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  1. Hey guys and girls, We got ourselfs a drone and this is the first footage we shot. Doel is a small village in north-east Belgium, next to Antwerp. Since the anouncement of expanding the port of Antwerp, wich eventually would make the village disapear, many of the inhabitants left the village. On December 31, 2007 there were still 359 people in Doel, on December 31, 2010 only 188 and in 2013 barely 28, and by now it is completly abandoned. hope you guys like it, and thanks for watching!
  2. This was another stop on one a 3 day euro trip with a couple of good friends, and i'd been wanting to see this one for a while. I think we missed the boat on this one, as there was a sign up outside with plans for redevelopment, and not much to see inside - although a couple of shots still to be had. I'd heard tales of an angry neighbour here, and with one of party deciding to stay in the car we went off to shoot. Luckily I was almost finished and we heard 2 beeps on the horn.. we looked at eachother and both acknowledging what they meant we packed out gear up and made a rather quick exit, just as a rather large 4x4 was coming down the road behind us - nice escape Kept this one short and sweet, but as always - thanks for looking!
  3. The first location on day 2, the beautiful and forgotten university of Pritzer Fac. Unfortunately the stunning admin block was sealed no matter how hard we looked. I would come back here in a heart beat, but a little later in the day for the light.
  4. Today I'll show you a nice industrial explore. We found this place by accident when actually looking for something else, we arrived at the gate didn't see movement or people, so enough reason to explore it :) We quickly parked and went in , only to discover security was parked on the terrain about 10 meters from us, so back off the terrain :) The journey continued to find another entrance, lucky for us we found it rather fast and we explored it all afternoon. Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Abandoned factory GL by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  5. a beautiful location, the architecture is really amazing
  6. Again an accidental find, we were on our way to another location and spotted this. I first visited the location I came for , then on the way home stopped to see if that place was actually a derp ANd it was , it was rather empty but you know, i found myself , i had to make some shots ... Once upstairs i found my self in decayed bathroom with some nice green in it ... Unfortunately , my pics from the bathroom aren't so good, but still i hope you enjoy this little location Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Farm 1873 by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  7. Found this place also by accident, I was cruising home and spotted this, entrance was easy . But inside was less fun, the place was filled with cobwebs my head my clothing everything had cobwebs on it :( So I used my tripod as a clearance stick :) I call it Spider Cottage ... :p Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Spider Cottage by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  8. The old factory building (built 1906 – 1908) has a rich history. The original chocolate factory functioned as a temporary base for the American, German and Belgian army during the two World Wars. After World War II the factory was assigned a new goal, from then on it was used for the production of tin. Nowadays it's being restored in appartments. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
  9. Usually i'm not a "little-cute-house-kind-of-girl" but for some reason I keep visiting them! hahah! ;-) This one is a really small farmhouse. Hope you will like it! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  10. My second visit to this wonderful Monastery. The fist was over a year ago and it was sad to see some parts of the chapel were destroyed. This Monastery dates from 1914 and has been sold some time ago to a developer. Let me know what you guys think! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  11. On a sunny saturday we decided to give HFB a visit. Turns out we've been here before almost 2 years ago, but back then we didn't know that this was HFB. Glad we went back because I didn't had my camera with me back then, just my crappy phone camera. Thanks for watching! Cheers, Rody 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
  12. I saw a couple of pics of this epic little turbine hall online, so from google maps, previous euro visits and general research I had a good idea of where it could be, also having a bit of a thing for the Belgian industry at the moment I had to have it! So while over there recently we went and checked the 2 buildings I had narrowed it down to - number 2 being the jackpot Soon enough we found our way in and were greeted by an extra bit of steelworkings as well as said turboners. Thanks to Obs for the joint effort in tracking it down and sustaining a foot injury in the process, worth it though haha I loved this place No major control room porn, and I do love a control room, but it had two larger panels and other smaller ones dotted about. And the dirty steelworks bit -
  13. I visited this with Obscurity and a couple of non-members about a year ago. Well, they were next door. Apologies for it being so out of date but I only just got round to looking through my pics. The great thing about this place was the fact that we turned up to see a house called Villa Directeur and had no idea this factory (just 20 metres away from the villa) was abandoned as well. The other two in our group decided to stay in the villa re-arranging chairs and shit so they could get their 1 epic HDR shot (sorry guys but it’s fucking true!) while me and obs ran around in here finding all sorts. I know nothing about it other than it was an aluminium anodising factory which probably closed in Feb 2014 judging by the calendar next to the work station. "Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called anodising because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Anodising increases resistance to corrosion and wear, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than does bare metal." We only had about 20 or 30 minutes in here so the pictures are a bit shit, all hand helds but hopefully good enough to give you an idea of what was left behind. It was very much as though the whole company left without taking anything with them. Thought I’d share this for anyone who may have villa directeur on their map as it’s well worth a look if you’re passing. It was a year ago however so things may have changed now. 1. 2. 3. 4. 'Do not the cross the red line with the vehicle' or something like that 5. 6. A couple of small laboratories full of chemicals 7. 8. Changing room 9. Here's where it got pretty interesting 10. 11. 12. 13. Work station 14. 15. 16. A couple of offices full of stuff 17. 18. A former resident of Villa Directeur now lives in the factory 19. Here's a few shots of Villa Directeur 20. Most of the house had been trashed except this entrance all 21. The floor was a bit dirty when we turned up.... 22. However when me and obs got back from the factory the others had swept up and made everything look neat! Warning: Many chairs got moved in the making of these next 2 photos 23. The floor in here (and the rest of the house) was covered in fire extinguisher powder. It was clearly a nice house at one time but the factory was far more interesting for me, I could've easily spent a few hours in there. Thanks for looking ya smelly fuckers
  14. Once in a while, I get actually excited about industrial locations, not that often to be honest but still. This was one of those moments, they even started demolishing parts of it, but still I thought it was worth a visit when the workmen had a day off. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  15. this was the first powerplant i ever did, 1 year later know,,, it looks a lot different know
  16. I had driven past this place many times on previous trips and didn't even realise it was here. Various turbines in a massive hall. I believe it use to power the neighbouring industrial site. Thanks for looking!
  17. Hey guys and girls, A quick video of Charbonnage du Renard. A former coal mine later used as a storage for old cars.
  18. We (@TheVampiricSquid and @CuriousityKilledTheCat) hit this place after a few fails in the morning on the 2nd day of our Belgium trip. The layout was pretty strange, no bathroom/ toilet and no upstairs. The residential area was also attached the the stables. Unfortunately I have no history, although ive been told it has been empty since the 90's.
  19. A big infiltration, what a amazing place,, after a few hours of climbing we got inside,, one of the best places i visit
  20. This was taken on my first trip to Belgium and at our second location. Going out to Europe to go derping has spoilt me and I owe a big thank you to @CuriousityKilledTheCat and @BlocksPhotography for inviting me along. It was a great weekend, only tarnished by what has happened over there since I returned. Maison de Viron is a beautuful building and it set the bar for the weekend very high. History (taken from parts of other reports on the house.) The house was built in the 1920's and was owned and lived in by the Baroness de Viron. Shot with a Nikon D3300 and the 18-55 (plus maybe 35mm on one or two shots.)
  21. Another stunning little house from the February Belgium trip I don't understand how all these places stay in such amazing condition, this one could almost have just been someones holiday home, had it not been for one of the rooms being flooded out, and a tiny bit of decay in areas... Looking back, I find it pretty strange that there didn't appear to be a television in here... unless there was and I just missed it... We were a little worried it was going to be not particularly worth it when we first got in... the main room we'd seen pictures of was pitch black, and the electrics weren't working... :'( However, we soon got the shutters working and let there be light! Loads of bits and bobs left in here, and it really did have a feeling of the owners walking in any minute. On with some pictures then - Cheers for having a nosey
  22. Morning all, I recently took a trip under the sea to Belgium for a 3 day weekend. We hit 17 locations over those 3 days, and this is the first report of many. This place was one i had wanted to see for some time, and it did not disappoint. No history im afraid, but what a beautiful church this is now and you can only imagine how nice it was when it was in use. Anyways, ill let my photos do the talking. Thanks for looking in DJ
  23. Maison de Viron. A maison that doesn't look nice on the outside but still has some interesting things inside. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
  24. Manior General P, what a lovely surprise this was. I never though what appeared to be a seemingly normal house, on a normal street would hold such treasures within. It almost felt as if the owner would come home at any time, but this was certainly one of the highlights on a predominantly house based tour. I'm not really sure what else to say about this little place, especially history wise, although it would be interesting to know the reason behind the sudden abandonment of such a lovely place. As always, thanks for looking!
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