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Urban exploration: Rooftops Around The World title=


Rooftops Around The World: at night, the city sleeps. Forbidden Places climbs. [Read more...]

Urban exploration: The Castle of Noisy - Miranda title=


The Castle of Noisy - Miranda: creepy, sneaky and filthy castle, come and have a walk into Sleeping Beauty's castle... [Read more...]

Urban exploration: The Palais Garnier title=


The Palais Garnier: V.I.P.trip into the heart of the Opéra de Paris. [Read more...]

Urban exploration: Brussels Metro title=


Brussels Metro: dive into the Brussels metro... [Read more...]

Urban exploration: Vilvoorde Prison title=


Vilvoorde Prison: as many as 12,000 tramps, drunks, and prostitutes, all those that the society of the time considered a nuisance, were crammed in on four floors. The vaulted cells had narrow slits as the only source of light. A perpetual gloom reigned along the corridors that led to the many workshops... [Read more...]

Urban exploration: Internationale Film-Union GmbH title=


Internationale Film-Union GmbH: Little copy and synchronization studio lost in the woods. Don Camillo, Laurel & Hardy among many others have been germanized here... [Read more...]

Urban exploration: 1936 Berlin's Olympic Village title=


1936 Berlin's Olympic Village: like the 29 other Olympic villages, the 1936 edition has only had a short moment of glory. But unlike the others, the 1936 Olympics is possible the most significant games in our history [Read more...]

Urban exploration: Antwerp's Forensic Institute title=


Antwerp's Forensic Institute: between death and oblivion the body must undergo -tests-. Before being laid to rest. In the tranquility of legality. Thanatos comes to the aid of logic. [Read more...]

Recent comments list

Sam Deriez – Thuin
September 29, 2014 - 11:57


Je viens de découvrir votre site. Super intéressants, superbes photos.
J'aimerais avoir les adresses de tout ses sites pour y aller me ballader.
Est-ce possible??

merci d'avances et bonne continuation.

Ray Mooney – Melbourne
September 29, 2014 - 10:53
H Division

I'm writing an eBook on H Division, focusing mainly on the bad bad days, i.e. prior to 1974, but not exclusively - if anyone with truthful information would like to contribute I'd be happy to assess and include with appropriate reference. I can be contacted on

RAFTON – angleur
September 28, 2014 - 23:15
val benoit

bonjour a tous aujourd'hui dimanche 28 septembre nous somme allez sur le site du val benoit le batiment genie civil est en travaux il n'y a plus acune surveillance ( plus de garde avec son chien) nous avons eu acces a tous le genie civil nous, avons fait un résumer de tous les batiment ayant deja ete au pars avant journée ensoleillée apres midi magnifique de midi a 19H

FF – Liège
September 28, 2014 - 16:23

J'ai été visité le fort aujourd'hui mais je n'ai pas trouvé les cachots allemands? Pouvez vous me dire où ils se trouvent?

DF – S..NY
September 17, 2014 - 20:40

Any news on the sale of the property. What are they going to do with it???

Shaken Naidoo – Geneva, Switzerland
September 15, 2014 - 22:41
Driving through Gary, by chance.

I accidentally drove through Gary on my way back to Chicago, as per my gps routing....the motorway suddenly ended and I was in Gary...As a foreigner (from Geneva, Switzerland) on business to Indy, US, my colleagues did warn me about the infamous town of Gary. I 'm originally from Jo'burg, South Africa - so it did not bother much when I erroneously stumbled into Gary during dusk hours....but, this place is eerie....spooky!!! cars, no people, derelect buildings and hundreds of rail tracks..... a real ghost town!!! It was scary.....glad to have got out of Gary safely, as I was driving a brand new rental SUV...may have been an easy target.

September 15, 2014 - 03:53
site du val benoit ( central thermo electrique)

aujourd'hui le 14 septembre 2014 j'ai ete visitée la central thermo electrique du val benoit tres impressionnant surtout les nombreux escalier pour se rendre au sommet de la tour une vue imprenable juste superbe un escalier mural super etroit a n'en plus en finir juste magnifique :-)

marc – PARIS
September 08, 2014 - 15:48
Petit Message


Pour la petite histoire j'ai découvert l'adresse de votre site sur un ''tableau de salle de classe'' lors de ma dernière sortie URBEX.
En triant les photos, je me suis amusé à lire tout ce qu'il y avait sur ce tableau et me voici ici..
Votre site est superbe, ainsi que les photos. Merci à vous de nous faire rever qu'un jour ou l'autre nous pourrons trouver ce genre de ''spot''. Au plaisir.

PJ - Valparaiso – Valparaiso IN
September 05, 2014 - 20:31
Long time, no visit!

Hello, everyone! A few years back, I frequented this site, but haven't been here for quite a while. Nice to see it's still up and running.

I presently work in Gary, and was happy to see demotion of the Sheraton begin several weeks ago. It's slow going, and I wonder why they don't just implode it. It'll be great to have that abandoned eyesore gone from downtown, and a nice park in its place.

Even though I drive through town on 4th and 5th Avenues daily, it still breaks my heart to see the decay of the once-beautiful buildings. I'll never not notice the sadness in this town. The cash-strapped City razes buildings when it's able, but there are so many abandoned, decrepit structures that they'll never catch up. There are still some well-kept buildings and homes on and around west 4th and 5th Aves, as well as a handful of thriving businesses, especially around the hospital. I'm not sure Gary can ever make a comeback, but at least some folks are trying to keep it going and make improvements as they're able. God bless the people who are courageous enough to run businesses here.

Gary was so beautiful when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s. I spent the first 22 years of my life in the same home in east Glen Park, 44th and Kentucky. Attended Riley Elementary, Bailly Jr. High, Lew Wallace High. Sadly, Wallace closed its doors for the last time this past spring. How that breaks my heart. I remember the words engraved above the stage in the auditorium, "Character is higher than intellect." I remember seeing my dad's and other relatives' and friends' names on the WWII veterans plaques in the hallways. So many memories.

Paul Hill – East Lyme CT
September 03, 2014 - 15:09
Jesse Ramos

Almost forgot. Jesee, there is also on Facebook a group "Northwest Indiana Memories" that is doing well.