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Everything posted by obscureserenity

  1. Very nice mate! Glad to see your shots came out well and enjoyed reading your bit about the history
  2. Welcome to the forum mate Looking forward to seeing some pictures from the US!
  3. Very nice mate! Looks like a great place to explore
  4. Welcome to the forum @btn_urbex. If you have any questions or queries, feel free to ask!
  5. Fab report as always @Andy! Looks like you covered the place well. Great photos
  6. Town Mansion History The Town Mansion was originally built in 1912 by a wealthy petroleum importer. During the early 20th century, the area in which the mansion was built, had become a hub for many rich German families in the early 1900's. By 1918, once the First World War had come to an end and the town was heavily damaged by the intense bombing raids at the start of the war and then German occupation of Belgium in 1914. Only two houses in that street survived, the Town Mansion being one of those. It was then later occupied by a Belgium shipbuilder until the late 1960's, when it was used as an office space. The mansion was abandoned in 1991 and hasn't been formally resided in since. Visit Visited with @PROJ3CTM4YH3M and a non forum member. As I recall it was a particularly hot spring day and we all excited to see this location, partly to escape from the intense heat. Once we got inside we spent a short amount of time wandering around before we eagerly started taking our pictures. I can confidentially say that this is one of the grandest mansions in Belgium I have visited. I did wonder what the lives of the families that once inhabited it were like and the memories they must have had. It was a very enjoyable explore for me and as always, I hope you enjoy my photos! If you got this far, thanks for reading
  7. Red Cross Hospital History Before it's closure at some point during the 1980's, it served as a children's hospital. It was thought to have been founded around the turn of the 20th century. The hospital was owned and managed by the charity 'Red Cross Italy' which becomes apparent from the rather large red cross on the ceiling of the chapel. The building itself resides near the edge of the mountain, roughly about 1100 metres above sea level which was a common practice for medical facilities Italy. It was believed that the air was fresher up in the mountains, more therapeutic and held medicinal properties, which was beneficial for the treatment of the patients. Our Visit Visited with @aWorldinRuins and @Ninja Kitten on a recent trip to Italy. This was the first stop on the tour and a revisit for myself. I was glad to go back, it's a very beautiful and photogenic location, in my opinion. I loved seeing all the beds, the chapel and the little classrooms again. As always, hope you enjoy my report! If you've got this far, thanks for reading
  8. Lovely set there Andy! Beautiful place. Would like to see this myself next time I'm in Italy.
  9. Thank you! It's nice isn't it? Igor is still there! He's a funny guy haha.
  10. Thank you Andy Thank you! You really should, it's a great location
  11. Fantastic photos! Great to see some locations from Spain. Thank you for posting
  12. Thank you James! It was very stunning, wasn't it? one of my favourites too, after Di R of course! You know! Good thing we had ninja to sniff everything out for us ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you
  13. Always enjoy seeing pictures of this place. Nice report! Thanks for posting
  14. Nice report, liking the spiral staircase. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Great write up and some nice photos. Cracking report
  16. Very nice! The cockpit photos look great.
  17. Welcome to the forum @ClaireM
  18. God knows! haha. I think you're rubbing off on me ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
  19. Thank you I think you do! I'll take you ๐Ÿ˜€ would happily go back with my 50mm I forgot to bring ๐Ÿคฃ
  20. Welcome to the forum @UrbanCollapse! It's good to see you on here
  21. You're very welcome Could be more vintage but not defintely not lacking in nik naks! As soon as I saw those photos I knew those would have made you happy