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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

Rick – Tampa
December 08, 2016 - 04:23
I'm still here

Paul, this web site goes through dry spells and then it just picks up again and goes strong for another year. Don't give up all together, check back from time to time.


td – ct
December 07, 2016 - 23:37

easy to get in without risk at night, adds to the creepy meter too!

Angie – Pulborough
December 07, 2016 - 16:35
found a bible while sorting some books out

Last night i was sorting through some books when i came across a bible. In the front cover I found some letters, one dating back to May 1916. I also found a certificate from the East Sussex County Asylum Hellingly Sussex, in the name of Kathleen Bristow, she worked at the asylum from October 1918 till June 1927.

bomb – ahjbsabfkabkab
December 02, 2016 - 15:35
the return

iam back

Bryant J.Pottenburgh – Hyde Park, NewYork
December 01, 2016 - 15:58

My mother worked there in the 50s , she was a nurse and my father also worked there at the same time as a cook. I remember going with my mother to see my father on his break while he was on duty. He would also take us to see my mother on her break when she was on duty. It was such a beautiful place and at that young age I felt no matter how difficult some of the patatients at least they had a home. It was like a well organized community it seems from what my parents told me. In all fairness some of the staff at that time were very Cruel! On an interesting note though, my mother had taken care of George Montgomery'so mother, he was the famous movie actor.d

Ome Jan
November 25, 2016 - 18:03
Noisy taken slowly down

We went to Noisy today (November 25th 2016) for a revisit and we discovered the turrets on the towers dismantled. They were standing in the backyard. The beautiful red and blue ceiling lay outside in the frontyard and some men threw it info a fire. Very sad to see :-(( Glad I have photos taken before, it's never coming back ;-(

Paul Hill – East Lyme CT
November 24, 2016 - 16:03

Seems we've lost a lot of steam here. Guess I will join the crowd on Facebook at Northwest Indiana Memories. Thanks for all the great memories. Brunswick was absolutely the greatest place ever to grow up.

November 21, 2016 - 21:53

J'ai passé 3 étés de mon adolescence dans le château de Noisy. Je suis bouleversée d'apprendre qu'il a été abandonné, détérioré et en démolition. J'y étais pour des stages en informatique, et des merveilleux souvenirs sont nés, dans le cadre magnifique de ce château.

November 21, 2016 - 17:23
The mine tunneld

Could someone please tell me if it's possible to enter the tunnels where they used to dig. Or if you have to go down like you had to do with the elevator. Now if it's possible can someone please explain me how you get there because it may be hard to find and I really want to see them

Guy – Saint-Hubert
November 19, 2016 - 09:32
tentative de visite

Bonjour à vous,
Mon histoire avec ce lieu magique.
Je suis parmi les enfants privilégiés qui ont occupés les lieux, en effet, en 1957 et 1958 ou peut-être 1959, j'ai eu la chance de passer 2 mois de juillet en vacance dans ce lieu magique.
Nous étions 10 francophones, 10 néerlandophones et 30 italiens, tous bien sûr dont le papa était cheminot. Pour seule communication entre les différents groupes, nous avions deux dictionnaires de mots ( français- néerlandais et français- italien)
Ce sont des moments magiques qui restent en mémoire. Un MERCI en majuscule pour les membres de l'encadrement de l'époque qui nous ont appris a respecter, profiter, et admirer ce trésor car effectivement c’était un trésor. Chacune des pièces nous imprégnait quelque chose de différent des autres qui nous imposait le respect des lieux.
Le jeudi 17 novembre,je suis allé à Celles espérant voir le démontage du château en présence du personnel à qui j'aurais demander d'en faire une dernière fois le tour extérieur uniquement. Mais la grille était fermée et des fils barbelés sont installés et pas question pour moi d'entrer en fraude.Je veux garder un très bon souvenir de ce site majestueux.
Après le château de Noicy, je suis allé 7 fois au château de Leignon qui était aussi joli mais moins de couleurs à l'intérieur, là aussi un MERCI en majuscule pour les responsables de l'encadrement pour l'éducation qu'ils ont donné aux enfants pour le respect de ces lieux enchanteurs.