Jump to content

Recommended Posts

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
DSC_8564.JPG.2c20b898523e7a2d232eb0dece4049e5.JPG
2
DSC_8575.JPG.b9abf41974648bfaa2673ad62cf1687b.JPG
3
DSC_8628.JPG.9a8affdb8f7fbfbdd8f67ad034e01fa5.JPG
4
DSC_8569.JPG.9fa38bb10e7d7aaf46bffd25032be061.JPG
5
DSC_8588.JPG.4ae0328638fcdea4db76c77b4a7f27d8.JPG
6
DSC_8590.JPG.20e3f940d6dd71a170b09ea79caf1fb8.JPG
7
DSC_8621.JPG.c73f785e28d6eaccfc503d7c983b5ee1.JPG
8
DSC_8625.JPG.bd66bbec5e7ee57f4402f5ae532984f7.JPG
9
DSC_8556.JPG.053072bd40554c455d3eddfcdb6cabad.JPG
10
DSC_8550.JPG.715ea9e25b55969e6c49184581016b63.JPG
11
DSC_8558.JPG.84faa65e3d5d6d03c399032b55ee2ec2.JPG
12
DSC_8584.JPG.7a25e3a9c7ee46090b134c49d9beec57.JPG
13
DSC_8595.JPG.1d32db6b8e08a30ee69eab5012e14ca8.JPG
14
DSC_8605.JPG.dc0d7e897149caf063e60d0160f81546.JPG
15
DSC_8640.JPG.5102fd7987d6fe3ff7c23ce2dd69fcb9.JPG
16
DSC_8602.JPG.6de68e63ac0d98c6fc92e1ab30d2b056.JPG
17
DSC_8545.JPG.61151c4622366a93710596047af865c3.JPG
18
DSC_8566.JPG.bb342a798e806b2dd2e92cb57439ae64.JPG

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Luckily, everything went well. The detail shots are very nice, especially the puppets and puppet figures.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That really is lovely!  I need to get to Belgium. Ten years of exploring and I’ve never made it here and that’s not acceptable! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a lovely set of pictures, as you say it must have been abandoned some time. The nice decay adds to the atmosphere. 

The best thing is you got spotted on the way out, not the way in!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all so much! ?
 

Am 30.4.2018 um 10:49 schrieb Landie_Man:

That really is lovely!  I need to get to Belgium. Ten years of exploring and I’ve never made it here and that’s not acceptable! 

It took me at least seven years. ?
 

vor 23 Stunden schrieb jones-y-gog:

The best thing is you got spotted on the way out, not the way in!

Haha, absolutely! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vor 21 Stunden schrieb Urbexbandoned:

Really nice! Loving the decay here, nice and matured :) 

 

enjoyed your write up too :thumb 

 

:comp:

 

 

Thanks a lot! ? Yes, the decay was just perfect. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really enjoyed your writeup on this one, angry headmasters and all.

 

The puppets are a little odd to be in a classroom though ?

 

Have you a picture of the danger sign? could be a good one in the themed threads section :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Am 9.5.2018 um 10:26 schrieb Dubbed Navigator:

Really enjoyed your writeup on this one, angry headmasters and all.

 

The puppets are a little odd to be in a classroom though ?

 

Have you a picture of the danger sign? could be a good one in the themed threads section :)

I have and I´ll add it! :-) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By teddybear
      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
       
    • By Industrieller
      A church that stands in a small village right on the main street.
      The condition of this church is still good.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By teddybear
      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
    • By Industrieller
      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.


       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By seaside_rambler
      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 -
       
       

       

       
        
       

       
       

       

       
       
×