As i promise i came back on the other day to this wonderfull house, this time someone was there and some of the windows where open. A take some photos with this incredible light. And finally explored the rest of the house, it has some really big rooms, each one more beautiful than the other. I also got a lot of new information on the property.
You can read about the first visit here:
Now let's go see the house.
This is the dinning room, In here the family would dine with a wonderfull view of the river and the city on the other side, with their carved fireplace giving them warm.
This room is really big, around 3 to 3 and a half meter tall.
This is the most beautifull in my opinion. It would be the living room and also a place to entretain guests. It as a incredible fireplace with carved wood and as views to the front of the house and river, unfortunately the floor is full of pieces of chandelier.
This derelict chapel once hosted private prayers, the priest would come from the church every sunday to give it to the count's family.
This is the guest room, also very damaged.
This is the entrance hall, it has a wonderfull dome covering it, through this doors already passed princes, dukes, counts, Presidents and industry tycoons.
This stairs lead to the main bedroom, the iron work in beautifull.
Over the stair a rotten skylight let light shine on the old stairs.
This is the main bedroom, it as a balcony but is too exposed to the street, in here the last true count died 40 years after the monarchy was abolished.
This is the extension that where added to the house in the 30's
It's really a wonderfull house, a remainder of a far by gone era.
Hope you enjoyed.
A repair facility of a big steel factory here in Belgium. Abandoned for many years but still surrounded by razor wire .
Here they repaired the trains and also other equipment used in in steel factory (radio's, chargers,....).
It' took some walking to see all of the building (and still missed some parts.It was a solo explore so I was cautious about every sound I heard. Found a former living quarter of some copper thieves with sleeping corner and a crude home-made heater/stove. This was my kind of Sunday morning activity. Tnx for watching. Hopefully not to many pictures.
following the decline of industries Sheffield offers plenty interns of urban exploring... from abandoned breweries, redundant steel works and leisure sites. It's difficult to experience all this in a single outing therefore I have compiled this into three years of exploring the city. Having started out at relatively low level explores and advancing this further to more harder to reach buildings here are some of the most important abandoned buildings Sheffield offers. If not for the buildings themselves Sheffield's street art is an important part of the explore. Often explorers take to photography for the art which is of a high standard coming from a far to experience this. Historically the buildings offer more than the art its self... the buildings often dating back to the victorian era give great scope to capture real history of the city. Often buildings have either been destroyed or are in the process of this. Been able to capture the buildings in their original state albeit a derelict one captures the cities past... and more importantly the history of British industry.
I don't really understand how stuff like this works but I think it just gets really hot and then farts big turds of metal out of it's arse. I CAN tell you one thing though, it's fucking huge and it's fucking epic running around it with your mates in the middle of the night!
Founded by Dorman Long in 1917, the steel produced here was used to build structures including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tyne Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Under the socialist plans of the post-Second World War Labour Party, in 1967 Dorman Long was absorbed into the newly created nationalised company, British Steel Corporation. After privatisation under Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party in 1988 to form British Steel plc, in 1999 the company merged with Netherlands-based steel maker Koninklijke Hoogovens to form Corus Group. Corus utilised the site for basic oxygen steelmaking, using iron produced at the company's Redcar blast furnace. In 2007, Corus was bought by Tata Steel. Tata stopped production in 2009 and 1,700 jobs were lost at the plant.
On 24 February 2011, the steelworks was purchased by Thai-based Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI). On 15 April 2012 the plant was officially reopened. On 18 September 2015, production was paused due to the decline in steel prices. On 28 September 2015, the plant was "mothballed" amid poor steel trading conditions across the world and a drop in steel prices. On 2 October, the owner of the site, SSI UK, entered liquidation. On 12 October 2015 the receiver announced there was no realistic prospect of finding a buyer and the coke ovens would be extinguished.
1. I didn't get any usable externals so nicked this from google
2. After a Speedy entrance we found ourselves making our way up through the bowels of the furnace
6. Quite fancy popping down to the bottom of here next time (look out for Part 2 of 36 coming soon )
8. It's difficult to capture the sheer size of this thing
11. This is my favourite shot from the evening's proceedings.
13. You could still feel hot air coming from the top of these chimneys
14. Heading back down we had a nose around in this large area around the 'Brain' as I like to call it.
16. This workshop was close by and a few other little rooms
17. Worker's coat
19. Control Room
22. The Brain
23. Nothing I've seen in Belgium compared to the size of this, both sides looked like this....
We only scratched the surface of this huge site on this occasion but in Parts 2-36 I hope to cover everything from the kitchen toaster to the men's urinals. No stone will be left unturned I assure you of that.
Thanks to @Maniac, @Merryprankster and Elliot5200 for a great night, it was a blast