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  1. 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! ?
  2. This former school swimming pool was built in 1904 and abandoned in 1997. I happened upon it randomly and had a hunch that there might be a swimming pool inside but didn't expect much given the state of the exterior. Well, it turned out to be pretty decent inside. Clearly nobody has been inside here for a very long time. The pigeons have set up shop and went absolutely bonkers when they saw me. They've really done a number on the place, or should I say a number two? It's pretty minging to be honest but at least there's no shitty graffiti or vandalism. This was a night visit so I had to light paint all my shots. I didn't do too badly considering but it would be cool to see it in daylight. Hopefully someone else will have a look soon. This long curtain covered spectator seating for some reason The floor up here was well dodgy, you can just about see some holes on the left of shot Cheers for looking
  3. I don´t know why, but for me there´s something special about abandoned swimming pools. That´s why I thought this might be a nice new topic. 1 2 3 4 5
  4. Hear we go having a go at my first post? this is the old Beaumaris outdoor swimming pool I've been coming here for 40 years and never knew it existed untill i saw someone standing on the wall and went for a look. The building has extended since it was built but like a lot old tidal swimming pools has now seen better days. You can see where its been made bigger with the more modern breeze block. I dont know a lot about it other than an old newpaper artical where is says the council sold it then wanted to buy it back some years later to reopen it. But nothing has happened for some years.
  5. hallo, this video is about abandoned swimming pool in Slovakia. It is my first (but not last - soon there will be more) so I hope you like it. Thank you.
  6. My friend told me about this outdoor pool hidden in the woods and showed me a few pics.i just knew I had to see this.always one for something unusual and different.fast forward a few months and I was travelling back from my last trip to Scotland.i popped in on the way home.i took the stroll through the woods and there it was sunken below in the trees.it is in the grounds of a Manor House.i have no idea when it was built.but it's in a state now.the coloumns around the pool use to have statues on them.you can still see the original tiles and hand rails.it sits in a bit of a sun trap.the pool is filled with natural spring water.which has been been filtered off to feed the pool.the water still flows next to the pool.with holes in the concrete everywhere.i would say this pool was for the more well off.i fell in love with this place.the peace and tranquility was lovely.and can imagine it was grand in its hey day. The pool how it was in the sixties How it looks now from above the water filter system. Bathers steps from the changing rooms The deep end steps Pool lights I would guess this was the diving board frame
  7. Hopefully the first of many explores over here, not as good as i was expecting but still a nice little wander. Did this before moving on to Milner's Tower which was pretty dull tbh but if any of the pics from that turn out alright will get a report of that up as well. Couldn't find much history on the place and the locals round Port Erin aren't too friendly so not asking them. Found this from a local paper, some guy kicking off about it being an eyesore, which is a bit of a joke since you can hardly even seee the place unless you know it's there. "THE former swimming baths at Traie Meanagh in Port Erin is a 'significant blemish' and should be camouflaged to make it less of an eyesore, local resident Charles Faragher has said. Mr Faragher wrote to Port Erin Commissioners in view of the refurbishment of Bradda Glen cafe (which is being transferred from the local authority to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). 'As we all know, the views from Bradda Glen constitute a big part of its unique appeal, however, the beautiful panorama has one very significant blemish,' wrote Mr Faragher. 'In full view of the glen is the eyesore of the derelict and abandoned swimming baths, which must have drawn tens of thousands of detrimental comments over the years.' He added: 'Commercial viability has eluded all who have ventured there. However, the legacy of monies invested over the years is a concrete structure whose great ugliness is matched only by its great robustness which makes it capable of defying the elements for many generations to come.' He said: 'If it cannot be removed, it should at least be disguised.' He asked the local authority to ask for specialist advice on a painting scheme. The local authority has battled since 1990 to get action taken to tidy up the site. The former swimming pool, owned by the commissioners, was leased to Clearwater International Aquaculture, who ran it as a fish farm and then bought it. It then sold it to Chattens Ltd, owned by Steve Bradshaw. At one stage, Mr Bradshaw had plans to create an extreme sports centre at the site. The local authority's prompting has resulted in the Department of Local Government and the Environment's environmental health unit to make several trips to the site — the latest was in 2008. Some work was done to tidy it up. At last week's commissioners' meeting, Jean-Pierre Depin said it was not the commissioners' property and they should pass the letter on to owner Mr Bradshaw. But Phil Crellin said they should ask environmental health officers to look at it again. Clerk Mike Kewley explained a notice was served nine years ago on Mr Bradshaw, he appealed and won his case and the local authority has been 'stymied ever since'. 'It has gone down hill,' said Mr Crellin. 'It does look awful. It would be lovely to think we could have an outdoor use swimming pool, but those days are gone, it's about time we grasped the nettle. It's an eyesore, it's a millstone round his neck and Port Erin's.' Mr Crellin proposed the commissioners write to environmental health and reply informing Mr Faragher of their action. He was seconded by Anne Kelly. Speaking to the Examiner following the meeting, Mr Bradshaw said a project to breathe new life into the former swimming pool is on the drawing board. 'There is a strategic review by somebody going on at the moment,' he said. 'There is some activity. A firm is looking at something regarding the site. 'It has got to be commercial. We are looking to work with a very reputable environmental agency from Finland.'" Didn't really fancy a dip
  8. This was quite a strange explore. There is some really impressive Grafitti here, And I used to live about 2 minutes away so it was nice coming back here. There's also power too. Visited with Hamtagger, Session9 and Catbalou History Lesson One day there was a swimming pool, people swam, some drowned, there was also a yellow slide. The End I found this too. A group of pensioners bid a fond farewell to swimming pool as the building is set to be closed down. The swimming pool, in Station Road, Wigston, will be demolished and a six-lane replacement with a large fitness suite, built in its place for May, next year. The council is spending £9.2 million to replace the facilities at Wigston and update them. In addition, the money will also pay for a pool to be built at Parklands Leisure Centre, in Oadby, plus a refurbishment. Once this is complete, Oadby pool will be closed down (Possibly a future explore) Picture time Oops... The famous yellow tube! This must have been quite annoying to build The slide/flume This is pretty impressive! And to think Police would arrest him for doing it... Lessabled? That's a new one The amount of Tampax and Sanitary towels in here was unreal This is where the tightest Speedo's were kept The only time I have ever and will ever be in Female changing rooms with a camera Was this where people left their babies when they went for a swim? The deep end Thank you for reading my report. I apologize for the lack of imagination with the pictures but I was feeling sorry for myself because I had food poisoning and was trying to hold vomit down. P.S I lied about the yellow tube being famous, I just wanted it to sound good and not just like a tube.
  9. Splored with spongebob : The place has been pretty well trashed & a far cry from previous the reports Even though well trashed was glad we poked our heads in all the same Cheers SK
  10. A Nice example of an Edwardian Swimming Baths constructed in 1907-8 - Still keeping mostly original features t he baths have been closed since 2005 and are a listed building. Visited solo ..
  11. 2013: No trace remains. This is now a temporary tarmac car park. 2011: The Explore Well, Well Well. This has been a tough one, I have wanted to explore this one ever since I started out in urbex two years ago, but it has been as tight as a nuns ever since a controversial video filmed in 2007, and uploaded in 2009 revealed the lights and gym equipment to still be running. Finally, during demo access was discovered. Sadly, the Olympic style pool had been demolished, and all that remained was the normal play pool, reception, gym and plant rooms. I am so chuffed I’ve finally explored this one, though slightly FUBAR, not as FUBAR as my tripod though, so excuse the dodgy photos. Take it from Mookster and True British Metal, This tripod has absolutely had it. Moisture was also a problem inside. The Location Opened in 1975 the Reg Maxwell swimming pool served Aylesbury alongside The Vale pool across town. The whole complex held a theatre, The Civic Centre, plus a multi storey carpark. The Maxwell closed in September 2001 following the construction of Aqua Vale on the site of the former Vale Pool. The Civic Followed its closure in June 2010, and finally the car park in January 2011. The concise tidbits Opened: July 1975 Closed: September 2001 Initial Explore was at night as I was unsure if the workmen would be in the next day..... Morning After: Taken as two legs fell off the tripod....
  12. One of many mini explores we did whilst at Pripyat,Chernobyl.The Azure swimming pool is the most well known of the three pools in Pripyat.Used by Pripyat workers until 1996,it quickly fell into disrepair. In 1996 But now... Sorry about the last two if you dont like HDR, Many thanks for looking.
  13. Heres my contribution toward the pool of doom, been so completely and mindlessly trashed, great shame Visited with Space Invader, Obscurity, Wevsky and Jade, History of sorts covered in previous threads so onto the Pics ; The only "Happy" thing left Nice little relaxed Splore, My Thanks to All
  14. A early morning drive and after a sizeable mcdonalds we headed up to hayes to check out rph's mr beans pool..it is indeed trashed broken glass city..This site was closed and a new one built..since then the kids have broken every window and indeed emptied pots of paint down the slope into the deep end,the pikeys have cut the bars off away from the parts of the pool you climb out of!! There was a lot of flooding in the below pool section and tbh not much to see down there ,so heres a few pics of the first part of the day. Visited with SpaceInvader,Obscurity+jade and Silver Rainbow. a few pics ..its a pool dont expect amazement.. Nothing much different from RPH'S report but like i said its a Pool
  15. Couldn't find a lot of history on this place apart from an episode of Mr bean was filmed here and it closed down last year. visited with wevsky, obscurity and Silver Rainbow on with the pics ... thanks for looking
  16. Went in it was day light came out in darkness......well been looking at this place for some time 1 slip on the way in and you would be skewered on't railings..... hell it stinks in ere of pigeon crap......then got attacked by a flying rat before we set up for pic's...... Down into the cellar where the boilers and pipework is Some receipts Time for the pool. back out to the front.. hope you liked this bit of fun.......coming out in the dark we had to change escape route as it was too dangerous in the dark.....time to hang and drop off the roof so we didn't have to drop onto the spiky railings...