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  1. An abandoned farm somewhere in the Belgian countryside... LOVELY!! ...Chez Bobonne... Thanks for 'avin a gander
  2. France Forge Lunaire... Oct '15

    Another euro weekender and we were lucky enough to find ourselves in this MASSIVE French steel works... ...FORGE LUNAIRE... As always... Thanks for takin' a look...
  3. More bad news for the steel industry, perhaps good news for the UE industry? One to keep an eye on for sure. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34561630
  4. Day 2 of the 'Tour Di Bastardi' and after ramming some croissants, coffee and that pre packed dry bread/toast stuff down our necks, Darbians, Masa and myself kicked off proceedings with a MASSIVE want of mine... Cant think of any better way of spending a glorious Italian summers morning than wandering around a sprawling, dusty, rotten hospital site... Rather picture heavy but hey... I don't care! ... As always, thankyou please for looking
  5. I've been gagging to see this one since it popped up over 12 months ago, but soon after it appeared it became a no go! Sealed!! Fast forward a year or so and it reappears! Game on!! ...Manoir de Baron Rouge... ... ... ... As always... Thanks for lookin in...
  6. Greetings OS, me again. Just got back from an ace tour with AndyK, Kriegaffe and a non-member. We also met up with Vals Darkroom for the weekend (Nice to meet you ) We visited some sweet locations and although this one has been a bit trashed it's still a nice place with a fair bit to offer Not a lot of history here but it seems as though this theatre was part of a complex of leisure facilities as there are a few other bits connected to it like a gym which has been bricked off from the theatre now.Enjoy: Cheers
  7. I'm gonna miss out a couple of locations from me n Oldskools recent 'Euro Derpation' and skip on to this remarkable little house... Absolutely rammed with dusty memories and little trinkets, I could have EASILY spent all day here... 'The Little Green House' Thanks for lookin' in...
  8. Belgium Raven Church... June '14

    Off to Europe again! Belgium, Luxembourg and a bit of France thrown in for good measure... Met up with that Oldskool fella and kicked off the exploratory proceedings with this fantastic church... and a bacon n egg sarnie... ...Raven Church... Thanks for lookin'... More up soon...
  9. Belgium Zone Braams - visited May 2014

    Afternoon all, Another regular spot on the tour trail and now sadly demo'd. Zone Braams. This is an old NATO satellite communication control centre. It was built in 1969 and started communication in 1971. Apparently, a new satellite is going to be built here now the old one has gone. Didn't take loads of photos here but happy with those I took. Cheers for looking in.
  10. Yes... Another abandoned house in the depths of Derpville! 'Maison L'Oiseau Bleu' Well, that's the last tours photos done n dusted... More to come though as ive just got back from another! TA FOR LOOKIN IN!!
  11. Evening all, Another Belgium residential, this time a small dwelling in the countryside that was a little small for four guys but we managed. Not much known on the history besides the owners come and check on it from time to time but we went early on our last day and did the business before making our way to a few others on the way back to the ferry. On with the photos. Not many taken as there wasn't much and some of it was a little messy but we managed an hour. There was a piano in the other room but too much mess and seen better pianos in better locations so just took more or less what you see here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Cheers for looking in. Tim
  12. Belgium GIGAWATT... April '14

    The penultimate site on my last Euro jaunt was this MONSTER... Easy in, splendid weather and I had the place to myself for the morning... Industrial porn of the HIGHEST calibre... BOSTIN!! Thanks for lookin in
  13. Not sure what to say about this one... No idea about the history or really what it was! Family home? Religious order of some sort? One part looked like it could've been used for a shop... Maybe one of our Euro counterparts could throw some light on it...All I know is its BLOODY LOVELY!!! ...Cenobium B... As always... Thanks for taking a look!
  14. Yep... Another quirky abandoned house somewhere within the confines of a small European town... ...Maison Theo... Thanks for lookin in...
  15. Germany Dr Dents... April '14

    Stop off No 4 and one of the sites I was REALLY looking forward to... On a quiet German street, in a quiet German town lies this remarkable old dentists house, with its surgery left pretty much as it was when it saw its last patient... Without a doubt one of my BEST explores yet!! Hope you enjoy... ...Dr Dents... As always, thanks for lookin'
  16. 2nd stop on my recent Euro jaunt was this DELIGHTFUL Belgian manor house... Chock full of bits n pieces AND people by the time I had to go! Really is VERY popular at the moment and its easy to see why... ...MANOIR DP... Thanks for looking... Germany up next
  17. Yet another abandoned doctors house full of goodies! Furniture, clothes, books, medical implements and THOSE medicine cabinets!! Wanted this one BADLY! So I was over the moon to finally get it... ...Dr G's Eurology Emporium... More Euro lovelies coming soon... Thanks for looking!!
  18. Morning all, Second visit to this large complex of buildings after the first time was a fail due to not getting access. This building is just one of a large complex of buildings which were built in the 1930's as National Socialistic Political Educational Institution during the Third Reich period in Nazi Germany. After the fall of the Third Reich it has been in use as a school, to house a Ministery and boarding school. Camerashy posted the image below from Google earth as the outbuildings were designed and look like the 'SS' of the Schutzstaffel - maybe just a coincidence?? Part of the building from Google Earth forms the ‘SS’ symbol of the Schutzstaffel who were a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). It began at the end of 1920 as a small, permanent guard unit known as the “Saal-Schutz†(Hall-Protection) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party meetings in Munich. Later, in 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and renamed the “Schutzstaffelâ€Â. Under Himmler’s leadership (1929–45), it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS under Himmler’s command was responsible for many of the crimes against humanity during World War II (1939–45). The SS, along with the Nazi Party, was declared a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal, and banned in Germany after 1945. This may be purely coincidental but despite its history and what has passed its there still remaining, in good condition after many years. There was less decay than I would normally like to see but was an impressive place to photograph with a lot of history even though negative. On with the photos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Thanks for looking
  19. Evening all, Another location during March's trip saw one of two revisits which involved this place and Dr Annas. The last time we visited was last October with bad light, lots of rain (set here: http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/showthread.php/6410-Schloss-H-October-2013) As you can see from the photo below, we had some better conditions for the entire 4 days. We made it to this place on our last full day before heading towards our hotel and was glad we stopped by as the light really made it and it gave me an opportunity to challenge myself to shoot the place mostly using the 50mm prime F1.4. After arriving, some guy who said he was security turned up but was happy to let us continue taking photos. There was little really to protect (besides the building) but he wandered the entire place and gave it the once over and left. Nice guy and no harm done. All I know from the history is that this was a hospice, nursing home or care establishment of some sort but what there was, was nice to shoot. On with some photos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Thanks for looking in.
  20. After 3 days of super sweet Belgian coffee, Coca Cola, pastries, waffles, burgers, and, of course, MILLIONS of roll ups, the 1100 Belgium Tour had taken it's toll on me and NK's teeth making them DESPERATE for a scrape and polish!! Unfortunately, our teeth were in such a HORRENDOUS state, the dentist suffered a nervous breakdown and had to go home for a lie down... Time for a bit of D.I.Y... WELCOME TO ...VILLA CAVITY... And that's it... Myself and NK would like to thank you all for taking the time to check out our Euro adventures, hopefully much, MUCH more to come in 2014!!!
  21. Day 3 of the N.K.P.S 1100 Belgium Tour and me n the Welly Queen are up with the lark and hotfooting it to the days first location and in keeping with the rest of the tours sites its a walk in!! Which was nice!! We decide to work from the bottom up and find a huge collection of files and plans in the cellar all slowly but steadily decaying! NICE!! Up into the rest of the house and its just as good! Stacks of goodies left behind, pristine rooms that give the impression that the residents have popped down the shops and contrasting ones which give the impression that the house is about to fall down! And to top it all off a collection of stuffed birds!! Cant beat a bit of taxidermy!! Enough waffle... Heres some pics from both of us... ENJOY!! ...VILLA HEIL... ...The Cellars... ...Ground Floor... ...Upstairs... Thanks for lookin' in...
  22. ...OLD HOGEY... Now we've got that xmas nonsense out of the way, I thought it was time to share the rest of the N.K.P.S 1100 Belgium Tour... After the AWESOME Maison Morphine and with the light quickly fading, we needed something fairly close by finish off day2, Chateau Hogemeyer would be just the job! Unfortunately I'd left the details for it at home! BUGGER!! A quick text back to blighty and we were sorted... Cheers Baron!! Derp could be one way of describing this one, but derp on a GRAND scale!! It would be a very short lived mooch if it wasn't for the collection of old motors round the back. Still, a splendid way to end day 2's shenanigans... Pics from the pair of us as always, ENJOY!! Thanks for lookin in... Day 3 will be up soon...
  23. Day 2, site 2 on the 'N.K.P.S 1100 Belgium Tour' and after an unexpected lay in at Motel Das Wahlfart and a quick breakfast of coffee, Belgian pastries and roll ups we arrived at the one at the top of our list, and BOY did it deliver!! An abandoned doctors surgery... Implements and drugs still in situ... Clothes in the wardrobes... Tidy looking motor in the garage... And to top it all off? An urbex badger!! Had a good 3 hours in here and it wasn't enough!! (No pics from NK on this report unfortunately, she's got computer issues!! She'll pop some up once it's sorted) 'Take a seat, the doctor while see you shortly' ...MAISON MORPHINE... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vorsprung Derp Technic (As they say in Belgium) Thanks for lookin in peeps... Still a couple more sites to report on! So keep 'em peeled!!
  24. There are not many old abandoned buildings as grand or as breathtaking as this. Those following my blog will remember this place from my first Belgium road-trip earlier in the year. Having been invited along with another bunch of friends last month I was more than happy with the prospect of giving CDC another look. Last time we were pushed for time by pesky little details like workmen expected inside the building at a certain time and catching a train back to the UK. As a result, once it became light enough to photograph, it was a rather quick explore around the building with entire floors and sections missed entirely. This time we had several hours put aside to explore the halls and corridors of this beautifully constructed civic building sitting deserted in the centre of a busy Belgian city. There are hundreds of intricately sculpted stone pillars, each of which has a unique pattern detailed around its circumference. Light pours in through the glass roof. Looks nice ...but a bit of a bugger to photograph! I tried my best to make good use of my time in this amazing venue. It is said to have been recently bought by a hotel chain which will convert the building - while, hopefully, preserving as much of the original detail as possible. Last time I took many wide shots of the main hall at the expense of some of the smaller details. This time I resisted that urge knowing I already had plenty in the bank so allowed myself to seek out different angles and perspectives. The preservation of detail in the building is amazing. In the UK, a place left abandoned like this would be full of graffiti and half-burned out within a month. This is why we travel across Europe for urbex! Stunning! All in all I was really pleased to get to see this place again and, once again, practically needed dragging out of the place as I was reminded that we had two other sites on the list to explore. Thanks MrD
  25. It's been ages since I posted on here as I have been kept really busy with work, family life, my own blog and, now, studying towards a BA in photography part-time. I thought I better change this and what better way to start than showing some of the highlights from the Silly O' Clock Crew franco-belgian urbex tour last month! Joining me for the 4 days of exploring were The Baron of Scotland, Project Mayhem and Lowri Jen Bate. 1000 miles were covered, 6 countries were spanned (technically, if we're including Wales and Scotland) and we met some awesome european explorers along the way. Drinks were drank ...especially on the 14-hour ferry crossing! And, all in all, a very sucessfull few days were had seeing some of the best of European derpage. So, without further ado and in no particular order, I present The Franco-Belgian 2013 Silly O'Clock Crew European Tour Highlights... 1) Tapioca Farm 2) Horror Labs 3) Prison H15 4) Inside Prison H15 5) Villa Hector 6) La Bobbins Clothing Factory 7) CDC 8) CDC (again - it's rather nice so deserves two!) 9) Chateau Gramophone 10) Schola CLXXV Thanks and I hope you enjoyed the pics - I hope to put reports up for each when I get the time. Until then... MrD
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