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It's been a long time that I posted something here. Missing the time for the editing of the photo's. This was my last explore and it was an underground adventure with the same partner of all the underground explores. It's was an iron mine that closed several decades ago like many others in that neighbourhood.It was a nice walk to find an entrance (not the main entrance ). It was inside warmer than outside.
This time only one level explored but probably there are more entry's because there was also some kind of elevator (not found thou but other explorer did). There were a lot of collapses places. All the timber was parished and the metal well rusted. Also some cracks in the ceiling. Nice that there were some painted street names on the wall (some in German, other in French). There was every ware since of life ( fungi's, in white and yellow). Animal bones, one bat and animal excrements that turned in something fluffy by the fungi that were growing on that). For the rest the mine was well stripped of almost all the rails and cables.
But never the less, a nice trip.
1 it's going to be a bumpy ride
IMG_3050 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
2 hold on to the railing
IMG_3048-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
3 end of the line
IMG_3045-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
4 big pulley (fisheye)
IMG_3041-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
5 tunnel of fungi life in white and yellow
IMG_3037-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
6 that cart didn't make it out
IMG_3034 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
7 stack 'm up
IMG_3031 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
8 light in the" pouderie"
IMG_3026-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
9 the main tunnel
IMG_3009-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
10 iron bows
IMG_3014 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
10 dancing on the ceiling
IMG_3018-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
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.
We didn't really know what to expect with this one, only found on Google Earth, few recent informations...
But life can also be surprising, and this time, it was good ! 😄
Built during the 13th century and redesign during the 14th and the 18th, it was finally bought by a famous author in the mid 50's.
Well known to be a writing haven for the writer, the castle is also known to have hosted some memorable parties with memorable people : Authors, journalists even politics...
The Castle was sold a few years the death of his owner to a businessman who wanted to create a place dedicated solely to Art
But nothing happened since then...
The castle now stand, almost empty, in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a new life.