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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 29, 2016 - 11:50
Firing Furster

I'm surprised they would have hired Furster in the first place, with so many great German architects available. One of the achievements of National Socialism was exposing the ectreme racism amongst Jews in Germany who, while playing a major role in causing Germany to lose WW I had largely taken over many areas in Germany thru ethnic nepostism. Jews have now done the same thing in the USA. In the USA Jews now completely dominate the USA's top universities, all founded by Christians and they were hugely represented out of proportion to their size in Germany's great universities, the leading universities in the world at the time, due to discriminating against the Germans that admitted them to their universities.

Lipstix – Melbourne
June 27, 2016 - 02:29

Hi I am happy to trade abando locations, I've done many but don't usually do drains, However i really want to find the wormhole tunnel... (Grille room) in Melbourne. My ig @lipstix_grimes to contact . Cheers big ears

June 25, 2016 - 23:32

bonjour a tous j'ai visite le site pour la première fois aujourd'hui c'est impressionnant tout est toujours bien conserve le lieux est grand il faut facilement une bonne journée pour visite le site une très bêle expérience jy retournerai.

June 23, 2016 - 13:20

Bonjour, qqun aurait-il visiter ces derniers temps le sanatorium ? J'aimerais y aller prochainement mais je n'ai pas envie de faire 7h de route si le batiment n'est plus accessible ou si il est detruit :/. Merci a vous . Julie

Brian – CT
June 12, 2016 - 15:46
Recent Visit

I had the opportunity to visit last week while in town on business. By chance, I was out and about early for work and one of the makeshift front gates was open so I went in. I went all the way to the top and started around the back and drove by some construction workers. One of them promptly followed me because he said he thought I was another contractor he was waiting for (my work vehicle is a truck). Anyway, he was very nice and asked if I was lost to which I replied I was, and I'm sure the out of state plates helped. Long story short, I left but did some quick research on my phone and found another way in. I went into an additional parking lot behind a church in the SE corner of the hospital property. Maybe not the best idea but it was the middle of the day and week, plus raining out, so I thought I was safe.
I did get on the property without a problem but didn't stay too long because I didn't want to get in trouble, and don't know how much security is around. I was able to access several buildings and get some pretty good photos. For self-preservation, I didn't wander too far from where i came in because the workers had already saw me. I think the best place to enter would be somewhere by Home Depot, but that's just my guess. As another person said, I am sure if you are wandering around with a camera and don't have any spray paint or other destructive material that security probably wouldn't hassle and/or arrest you. But, there are PLENTY of signs letting you know you are on private property, and all the old entrances are gated and locked. Go in and leave no trace and you'll probably be fine.

félicien – Bruxelles
June 09, 2016 - 20:28
chateau de Miiranda

Je m'y suis rendu ce jour avec mon fils on a mis près de 3 heures pour le localiser on n'a du escalader une montagne très dangereuse et pleline d'embuche je vous garenti sa grimpe trèsz fort ,avec le rique de dévater la pente qui est très glisante vraiment il vous faudra beaucoup de courage pour ateindre le chateau , enfin arriver en haut de la coline vous ête mort ,mais bon faut continuer et surtout avoir la chance de découvrir le château et je vousc assure c'est pas facile car bien camouflé dans la végétation bref après encore une demi heure de march ouf voila le chateau Magnifique il ce desse la devant vous mais hélas entièrement vendalisé ,nous étion pas seule pour le visité cela nous rassuraiot déja car il y à une certaine peur au ventre suit au rumeur du gardien qui vous tire dessu ,mais bon on a continuer notre visite sans plus aucunes crainte si vous avez l'intention d"y aller soyer prudent car il y a vraiment du danger pas vis a vis du gardient ,maie de l'intérieur qui est très dangereux regarder bien ou vous metter les pièds et surtout respecter ces lieu regarder photographier ,et reparter avec des bon souvenirs Félicien

June 09, 2016 - 15:14

Hey Wayne, try to search for that lot on the website I posted earlier called and search old satellite photos from the 60's and up to the 2000's and even a 1959 areal photo and zoom in to see it. It is cool to see different periods of time com alive. tell me what you think. Fernando

Dave J – California
June 08, 2016 - 18:54
Those Vacant Lots?

Hi Wayne,

Now you’ve got me thinking about those empty lots on Morton and Baker Streets. You’re right that along the S side of 11th Avenue between those two streets were vacant lots that had houses built on them later (mid-to-late 50’s to early 60’s). I remember that the house currently on the SE corner of 11th and Morton was built in the late 50’s. There used to be a sand lot there where I would play and catch lizards in the summer, so it made me mad when that disappeared. Just to the E of that house on the S side of 11th lived the Henik’s. That house was there already as far back as I can remember and I used to hang out with their kids. My memories of the empty lot on the SW corner of 11th and Morton are pretty vivid but it has been 55 years ago and I could be wrong. What I recall was a kid named Tom Dargovich living in a house on 11th immediately W of that empty lot. His house had an N-S alley running between it and the lot to 11th Avenue. I can still see that house and alley on Google Maps today. The house built on that SW corner of 11th and Morton must have been built after we moved to Merrillville in 1964.

OK, do you recall the house right in that area with the ferocious Doberman in the back yard surrounded by a chain link fence? It might have been on the E side of Baker Street just S of 11th. I recall that was around 1962-63. Walking down the alley to visit my friends on Clark Road (Tom and Jim Cisar), that dog used the scare the living #$&# out of me.

As kids we must have played together and probably sledded together in winter in the vacant lot facing 11th Avenue. One nice thing about that neighborhood was that there were a LOT of kids.

Wayne H – Portage IN
June 07, 2016 - 16:47
Sledding on 11th Avenue

There was an empty lot on the SW corner of 11th & Baker right across the street from where we lived. 1960 or 1961 dad painted our house light pink!, right across the street from that lot. I used to go over there to fetch my cat back, he had "girlfriends" there. The lot across the street was exactly as you described it Dave, downhill towards 11th and then the uphill part just before the street. Of course, before I was born (1951) the whole south side of 11th was empty lots from Baker to what might be Lane street as it appears in family photos. When I was walking to school there were all new homes there (middle-late 50's). For some reason I do not remember an empty lot on the SW corner of Morton. I walked past there every day to school. But then again.... a "senior moment"? LOL Heck, we moved from there in 1963! Oh, the SW corner of 11th & Baker is still an empty lot today.

gunja – melbourne
June 03, 2016 - 21:13
pentridge prison

just looking at those pictures of d division and the yards have giving me chills like I was there yesterday and its twenty years ive stayed out of jail
it was a horrible de humanizing place that feeds of negative energy
some of the cells do have very evil dark negative energy that can feed of you
witch I will never forget it that place nearly drove me insane
that place is haunted