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Urbex: Buxton Crescent, Buxton – January 2015

The abandoned, well under renovation now, Buxton Crescent was erected between 1779 and 1789 based upon plans by John Carr of York. Originally created to provide high quality accommodation it became quite the centrepiece of the town and continued to serve its purpose as a hotel and assembly rooms throughout the majority of its history…

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Urbex: Buxton Natural Mineral Water Baths, Buxton – January 2015

The abandoned Buxton Natural Mineral Water Baths. These Baths were originally founded by the Romans but were entirely rebuilt by the Corporation and officially re-opened by Sir Humphry D. Rolleston President of the royal college of physicians on May 17th 1924 they then closed in the 1970’s and have been empty ever since…

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Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – May 2015 Revisit 6

Briefly, the abandoned St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students leave in 1992.

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Urbex: The Twin Morgue, Belgium – May 2015

What’s better than a nice disused morgue… well two of them 🙂

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Urbex: Maison Gustaaf, Belgium – May 2015

Maison Gustaaf is another reasonably sized detached farm house which lays empty in Belgium. Inside the place is relatively untouched with all sorts of contents left behind in the bedrooms and the kitchen. Surprisingly the power still worked in a couple of rooms despite obvious signs of water damage to ceilings from the failing roof.

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Urbex: Maison Paternoster, Belgium – May 2015

Maison Paternoster is an abandoned farmhouse somewhere in Belgium. We had the approximate co-ordinates but must admit we struggled to find the place :). Inside there was quite a lot of belongings left behind and the bedrooms were in excellent condition still set out as they would have been before the house became empty…

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Urbex: The Little Miracles, Belgium – May 2015

The so called “Little Miracles” are a collection of deceased babies stored presumably in formaldehyde, they were supposedly donated for medical research and further examination. Whilst the majority appeared to be normal in appearance there were a handful which featured deformities and most were scared with incision marks where they had received autopsies…

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Urbex: Crane Climb, Belgium – May 2015

Pulling up to our Hotel for the night we couldn’t help but notice the rather insecure tower crane right next to our parking spot… Me and Andy looked at each other grinning 😀 that was our nights entertainment sorted 😀

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Urbex: Von Dutchess, Belgium – May 2015

Von Dutchess is another large residential dwelling in Belgium which remains empty in a deteriorating condition. Beautiful from the outside the inside has been subject to vandalism and theft of parts of the structure and little contents remain.

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Urbex: Manoir des portraits aka ChĂąteau Romantique, France – May 2015

Manoir des portraits sometimes known as ChĂąteau Romantique, is a beautiful Manson in France which has sat abandoned for many years…

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Urbex: Maison TĂ©lĂ©vision, Luxembourg – May 2015

Maison TĂ©lĂ©vision is another little, abandoned house in Luxembourg. The story behind this one is that the previous owner who is believed to have passed away, was a TV and radio repairman and his stable / garage functioned as his workshop…

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Urbex: CafĂ© Mousel, Luxembourg – May 2015

There’s not a lot to say about the abandoned CafĂ© Mousel, an unassuming building which extended at the rear to house a bowling alley, large function room, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms for guests upstairs and a bar / cafe area at the front…

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Urbex: Belval Blast Furnaces, Luxembourg – May 2015

After spotting the furnaces as we pulled up at our hotel for the night we couldn’t resist having a little look. Not expecting to find any access we got lucky and after quickly nipping back to the car for camera gear we were in and up the top in no time 🙂

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Urbex: Terre Rouge and Central Thermique Power Station, Luxembourg – May 2015

Terre Rouge and the power station, Central Thermique, which supplied electricity to the huge steel plant both now sit abandoned and partially demolished in the large designated industrial area of Luxembourg…

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Urbex: Maison Hommel, Luxembourg – May 2015

Not much to say about this little abandoned house named Maison Hommel. Small but full of old belongings it appeared as if this place has been empty for a decade or so…

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Urbex: Maison Greiveldinger, Luxembourg – May 2015

Maison Greiveldinger is a small abandoned little house in Luxembourg which is just off a main road in built up area. The gardens, largely reclaimed by nature were full of thick brambles which made it tricky to reach the main building…

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Urbex: Bureau Central et ChĂąteau Wendel, France – May 2015

ChĂąteau Wendel and the Bureau Central was originally built in 1704 and acquired in 1720 byJean Martin Wendel to act as the central office for the Steelworks owned and operated by the family. The large building which was added to multiple times over the years now stands empty and abandoned opposite the tended orangeries and park…

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Urbex: The Alienworks, France – May 2015

The Alienworks is a relatively small power station attached to an old steel works which closed some time ago. The site which houses a lot of abandoned buildings also had a large blast furnace but sadly we didn’t get the opportunity to see it up close or climb it…

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Urbex: Black Turbines, Italy – April 2015

The Black Turbines of Italy are an abandoned or more disused but earmarked for restoration, trio of large Brown Boveri Hydroelectric turbines which were manufactured in Italy and installed here in 1909…

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Urbex: Manicomio di C, Italy – April 2015

Manicomio di C is another abandoned Italian Madhouse or Asylum that is pretty large inside and boasts some impressive architectural features as well as a large grand chapel which is still used to this day and has been sectioned off from where it used to be joined to the asylum building…

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Urbex: Palace Casino, Italy – April 2015

Palace Casino is an abandoned ex-residential property turned Casino then I believe reverting back residential use prior to becoming empty as it stands today. The grounds were well tended and we suspect someone is looking after the building…

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Urbex: Oculus Tower, Italy – April 2015

Oculus Tower, this rather large, hollow circular structure built of concrete sits in the middle of a large industrial site surrounded by lots of other abandoned buildings. Sadly we didn’t have the time spare on our itinerary to check out the other buildings so instead we focused on this impressive tower structure. I’m not exactly sure what

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Urbex: Villa PDO, Italy – April 2015

Villa PDO is a stunning abandoned villa which sits just of a major road and is clearly in a position which it could be sold and restored. I’m not sure what the current position of the place is but there must be some reason why there isnt a ‘for sale’ sign outside!

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Urbex: Villa Crypta, Italy – April 2015

Villa Crypta is another stunning and empty property in Italy which has a mixture of amazing ceilings which were in extremely good condition and other areas which were clearly falling into disrepair. What sets this Villa apart from the rest is that it has its own small chapel and private family crypt!

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Urbex: Convento dei P, Italy – April 2015

Convento dei P, an abandoned convent in Italy. Featuring a rather lavish tall and narrow chapel with balconies and a walkway around the top this place was much more impressive than I had imagined…

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Urbex: Villa Q, Italy – April 2015

Villa Q is another large derelict Villa in Italy. This one has a fair bit of history to it and currently has local residents petitioning to try and save the building…

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Urbex: Aquapark, Italy – April 2015

Aquapark is an abandoned water park in Italy. Whilst there isn’t much within this large site to photograph we thought it might be a good idea to take a bit of a break in the sunshine and photograph the main water slides whilst on route to another location…

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Urbex: Ospedale SC aka Hospital SC, Italy – April 2015

Hospital SC, another abandoned hospital In Italy, this time, a little more modern than the Manicomio’s but still quite dated based upon the equipment left behind. I really enjoyed this place, despite being a bit trashed clearly by local vandals and although it had a fair bit of graffiti there were still some nice photos to be had…

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Urbex: Powerplant V, Italy – April 2015

Powerplant V is an abandoned Hydro-electric power plant in Italy which appears to be attached to a factory of some description. Whilst the majority of the site has been abandoned for quite some time, there are some buildings which appear to be still in use possibly still generating power from the nearby water source…

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Urbex: The Knitting Factory, Italy – April 2015

This old abandoned Knitting Factory or sewing factory whichever way you want to look at it, is one of those buildings that looks pretty bland an unassuming from the outside but has a wealth of photo opportunities inside…

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Urbex: Villa Sbertolli, an Italian Asylum, Italy – April 2015

Villa Sbertolli is an abandoned Asylum complex in Italy and comprises of several buildings arranged along a winding road. The whole place has been derelict for quite some time and some of the buildings are completely bricked up. We were however lucky enough to find a way into this amazing Villa building which I understand was once a private residence but later incorporated within the new use of the site as it became an Asylum catering for the insane…

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Urbex: Paragon Hotel, Italy – April 2015

The rather large Paragon Hotel in Italy has been empty for around 10-15 years and is frequently occupied by the homeless. Occupying a pretty central location in a relatively large city, one of its dominating features is the main ballroom which has a huge skylight in the middle. Draped with fabric, the skylight provides a nice diffused light on the white and gold accented room…

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Urbex: Villa T, Italy – April 2015

Villa T is a relatively small Villa in Italy which sits alone, quite isolated along a country road… On the whole the building is quite empty and lacking interesting features, the main 2 rooms however which sit in the centre of the building were decorated with detailed hand painted frescos…

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Urbex: Blue Chapel Monastery, Italy – April 2015

The Blue Chapel Monastery in Italy sits abandoned and features a bright blue chapel with a very large cross hanging from the ceiling. The chapel itself is the main point of interest in the place as the rest of the building was pretty well stripped back to its concrete and brick construction…

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Urbex: Villa 1967, Italy – April 2015

Villa 1967 has gone down hill quite a lot since some of the previous photos I’d seen and so I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed with what was left. That aside the place was actually quite nice both from the outside and in some of its internal features.

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Urbex: Manicomio di R, Italy – April 2015

Manicomio di R is a huge hospital facility located within a large town in Italy. Originally opened in 1871 the site consists of multiple buildings within large walled and fenced grounds and catered mainly for insane patients…

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Urbex: Monastero MG, Italy – April 2015

The abandoned Monastero MG in Italy is an empty, large Monastery which sits in walled grounds surrounded by a moat with a bridge to the front gate. Certainly an impressive building from many aspects the design is inconsistent and clearly shows that the building has been added to and extended multiple times in what I can imagine was a long history of this religious site…

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Urbex: Villa Moglia, Italy – April 2015

The abandoned Villa Moglia is a large residential property surrounded by vast farmland located just outside a small village. I remeber driving on dirt tracks for quite some distance to locate this place due to its quite isolated location. Once we arrived and made our way inside we soon realised we were not alone. Its seems

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Urbex: Palazzo Di L Dei Conti, Italy – April 2015

Palazzo Di L Dei Conti is a rather large Palace located in the centre of a small village in Italy. The Palace is clearly centuries old and it would appear that the rest of the village was built around it and its vast walled off grounds at the rear…

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The Church of A, Italy – April 2015

The Church of A is an Abandoned Seminary in Italy. Clearly derelict for quite some years now the majority of the building is bare with only a few chalk boards left on some of the classroom walls. There was however a nice little chapel on the ground floor with lovely decorated walls and arched ceilings and the altar still on the whole intact…

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