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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 Château Wendel, France – May 2015

Château 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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Urbex: Villa Margherita, Italy – April 2015

Villa Margherita is an abandoned residential building, which appeared from some of the modern decor to have been used as an office type building before becoming abandoned quite recently judging by the lack of decay…

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Urbex: St. Joseph Orphanage, Italy – April 2015

The abandoned St. Joseph Orphanage is a relatively large orphanage given the size of the small town it resides in and featured ample rooms to accommodate children as well as a small chapel on the first floor which had a lovely colour cast from the tinted windows…

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Urbex: Villa P, Italy – April 2015

Villa P is a pretty sizable abandoned villa which sits on the edge of a large body of water making it a prime location. Much more visually appealing from the outside, this villa has seen better days… the inside is heavily decayed and leave much to the imagination as to how this place would have once looked…

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Urbex: Red Cross Hospital, Italy – April 2015

Another lovely abandoned location in Italy, the Red Cross Hospital sits empty, on a hillside in a pretty remote locations. The weather was incredibly hot as we made our way inside and wondered about searching for the chapel which wasn’t as obvious to locate as we had expected…

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Urbex: Mono Orphanage aka Crying Baby Hospital, Italy – April 2015

The first stop on our Italian Urbex tour the abandoned Mono Orphanage aka Crying Baby Hospital. Despite the beds being gone there were still plenty of things to shoot here including a couple of classrooms complete with children’s stools and desks and a medical room with a dentist type chair and several bottles of unknown liquids…

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Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – April 2015 Revisit 5

Despite my numerous previous visits to St Josephs Seminary due to a combination of alarms and not having a clue where they were the infamous row of sinks had eluded me. On this visit however, we were pretty blessed to find a fault on the alarm system which appeared to have disabled the sirens, we were in luck!

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Urbex: An Abandoned Bulgarian Theatre, Bulgaria – March 2015

The only other decent location we had on our list in Bulgaria… this nice little decaying theatre which sits abandoned in a small town way out in the sticks. From what I understand the theatre was part of the soviet regime and used to show films from the state but after the fall of the iron curtain the Theatre which also acted as a cinema closed and has since fallen into disrepair…

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Urbex: Buzludzha Communist Party Monument, Bulgaria – March 2015 Day 2 (Revisit)

Our second day at the Buzludzha monument, another chance to climb the tower and this time snap a few shots with the fisheye. We also visited the smaller monument with the two torches that sit in the foreground a little further down the mountain. Weather conditions were not quite as bitterly cold and, as a result,

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Urbex: Buzludzha Communist Party Monument, Bulgaria – March 2015

The Buzludzha Monument aka The House of the Bulgarian Communist Party is a huge concrete circular structure that many say resembles an abandoned UFO. It sits derelict on top of the Buzludzha mountain slowly crumbling away as it deals with lack of maintenance and fierce winter conditions…

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Urbex: High Royds Insane Asylum aka High Royds Hospital aka West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Menston, Leeds, West Yorkshire – March 2015 (Revisit)

Briefly the abandoned High Royds Asylum opened in 1888 and closed in 2003 since then the site has been undergoing development into luxury apartments most of which are now complete. The main admin building still remains empty boasting some of its original features…

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Urbex: Mount St Marys Church aka Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Leeds – February 2015

History The now abandoned Mount St Mary’s Church or the Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary is a Grade II* listed building and a redundant Roman Catholic church in Leeds. It was founded in 1851 and designed by Joseph Hansom, with extensions by Edward Pugin. It is located next to Mount St Mary’s Catholic High

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Urbex: High Royds Insane Asylum aka High Royds Hospital aka West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Menston, Leeds, West Yorkshire – February 2015

High Royds Lunatic Asylum or the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum as it was originally called, is a former psychiatric hospital near the village of Menston in West Yorkshire. The broad arrow plan asylum features a large array of stone built wards and interconnecting corridors most of which have been demolished leaving the majority of the old wards as independent buildings most now repurposed as modern apartments…

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Urbex: Bangour Village Hospital aka Edinburgh District Asylum, Scotland – February 2015

The now derelict Bangour Village Hospital is a large Psychiatric Hospital complex which first opened in 1906 as The Edinburgh District Asylum. The Asylum which was modelled on a German village-plan design similar to that of the Alt-Scherbitz asylum of the 1870s. In 1918 when the Asylum has around 3000 patients it was renamed as Bangour Village Hospital and operated under this name until its closure in 2004…

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Urbex: Sir John-Maxwell School aka The Skylight School, Scotland – February 2015

Built in 1907 by Architect John Hamilton for the Eastwood Schoolboard the now abandoned Sir John-Maxwell School originally was built to accommodate 550 pupils of school age as well as opening in the evening for night classes. Between 1908 to 1915 a political activist John Maclean taught classes in Marxism there…

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Urbex: Hawks Morgue, Durham – January 2015 (2 Visits)

A nice little morgue in a small outbuilding of a large abandoned hospital complex, complete with a stunning porcelain slab!

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