What's new

Post a thread

Post a report or anything else to the forums

See latest posts

Latest posts across the community

Contact Staff

Our team are here to help if needed

Grossainville - 2015

Infraredd

Banned
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
33
Reaction score
0
Points
0
If you look at this write up from the Daily Fail

Goussainville: Inside the French ghost town abandoned 40 YEARS AGO | Daily Mail Online

Goussainville looks like a good explore. Since the Tupolev Tu-144 fell out of the sky onto the village it has been

slowly depopulating, or so the article makes out.

However I roll up after a long drive to find more cars than the M25 at 8.30 on a wet Monday morning.

Cars are parked everywhere - not exactly deserted then.

So I find the old mansion house,

18273456213_f36033384c_o.jpg


18888881322_4a616e7810_o.jpg


walk up the steps and look in.

Don't know if this has ever happened to anyone else on this forum but I simply couldn't be arsed to climb in.

Crap everywhere and mindless graff over every available and even hard to reach surface.

18896938501_a12767fdaf_o.jpg


Go round the back and was just as nonplussed

18867845426_344b69bf6b_o.jpg


& this is why people have moved on. Approx every 3 minutes..

18273460893_fb785ed0c7_o.jpg


So I'm here now might as well look at the rest of the village.

Here's an interesting door of a kind that seems to be repeated many,many times

18706421228_922fc7c1ab_o.jpg


Courtyard

18273470733_2977e2cfe5_o.jpg


& bookseller

18706423168_424317ea06_o.jpg


Just round the corner I got into a rambling smashed up house. Room after wrecked room with discarded clothes & assorted garbage.

Then upstairs I found a photo album of an African family, all in bright colours looking at the camera like startled rabbits.

Why would anyone carry that all the way from Africa to France and leave it on the floor of some shit hole.

I'd had enough. I couldn't take any pictures, the camera never came out of it's bag.

Decay - fine, abject misery - sorry no thanks.................

Rant over.

 
Last edited by a moderator:

skeleton key

Full Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2011
Messages
5,374
Reaction score
40
Points
0
Well what a past this village has and a tragic one at that.

Cool to see some images of the place and thanks for sharing John (y)

:comp

 

hamtagger

Full member
Joined
Jan 30, 2014
Messages
4,312
Reaction score
1,215
Points
113
Location
Lincoln
Must've been a cool place in its day. Despite the state of the place you've grabbed a good set of pics and like you're editing style (y)

 

The_Raw

Administrator
Staff member
Forum admin
Joined
Dec 16, 2013
Messages
4,225
Reaction score
2,124
Points
113
I quite like the look of strolling through the town but that mansion looks pretty disappointing. It reminds me of a similar building in the grounds of West Park asylum, I poked my head in and that was it. Cheers for sharing an update on the place (y)

 

jones-y-gog

Moderator
Staff member
Forum moderator
Joined
Apr 30, 2013
Messages
1,980
Reaction score
850
Points
113
Location
Leodis
At least you got some nice IR images out of it...every cloud and all that

 
Top