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Castle of Dreams / Chateau La de Foret - Oct 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

Stussy

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Where to start on this place....

Ever since the first photos popped the scene of this place, I knew I had to visit here... It was on top of my wish list for so long, Back in Summer of 2013 I stood outside here, only to find out it had been locked down a few days prior, there was no way in to be had.

Couple externals from my first visit back in 2013





Fast forward 6 months, no one had explored the place, but a couple people started posting pics again, was it back on the scene again.. obviously it was, but entry was not quite permission, bit an arranged visit through third parties. I missed an opportunity to go earlier in 2014, I won't go into that, ehh MrB :rolleyes:

Part of the Jupilerrrrr tour with Baron and Mega Magpie Masa, it was arranged for us to pay it a visit in exchange for a few beer tokens. This was a once in a lifetime explore and sits proudly as one of the best places I have had the pleasure to visit and take photos. We were given about 6 hours inside, I could spend days in here, I hope I do the palace justice, it really is the Castle of Dreams.

BEWARE SERIOUSLY PIC HEAVY!!

First shot of the day, has to be massive marble staircase.



Being so dark, I decided to take a look in the basement area to grab a few pics before the decent light came up, the pics were always going to be light painted, so best get them out of the way first.

Basement / Kitchen



I would leave the ground floor till last, hoping the light would improve later in the day, so headed to the first floor.

Turrent Bedroom & Ensuite







Sitting Room



The Green Bedroom





The Green Bedroom with Turrent Sitting Room







Some of the children's bedrooms













First Floor Dancing Room (So I like to think)







The Master Suite + 1











First Floor Hallway





Cont'd....


 

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.....Cont'd.....

West Sitting Room







Time to head off into the Servant wings and up to the Second Floor





Turret Office







Childrens Play Room





Bedroom of Birds













A few selected others from the second floor rooms









Attic









Time was almost up inside this place, running out of time, I had to return the ground floor to get some pics there, and I know I missed lots, doubt i will ever be able to return...











It was time to leave.




 
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That is the most extensive set of shots I've seen from that place! Awesome stuff :comp

 

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Perseverance paid off mate, one of the ones I'd love to visit.

Excellent collection of pics, loving that marble staircase. Fuck going up the wooden hill when you have that!!

 

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Like a big fat Friday night kebab drenched in awesome sauce!! FOOKIN' TASTY!! :)

 

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A very special place indeed and pic heavy threads with images like these are fine by me lol

Bloody great shots Stussy and so good to see :D

:comp

 

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Dipped in epic that place. Great lighting through those windows especially the first shot (y)

 

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very nice set mate, and you should always trust me when i say I`ll sort stuff out :) :)

Honestly you were like a kid in a sweet shop in there, never seen you happier :)

Great start to a day that saw us wake up in France, explore in Belgium, eat in Holland and sleep in Germany :) great times mate !!

 

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Oh my word, this is some sort of epicness right there :)

 

Stussy

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very nice set mate, and you should always trust me when i say I`ll sort stuff out :) :) Honestly you were like a kid in a sweet shop in there, never seen you happier :)

Great start to a day that saw us wake up in France, explore in Belgium, eat in Holland and sleep in Germany :) great times mate !!
It was indeed dude, fantastic time, best explore I think I will eer have the pleasure of doing, with great company too!

 
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