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  1. Very small undeground explore
  2. Hi all! Not sure on the history of this place but its been around a while. Not a bad place. Not that exciting but we were passing so thought we would have a mooch! A couple of nice cars.
  3. A trip through an abandoned pig slaughterhouse. Here you can follow the last path of a pig. 1 round them up IMG_1974-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 dead pig walking IMG_1990-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 shocking IMG_1994-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 beginning of processing IMG_1929-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 cleaning IMG_1922-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 hair trim IMG_1927-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 hair removing IMG_1973 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 waist disposal IMG_1967-Edit-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9 chop them up IMG_1915-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 piece by piece IMG_1920-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 11 meat chain IMG_1961-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 12 to the freezer IMG_1938-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  4. The above ground part of an old slate mine. This one was quite deep but unfortunately totally flooded now. This one is in the centre of a small village so care needed to be taken not to bee seen. There is also the administrative building but that one seems to get renovated,hence the new coat of paint. Also the camera on the side was a good indication. The slate and the miners went down on the same structure. Not sure what the future will bring for this one. Most likely demolishing. 1 IMG_3749-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 IMG_3784-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_3777-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 IMG_3770-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 IMG_3759-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 IMG_3736-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 IMG_3721-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 IMG_3724 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9IMG_3743 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 IMG_3742-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  5. This doctor's office with adjoining villa has been empty for almost a quarter of a century. The last records are from 1994.
  6. History: The origins of the most famous coke plant in the city of Charleroi dates back to 1838, when a coke-fired blast furnace was established along the river Sambre by the newborn company Société Anonyme des Laminoirs, Forges, Fonderies et Usines de la Providence (shorten Forges de la Providence). Although coke ovens were present on site since the beginning, a first modern coke plant was established in 1908 to support the three existing blast furnaces. At the time, the Providence steelworks were amongst the largest in the Charleroi region and whole Belgium too. This favorable positioning was confirmed and improved after a general restructuring occurred between the two world wars. The first phase (1918-21) consisted in the replacement of ancient blast furnaces with five new ones: two at Marchienne and three more at Dampremy. The resulting expanded site was stretching for about 2 km between the Sambre (south) and the Bruxelles-Charleroi canal (north). The second phase occurred in the mid 1930s, when an additional blast furnace was built at the Dampremy site along with a large, modern coke plant. The latter (1932-34) was still located at the Marchienne site, slightly to the east of the previous coke plant. Equipped with a battery of 50 Koppers ovens, it had a capacity of 30.000-32.000 t/m and thus was able to satisfy the requirements of the whole site. The two coke plants used to work side-by-side until the early 1950s, when the older one was dismantled and the newer improved. In addition to the original Koppers battery two Coppée ones were built, each one counting 26 ovens. This layout persisted for about thirty years, during which Forges de la Providence merged with several other Belgian steel companies until the creation of Cockerill-Sambre in 1981. The latter controlled all the steelmaking sites in both Charleroi and Liège regions. Being the only one left of its kind in Charleroi, the Marchienne coke plant was improved through the addition of a fourth battery of 20 Didier ovens. This led to an overall capacity of 750000 t/y of metallurgical coke obtained in 122 ovens. Further corporate restructuring led to the creation of Carsid in 2001, which gathered together the last existing primary steel facilities in Charleroi, i.e. the Marchienne coke plant (Forges de la Providence), a sintering plant, a blast furnace and an OMB plant (all three originally belonging to Thy-Marcinelle et Monceau company). Decreasing steel demand plus the obsolescence of inherited facilities made the life of Carsid lasting for just a few years. The coke plant was run down in 2008, leaving the rest mothballed until the definitive closure (2012). Photos: I also made a documentary about this place (it has english subtitles) Thanks for looking!
  7. A explore of an old slate mine. The mining started a few hundred years ago but is abandoned for several decades. This mine is not the safest and some parts are already collapsed. All the train rails are gone but you can see where they were. Only some bats live in these parts now. The white dots on the walls are all dead spiders with a layer of calcium. Not sure why there were so much dead spiders there. The person with whom I exploring with had done the research of this mine. You had to walk some distance through the woods to get to the entrance. . There was yet another level but we couldn't make a safe connection point for a rope so we skipped that. It was a steep incline 10 meters down. 1 all the white dots are dead spiders. IMG_3796 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 left or right IMG_3824 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_3820 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 going down IMG_3813 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 triangle corridor IMG_3801 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 accidents are bound to happen.... IMG_3810 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 a steep incline IMG_3803 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 more inclines IMG_3792-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  8. I don't do often small houses but due to my interest in radio,was this a nice location. It's been abandoned for several years. There is a big collection of radio's there with some that deserve a restoration. The house next to it is not abandoned and the neighbours were at home so i could here some noises .So being quite and not making to much noise was needed. 1 like sprewells on a wheelchair IMG_3879-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 are you lonesome tonight IMG_3894-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 lucid dreams IMG_3834-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 video killed the radio star IMG_3827 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 the white shoes IMG_3862-HDR by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 birdcage IMG_3846-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 I can't live in a living room IMG_3873-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  9. History: This cokes facory was founded in 1924 by the belgium steel company cockerill, this factory made cokes for the nearby steel mill, also known as HFB. In 1994 there was an accident in this factory, this accident killed 7 workers. In 2010 the nearby blast furnace was mothballed which caused the cokes factory to be closed down. However in 2014 the steel mill was supposed to be reopened again, after these plans were announced the cokes factory was expanded, however after only 6 months the complete production for steel in that area was closed down permanently, which meant that it was abandoned after 80 years of producing cokes for the steel industry in Liege. Photos: I also made a documentary of this place (It is in dutch, but it has subtitels) Thanks for reading!
  10. This cooling tower and the adjoining gasometer have been abandoned for some time.
  11. A n abandoned hospital that did not meet the new norms. It took some effort to gain access to this one. I did this one alone so my senses were working overtime. First thing I heard was the tik tak of some mechanical clocks so i named this one l'hopital tiktak. Electricity is still on, sensors of the automatic doors and lights still working. Went to a great part of this massive hospital but still not seen everything because I was expecting security tu turn op any moment so after less then 1h30 I went back home. Maybe I'll revisit this one soon for the other parts. Missed the morgue. Hope you enjoy this. 1 going up IMG_3506-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 go into the light IMG_3503-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 where is the lab result? IMG_3509-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 working in the sunshine IMG_3510-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 lay down your head IMG_3500-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 at an angle IMG_3497-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 flashing re light IMG_3496-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 OK 1 start the timer IMG_3493-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9 take a rest IMG_3488-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 backache IMG_3466-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 11 the underground IMG_3463-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 12 spare material room IMG_3461-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 13 ok2 also in the race IMG_3471-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  12. Nachdem er 15 Jahre für Nigeria Airways geflogen ist, wurde dieser Airbus A310-222 zu einem Cafe umgebaut. Zum ende wurde die location dann noch als Nachtclub genutzt. Das Highlight des Cafés, war die Terrasse auf der Tragfläche. Ebenfalls steht noch ein Eisenbahnwagon auf dem Gelände, der als Eisdiele umgebaut und genutzt wurde. Über einem der Eingänge hängt noch eine Cessna 150G. Neben aktuellen Bilder habe ich, aus dem Internet, noch Bilder wie er zu den Zeiten als Cafe aussah.
  13. One I did on my own. Was in that neighbourhood on a non urbex occasion. Was travelling light with only the camera and my tripod. Parked the car some distance away and walked over there. Once inside it was surprisingly quit busy there (I thing 8 persons) in a closed shop). One of the persons was carting a baby. It looked like a family day out to me. Went upstairs and waited to come down when the people were gone. Strange to see so much stuff still in the shelf's. 1 IMG_3003-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 IMG_2977-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_2958-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 IMG_2990-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 IMG_2998-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 IMG_2981-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 IMG_2961-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 IMG_2960-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  14. A church that stands in a small village right on the main street. The condition of this church is still good.
  15. Industrieller

    Belgium Tram

    In a tram depot you find these unused and rotted trams. It was not possible to make more pics, because the security from the tram depot get us.
  16. The Chateau LadyBug is a beautiful place to explore, with a lot of different styles and photo opportunities. The main building was built during the XIXth century. It became a restaurant during the 80's when a rich investor decided to reconvert himself in the restauration. He renovate the place to reach the standards of the most famous restaurants, hire a famous cook and won a star in the Michelin Guide quickly. Things turned bad for the owner when his chief cook decided to quit. Then, he tried to test his luck again by hiring two new cook, but without success, at all... Customers started to desert the place, bills started to piles up and bankrupt arrived few months later. Currently, the place is for sale for more than 2M. We explored it just in time before it was closed and cameras were installed.
  17. This courthouse is more then 14o years old. It has been empty for some years now and has a lot of treasures to offer. The courthouse is just huge. Many aisles, stairwells, offices and 14 boardrooms. In the entire building is still a lot of equipment available, the heaters are still running and the electricity is not turned off. In the basement, the light is burning in some rooms, files are still lying around and all the electric clocks in the house are still running.
  18. The abattoir opened in 1960 and closed in early 2017. They opened up a new abattoir which can slaughter over 2 million pigs a year. This site will now be demolished for 100 houses, which is a relief to local residents who wanted the abattoir closed.
  19. Océade was an indoor waterpark in Brussels, Belgium and the largest of its kind in the Brussels Capital Region. Originally part of a 3 park franchise, the other 2 parks located in France, it was the only park to remain in business after the French divisions closed. Running at a loss, the park was acquired by the Walibi Group in 1992, with management experience built up through Aqualibi near Wavre just south of Brussels. The park has continuously expanded and been renovated, and was the Belgian leader for water slides, with 14 slides in the park. Most notably, the Hurricane is record holder for the fastest European slide (average speed 40 km/h), and the Barracuda is the longest duo slide in Belgium. With over 240 000 visitors per year and a combined volume of 1 800 m³ of water, Océade was a major leisure attraction in the Brussels Capital Region. In 2016, the Brussels city council announced Océade would be forced to close to make space for its NEO project, a redevelopment project envisioning the replacement of most of Bruparck (including Kinepolis and Océade) on the Heysel Plateau with a shopping district and residential area. Under public protest, closure was repeatedly postponed, and the final closing date was 30 September 2018. All the slides and equipment have been bought by a Romanian water park and are currently getting dismantled and re-located. The photos were taken with my mobile phone, reason being, i was on the beer and the access was a little tricky with alarms going off.... So i wanted to get in and out quickly! ?
  20. Did not see many reports from this hospital. It was one that was in the process of demolition. One wing was already gone but this gave me an nice access to the basement through the rubble. It felt strange. the heating was still on,power and the clocks were also working.. Some of the x-ray machines were still powered on.Probably part of the building was still in use,as there was an ambulance in the garage.But i heard of rumours that there was an alarm there,so didn't explore this vehicle. Since I was alone this time, my senses were working overtime.At a certain time, I saw a vehicle of security parked outside of the building ,while I was on the top floor.Time to leave.I went back to the entry point,where the basement was in A pile of rubble and heard people going in just above me. Then I left via the back because the car was still parked at the front. A nice explore, at the last day of the year. 1 the kitchen area IMG_0316 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 Hallway with names of the persones who worked there IMG_0323 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 one of the rooms IMG_0327-HDR by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 sad looking lamp IMG_0332-HDR by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 ready for scanning IMG_0362 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 also ready for use IMG_0369 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 already 15.45 ? IMG_0379 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 more exam's today ? IMG_0371 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 look into the light please IMG_0394 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9 to the children's ward IMG_0373 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  21. A couple of years ago this was a factory to repair trains. Now the factory is closed but the are still a lot of thinks to see.
  22. In einem kleinen Dorf steht dieser kleine Tante Emma Laden seit mindestens 9 Jahren leer (Ablaufdatum des Biers). Man fühlt sich hier wie in eine andere Welt versetzt. Der Geruch von Seife und Putzmitteln liegt in der Luft. Selbst der Strom funktioniert noch.
  23. In a small village, opposite of an old military area is these cafe. The owner has had his flat in the first floor. The building is in a really good condition.
  24. The old primary school has apparently been abandoned for quite some time. Crumbling plaster is leading the way. Decay as far as the eye can see. Now and then friendly yet strong reminders written somewhere: "Instortingsgevaar" (danger of collapse). Certain areas of the school building are definitely in a pretty bad condition which is obvious even without knowledge in statics. Remnants of the former school life are scattered throughout the whole building. Toys, photos of former students as well as old books. All these things just intensify the frozen in time atmosphere. A beautiful little place left to rot right in the middle of active school grounds. That´s the reason we chose the summer holidays for our visit. Despite of that the grounds were really busy that day. Apparently, preparations for the upcoming school year took place. Sneaking into the building was quite easy, whereas sneaking outside unseen became an almost undoable task. While taking photos inside the grounds had become more and more busy. The only chance was trying to head towards the exit as fast as possible. And so the inevitable happened. Only few steps after leaving our building we heard a loud "Hey" behind us. Two workers appeared but couldn´t hide their smiles. Still feeling relief a woman, probably the headmaster, came out of the active school building opposite of ours and shouted angrily at us threatening us to call the police. Disappearing as fast as possible was the only option now. Barbed wire or not. After a detour to our car and an adrenaline level slowly going back to normal we finally escaped safely. A brief look back to our arrival: while searching for a parking space we were watched by an elderly man standing behind his window with his curtains in his hand. He observed us so obviously so that we decided to look for another place to park our car. Yet not before waving at the conspiciously behaving man who responded by waving back at us right away. So better never tend to underestimate the local "security". 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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