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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". 

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

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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! 

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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!

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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! 

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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. 

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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 :)

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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! :-) 

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Am 13.9.2018 um 23:39 schrieb Girlface:

These pictures are ace! Glad you made it out safely

Thanks so much! ☺️ Yes, we were pretty lucky, haha.

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