romeo 1960s sport cars left to rot in the bowels of an abandoned castle somewhere in Belgium. We woke at 5am, ate, got dressed and prepared to drive the hour to the place where we knew they were located. After finding a place to park, we decided to walk to the area where the castle was and negotiate our way through. After several attempts at walking across a field or two, exploring several barns and a courtyard and seeing lights on in the house, we reported back to the others that the castle was over the gate but no clear way to get to it from where we were situated. On this news, one of our guys went for a walk to find an alternative route. Within five minutes the correct place to get in was found. We then made our way down the driveway in the emerging light of sunrise towards the castle. On arrival at the castle, we ventured through the grass and found an archway underneath the castle, this looked promising so pressed on a little further and discovered the cars and this beauty. #1 On discovering this, we all quietly gathered in the room just inside the garage to set up ready for the early morning’s photography, silently happy that we had succeeded in finding this gem. A little bit of history Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [?alfa ro?m??o]) is an Italian manufacturer of cars. Founded as A.L.F.A. on June 24, 1910, in Milan, the company has been involved in car racing since 1911, and has a reputation for building expensive sports cars. The company was owned by Italian state holding company Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale between 1932 and 1986, when it became a part of the Fiat Group, and since February 2007 a part of Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing and rallies. They have competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, via works entries (usually under the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta) and private entries. The first racing car was made in 1913, three years after the foundation of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix cars in 1925. The company gained a good name in motorsport, which gave a sporty image to the whole marque. Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929 as an Alfa Romeo racing team, before becoming independent in 1939. From what I have found on the internet, the cars in the garage were as follows: Giulia 1600 Spider hardtop (red) (’62) Giulia 1600 spider Hardtop (Blue) (’62) Alfa Romeo 1300 Sprint (’64) Alfa Giulietta 1300 SS Super Sprint (’61) Now you’ve had the story, on with some photos from the morning. Technical I tend to try to shoot on a low ISO even on a full frame camera and the morning’s light and cramped conditions, alternating between basic light painting with torches and low light natural photography was the order of the day. All photos were taken as HDR with +2 stop exposures tending to be 30 seconds. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Hope you guys enjoyed the read and the photos - conditions were cramped with 4 of us plus the light was very bad. Tim
  4. Evening all, Re-visited Theatre Jeusette in Belgium with a few of my crew in early February. This time earlier in the day hence better light and conditions as the first time we visited last thing in the day and light was fading fast. #1 #2 #3 #4 A few from November.. #5 #6 Cheers for looking.
  5. visited with oliver GT and rustproofhawk ... After trying to see as much of Belgium as we could in four days, we all decided that im power station would be high on the list . The size of this place is immense and i found myself putting my tripod down wondering round and absorbing as much of the place as possible ive been back twice to this site and shots are from all three trips my apologies for not being able to find any history ... on with the pics ... IM POWER STATION control room... the cooling tower ... thanks for looking
  6. Belgium Hasard Cheratte, Belgium Sept 2012

    Hasard Cheratte near Liege A remarkable malakow tower has been constructed in 1907 above shaft nr. 1, which was 170 m deep. The buildings nearby house the baths and offices. The winding tower of shaft nr. 2 (depth 313 m), a steel construction dated 1923, is no longer preserved. Shaft nr. 3, with 480 m the deepest one at Hasard Cheratte, was intended to be worked by a tower-type winder, but finally the tower has been converted into a headgear with diagonal brace and a flat rope winding engine. 'Puits Hognée', the shaft on the hill behind the mine, has been used to lift waste material to a spoil tip. The adit is still visible just nearby the capped shaft nr. 1 underneath the malakow tower. The mine is a sleeping beauty since it's closure in 1977 This was great fun Group shot Cheers
  7. Another from the Belgium tour Loved this place, so picturesque !
  8. Belgium Fort La Chartreuse, Liege (Sept 2012) 2013

    Again from Belgium Sept 2012 with Scattergun This place was 1/2 day and we only managed the main part, the site is freaking huge !!! I`ve noticed I`ve never processed the externals, get on them soon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_de_la_Chartreuse There was an amazing room that soldiers had drawn out a full 24hrs on the walls, brilliant insight into daily living for them
  9. Belgium Fort 6 Antwerp Sept 2012

    visit with Scattergun as part of our Belgium tour last year Cheers
  10. Belgium CDC Antwerp, Belgium Sept 2012

    Done a 5 day tour of the more well known UE haunts in BE, met some great explorers and a real good laugh The sole reason for the trip was after seeing pics of this place on another forum I used to frequent. In there at 5:30am and waited until 7:30am for decent light to catch the place before nerves got the better of us and we though the workmen where on their way in cheers
  11. Yes i hear you cry another cdc report..it's been hit a fair bit i know but as we had just left the pre metro we thought as we where in the area that we would pop in.Weather was bleak not an easy task trying to expose anything properly in that light but ive cobbled a few together that weren't that bad!! Visited with Obscurity,Spaceinvader and Urbanginer That was out 15 hour flying visit to BE..home in time for tea!!
  12. Some of you who speak to me on Fb or chatbox may have sussed i recently got a passport and also have been learning to abseil...This is the reason ive been doing the abseiling,saw this first several years or more ago and thought ive got no chance of ever seeing this!How times change..So all passported and roped up Myself SpaceInvader,Urbanginger and Obscurity set out to have a crack at this.. The shaft pics i would have liked to have done better but due to heavy rain on the way in and back out i wasnt risking the camera for a better shot!Big thanks to Si for the helping hand at the top dragging my knackered body over the final push!! On with some pics,i seem to have got some lense flair going on so a return is in order. Was very cold wet yet most enjoyable evening...
  13. Chambre de Commerce Belgium 2012

    Hi guys,I thought I ought to get a few pictures up as I haven't yet contributed to the site. Here is a few of my favourite site of my first Belgium visit. I struggled with the differences in lighting photography wise,but what an awesome site! Up nice and early as access hot!
  14. Another one from my intense Belgian trip and probably the biggest surprise of the trip for me at least. It was once a large buzzing factory owned by Du Parc, a stockings and lingerie manufacturer but closed a good few years back. Scouting the place out it was pouring with rain and humid as hell, we spent about fifteen minutes sheltered under a canopy on the outside of the main building before going round to try and find a way in and once we were in the humidity played merry hell steaming up lenses all over the place. But we didn't let it put us off and what at first glance seemed like a stripped, dark pit of a place eventually opened up and the more we poked around the more goodness there was to be found....this is a proper oldschool factory with oldschool stuff and proper tasty decay, just the sort of thing I love. A place I would love to visit again! You may be noticing a theme that I do like my industry a fair bit... More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/ ... 725940120/
  15. A few months back I went on a roadtrip to France and Belgium, this was one of the highlights. Probably the best power station going in Belgium at the moment, certainly the best piece of industry I have ever done surpassing even Pyestock. Sadly owing to us being knackered we somehow missed the proper control room but that gives me reason enough to go back! Sadly before I could attempt the climb into the cooling tower I managed to whack my head hard on a concrete beam and then shortly after rip a huge hole in the crotch area of my trousers so I didn't really fancy it! More photos here www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157629753019400