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Urban exploration: Abandoned Castles from South West of France title=


Abandoned Castles from South West of France: random discoveries during wanderings in my home country. [Read more...]

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...]

Recent comments list

June 22, 2015 - 12:03

Magic place! I'd like to visit this beautiful castle. One of the intresting, residential places 

Paul Hill – East Lyme CT
June 09, 2015 - 17:03

Dan, Great to here from you. I remember how much fun we had, especially at Brunswick Little League, even though we were not very good. I seem to remember you and your family were race car fans. Third grade was one of my favorite years, simply because of Mrs. Uhles. I have very little from my days in Gary. Spent over 25 years in the Navy, moved 11 times, stuff gets lost. My last two trips back to Indiana were for my parents passing, and my sister Kathy died over 30 years ago. But for a while when we were kids, we had it so good, didn't we?

sebastien – bruxelles
June 01, 2015 - 02:08

Belles photos, curieux d'en voir d'avantage!
Je laisse mon facebook si vous voulez discuter un peu, nous avons à première vue, le meme style de photo et c'est rare à Bruxelles ;-)

Sylvie V – Aisne
May 29, 2015 - 20:02

J'ai beaucoup apprécié les photos et articles sur le château d Ilbarritz que je n ai pas encore vu en vrai. Le Baron Albert L ESPEE était mon cousin de la famille DE L ESPEE..

Dan – N. Carolina
May 26, 2015 - 04:44

Wow, this is brining back so many memories. I lived on 7th and Hovey and really enjoyed the time I was there. But like most we had to move and we ended up in Highland.

Paul Hill, if you still visit this site, I just wanted to say hi. You know me. We were on the same baseball team, I believe that was Community Club Aux, and I have some photos of us at one of my birthday parties and I have our 3rd grade school picture. It's amazing how fast time has passed.

May 20, 2015 - 18:13

Je suus arrivée à liege il y a peu et j'ai découvert ce lieux en me baladant après quelques recherches je tombe sur votre site et je troue les photos de ce lieux magnifique! Les travaux avancent mais ils reste encoe des choses a voir est ce que quelqu'un a prévu dyfaire une excursion prochainement ? J'ai très envie d'y aller mais pas seul...
merci pour vos réponses

May 16, 2015 - 09:32

Qui est le propriétaire actuel ?
Ayant entendu parler de la Comtesse de BIJOU dans mes jeunes années , qui était cette dame ?
Celà a l'air magnifique , peut-on-visiter ?
Merci .

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Metre – Huntsville, A;
May 12, 2015 - 23:30
Child Hood Memories Gone

I was born in 1993 in Gary,In and I loved it. I mean you could tell there where already problems back then. I mean pot holes and Broadway was looking like hunted street. The only thing I looked forward too was the Ymca across the street from the train/bus station(excuse me I haven't been home in 10 years so I forgot some street names). My point I went to visit in 2011 and my feelings was hurt!!!! Everything was either gone or shut down(no shocker)! Didn't even see the bus run(excuse me if it still does). my schools looked so abandoned and that was a hard pill to swallow. For the simple fact the Jacksons is well known and from there and left that city to basically go under hurts! I remember how my mom wouldn't let me go onto certain streets because the crime rate was extremely high. I lived in Glen Park as well as in the projects. and Delany was part of me. Visiting that the play ground was basically gone. I didn't like the fact my mom moved us 10 hours away but now that im older im happy she did. Not only is the crime rate high but the popululation not getting no smaller. Over crowded but where is the things to help with that? Get my city back to how it was!!!! I have family that's still there and its hard to get them to move out!!!

J – Porter County
May 11, 2015 - 16:22

Things have changed but the memories remain. The city was pretty segregated when i grew up there in the 50s and 60s but we went along to get along. Still some of the memories are good. I grew up (formative years in the Ivanhoe projects which actually was a great place to live, compared to many of the city streets. The people were disadvantaged but kind to each other and many kids from outside the projects came there to play on the bball courts and the baseball field, which I believe was the only one outside of Tolleston high school. The black and white families got along fine as we were all pretty poor. When I first moved in with my mother Ivanhoe had coal furnaces and you ordered coal which was dumped on the street in front of your building and we would haul it into the coal bin next to your front door and thereafter daily carry the necessary amount of coal in buckets into your kitchen where the furnace was. I clearly remember 'banking' the furnace at night so there would still be active embers in the a.m. to add more coal and get a warm fire going for the day. Eventually the furnaces were converted to gas.

Graham – Chepstow
May 10, 2015 - 20:14
Worked at Hellingly Hospital

It is very sad to see the old place in such a state. I used to work in X-Ray there when the regular radiographer was on leave during the late 1970s. The equipment was pretty antiquated but the work pace was not too hectic as I seem to remember we only dealt with in patients at the hospital.