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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

Salm René – Vernet La Varenne FRANCE
August 29, 2015 - 16:26
SDS en 1968/1969 à Stembert et Dellbrück D

après la formation chauffeur à Heverlee (sept, oct et nov 68, et arrachage des patates dans le tournaisis) suis envoyé à Stembert avec quelques miliciens-chaffeurs. formation SDS, et corvées...suite hiver très rigoureux, les chauffeurs sont réquisitionnés pour conduire des infirmières prises en charge à l'hôpital de Verviers pour faire la tournée des soins dans le région. envoyés après dissolution et transformation en 14 cie régimentaire à Dellbrück (et Schloss à Bensberg) comme chauffeur estafette. Si des anciens miliciens de cette année-là peuvent prendre contact, c'est bien. Merci

june – ireland
August 26, 2015 - 01:36
Dougie meagher

Hi trying to find info on a B division prisoner Doug meagher who was sentenced to hang was later changed to 50 years min 40 he worked as a gardener and was on debating team

Eliz – Frankfurt
August 10, 2015 - 09:55

Have been there on Sat. Not that easy to get in but we managed.
Bad thing: it's a mess inside, almost everything is destroyed by some foolish idiots.
Such a pity....

Page: Guestbook
August 09, 2015 - 16:07

There's an abandoned military barracks in Fontainebleau, France with all sorts of buildings and what seems to be an indoor running track with sand pits and stuff. Most of the buildings have been tagged but there is some really impressive work there. There's a nice atmosphere around the place but there's signs of people either using it to live or to hang out in. Its close to the new indoor climbing gym Karma.

Jean Talus – Banlieue parisienne
August 05, 2015 - 12:32

Faut pas rêver!
Si la chanson dit: "Mets de l'huile"; il ne faut pas croire que ces mastodontes d'un autre âge (+ de 100 ans) seraient rentables par rapport à ce qui se fabrique maintenant. De plus, la main d'oeuvre pour l'entretien serait bcp trop chère.
De profundis pour cette centrale: à l'image de très nombreux châteaux, monuments, etc, etc... qui seront détruits dans les années à venir.
Vous verriez vous propriétaire d'un tel bâtiment et avec votre paie pourriez vous "subir" les divers frais?

Renee Cataneo – Newark, NJ USA
August 03, 2015 - 20:15
Re: Essex County Prison in Newark NJ

The window of my office faces the old Essex County Prison. I watched part of the complex be demolished and replaced by modern buildings and a parking lot. The interiors of those small cells were covered in black and white tile and each had a toilet and sink. I was here to see the original building before it was overgrown by trees and weeds. I remember the wild dogs running all over the place here. They lived in the collapsing structure. This part of Newark is experiencing a rebirth. It seems that the prison has no place in the new neighborhood. The remnants of it are eroding under nature's urges to reclaim the space. It was once mighty, and now it is only a crumbling piece of old history.

Wayne H – Portage IN
July 30, 2015 - 02:44

Rick.... everyone is over at Northwest Indiana Memories on Facebook. A plus of that, it is possible to chat with someone instantly if you are both on the FB page at the same time. Here, the moderator must approve your comment and could take 2-3 days! I have run into many a person from Brunswick/Tolleston and the whole of NWIndiana I grew up with. Lots of great info there too. NO advertising, NO racist rants, NO political rants. Just plain reminiscing. My brother was here from AZ July 4 and he took a ride thru Gary, hadn't done that in over 30+ years. I shied away from FB for years but discovered it's where everyone now communicates, come join us. Search my name there and request to join thru me (you have to be invited).

Wayne Hudak

The Bull – Earth
July 29, 2015 - 04:04
Inside H Division

Here's a link to footage I shot inside H Division, I believe its the only footage ever shot inside (Apart from movie)

Christina – Sydney
July 27, 2015 - 14:36

Does anyone know some good rooftops we can access in Sydney ? Preferably the CBD

Rick Vargas – Tampa
July 23, 2015 - 03:04
Anyone still out there?

I haven't seen a post since 9 June, how is everyone doing? I was home a few months ago and as ugly as the city looked, it was nice being back. My brothers and I drove around the entire city reminiscing. I was surprised to see how much hasn't changed in 50 years.