Welcome to the Belgian coast! Not so far from the local Riviera, hidden behind the large Oostende's harbor, this large red bricks military hospital live its very last days.
Built in the first half of the 20th century, this hospital was a very active during the second World War.
Abandoned in the early 90's, it will be used as a home for political refugees and will be known as 'Home Fabiola'
In 1997, the hospital is completely abandoned and opens to any squatters or vandals. The Belgian government sold it recently. It will be either demolished or renovated for housing.
The exploration is pleasant, while from some rooms you can see the high sand dunes surrounding the buildings. The buildings have a large cave networks that links all buildings together.
But definitely the chapel (let's call it church) is really worth a visit with its frescos painted on the walls.
dit is de site van het nieuwe project: www.milho.be/welkom.asp
They have been converting it into flats and added some modern flats next to it (looks ugly imho), it's a very nice place, I grew up near it and as kids we would always explore it, the network of caves is amazing, going into the dunes. Have yet to visit it again, will do and leave a comment in the next weeks/months though i doubt it is still a secret or abandoned place. Too bad.
This derelict military hospital in Oostende is very special indeed.It would be a great shame to see it demolished as there's quite clearly a wealth of history in these buildings.There must be quite a few soldiers that are still alive that recovered here,if so,do they know what state it's in?The brass(might be bronze) commemorative sign says it all!It's another great location in BELGIUM,they just keep coming.......................................................OVER AND OUT!!!!
"Inside the church" is an orbs
This building is still wonderful. The photos are expressive. First of all when the sun is shining
enkele weken geleden dit gebouw op ketnet gezien,
er is daar gefilmt voor het programma Go 4...
This places is now being reconverted into flats.
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