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Urban exploration: Rooftops Around The World title=

2014-05-26

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

Urban exploration: The Castle of Noisy - Miranda title=

2014-02-20

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=

2013-12-09

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

Urban exploration: Brussels Metro title=

2013-08-07

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

Urban exploration: Vilvoorde Prison title=

2013-02-02

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=

2012-10-17

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=

2012-08-03

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=

2012-03-28

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




bzh 5670 – Lorient
October 21, 2014 - 16:50
Construction

à March,
Construit entre 1861 et 1874, il serait le plus grand bâtiment construit jusqu'en 1870. Bizarre, je dis bizarre!!!




ANA RODRIGUEZ – TORREON COAHUILA
October 21, 2014 - 03:00

MI BISABUELO, MI ABUELO Y UN TIO TAMBIEN TRABAJARON EN LA "FUNDICION", COMO SIEMPRE OI A MI TIO REFERIRSE A LA FABRICA, EN GARY VIVIERON POR MAS DE 17 AÑOS ENTRE LOS AÑOS 20 Y LOS AÑOS 40 AHI NACIERON 5 TIOS LOS MAS GRANDES, DESPUES PUSIERON UNA CASA DE ASISTENCIA DONE DABAN DE COMER A LOS EMPLEADOS RECORDABA MI ABUELITA, TAMBIEN RECORDABA QUE SU HIJO EL MAS GRANDE VEIA FANTASMAS DE GENTE DE COLOR EN LA CASA DONDE VIVIAN, DESPUES DECIDIERON REGRESARSE PARA MEXICO PORQUE SUS HIJOS YA ERAN MUCHACHOS Y TEMIAN QUE LOS FUERAN A MANDAR A LA GUERRA, HACE AÑOS ME ENCONTRE UN SEGURO DE VIDA DE MI ABUELO CUANDO TRABAJO EN LA FUNDIDORA




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Teresa l Atwood-Johnson – Williamsburg VA 23188
October 16, 2014 - 18:32
Gary

Wow I was so taken back to years so long ago. I was born in Gary In in 1961 . Downtown Gary always held for me dreams of life in the big city. I remember the shopping centers there all dressed in the holiday spirit. Stores my Mother spent countless hours in. It was the time of our lives. Christmas in Gary it gave true meaning to jack frost nipping at your nose. My Father and Mother moved to Gary In to offer us a better life for us , they grew up in the hills of Harlan Kentucky. Thats right true coal mining country. I wish that my children and grandchildren could see Gary my birth place in all in grandure. Life in Gary throughn the eyes of a child . I so miss those days when life seemed to hold for us easy living although we didnt quite see it that way then but surely today I can appreciate then life given to me . Loretta lynn sang coal miners daughter. I was raised a stell mills daughter




lourdon – durbuy
October 08, 2014 - 00:55
visite au fort de la chartreuse.

Bonjour a tout le monde, militaire et civil, j'ai eu l’occasion de faire une livraison dans ce fort qui étais toujours en activité au départ du ci N° 1 a Saive, avec mon camion un ancien bedford dans le cadre de mon service militaire, je leur ais livré du carburant et des vêtements de militaire qui étais radié ainsi que du matériel de chambré, cela ce passait dans l'année 1974.
C'est vrais ce que l'on dit: C'est grand




lourdon – durbuy
October 08, 2014 - 00:51
visite au fort de la chartreuse.

Bonjour a tout le monde, militaire et civil, j'ai eu l’occasion de faire une livraison dans ce fort qui étais toujours en activité au départ du ci N° 1 a Saive, avec mon camion un ancien bedford dans le cadre de mon service militaire, je leur ais livré du carburant et des vêtements de militaire qui étais radié ainsi que du matériel de chambré, cela ce passait dans l'année 1974.
C'est vrais ce que l'on dit: C'est grand




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Old Man in the window – Albany, NY
October 06, 2014 - 00:17
A very good year to remember through photo's........

I would like to start by saying that I stumbled upon your photograhs when I found " Forbidden Places " and the snap shorts both
showed the artistic nature that you posess and your curing desire to bring to your readers a forgotten past and the forgotten souls that passed through house's of horror at the Hudson River State Hospital. The photo's allowed me for a few moments to step back through time when I use to go there to visit someone very dear to me. She was 13 rs. old and I was 14. and she was kept at Hillcrest. and every day rain snow sleet or shine I would go to Hillcrest and together we would walk the grounds holding hands.She was put there after a nervious brake down do to her parents going through a bitter devorce.It was such joy to see her smile and laugh,But hey, she was my everything. She was my girlfriend.I spent the intire year going to hillcrest up untill my parents decided to move and I was striped away from her.I sent her letters and cards but never knew she got them because of the sensore ship by staff.The Hospital is bigger then people know for on the other side of Rt 9. the road leeds up a winding rd.where on top oh the hill behind the trees is Hillcrest.And a nother bldg that housed patients with TB.beyond that the rd. leeds down for more then a mile with cabins and house's that were kept for the elderly that were nearing death and would never be released back into a world that did'nt want them in the first place. Those grounds that are a part of the hospital are not shown on the blueprints that made for the publics wiewing because they are grounds that were donated to the state by the Church so that when patients died but would not be allowed to be buired in the public cemetary's they would have a place of there own.
The generation that is here today knows nothing about that era nor will they learn because its to much of a shame for the State
to acknowlage its ugly past of what was done to people that America forgot were citizens and too. were human beings., It was
was for the most part that the horror stories that were made public in the 70's is what led up to The Suppreem Court in 1975 to put forth an order ordering hospital's kike Hudson River State to be closed down.

But now that I look back upon that short but sweet few moments that I had with her the photo's that you took of Hudson River State were almost like yesterday and a few hours thrown in. It was a good year. It was a very good year and even I smiled and laughed more for she had a way of bringing that out of me and I think too of the kiss'es we stole from each other. Like I said it was a very good year. It was "62". Today I'm Just an old man in a old folks home looking out the window at a world that makes no sense to me as to why people are so angry, violent.racest, and so full of hate. But from your photo's I can see that the buildings are falling into decay and that period back in time should not be brought back any time soon (if) not ever.
The staff like thier victems the patients are now long gone and the only reminder that may still lirk in those rooms and hallways
are the Demonds. but then again the demonds were always there.

When I think back upon that year in my life and the short but sweet moments I spent with my girlfriend




Myriam Beaudoin
October 05, 2014 - 18:21
Superbe!

C'est absolument magnifique! Les photos sont superbes! Le contraste, les couleurs, les prises de vues… vraiment, wow!




Jill Wilson – Spain
October 03, 2014 - 11:23
Hellingly Hospital- East Sussex

I worked in that strange and wonderful building from 1977-1982. Have the most wonderful memories, so sad to see it go.
Worked with some amazing people, love goes out to them and the feelings of the loss.




ARNAUD – ESNEUX
October 03, 2014 - 01:46

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Je lis sur Forbidden Places que vous avez visité le Val Benoit. Je représente le propriétaire du site, la SPI.

Je vois que vous comptez y retourner. Je vous invite fermement à ne pas le faire. Au-delà d’un lieu abandonné pour partie, c’est aussi un chantier. Les amandes et poursuites que vous risquez sont conséquentes. Vous n’avez peut-être pas vu de garde lorsque vous y êtes allé la première fois, vous avez eu de la chance car ils font bel et bien des rondes.
Vu les dangers du site et notre responsabilité, nous sommes fermes concernant les personnes qui s’introduisent par effraction et avons pris la décision de poursuivre systématiquement toute personne prise sur le site sans autorisation.

J’espère être clair dans ce message.




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

Bonjour,

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.
SAM