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  1. Another from the Belgium tour Loved this place, so picturesque !
  2. Evening all, One of the places that was definitely on my list to visit on our first tour in Belgium was the “Lost Alfas†– a clue in the title what this entailed. Six Alfa Romeo 1960s sport cars left to rot in the bowels of an abandoned castle somewhere in Belgium. We woke at 5am, ate, got dressed and prepared to drive the hour to the place where we knew they were located. After finding a place to park, we decided to walk to the area where the castle was and negotiate our way through. After several attempts at walking across a field or two, exploring several barns and a courtyard and seeing lights on in the house, we reported back to the others that the castle was over the gate but no clear way to get to it from where we were situated. On this news, one of our guys went for a walk to find an alternative route. Within five minutes the correct place to get in was found. We then made our way down the driveway in the emerging light of sunrise towards the castle. On arrival at the castle, we ventured through the grass and found an archway underneath the castle, this looked promising so pressed on a little further and discovered the cars and this beauty. #1 On discovering this, we all quietly gathered in the room just inside the garage to set up ready for the early morning’s photography, silently happy that we had succeeded in finding this gem. A little bit of history Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [?alfa ro?m??o]) is an Italian manufacturer of cars. Founded as A.L.F.A. on June 24, 1910, in Milan, the company has been involved in car racing since 1911, and has a reputation for building expensive sports cars. The company was owned by Italian state holding company Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale between 1932 and 1986, when it became a part of the Fiat Group, and since February 2007 a part of Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing and rallies. They have competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, via works entries (usually under the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta) and private entries. The first racing car was made in 1913, three years after the foundation of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix cars in 1925. The company gained a good name in motorsport, which gave a sporty image to the whole marque. Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929 as an Alfa Romeo racing team, before becoming independent in 1939. From what I have found on the internet, the cars in the garage were as follows: Giulia 1600 Spider hardtop (red) (’62) Giulia 1600 spider Hardtop (Blue) (’62) Alfa Romeo 1300 Sprint (’64) Alfa Giulietta 1300 SS Super Sprint (’61) Now you’ve had the story, on with some photos from the morning. Technical I tend to try to shoot on a low ISO even on a full frame camera and the morning’s light and cramped conditions, alternating between basic light painting with torches and low light natural photography was the order of the day. All photos were taken as HDR with +2 stop exposures tending to be 30 seconds. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Hope you guys enjoyed the read and the photos - conditions were cramped with 4 of us plus the light was very bad. Tim
  3. A small farmhouse hidden away up a little lane in the middle of Belgium, My first opinion was ranged between disappointment and Curiosity, From the outside it didn't look promising, Simple 4 walls with no out-standing features, but until i stood inside my mind was quickly changed. Visited with SX-RiffRaff, and SpaceInvader. Warning, this report contains crusty pussy hehe
  4. Like I said before, sometimes you want to do a nice write-up on a location, but you simply can't, as it would instantly give away the location. This is one of those locations. It has quite an amazing history, but I can't say to much about it. This chateau has been empty for over 10 years now, but strangely enough, power water and gas are still turned on. Which is a bit weird, as the alarm itself is disabled... As far as I can tell, I've only been the second person who actually managed to explore this one and it simply was an amazing explore. Let's go on with the pic's, as there's not much more i can share in terms of history: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# 13# 14# 15# 16# 17# 18# 19# Thanks for watching and comments will be appreciated, as always!! :tr The rest of the set can be found on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexosaurus/sets/72157633098175558/
  5. Deep in a forest lies in a southern part of belgium, lies someone's private collection of old military vehicals, all rusted away with a few being restored! I've labled this as Part 1, as we only got to see half of it and then darkness doomed upon us! So ill make a re-visit and see the other bits Visted with Space-Invader, and SX Riff-Raff Enjoy the pics! =) More on here; http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEthuPf Thanks for looking!
  6. lovely house inside a quiet town in belgium, As far as I know this Villa has been build by a Priest in 1897 and also weares the name 'Villa Das' and 'Manoir de la Chapelle'. It has a lot of religious statues and a huge Maria statue without hands in the chapel which is still there! According to the Sister of the monastery next to the Villa, the previous owner has been taken into the hospital and died there. His son inherited the house, but doesn't want to sell it cause of the divorce with his wife which would get half of the yield. Therefore it's in decay with all furniture inside waiting to be accepted by someone who wants to renovate it and give it a new life. It's in this condition for years now. taken from (http://www.damona-art.com/villa-wallfahrt) <- Also take note look how everythings been moved about! i like to put things back where i find them! Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr Villa Wallfhart - Urbex - Belgium - March 2013 by M.Perry Photography, on Flickr </center>
  7. Hi all, You probably seen this place a million times but this is a few of mine taken in Feb which include snow inside as it was quite a cold few days. #1 selfie #2 #3 #4 Thanks for looking in.
  8. Evening all, Re-visited Theatre Jeusette in Belgium with a few of my crew in early February. This time earlier in the day hence better light and conditions as the first time we visited last thing in the day and light was fading fast. #1 #2 #3 #4 A few from November.. #5 #6 Cheers for looking.
  9. visit with Scattergun as part of our Belgium tour last year Cheers
  10. Hi guys,I thought I ought to get a few pictures up as I haven't yet contributed to the site. Here is a few of my favourite site of my first Belgium visit. I struggled with the differences in lighting photography wise,but what an awesome site! Up nice and early as access hot!
  11. Done a 5 day tour of the more well known UE haunts in BE, met some great explorers and a real good laugh The sole reason for the trip was after seeing pics of this place on another forum I used to frequent. In there at 5:30am and waited until 7:30am for decent light to catch the place before nerves got the better of us and we though the workmen where on their way in cheers
  12. Yes i hear you cry another cdc report..it's been hit a fair bit i know but as we had just left the pre metro we thought as we where in the area that we would pop in.Weather was bleak not an easy task trying to expose anything properly in that light but ive cobbled a few together that weren't that bad!! Visited with Obscurity,Spaceinvader and Urbanginer That was out 15 hour flying visit to BE..home in time for tea!!
  13. Some of you who speak to me on Fb or chatbox may have sussed i recently got a passport and also have been learning to abseil...This is the reason ive been doing the abseiling,saw this first several years or more ago and thought ive got no chance of ever seeing this!How times change..So all passported and roped up Myself SpaceInvader,Urbanginger and Obscurity set out to have a crack at this.. The shaft pics i would have liked to have done better but due to heavy rain on the way in and back out i wasnt risking the camera for a better shot!Big thanks to Si for the helping hand at the top dragging my knackered body over the final push!! On with some pics,i seem to have got some lense flair going on so a return is in order. Was very cold wet yet most enjoyable evening...
  14. Another one from my intense Belgian trip and probably the biggest surprise of the trip for me at least. It was once a large buzzing factory owned by Du Parc, a stockings and lingerie manufacturer but closed a good few years back. Scouting the place out it was pouring with rain and humid as hell, we spent about fifteen minutes sheltered under a canopy on the outside of the main building before going round to try and find a way in and once we were in the humidity played merry hell steaming up lenses all over the place. But we didn't let it put us off and what at first glance seemed like a stripped, dark pit of a place eventually opened up and the more we poked around the more goodness there was to be found....this is a proper oldschool factory with oldschool stuff and proper tasty decay, just the sort of thing I love. A place I would love to visit again! You may be noticing a theme that I do like my industry a fair bit... More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/ ... 725940120/
  15. A few months back I went on a roadtrip to France and Belgium, this was one of the highlights. Probably the best power station going in Belgium at the moment, certainly the best piece of industry I have ever done surpassing even Pyestock. Sadly owing to us being knackered we somehow missed the proper control room but that gives me reason enough to go back! Sadly before I could attempt the climb into the cooling tower I managed to whack my head hard on a concrete beam and then shortly after rip a huge hole in the crotch area of my trousers so I didn't really fancy it! More photos here www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157629753019400
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