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  1. prettypeculiar

    France Hospital Plaza - december 2016

    This building used to be a monastery but in the first World War it was turned into an emergency hospital for soldiers who fought in the trenches. Many Belgian soldiers were brought into care here, which explains why the ' don't spit on the floor" sign is both in French and English. We came here...
  2. The_Raw

    France Bureau Central, France - October 2017

    This was the admin block for an adjacent steelworks. It was built in 1704, and despite being pretty battered nowadays, it still retains some of its former grandeur. The mixture of decay and natural light makes it quite photogenic. Plenty of reports from here before so this is just an update on...
  3. The_Raw

    France Ouvrage Hobling, France - October 2017

    Ouvrage Hobling is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. Located in the Fortified Sector of Boulay, the ouvrage consists of two infantry blocks and two observation blocks, and is located between gros ouvrage Michelsberg and petit ouvrage Bousse, facing Germany. Hobling was approved...
  4. Andy

    Ouvrage Kellermann - Fort Wolfsberg (visited 10/2017)

    The infantry base Wolfsberg is a small part of the bigger fortress Kellermann, part of the "Group Fortification Lorraine". It was built in 1904 - 1906.   Visited with @The_Raw, @extreme_ironing & @Maniac.     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10...
  5. Paradox

    France HBCM UE Tarn Cokeworks - France - September 2017

    So this was more of a cheeky little explore than anything planned in advance. A few of us were in the South of France for the Urban Explorer Wedding of the Year, an event that was most definitely epic and involved many many drunken selfies of at least half a dozen drunken explorers (including...
  6. Andy

    France Petit Ouvrage A28 (visited 10/2017)

    Ouvrage A28 is a smaller plant (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. The site was surveyed by CORF (Commission d'Organisation des Régions Fortifiées), the Maginot Line's design and construction agency; A28 was approved for construction in May 1931. It was completed at a cost of 11 million francs...
  7. Andy

    U-Verlagerung W. (visited 10/2017)

    In the former limestone mine a production for oxygen was shifted to the underground during World War II. Visited with The_Raw.     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14    
  8. Andy

    Leopold Bunker (visited 10/2017)

    The fortress with a lot of murals in its bunkers is part of the second fortified belt of forts of Metz and had its baptism of fire in late 1944, when the Battle of Metz occurred. The Fortification was part of a wider program of fortifications called "Moselstellung", encompassing fortresses...
  9. AndyK!

    France Chateau French House - August 2017

    The chateau is one of the many large abandoned houses that can be found around France. Built in the 1700s by the lord of the village it is within, the house has been modified and expanded over the years. The vaulted basement contains a full size snooker table below the original arched ceiling...
  10. The_Raw

    France Sanatorium Fromage Frais, France - January 2017

    A while back I posted a report from a creme de la menthe location called Chateau a la Mange Tout. This sanatorium sits on the same site, not bad having two half decent explores right next to each other, joie de vivre! I meant to post a report at the time but never got round to it. It wasn't...
  11. Gromr123

    France Chateau Lumiere - France - May 2017

    This one is from earlier on in the year during a trip to France/Luxembourg, one I thought worth posting up here! Chateau Lumiere needs no introduction, a magnificent building with such grandeur its hard to believe its been abandoned. The huge glass skylight allows daylight to illuminate all the...
  12. WildBoyz

    France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    History Ouvrage Latiremont is a gros ouvrage (large work) of the Maginot Line – a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany. The site of Ouvrage Latiremont was selected and approved by the Commission...
  13. prettypeculiar

    France Manoir Neglected Elegance July 2017

    Another one from my little journey to France in july 2017. This is one was a bit doubtfull after stories about police , attentive neighbours, cars on the premises. Apparently neighbours use the backyard to park their cars. A pretty dark house with solid contrasts that made me instinctively...
  14. prettypeculiar

    France Chateau des Anges Perdus July 2017

    Right, Found out i still had an active membership here and kind of forgot about it (The ADHD is strong in this one) So I decided to start posting again, since I'd like to get some honest/valuable feedback on my pictures and that is something i am surely missing on social media. So here it...

    France Alienworks – Power Plant - France - July 2017

    Not sure on dates of closure, but a beautiful power plant. This was used to power the Iron works next door which has now become a museum.  Thanks!
  16. Andy

    France Gros Ouvrage de Rochonvillers, Maginot Line (visited 05/2017)

    Description & History:   Ouvrage Rochonvillers is one of the largest of the Maginot Line fortifications. The gros ouvrage or large work was fully equipped and occupied in 1935 as part of the Fortified Sector of Thionville in the Moselle. Rochonvillers saw little action during World War II...
  17. Andy

    France Camp militaire d'Angevillers (visited 05/2017)

              History The construction of the camp started in 1930 and was completed in 1933. The barracks was expanded in 1935 - 36. Today, the camp has 18 buildings, including a water tower. In time of peace, it housed the fortress troops of the surrounding bunkers, like the large...
  18. The_Raw

    France Gros Ouvrage Bréhain (Maginot Line), France - May 2017

    The Maginot Line, named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany. It was constructed along the borders with Switzerland, Germany...
  19. The_Raw

    France Ouvrage Rochonvillers & Camp d'Angevillers, France - May 2017

    The Maginot Line, named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany. It was constructed along the borders with Switzerland, Germany...
  20. Andy

    France Gros Ouvrage Brehain, Maginot Line (visited 05/2017)

    Ouvrage Bréhain is part of the Fortified Sector of the Crusnes of the Maginot Line. The gros ouvrage was equipped with long-range artillery, and faced the border with Luxembourg. It saw no major action in either the Battle of France in 1940 or the Lorraine Campaign of 1944. Bréhain was approved...

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