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  1. Another visit from October with @Andy, @Maniacand@extreme_ironing. From seeing Andy's report I missed quite a few bits but you can't see everything unless you spend the whole day down there. Another epic bit of WW2 history and there's lots more out there. Ouvrage Mont des Welches, a gros ouvrage of the Maginot Line fortifications, is part of the Fortified Sector of Boulay. It comprises two entrance blocks, one infantry block, one artillery block, one observation block and two combination blocks. The underground gallery system is compact, about 200 metres (660 ft) from end to end, and unlike larger ouvrages where the gallery system is linear in concept, the central portion of Mont des Welches is a dense network of tunnels crossing one another, housing the barracks and utility areas. The galleries are excavated at an average depth of up to 30 metres (98 ft). Unlike most gros ouvrages, its 60 cm internal rail network was not electrified, relying on human power to move the rail cars. Relatively small for a gros ouvrage, Mont des Welches saw a brief period of sharp action in June 1940, when German forces moving along the rear of the Maginot Line engaged the position without success. The manning of the ouvrage in June 1940 comprised 490 men and 17 officers of the 167th Fortress Infantry Regiment and the 151st Position Artillery Regiment. After modest renovations in the 1950s, it was abandoned in the 1970s. Bon journée
  2. Ouvrage Mont des Welches, a gros ouvrage of the Maginot Line fortifications, is part of the Fortified Sector of Boulay. It comprises two entrance blocks, one infantry block, one artillery block, one observation block and two combination blocks. It is located between petit ouvrage Coucou and gros ouvrage Michelsberg, facing Germany. Relatively small for a gros ouvrage, Mont des Welches saw a brief period of sharp action in June 1940, when German forces moving along the rear of the Maginot Line engaged the position without success. After modest renovations in the 1950s, Mont des Welches was abandoned in the 1970s. Mont des Welches was approved for construction by CORF (Commission d'Organisation des Régions Fortifiées), the Maginot Line's design and construction agency, in June 1930 and became operational by 1935, at a cost of 49 million francs. The contractor was Gianotti of Nice. The comparatively small gros ouvrage comprises two entrance blocks, one infantry block, one artillery block, one observation block, and two combination blocks. It lacks a central "M1" ammunition magazine, and unlike most gros ouvrages, its 60 cm internal rail network was not electrified, relying on human power to move the rail cars. The underground gallery system is compact, about 200 metres (660 ft) from end to end, and unlike larger ouvrages where the gallery system is linear in concept, the central portion of Mont des Welches is a dense network of cross galleries between to main galleries, housing the barracks and utility areas. The galleries are excavated at an average depth of up to 30 metres (98 ft). The manning of the ouvrage in June 1940 comprised 490 men and 17 officers of the 167th Fortress Infantry Regiment and the 151st Position Artillery Regiment, commanded by Chef de Bataillon Tari. The units were under the umbrella of the 42nd Fortress Corps of the 3rd Army, Army Group 2. Visited with @The_Raw, @extreme_ironing & @Maniac. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  3. Hi all, It was difficult to take pictures of this place... The sun was too present on this day... But I tried to do my best :-)
  4. Chapelle des Loups

    A small chapel in forest...
  5. So this is my first post, I hope I'm doing well This used to be a very beautifull castle. Not only the inside but I also loved it from the outside OMG. It was first mentioned in 1108, so it's very very old!! Tnx for watching and any feedback is welcome. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
  6. Hello all, This was a director's house near a big factory in France. "Was" because henceforth, this house has been burned to ashes... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Enjoy.
  7. this manor (mansion) was abandoned for over 8 years because the only daughter of the artist died renovation has started earlier 2014, so this is an old explore... full album on my website thx for watching ! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  8. A tiny limestone quarry full of many different cars and trucks. And also what looks like an industrial size torture machine. Place is now used for the growing of mushrooms, and most of the vehicles are decorating the owner's garden ...
  9. Hi guys !! Here is another report from an exploration of a recntly abandoned quarry somewhere in France. This one is really impressive ! - 1 - - 2 - - 3 - - 4 - - 5 - - 6 -
  10. Long, Long, Time ago. i meet her 01 02 03 04
  11. Older pics, I've visited it two years ago. Some things were decorated but there were nice details. 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
  12. It was a lucky chance find on the way of a tour. Judging by documents abandoned since 2003 and much grown from the outside, so that the house has obviously entered no one for years. Inside a wealth of details and above all countless spiderwebs along with their cute builders - both in living, such as in dead form. (What you can't see on the photos: The complete ceiling was full of cobwebs.) 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
  13. 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
  14. This place i found thanks too some recognized pictures So no doubting and just go. In a rich and quiet neighborhood we arrived at 6 am with 4 urbex friends There were also a few guys inside also waiting for some light This place was one of the most beautifull locations i visited The bus was arriving at about 9 am because we were in there with a total of (i thougt) 18 persons. This mansion has been sold so we were just in time to visit it,as in today there's an active loud alarm #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 More to see at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHpGwYy
  15. Abandoned chateau in Belgium no idea about the history , lovely chateau and lovely domain ....
  16. Hello! Spent the last weekend with 10 other people over in Belgium. I cant find any information on this place! I Hope you like! Thanks For Looking!
  17. Belgium Chappelle Des Anciens

    Afternoon all, This was one that we visited during our 56 hour trip to Belgium. Was quite trashed but some nice details made for about an hours photography. Not sure on the history but it was a hospice/religious establishment. Photos below Thanks for looking in.
  18. Chateau des Singes 04/2013 A wicked location of the beaten track only took a few shots here spent most of time chillin and having a beer ........looks like another location that has had work undertaken but not completed 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. thanks for looking Oldskool & Cloaked Up
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