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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...]

Urban exploration: Spreepark - The Abandoned Amusement Park title=


Spreepark - The Abandoned Amusement Park: located downtown East-Berlin, this theme park is now lost forever, and fights with the ghosts of its past... [Read more...]

Recent comments list

émilie – grivegnée
April 23, 2014 - 14:00

bonjour à tous, je tiens a dire que si aujourd'hui , la chartreuse est assez délabrée, elle n'en reste pas moins magnifique. je pense que même si ce n'est plus comme avant, ça vaut vraiment la peine d'aller visiter. Il y a certes des graffitis, mais c'est plus de l'art que autre chose. Les bâtiments sont impressionnants. L'entrée est libre, aucune porte n'est fermée. Y allant moi même souvent, je n'ai jamais vu de chiens ni fait de mauvaise rencontre. c'est tut simplement un site magnifique qui n'est pas en démolition) et je pense que le caractère abandonné des bâtiments en fait tout le charme.

Isabel – Hermosillo, Sonora, México
April 23, 2014 - 10:25
Excelente trabajo

Excelente trabajo, los felicito, su página está genial e interesante. Me gusta mucho y me parece muy interesante el tema de los lugares fantasma o abandonados.
Respecto al lugar, es terrorífico, pobres animales, de pensar en lo que sufrieron se me salen las lágrimas la verdad... Las fotos son muy impresionantes, quién sabe que tanto habrán experimentado con los pobres y que cosas horribles les hayan hecho... me pongo a pensar y me preocupa mucho... Qué rabia que existan personas así

Petra Storm – Australia
April 23, 2014 - 01:17
Living underground in Sydney?

Has anyone, or does anyone know someone who has, lived underground in Sydney for an extended period of time. I mean living in communities in storm drains and the like. I am writing a literary non-fiction piece about underground life and want to get in contact with someone who has lived/squatted subterraneanly. I am happy to keep identities anonymous. I have found a lot of information about these communities around the world but not about the ones in Sydney. I just know about it through a friend of a friend of a friend.

please get in touch if you have any information:

April 22, 2014 - 22:26

I went to have a look around this place 10 years ago, when I was 18 with a few friends of mine, before it was so smashed up and falling down, we got in to all the basements which are not a nice place to go, there was always a feeling of something following & watching you. Security was really slack when we went and was easy to get in, however we were spotted by the remaining staff in the other building which were still in use, and the police were called, but we did manage to get away with out being caugh. Not sure when is left now I did see some picture of them pulling some of the old buildings down, but if you get a chance to have a look around then it is well worth doing so,

Anna Lopez. – Capiata, Paraguay
April 22, 2014 - 19:56

Es una lastima que esto haya sido demolido, era un lugar precioso y de mucha riqueza! Me siento con mucha impotencia por que no se lo pudo rescatar del olvido y el habandono. Gracias a ustedes por compartir esta parte de la historia con nosotros, exelente pagina!!

April 22, 2014 - 10:03
city loop

am keen to walk the loop

April 20, 2014 - 19:22
Urban exploration: New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane

I have been there many times myself, and I enjoy it each time.
Massacre Mill Haunted Trail (Ansonia)- This is a rather new haunt located just north of Greenville.
A family farm for generations it also became home, uninvited perhaps, to American history.

Maria Zambrano – Maria Zambrano
April 19, 2014 - 08:57
Maria Zambrano

Excelente, esto me servirá de mucho, la verdad que es bueno conseguir paginas como esta, ahora mismo iniciaré un proyecto que tiene mucho que ver.

Mr G
April 19, 2014 - 06:14
response to edward

Why would anyone want to move to Chicago? It is overcrowded, overpriced, and made up of many smaller Gary cities. 159th looks like Calumet township, 115th looks like the west side of Gary, 95th looks looks like 25th, 43rd looks like Glen Park, and no one lives downtown Chicago. The north side of Chicago is the gay community, and the west side of Chicago is a mirror of Iraq's war results.

People moved to Gary to obtain cheaper housing, stay close to Chicago, and stay close to family. There has been a large influx of Chicagoans moving to Gary in the past 20 years. This happened when HUD began closing down its housing developments and encouraged single family living. Section 8 housing vouchers are more used for rental units in Gary.

There were comments about getting beat up in school. I don't recall that happening that much. When it did, it was directed to the kids who probably deserved a but whooping. I saw several privilaged kids get their attitudes changed around because they thought they were better.

The arab term is a general term to mean middle easterners who disrespect blacks who bought their products. Hint: Spike Lee's Fight the power movie. The arabs still have an attitude of they are better. They are the same, otherwise they wouldn't be behind the glass window selling roach clips and bootleg movies.

There are many problem people in Gary. There is no hiding place from them. But, other communities have the same issues. Probably not as often, but it does happen.

eclipse – hellingly
April 18, 2014 - 21:29

i've always been one for creepy old buildings and after moving in right next to the remaining asylum my curiousity is at an extreme high. I've been so intrigued about the hellingly history and me & my mum have walked around often. I've heard so many stories that I even went out in the middle of the night and saw a looming figure in the doorway. now I'm not one for ghost stories but I think many will agree with me when i say there is a strange presence lurking inside. now i say if anyone is as excited as me when it comes to it please hurry to go because there's only the church (which is boarded up ) and the large building. i also want to say that if you find something intresting please post, I'm a huge demon,ghost,spirit and other supernatural fan. I'm very sad that this part of hellingly is being destroyed but you can't stop the future rolling in....................