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  1. Keeping this one quiet, though has been closed for quite some time sitting in plain sight for a lot of Hertfordshire folk. That’s the only clue I am giving 😉 I checked this place out twice a while back and found no access points, but after returning with the usual urbex family and finding a somewhat rickety ladder, we found our way in! Once again on the same day as our QE2 splore, another one with power still on!
  2. The large hotel with several accommodation wings and surrounded by an old park was built in the nineteen-twenties. The spa centre in the hotel used water which was particularly rich in mineral salts. The Hotel was closed about 2007. It took a while until we found an open access. After about four hours, workers (or whoever, two men in white coats) came into the building and we had to get out quickly, but we have not been seen. But, unfortunately, therefore we could not explore everything inside. Part one 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  3. Yup thats right ANOTHER alla italia report, same ceilings, same pillars, same copper bath rar rar rar. always loved the look of this place and was fairly near the top of the list for our little roadtrip, have to say as beautiful and grande the place looks its a shame its all fake as shit!, on the way over raw told me about the "painted ceilings" peeling away at the corners which says its obviously a print, the balcony railings are plastic and the pillars are marbled plaster-which to be fair faux marbling is a skill in itself, basically its a painting technique which involves applying the paint with a feather to imitate the veins in marble. fake or not it's still a very photogenic building, unfortunately i was wielding a pissed lens so i had to make do taking pics at weird angles until jane was done and could lend me hers to do some symmetrical stuff. previously a health spa in the centre of a rather posh town in belgium, as far as i know plans are for it to be turned into a hotel. -highly recommend the gorgonzola steak at the italian joint over the road on with the picturegraphs thanks for looking kids, rave hard but rave safe.
  4. Germany Hunters Hotel (June 2015)

    I visited this place 3 times now and every time I saw new spots Maybe because the keeper is always moving things... Anyway, it's a good place to visit for a few bucks He is a really friendly guy and he always give you something to eat after your visit. You also can rent a room for a night! So here are some pics
  5. A great hotel in Germany. I already visited it about 20 times; I saw the change of it. Most rooms are already trashed or demolished, but there are also some nice spots in there Never go in there without a good mask! Too much mould, it isn't healthy at all. The building burned already two times and that's the reason for the decay. The owner has left Germany and nobody knows what will happen to it. It's a question of time. Now have fun with my new pics! Sorry for the bad quality, I don't know how to upload without loosing quality At first #3 pics I already edited
  6. Deep in Germany we found this beauty sleeping. The color of decay are so awesome .
  7. Germany Mini rooftop hotel Germany (visit 2015)

    Mini rooftop hotel Germany by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Mini rooftop hotel Germany by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Mini rooftop hotel Germany by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  8. Already very broken and also difficult to photograph around the graffitis (partly I've retouched them). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  9. Hi there, today I want to show you some shots of an lost Hotel. Locatet in the former GDR, it was an luxury Object in the GDR-Times. After that it continued as an upper class Hotel with a very good reputation. Now it´s closed since this year and empty, waiting to be torn apart. Well secured and guarded by security it´s neraly impossible to get in. we had the exclusive chance to take some pictures. Hopy you´ll enjoy them.
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  11. The Hotel closed in January 2015 due to running at a loss and bad reviews. It has since been sold onto a retirement home developer. Not an amazing explore but the bathroom was cleaner then most peoples and even has running water and a flushing toilet! Below is a few bits of information about the hotel: Inside New Forest National Park and a 2-minute walk from bike rentals, this old-school hotel is in a sprawling Victorian-style building on 5 acres. It's a 3-minute walk from multiple shopping and dining options on High Street. This 3-star hotel is situated between Southampton and Bournemouth. The hotel has 59 individually decorated bedrooms, all en-suite, in a choice of standard or premier room. Each room comes with a number of facilities to make guest's stay as comfortable as possible. Closure: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11607497.Shock_over_hotel_closure_announcement/ Thank You!
  12. Just one of those places i had to go and see for myself... copy n' paste history courtesy of historic england HISTORY: The Second Birmingham Improvement Act of 1861 cleared the way for the redevelopment of Colmore Row. The Great Western Railway had built Snow Hill Station in 1853, close by, and this was rebuilt in 1870. Leases on the Georgian properties in Colmore Row began to fall in by the 1860s and demolition started in 1870. A new road, Barwick Street, behind Colmore Row, was constructed in the 1870s with frontages which were mostly of brick and stone. Several separate plots of land were acquired to create the site of the current hotel which takes up the greater part of the block bounded by Colmore Row, Barwick Street, Church Street and Livery Street. Isaac Horton and Thomson Plevins, who was to become his architect, were both active in acquiring land and developing it in line with the improvements in the 1861 Act. The Colmore Row frontage was theirs by 1875, although the right hand portion came fully into their hands a little later. Thomson Plevins was architect and he issued three separate contracts for the building of the Colmore Row front and work started with the pavilion at the corner with Church Street. Next it extended to the right as far as the central pavilion. Lastly the balancing range and corner pavilion completed the symmetrical composition. The hotel opened in 1879 and a contemporary advertisement referred to "Commercial rooms, stock rooms and every convenience for commercial men... large rooms for dinners, weddings, breakfasts, meetings, arbitrations etc." There were 100 bedrooms, with 60 more unfinished at the time of opening, a restaurant with separate entrance in Church Street and 2 coffee rooms. The inclusion of Stock Rooms, where businessmen could demonstrate their products to each other, shows that the hotel was directed towards this market. Placed near to Snow Hill Station, the hotel aimed to attract commercial visitors from out of town. In the early 1880s the corner site on Church Street and Barwick Street was added to the hotel with a building of four storeys plus basement which was extended in 1894 by another 3 storeys. Also in the 1880s another large plot of land facing on to Barwick Street and Livery Street and turning the corner to connect with the Colmore Row facade was developed with a 5 storey block, called Great Western Buildings, of which a 4-bay section now survives on Barwick Street and is part of the hotel. In 1890, before the end of the lease the hotel appears to have failed and the building was handed back to the landlords. Hortons' Estates decided to re-order the interior of the Grand and newspaper reports spoke of £40,000 spent by the prominent Birmingham architects, Martin and Chamberlain. The Birmingham Daily Post recorded the hotel as "entirely reconstructed, decorated and furnished" and the Midland Counties Herald wrote that "although the external walls are retained, there is practically a new building on the old site, and all that remains of the old building is the facade on Colmore Row". The contractors were Barnsley and Son of Ryland Street North and the building was furnished and decorated by Norton and Co. of Corporation St. There was electric lighting to the public rooms and gas in the bedrooms. As well as the Stock Rooms and an arbitration suite there was a series of reception rooms called the Windsor Suite and a banqueting and ballroom. The grandest of all the reception rooms was built in 1894 when Martin and Chamberlain were asked to fill the remaining gap along the Barwick side of the site. They built a large new ballroom called the Grosvenor Room, together with a Drawing Room, arched internal colonnade and crush hall. The architects' drawings show that the ballroom was designed as a shell and the elaborate decoration was entrusted to decorators [perhaps Norton and Co. once more]. Five upper floors contained 75 new bedrooms. Other alterations at this time included 2 additional billiard rooms in the hotel basement. In the 1970s the architects Harper and Sperring undertook a modernisation of the interior and the exterior stone work on the Colmore Row and Church Street fronts was painted with a cement wash. The inclusion of rooms designed to appeal to businessmen was paralleled at the City Terminus Hotel, Cannon Street, London and the Caledonian Hotel, Glasgow. Amongst listed hotels in London, the Grosvenor, Buckingham Palace Road, the Russell, Russell Square are comparable in date and in their provision of grand public spaces, as is the former Midland Grand Hotel, Euston Road [grade I]and the Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester [grade II*]. The Grand Hotel block forms one of the largest C19 buildings in central Birmingham. Within the overall urban context, and most particularly within its immediate neighbourhood, it makes a very positive and well-mannered contribution to the townscape. Placed in close proximity to James Archer's magnificent Church of St Philip [now the Cathedral], it achieves the difficult task of not dominating its smaller neighbour but still retaining individuality, most particularly by its distinctive skyline. The Barwick Street façade of the block designed in 1894 by Martin and Chamberlain is a fine work by this noted practice and shows an assured and interesting handling of masses. Inside are some especially fine original interiors including the principal staircase and, most notably, the rich and impressive French style decoration of the Grosvenor Room, Grosvenor Drawing Room and Crush Room. Elsewhere there is evidence of the Stock Rooms, which were an essential part of the original commercial accent of the hotel, as well as the rare survival of the shop interior at the Anatomical Boot Co.,25 Colmore Row. The special qualities of this building merit its listing at II*. oooh how original, a corridor with lots of light/dark contrast Even the building work that was never seen was cooler back then! seriously awesome studwork and this was the main reason for being here - The Grosvenor room needless to say the black and white below isnt my shot! these however are mine. one last look on the way out thanks for looking, take it sleazy kids.
  13. 1. Birds Hotel 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Birds Hotel 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Birds Hotel 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Birds Hotel 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Birds Hotel 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Birds Hotel 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Birds Hotel 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Birds Hotel 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Birds Hotel 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  14. The Abandoned Hotel Thermal aka Hotel Des Theremes is a derelict hotel rotting away somewhere in France. The hotel complex is quite large and we only managed to explore one of the main buildings, what appeared to be accommodation area and recreational areas. The complex specialised in ‘healing baths’ targeted towards the elderly. I understand that nearby hot springs were used to provide some of the water used to bath the elderly customers and these springs were said to have had special healing properties. I’m unsure exactly when the buildings closed but by the looks of the decay and the very limited documents left behind my best guess would be the late 1990 to early 2000’s. The site also houses an apparently active laundry service of some description with several large white lorries parked outside and chimneys venting steam on a regular basis. There was another large building across from the one we photographed that looked really interesting featuring large sweeping curved walls, we are unsure of what was inside but the building also appeared abandoned. Visited this abandoned hotel with Matt Kriegaffe Hampshire, Scott Darby and Andy K, we arrived late in the day after a relatively unsuccessful morning we had very little time to explore this place before we were due to leave for our train home. Sadly it took us longer to find a way inside than we had to spare so after a quick chat we decided to miss our departure time and go for a later shuttle. I’m really glad we made that choice as this place was a lot more impressive from the inside than it looked from its dreary grey concrete exterior. Once inside we were almost immediately greeted by 2 long rooms, the first featuring a large circular skylight reflecting nicely in puddles of water on the floor. Next door was a beautiful long blue ballroom or dining room with mirrors at either end and decorative ceiling plaster. Then came the main staircase in the entrance hall going up 3 levels with a red carpet covering it was pretty photogenic. On the first floor we accidentally stumbled across a large nesting area for well over 100 bats which after a few flew past us we left well alone . Other than the grand features downstairs and in the main entrance there was a lot of empty corridors and empty bedrooms at this place striped over all their contents and fixtures. One or 2 bathrooms remained and we found what appeared to be a chapel that was unfortunately sealed off from the building we had access to. All in all a pleasurable explore around this place, well worth the 2 hour delay we had getting home! Enjoy the photos: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Thanks for checking out the report higher res copies of the above photos can be found on my blog: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2014/10/19/urbex-hotel-thermale-france-june-2014/
  15. A few older photos (summer 2010) of an abandoned hotel from the 20s in Sweden. Although the quality of the images is not the best, but I think the place is worth to be shown. part one 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
  16. So 2014 ended rather well exploring wise for me. Last day exploring of the year and I cracked this, the fails later didn't really matter History blatantly stolen from Wikipedia: The Grand Hotel is a Grade ii listed hotel in the city centre of Birmingham. The hotel occupies the greater part of a block bounded by Colmore Row, Church Street, Barwick Street and Livery Street and overlooks the cathederal and churchyard. Designed by architect Thomson Plevins, construction began in 1875 and the hotel opened in 1879. Extensions and extensive interior renovations were undertaken by prominent Birmingham architecture firm Martin and Chamberlain from 1890 to 1895. Interior renovations included the building of the Grosvenor Room which boasts rich and impressive Louis XIV style decoration. I had come up with a couple of rather nice leads one you may of already seen on here a few weeks ago. I felt that my luck was in so I gave this lil beauty a shot. 3 am on my own I took the long drive to Birmingham. Upon arrival I wandered round and realised this was certainly no walk in!! Eventualy I was in unsure if I had full access as the heating was still on I went for a wander. I couldn't believe it I was in!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I am wandering around and for the life of me can't find what I came for, stripped room after stripped room. I take a seat on the stairs I need some help. Who else to ask but Google. I work out where the room is only to find padlocks and boarded up doorways. Eventually going up and down stairs I reach my goal. I give you the Grosvenor Room. 7. The problems not over yet. This is a tiny balcony and I am unsure on the strenght of the metal decoration. I have another wander and have no luck on finding any access. Heading back to the balcony I find some rope. I tie a few hoops into it and tie it to the balcony. Finally I am on the floor and I can enjoy this stunning room properly. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
  17. Not far from the fabulous little power plant and overlooking the same river sits a rather large imposing hotel. My mate had spotted this from the air whilst scoping out the power plant on Google maps and thought it looked abandoned so did some more digging and found out it was 'closed indefinitely' which we took as a good sign. After a cold, snowy squeeze we were into the site and it became immediately apparent the probable reason it closed - one whole side of the building has subsided incredibly badly, so much so a section of exterior wall is missing on one end. Alarming enough from the outside, the inside is where it was a little interesting to say the least. The floor in the corridor running along that end veers off to a very noticeable slope on one side along the whole length, and the rest of the floors at that end are all over the place. Really not good, which is a shame because the views from this place are absolutely stunning and it must have been an awesome place to stay when it was open. We were in and out with no trouble apart from my mate putting his leg through a floor and the crawl out of the snow-covered access point a few feet from the edge of a ravine down into the river which was a little cheek-clenching to say the least. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157651179283559/
  18. Disused rather than abandoned, this hotel has been empty for around 40 years in parts and 20 years in others. Located in the snowy German mountains much of it's custom came from skiers but eventually it stopped making enough money to continue a viable business. Rather than sell for a pittance the owners decided to keep the hotel and pimp it out as a film location from time to time. It's clearly been maintained enough to avoid heavy decay creeping in but there is a constant buzzing of flies in most rooms and ancient cobwebs on the windows. It's a proper time capsule that hasn't been touched for years in places. Spent hours in here with extreme_ironing and monkey, we didn't end up wearing dresses honest.... 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. Now quit looking at me before I stick ma foot in yo ass....
  19. This old hotel is epic, so much so these are from the second shoot last October. DSC_4952 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr DSC_4943 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr DSC_4919 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr DSC_4868 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr DSC_4841 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr I could have spent hours in here going through all the old documents, new papers and magazines, from the 30' 40's 50's DSC_4792 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr This room is the only place you can get a signal, even outside its not possible. _COZ3666 by cozmicberliner, on Flickr Till bar by cozmicberliner, on Flickr
  20. After almost four years, I've revisited this nice Oldie. Not much has changed - apart from the fact that sadly all handrails of the staircases were destroyed in the meantime. This time I also took a look into the former stables, that I didn't notice on my first visit. The hunting lodge was built in the 18th century. End of the 19th century, the castle was connected to the drinking water network, but already in 1900 it was in parts demolished due to disrepair. Later, a castle-like hotel was built at the same place. The surviving elements of the previous castle were integrated in the new building. Finally the hotel was closed in 1980 due to large structural damage. 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 Finally, as a comparison, two photos of the staircase from my first visit in 2011. 28 29
  21. A Hotel in Luxembourg... 1. ABC Hotel 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. ABC Hotel 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. ABC Hotel 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. ABC Hotel 04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. ABC Hotel 05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  22. Discovered on an old postcard and found by Steetview. The piano is sadly disappeared now. part one 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  23. So here we are, the final chapter in my American urbex adventure. When I first started planning my trip in December 2013 I was browsing around for places to see and one place immediately caught my eye - Grossinger's Resort, in the middle of the Catskill Mountains area of New York. The photo of the iconic indoor swimming pool captivated me and from that moment I knew I simply had to see it. As the plans progressed I found someone who could make it happen and all was set, until a week before the day we were due to go and the matey with transport pulled out. So I hastily managed to reorganise it and we ended up getting a bus to a town in the middle of nowhere, with a real back-woods feel and began the mile-long walk to the resort. Before long we could see the famous high-rise accomodation block 'Jennie G', named after Jennie Grossinger one of the resort's founders. With the sounds of us trampling through the trees towards the site drowned out by some noisy roadworks on a nearby bridge we were in undisturbed. I couldn't believe I was finally stood in somewhere I had dreamed about seeing for so long. Even in it's massively trashed state, I was elated. A bit of background to the location... Almost as soon as it closed in 1986, Servico set about the demolition of eight of the buildings in preparation for the planned remodelling/redevelopment that never happened. These included the Playhouse, the Conference Centre, a few of the accomodation buildings, buildings around the Olympic-sized outdoor pool and the original main entrance lobby building. Currently nearly thirty years later the majority of the buildings are in a terrible state, the water damage is the worst I have ever seen on any explore anywhere, most of the buildings were constructed with mainly wooden floors of which many are collapsed or too weak to walk on any more. Still the site is massive, we spent five hours there and saw pretty much everything we could working our way around the areas too unsafe to walk through. In one building that doesn't seem to get much attention as from the outside its a pretty non-descript bland thing we found a room full to the brim with boxes and boxes of Grossinger's stationery, luggage tags, brand new logbooks and receipt books still wrapped in cellophane and a draw full of the promotional booklets produced by Servico publicising the renovation and new buildings that were going to be built from 1986 onwards which was really rather poignant as it never happened - so many 'what if?'s.... The Catskills area is littered with abandoned Jewish resorts and other such buildings but Grossinger's is the largest and most iconic ruin of a bygone holiday era. In the month before my visit, Louis Capelli's plan for a casino to be built where Grossinger's currently stands was rejected in favour of another location so for now at least the buildings on the massive site will continue to slowly fall down. The Jennie G, the walkway between the main buildings and itself was demolished in 1986. Big thanks for following all my adventures from America, I can't wait to go back as there is so much left to see. Many more photos from Grossinger's here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157649180368615/
  24. A last ditch on a not so successful day. Chose to take a gamble and miss the train, I think it paid off. Hidden in a large industrial estate is this lonely hotel. At the top of the stairs is a room full of bats!! Anyway some grand decay and nice stairs. WIN! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Hope you think it was worth missing the train for. We did, if you woul like to see a few more pics from here Hotel Des Thermes
  25. What a find , but unfortunately fairly new 1. Hotel Schleuser 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. Hotel Schleuser 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. Hotel Schleuser 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. Hotel Schleuser 04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. Hotel Schleuser 05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 6. Hotel Schleuser 06 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 7. Hotel Schleuser 07 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 8. Hotel Schleuser 08 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 9. Hotel Schleuser 09 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 10. Hotel Schleuser 10 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 11. Hotel Schleuser 11 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 12. Hotel Schleuser 12 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 13. Hotel Schleuser 13 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 14. Hotel Schleuser 14 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 15. Hotel Schleuser 15 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 16. Hotel Schleuser 16 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 17. Hotel Schleuser 17 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 18. Hotel Schleuser 18 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 19. Hotel Schleuser 19 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr