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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

Dave J – California
April 30, 2016 - 04:34
Dan Hand

Hi Dan,

I found your comments on this site and am intrigued. I grew up on 11th and Morton St in Gary and went to Holy Rosary from 1956-1963. I distinctly remember a girl in my class named Nancy Hand and a boy named Billy Hand I believe. She was the smartest kid in the class and he was right there with her; brainy kids. The only place I could compete with her were in spelling bees, where sometimes I would win. Are you Nancy's and Billy's brother? If so I'd love to hear where they progressed to after Holy Rosary. I also remember a gal named Mary Lou Happ who was a friend of Nancy's. She was a secret heart throb of mine. My best fried growing up was Tom Cisar. He was in our class at Holy Rosary. Unfortunately he was killed in Vietnam in 1968.

I graduated from Merrillville HS and left for university in California, where I still live today. Just hearing all the great comments about places from my childhood had stimulated those dusty neurons where those memories have been hiding. Do you remember the big "last day of school" picnic and party in the sand lot behind Holy Rosary. What a great time that was.

I hope you get this message as I'd love to hear from you.

Dave Jurasevich

Rick – Tampa
April 30, 2016 - 01:11
Where's the link Fernando?

I agree with Fernando, let the post right away or add a chat option. Fernando's post was the first since 9 Apr., before long everyone will go to FB. Fernando, please share the web site. Send it to me at


de Landsheer – Anderlues
April 28, 2016 - 14:58
souvenirs souvenirs

et oui je me souviens de l'équipe dans la quelle j'étais (je travaillais à chaud, en machine)... j'ai encore la photo de l'équipe faut juste que je la retrouve... on s'amusait bien, et oui il faisait très chaud d'ailleurs quand j'ai commencé à travailler en machine, j'ai du changer les moules de la machine sur la quelle j'étais assigné. En fait, j'ai du sortir prendre l'air, j'allais tomber dans les vaps.... mais bon c'était la première après, ça allait tout seul. Dommage qu'ils aient fermé... et dommage que charleroi ne fait rien pour reprendre le site et en faire quelque chose

April 25, 2016 - 15:31
Satellite photos

Hi everybody, I found a website that has old photos of lake county from 1959 and I was able to locate the old drive-in theatre on cline avenue Brunswick. it has different years available to see like 1964, 1967, 1974, 1998, 2003, and so can even overlay one year and see the difference is just so cool I could spend all day on it if I could. Also where is everybody? this site seems to have leveled off some and the posts now seem to take weeks to be posted. I want to thank whoever runs this site it is great to use but just a suggestion if I may...can the comments just post right away? they seem to have to be approved and looked over first for some reason and if you are busy then the flow is disrupted and people lose interest in a comment they wanted someone to respond to weeks ago. Just a thought cuz I know you are busy. Thank you very much you are the best!

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RusUE – Russia
April 23, 2016 - 22:32

I love abandoned places. Your website just super.

Simar Dominique – Verviers
April 22, 2016 - 15:39

Super ces photos. Je regrette qu'il n'y ait point qq photos des années de sa splendeur.

KAREN GAUL – melbourne
April 15, 2016 - 02:28

Hi Lisa Cook,
Im very much know your father he is my Uncle we called him Billy but everything you
described about him is true. You have a brother Jeremy who is William Cooks son also. Please contact me
for I will tell you all you wish to know.
I also have photos of him. William Cook is my mums brother.

karen kaul – melbourne
April 14, 2016 - 08:48
for lisa cook

Hi Lisa cook, Im your cousin I new you when you were very little and you also have a brother Jeremy
I was young too and I NEW YOUR FATHER VERY WELL. I grew up with all of my uncles, William was my mums 3rd oldest brother but was the 4th child my mum was second oldest she passed away 8th of June 2014. Her name was Sirrilian Cook
your Aunty everyone called her Cheryl, Your mum new her well and my dad John Gale her husband. Any way if you want
to contact me I have a work no,, 03 9747 5000. I no heaps about your father and what I dont know my father will he new your dad when they were both young.

Simone – Melbourne
April 11, 2016 - 05:38
Looking for my father - Kenny Williams ???

I really don't have much information.... All I have been told is that my bio father called himself "Kenny Williams", he worked the tracks with racehorses and travelled around ?? I was born in June 1970 to bio mother Katrina at Mornington Vic. He knew she was pregnant but I think he went inside during it ?? I believe he was in a cell with a guy called Jim/Jimmy Sullivan, who later was invloved with Katrina (my bio). I was adopted out and am trying to trace some history. Appreciate and help.

April 09, 2016 - 06:16
Jack Sprat sign

The Jack Sprat sign was for the Starlight Drive In.