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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

Paul Hill – East Lyme CT
November 17, 2015 - 08:06
Leticia R. and Diana H.

Leticia - I loved living in Brunswick. Everything a kid needed was right there. Summers were the best, but even going to Brunswick Elementary was great. I was recently looking on line in some old Edison yearbooks and saw some old friends. So many memories. If you look way back in this forum you'll see posts from Jay Williams, Deborah Taylor, Jimmy Gogolak, Kathy Evion, and others.

Diana H. - I knew Mrs. Lucht and Gloria. She went to my church (Brunswick United Presbyterian) and was our choir leader. She was so kind to me and my sister Kathy.

November 16, 2015 - 23:03
Hellingly Hospital

Sadly most of the main hospital buildings are now gone and in it's place a new housing estate. Give the developers their due they have designed the new houses in keeping with the old hospital, many features like the windows and certain designs have been recreated.

Some outbuildings still remain like the old church, admin and a few others, this gives the new estate a feeling of still belonging to the old hospital.

I remember visiting the hospital when it was open and again when it was in a derelict state. I grew up around this area and always remember seeing the watertower looming through the trees.

I would love to write a book about the hospital and it's history.

Leticia R. – Hobart, IN
November 10, 2015 - 04:39
Gary, IN

Diana H: I don't recall the person you mentioned...what street did they live on? Diana, did you have any other siblings?? I remember a girl I went to H.S. with that lived on Gerry Street, her name was Irene ...

And Paul: the other grocery store I mentioned (besides Edmar) was called 5 was on the West side of 5th Ave. (south end)

This is such a great site..... 😀

Jon in Ohio – Ohio
November 07, 2015 - 22:28
Original Ivanhoe Location

My family lived in Brunswick from 1936-67 (7th & Ralston) and I vaguely remember the old Ivanhoe school of the 40s's and 50's. I'm not real sure but it seems like was on 9th ave a couple blocks west of Burr st on the south side of 9th- as best I can remember. I never went there - went all 13 years to Edison graduating in 1963. I enjoyed living and being raised in Brunswick and Gary in the early days - 40's and 50’s and early 60's - a lot of good childhood memories for the most part

Daniel Deschamps – Liège
November 01, 2015 - 18:50
Val Benoît


Voici le site type laissé volontairement à l'abandon. J'y ai donné cours jusqu'en 1990, mais l'entretien n'était déjà plus réalisé depuis de longues années.

Al – Tn
November 01, 2015 - 14:37
Ivanhoe school

I think it was about 15th and Gerry.

mbarrera – laredo,tx.
October 31, 2015 - 22:54
original ivanhoe school site?

I lived in gary in mid 50,s then moved to the harbor ,I moved back to gary in 1969 when I got married ,then left again in live in tx. my question"where was original Ivanhoe school located? I remember it was a wood building with one hall and classes to sides,there couldn't of been more then 8-10 rooms.this was in 57-59. my brother and iwood walk to school ,I remember area was very rural. lots were very large. I posted this question like 3 yrs ago never got answer. I used to visit my my madrina lupe saucedo in brunswck in 60,s. I loved to stay there on weekends.Also knew quero Cortez ..went to school with him...I was already in tx when he got killed.really want to know where ivnhoe was at so I can determine where we lived then!!!

Rick Vargas – Tampa
October 30, 2015 - 04:11

Thank you Liz, I was beginning to think this site was abandoned. I see where everyone went to face book, I might have to check that out. Good to hear Mr. Gonzalez is still teaching, do you ever see or talk to him? Please remember me to him, I was in Mr. English's class back in 1975 but I had him for reading.

I remember Edmar on 5th and Burr I think, across from Edison. I lived on 11th and Burr on the corner house.


Swartelé – Région hainaut 'B)
October 29, 2015 - 15:54
Château Miranda.

On a chercher tout une journée en on ne l'a jamais trouvé,sniff,on a même été mis en garde que le garde chasse tirait facilement sur les visiteurs qui s'aventureraient là-bas,ma femme qui n'aime déjà pas l'urbex (elle a peur),m'a poussé à abandonné la recherche du lieu.Ps:les gens du coin de connaissent pas le château sous le nom château Miranda mais Noisy.
C'était cet été 2015 en juillet,on en a fait des cul des sacs!
Qui aurait l'adresse pour taper sur un gps?

October 26, 2015 - 16:40
The Crypt

Went to see it today, and sadly its being renovated, so allot of the plates and crosses are being removed. It still looked pretty cool though. We had to go past some construction sites.
Worth seeing now before they completely change it.