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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...]

Urban exploration: Antwerp's Forensic Institute title=


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

Wayne H – IN
August 14, 2014 - 22:23
Attention Rick Vargas

Rick, please email me at cruzinrt66 @ I have something that might be of interest to you.

Wayne, a west Gary brother

Antoine – Btz
August 14, 2014 - 16:58
galerie souterraine

Fin des années 80, j'ai réussi a rentrer dans le chateau, on parlait d'une galerie souterraine reliant la maison de la plage (ajd le blue cargo) au chateau.
Ce passage a du etre muré, quelqu'un a t'il d'autres infos?

Mo Love – Chicago
August 10, 2014 - 01:31
Gary Ain't Bad

I remember being young in the 80's when Gary had the highest murder rate. Guess what, now Chicago does! I am white, and came from a middle-class suburb of Chicago (Matteson). I have always felt that you should ALWAYS be cautious of your surroundings, black or white. If you don't seem scared or threatened, or put off....., nobody cares about you actually!!!!!! They might think to themselves, what's this white girl doin here, but other than that, people have other things to be concerned about.
I am in Gary VERY often, and have NEVER felt threatened!!! It WAS a booming city, as all steel towns were. Don't let me start on outsourcing! Either way, I have always had an interest in architecture & definitely abandoned structures. It saddens me that Gary will NEVER be what it was. ANYWHERE where industry/manufacturing/pollution is a factor, isn't really the real estate haven.

I didn't read very many comments, which is good, as I would ramble. My main objective in all of this, was to let PEOPLE, ALL RACES..., we are ALL human beings, created by God. We need to comfort those less fortunate, the ones that WOULD quit hustling, if they had another option.
I'll tell ya this too, there IS no incentive to get off Gov. Asst.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lost my job and realized that. We are a society were there is RICH & POOR. I was making $30k one year, which is great, but too to qualify for govt asst (food or school) but not enough to pay the bills & I do NOT lead an extravagant lifestyle in any sense of the word.

There I go rambling!!!!!!!!! MY POINT.., when this earthly world collapses, we are going to need each! As we do now! Don't be so DAMN selfish. Expose your children to other cultures, I was and hopefully we will be able to do what God intended for his children

Adb – USA
August 06, 2014 - 17:28

I hope we remember Rick is a Colonel in the US Army. He is serving our country in the middle east. He grew at 11th and Burr in Gary so he does have a pretty good idea about Gary and its problems.

Page: Guestbook
August 04, 2014 - 15:13

wonderful places!

could you share this map, so i can export it as kml and use it for planing my tour?

Mestré – 4910 Theux Belgique
July 31, 2014 - 17:53

Dans les années 50' j'étais soldat caserné à Vilvorde dans un vieux bâtiment (je ne sais plus le nom de la rue, cette caserne est démolie depuis longtemps) où je suivais des cours de technicien radar. La pratique de ces cours se faisait sur des équipements entreposés dans un autre bâtiment qui, en son temps, avait servi de prison selon les dires des militaires casernés sur place. Cela donnait le frisson rien que d'y entrer! Est-ce celle-ci et savez-vous dans quelle rue elle était située?
Merci pour votre site.

JM Mestré

Natalie Brizzi – Flemington
July 26, 2014 - 17:09

My uncle spent a lot of time in that horrible place, his name is Graham Jensen, I loved him very much, my mum and I visited him alot, I loved going there because I could have what ever I wanted from the kiosk lol i also love the things he would make for me, so many memories

July 21, 2014 - 23:56
If only...

I absolutely adore places like this. Old abandoned asylums, hospitals, homes and also my favorite...cemeteries. I'm not sure if it's just the sheer beauty of the layout or the history behind it all, but it fascinates me to the point of obsession. It's a shame that some people feel the need to vandalize such places. Hopefully one day I can travel to these destinations and truly take in the scenery for myself.

July 21, 2014 - 23:51

j'ai commis une petit erreur non pas le site du val saint lambert mais du val benoit :-)

rapha – liege
July 21, 2014 - 04:32
val saint lambert

bonsoir a tous je viens de revenir avec un ami du site du val saint lambert très impressionnant en nuit ont est rentrer dedans vers 1H du matin ont y a croise deux toxicomane qui y sortais quand nous ont y rentrai quand ont viens de la place general lemen et qu'ont va vers sclessin juste après le petit rond point du tunnel de cointe tous droit et directement sur votre gauche il y a une entrée ont a garer la voiture la et ont est rentrer par un genre de buisson longeant le bâtiment endroit très calme pas tres rassurant quelque bruit isolé lointain quelque peux suspect sans doute du au animaux chat souris ect ses different bruit fesant bien entendu fonctionner notre imagination plutôt négativement lol ..... il fesait noir donc peux de visibilité même avec une longue torche ont a chercher l'entrer du sous sol car il parai qu'ont sais passer de bâtiment en bâtiment par les sous sol des chaufferie..... je n'es pas trouver l’accès si quelqu'un peux m'aider car j'aimerai remettre mon expédition très prochainement :-) merciiii