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  1. This was the last stop on my epic week-long Belgian adventure and it's fair to say by this time we were very very weary and worn out, having done 24 locations this was to be the 25th and final stop before heading home. A small brewery in a small village in the middle of nowhere which has thankfully spared it much chav attention but the weather is taking a far worse toll on this place - especially looking at it from the outside and seeing a huge concrete floor slab tilted at near on 45 degrees at the top of one of the buildings, if that comes crashing down it'll be bye-bye most of the brewery! More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633074060332/
  2. Visited with Oldskool, Odin's Raven and Cloaked up. Tucked away at the back of a huge abandoned villa/chateau these little beauties have been laid to pasture. Getting Nowhere Fast by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr The Showroom by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr (Not So)Easy Rider by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr Should Have Called The AA by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr I'm not really a petrol head and still couldnt tell you the difference between an Alfa or a mini but they were cool none the less Cheers for looking Critical Out!!
  3. We have a plane but have no access......said Illogical i replied ....is it BOEING.......yes says Illogical.....No problemo i know how to access Boeings..... On the road again ,BELGIUM the country, Illogical,BM,Ruben & Hanel Dante is the company.... After quick recce and a squeeze i entered the cockpit (something didn't seem right at all everything in tact even the dials, a pilots hat sat snugly , neatly positioned on a small shelf ....alarm bells start ringing....... fook it lets shoot this mofo 1 After spending 10 mins in the cockpit i started to make my way into the seating area but was met by a partition wtf....stepping to my right a was confronted by a small corridor and then by a buzzing emmmm.....fook a flight simulater thing just got weirder..... 2. and weirder..............This meeting is adjourned 3. 4. 5. To my surprise the back of the plane was actually a back of a plane ...... 6. Ok on the move past some of this ...... 7. 8. 9. 10. When in Be. be rude not to visit pre-metro of a night.......deeper pre-metro to my last visit 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. o yeah did i mention we saw some of this ........ive been into graff for years i used to write in the 80s and i can safely say this is some of the best work ive seen ........ 16. 17. 18. 19.
  4. I must be really unlucky or just draw attention from the law , we got well rinsed coming out of here two cars 4 coppers the owner gggrrrhhhhhh stripped the car searched us searched the grounds of the location even took the engine and chassis number of the car .....aahhh well all add to the experience, just another day of a euro urbexer.... any how enuf bollox on with the pics.... 1. say aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh self dentistry is the future 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ECVB revisit 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Tanx for looking Oldskool...........
  5. Ok did this location back in the summer but held back on posting it because of its location and interior décor . Visited with ASOM on a mini tour of the area, we managed to do all the servants quarters and stables but as for the main hall,well lets say i got so far and had to call it a day ...Just seen this location on a public forum fingers crossed its wont get raped ...... on with the photos... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Thanks for looking Oldsk@@l........
  6. The Sickness Tour Be. Part 5. Oldskool,Ill ogical,Fishbrain & Tweek. Ok four locations starting with Cooling Tower M.I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Onward....night shoot at Chateau De Noisy 7. Time to go underground Pre Metro 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Finally Cinema Studio 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Not urbex but still a grand station.... 19. 20. Oldskool ,Fishbrain and Tweek........ 21. Thanks for looking Oldsk@@l........
  7. Last location of the European Trespass Tour a little house set back form the main road a lovely little location for a real relaxed explore visited of two visits one in March one in April to my surprise all still in tact no theft of belongings or metal wish the UK was like Europe....Any way on wit pics...........;-) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Cheers for looking and a massive thanks to Andre Govia ,Rusty , Niki Feijen ,daanoe.nl , Marin Widlund , Anreas S and Silent Witnesses...... Next sets from the Prohobo European Vacation with Critical Mass,Host,Illogical Pierre Soff and Ro Mo..... Belgium and Germany
  8. On our final day of our little inspection of Belgium we descended on this well photographed location! After a suspicious mooch about the graveyard we found the entrance...it's not hard but 7 weary urbexers made it that way! According to the history of the place this is where the rich and famous finally came to rest..and it shows. Some of the tombs are very large! others a mere name plate. It's hard to imagine the sheer size of the place buried underneath the cemetery above. Long corridors with small glass surface windows cast an eerie light that gives it that creepy feeling. It's very quiet down there considering its central location! The tomb raiders have been in and done their worst on some of the tombs and head stones. It was a must see on our trip and well worth it for anyone thinking of their own excursion to Belgium. I hope you enjoy another set of pics from this place... so passes the glory of the world We are dust and shadow Death makes all things equal death is everything's final limit Fame to the dead comes too late Live your own life for you will die your own death Requies aeterna the corridor of death Everything that is born passes away.. It is sweet and proper to die for one's country Hope you enjoyed them..it was one wicked place to visit !
  9. Another place we had to battle through treacherous conditions to reach as this place is quite literally in the middle of absolutely nowhere! This was once a nursing/rest home and closed some time in the last decade. In the intervening years the rest home part has suffered a large fire but the chapel has mercifully remained undamaged despite it's close proximity to the main burnt out area. The chapel is small but right up there with the most beautiful places I have photographed, it was incredibly peaceful stood in there sheltered from the snow falling outside, taking in the atmosphere of the space. More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633032905071/
  10. OK so this perhaps isn't the greatest Belgian location in comparison to other sheer epics, but the explore itself was one of the craziest I've done...also I was in for a shock as when plotting this on my map I realised we had driven right past it on my first foray overseas last year! Picture this. This was the one day we had a lot of miles to cover, and the night before it had begun to snow. We wake up to a foot of snow in Liege city centre, the roads are crawling along as nothing has been gritted and we have to make a move and check out of the hotel. The outside temperature is a crisp -9 degrees celsius but with the added windchill factor is hovering around -15. The motorways were covered in snow, with only the middle lane open if you could see it at all. The high winds were whipping the snow into drifts six-feet deep along the hard shoulder and we soldiered on, narrowly avoiding a Czech guy who almost wiped out flying down the fast lane through the snow After over an hour of treacherous motoring we pulled in opposite our first location, the SCPA Labs (Also known as 'Labo G'), an old agricultural laboratory. Off the beaten track the weather was even worse, in these vast flat areas of land the wind was blowing the snow all over the place and we quickly realise to get in we need to walk across a field with snow that turns out to be nearly groin-deep! This was pure hardcore exploring and sheer craziness on our parts, but what a laugh it was. It turned out to be a nice place, a bit stripped but pretty much untouched by chavvery. It was weird walking into this lab, as soon as we got in we heard a rumbling noise coming from somewhere above our heads and a bit of head-scratching later we realised it was the wind outside making something in the ventilation system above this laboratory work! More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633045729114/
  11. Another site from my week-long Belgian extravaganza. This from before it started to snow, and instead was pouring with rain! Villa Wallfahrt is another place I had wanted to see for a long, long time. It's pretty much Belgian exploration as a whole personified in one location. Details on when this rectory/convent became abandoned are pretty scarce but it is believed to be a few years ago now, and the entire place is stuffed full of epic. When making our entrance there was a bit of pure comedy, we chose the hard way in and on hearing voices inside I ventured into the hallway to investigate and walked right into a Dutch guy's shot! He was there with another two people and luckily he spoke good English so we were able to have a bit of a laugh, and decided the best plan would be for them to start downstairs whilst we began the explore upstairs. More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633004562871/
  12. After a rather late evening at a Belgium Chinese and an early start from our “cheap†hotel we headed for this monastery in the heart of a small town. Being the brazen bunch we are, parked right outside and walked in, well it was a bit of a giveaway..old derelict abandoned monastery with a bloody huge shiny new crane parked right in the driveway ! After a rather undignified entry through a very large open window…note to self..next time try “the bloody doors†we were in..it’s undergoing renovations into flats and apartments so it’s been stripped mostly..there are some gems left though..you just have to look hard.. The acoustics in the place are unreal..so attempts at being stealthy and quiet were pretty much useless..although most of the noise was made by the team of Germans that were also on a Sunday morning urbex mission! There are lots of corridors and lots of stairs ! The highlight for me was the bell tower, with the original bells and equipment..a beautiful peaceful place.. You can play with my organ anytime ! The main staircase Hooray..we found god ! The Pink Door Everyone has a cross to bare The main chapel Say a prayer.. The many, many footprints of many, many urbex feet… Walk into the light.. Arched ceiling.. Another corridor shot.. The bell tower.. Ding dong ! It all looks very modern from the outside ! The place was huge and with other targets on our Belgium weekender list we left after a couple of hours..enjoy the pics..the place has been photographed to death of late..
  13. First post of a LONG backlog of stuff to wade, sorry, get through...so I don't blame you if you get bored. I had wanted to see this place for almost as long as I have been exploring, it sat unreachable high up the top of my want list. Stories of mad security, dogs, police etc had been known about for a while but all I can say is the place was deathly quiet on our visit which was a bonus. The site is made up of 5 huge buildings and the equally massive boiler house, 3 of the buildings are gorgeous art-deco in style and the other 2 more modern. In the end we accessed 2 of the art deco blocks and the wait was worth it for me, it is without doubt one of my favourite locations of all time and I'd go back tomorrow if I could - so excuse the volume of photos I can't trim them down any more! Soon after this explore it began to snow, and kept snowing, which had implications for the rest of the trip but that is another story! Cheeky rooftop shot of a nearby blast furnace. In we go! More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157633026726965/
  14. Situated in a beautiful valley on the banks of a majestic river this abandoned hotel looks forlorn and out of place with the well-kept houses along the same road.. So..in true British style we parked right outside and bundled out of the car..the trouble with exploring with 6 other people is everyone wants to be first in..it was like rats leaving a sinking ship! After negotiating a squeeze into the basement we were in…only to find that the main floor had been stolen! Amazing really…what were they trying to get at ? Still the upper floors remained in pretty good condition. Looks like a few people have used it as a stopover on urbex missions..there were even some beds made up!.. Shame the weather wasn’t on our side as the views were delightful. Eventually some old codger peered through the window and told us to bugger off…well that’s what we thought he said..our Belgium isn’t that good..the word “Police†was easily translated though… It’s up for sale if anyone wants to buy it ! Hello....Room Service ! you have not made my bed up..where is my complimentary mint and condom ! Flowers and wine.. Vin de Table The elegant screen which hid the dirty kitchen.. Such beautiful sinks in a toilet ! The carpets, wall paper and general colour theme were well trippy in this place ! The blue corridor.. The mattress really went with that wallpaper ! Play a song for me.. The lonely jug locked away in the attic.. Careful! there is a small hole in the floor ! It was a great location..hope you enjoyed the selection of pics.
  15. After our rather disappointing start to our inaugural Belgium road trip we made our second stop at IM Power Station..now I’ve been up close and personnel with Battersea but this place was huge ! After entering via the very secure fence we walked around for ages to find a way in, interrupted a courting couple (seriously too cold for those kind of shenanigans – find an abandoned hotel)…they have done a very good job of sealing this place up! Splitting up into two groups we finally found an unusual way to enter the main site itself..dam hard work walking up that conveyor ;-) especially when the floor is made of wood and was surprisingly spring like ! We finally made it in to the main building! It’s vast! We’d arrived a bit late in the day and with the light going, the storm clouds gathering we shot what we could. They’ve done a very good job of recycling the metal in this place! We even found a very nice pair of shiny bolt cutters! Grabbed some internal shots and then headed over to the cooling tower..which I’m sure you have seen before many many times on the interweb ! Got the usual group shot with added smoke effects ! If you know where this place is then you’ll know the whole town offers much in the way of industrial derps ! Looking forward to a return trip ! I was intrigued as to where the yellow pipe went... I mean..who designs this kind of thing and what did it do !? The place was full of pipe porn... Inside the cooling tower.. The hole of doom...that green stuff was seriously slippery ! Now..how many concrete blocks make up a cooling tower... We finally saw the light and called it a day.. Thanks for looking - we went in March..it was cold...in fact it was bloody freezing !.. we beat the real snow by a few days !
  16. So after failing to get into somewhere, we spotted this close by, its a dentist with a nice little house next to it, just a little video some faces in here so no names please!
  17. A small farmhouse hidden away up a little lane in the middle of Belgium, My first opinion was ranged between disappointment and Curiosity, From the outside it didn't look promising, Simple 4 walls with no out-standing features, but until i stood inside my mind was quickly changed. Visited with SX-RiffRaff, and SpaceInvader. Warning, this report contains crusty pussy hehe
  18. This was an odd explore, from the front of the building it looked like a standard office block but the inside told a different story. First off, some fairly standard looking CNC machines - but the further in we ventured the clearer it became. There was an entire production line left in situ for making alloy wheels! Each stage of the build process had its own machining area and the wheels were transported from one area to the next on a huge conveyor system - everything from milling, shot blasting, heat treatment, lacquering and pressure testing. Many of the machines had lot numbers attached and it was my guess that it wouldn't be long before everything including an immaculate rack of machine tools were auctioned off. We gradually made our way to the front of the building, where the only notable room was a small laboratory - still half equipped. An enjoyable explore and a good end to the day. Visited with Jaff Fox and thanks to H for his info. This sign, roughly translated means: food and drink are strictly prohibited in the lacquer plant. Mr. B!
  19. One of those locations that has been on my to do list for way to long. By the time we finally managed to pay this one a visit, the rebuilding was well underway and lots of the coolest features were gone or inaccessible. Still managed to get a couple of decent shots, but wasn't what it used to be anymore. This enourmous monastry was once a partly monastry and partly care home for religious people. They are now rebuilding it, but I'm not sure what new purpose this building will get. Here are some of the shots I managed to take here last week: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# 13# 14# 15# 16# 17# 18# 19# 20# And a few more on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexosaurus/sets/72157633284773730/ Thanks for watching!
  20. Deep in a forest lies in a southern part of belgium, lies someone's private collection of old military vehicals, all rusted away with a few being restored! I've labled this as Part 1, as we only got to see half of it and then darkness doomed upon us! So ill make a re-visit and see the other bits Visted with Space-Invader, and SX Riff-Raff Enjoy the pics! =) More on here; http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEthuPf Thanks for looking!
  21. Like I said before, sometimes you want to do a nice write-up on a location, but you simply can't, as it would instantly give away the location. This is one of those locations. It has quite an amazing history, but I can't say to much about it. This chateau has been empty for over 10 years now, but strangely enough, power water and gas are still turned on. Which is a bit weird, as the alarm itself is disabled... As far as I can tell, I've only been the second person who actually managed to explore this one and it simply was an amazing explore. Let's go on with the pic's, as there's not much more i can share in terms of history: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# 13# 14# 15# 16# 17# 18# 19# Thanks for watching and comments will be appreciated, as always!! :tr The rest of the set can be found on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexosaurus/sets/72157633098175558/
  22. A well known location that has been covered a zillion of times. Still it's simply an amazing place that you should have seen, if you ask me. I'm sure most people are bored of seeing this place, but well, I still like to post my pica's.. A little bit of history; The Chambre du Commerce, or Chambre of Commerce in English, has been renovated in 1872 in late Neo-Gotic style. The original building was built in 1531 and carried the name "Mother of all exchanges". The renovation was done due to the fact that the original building burned down twice. Once in 1583 and the second time in 1858. The architect of the renovation was Joseph Schadde, who was a famous Belgian architect that designed a dozen of other very prominent buildings, including some churches and castles. The building has been empty for years and they started renovating it in 2012. However, in the beginning of 2013, it turned out there were some financial issues and the works stopped. Looks like this location will be with us for a bit longer, for sure.. When we visited this place, I was simply amazed by it's beauty and it was difficult to make proper pictures with so many beautiful details. I simply got distracted by this overload of amazingness, but still I'm not very unsatisfied by the shots I took that day. Enough talking, here are the shots... 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# Thanks for watching! Comments are always appreciated!!
  23. 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>
  24. 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.
  25. 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