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  1. Serbia Serbian luxury hotel

    Hello everyone! Some months ago I went on a trip to Serbia, and thanks to a member of this forum who gave me advice on some locations I was able to do some good urbex in the meantime! Here is my report! (I tried my best searching for info on this place on Serbian websites with the help of Google translate, I hope this is accurate! ) This place is an abandoned luxury hotel in the Sumadija district, Serbia. The palace is very old: it was built between 1868 and 1872 by the prince Mihail Obrenovic, basing on architect Koste Shreplovic’s design. Originally built to be the Serbian National Assembly palace, it became the residence for the Obrenovic dynasty when the Serbian capital was moved from Kragujevac to Beograd. In 1903 a coup took place in Beograd: members of the Obrenovic family were either exiled or killed. But in the following years a railroad was built from the city to Beograd, so the palace became an hotel where all of those who travelled daily from the capital would stay. In 1964 the hotel was sold to a Serbian company, which bankrupted in the early 2000s. In October of 2005 it became property of the government, which tried to sell it but without success. Nowadays it still lays abandoned. The most amazing thing of this palace is the dancing hall: it's just too beautiful! One thing I have to point out is that, even if it has been abandoned since 2005, the building has very little traces of vandalism and it still is in a very good shape. This is exactly the opposite of what happens in Italy. Hope you liked my report guys! I'll see you in the next exploration!
  2. Another Italy noms report from me, this place is seriously a gem and it's a place that I had wanted to see for so long. It's last use I believe was as a casino/hotel sort of thing. There were signs of it once being a public tourist sort of place. There's some proper nice architecture in here and some great fresco paintings, the chapel is just wall to wall painting porn. Part of this site is in use so it's slightly risky, looking out a window from here you can see lights on and people inside part of the building so we all tried to stay as quiet as possible in here. Photos: Representinnn
  3. My last set of pics from our 'Tour di Bastardi'... Everybody knows this one due to its famous stairs, an excellent end to an excellent tour! ...The Palace Casino... As always, thanks for lookin' in...
  4. A chance find on the way. Because I had put my alarm accidentally too early, The_Raw used the early hour to find an access. In the former Grandhotel only live pigeons today. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  5. Hi, my friends! Some months ago I was in a trip to UAE and visited some locations. One of them is here, have a nice review! The palace is guarding and we decided to arrange to visit it officially. But the security men were from Pakistan and didn't understand neither English nor Arabic:mad: We spent a lot of time to penetrate the house. The palace of Abdulaziz Al Qassimi sheikh was built in 1984 and was abandoned ten years later because of a big amount of bad accidents there. People who lived in there or somewhere near said that it is haunted by a ghost woman who screams at nights, and nany peple also saw ghostly children who played in the yard. Nobody knows whose unrest souls interfered the royal family but all exorcists who tried to turn them out failed. One of them told that all the statue heads should be broken. Now it looks really scary, headless statues. The main hall. Amazing chandelier. I had no tripod, that's why my photoes are not very good. And then we heard the strange noise, it sounded like a bird knocking at the window. It came from a locked room, and it was really creepy to hear it. Unfortunally we didn't explore the whole palace but I can say for sure, I would never spend a night there. There's something evil there... By the way, the owners of the palace offered it for sale. The price is very low, about 500 000 dirham. But inspite of the price there have never been any interested...
  6. Hi =] Been meaning to check this place out for awhile and finally got round to it last weekend! The subway is almost all that's left from Crystal Palace High Level Station, a terminus on a now destroyed line, which lead directly into the back of the Crystal Palace. Passenger numbers fell after the destruction of the palace and the station was finally knocked down in the 60's. The subway survived the fire that destroyed the palace and was used as an air raid shelter during the war. Since then it's been for the most part inaccessible due to health and safety concerns and took a little bit of ingenuity to get down there. :] Not really quite as much fun but I understand there will be a small raffle to get access for London Open House next month. Looking down on the courtyard on the park side of the subway. One of the stairwells downwards. Looking out at the courtyard. The subway. Looking out towards park. Celing detail. Station side entrance to the subway, had a laugh trying to squeeze thru a gap here while some kids laughed at me from house opposite. Original retaining wall where the tracks would've once run. Here's the Paxton tunnel going under Sydenham Hill, was seriously locked up so not getting in here anytime soon. ;/ Understand the other side is bricked up and a tunnel further down the line is similar, but need to check it out sometime in case. Just a small explore but really enjoyed it none the less. Have my full set up on my website, Thanks for looking. :]
  7. Schule d. H. J. or in full: "Schule der Hitler Jugend" Somewhere in the middle of Poland, there's this big piece of land, hidden in the middle of nowhere. It contains a huge palace with park, a chapel, barns & stables, a distillery and a few houses. The palace itself was build around 1900, the distillery and all other buildings are much older… This pic nicely shows the scale of the whole property: (Palace is the building at the left side of the frame...) Just to give you an idea of what the palace once looked like, here are some shots taken shortly before the second world war. [table][tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table] Until 1940 the complex was privately owned, however, not by the first owner, as he went missing in 1917 during the first world war… "The Third Reich" then converted the palace into a school for the Hitler Jugend (Hitler's Youth), what many people believed was just a big, fanatic, boy-scout group. [table] [tr][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [/table] [table] [tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr] [/table] The reality was rather different: [table][tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table] After the Second World War, the land was given back to Poland, but the palace continued to serve for educational purposes. In the beginning it housed the agricultural school and in the 70s it functioned as an educational institution and trainings centre for mentally disabled children. Which was followed by a school for children with disturbed behavior, which operated in the palace until 1997. Currently the palace itself is left abandoned and some of the other buildings are still being used as houses and farms.. We've only briefly explored the palace and it I have to say it was just soooo sad to see it's current state. Just as a comparison, these are images taken less then 10 years ago: [table][tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][/tr][/table] Ok, enough said.. On with the pic's… 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10#
  8. It doesn't get much more relaxed than wandering around this site, it's a walk-in with no security and is basically a playground for street artists. Apparently up until the end of last year the whole place was a tip until a street artist known as King Trev took on the task of clearing out the crap to make the place more accessible. Since then some of London's finest graffiti artists including Tizer & Mr Cenz have taken to the place and made it their own with their colourful styles. I believe it also gets used for airsoft every couple of weeks and next door there is a remote control car race track run by Nitro Heaven, apparently the biggest in London. They are currently in trouble for the illegal tipping of hundreds of tyres next to the sports centre which has caused fines running into the thousands. I couldn't find any history on when the building was built or abandoned unfortunately but then my research skills perhaps aren't the best. The building is just a shell pretty much but if you like graffiti it's a very cool spot to visit and changes frequently. Here's some pics Thanks for looking
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