Château Lumiere

Urbex: Château Lumiere, Somewhere, France – April 2014

The abandoned Château Lumiere, Built by a descendant of a wealthy tobacco tycoon the Neo-Baroque style building was erected in the early 1900’s. The property apparently benefits from some historical protections from the government, it has however remained abandoned since the 1950’s and despite several changes in hands no-one has returned to occupy the place…

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Castle Miranda aka Château Noisy - Reflections of Beauty

Urbex: Castle Miranda aka Château de Noisy Belgium – December 2012 (Part 1)

Built in 1855 / 1866 by English architect Milner under commission from the Liedekerke-Beaufort family this neo-Gothic castle known initially as Château Miranda but is now known as Château de Noisy. The castle began life as a summer home for the Liedekerke-Beaufort family. in the second world war it was claimed by German troop at the battle of the Bulge. After the war the Belgian National Railway Company rented the building to use as a school and holiday home for the children of the Belgian railway employees until the late 1970’s…

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Villa Dennis - Bed time

Urbex: 5 Hat Manor aka Villa Dennis aka La Maison d’Emile Belgium – December 2012

I suppose this will have been my first well preserved house explore.  I really enjoyed it! loads of stuff to see and very photogenic. If memory serves correct we found reasonable evidence to suggest that the house has been left from the early 70’s relatively untouched. There does appear to be some flat packed furniture…

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Abandoned Newlands Estate Wakefield

Urbex: Newlands Estate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire – June 2011

This odd little abandoned village on the outskirts of Normanton was probably my first Urbex Experience. My old Landlord asked if we wanted to join him for a walk and he showed me this place just a mile or 2 from the main road accessed via a small dirt path next to some woods! While trolling the internet looking for information on this place I found links to several UK Urbexing websites and there began the addiction..

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