Salve Mater Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Salve Mater Psychiatric Hospital, Belgium – June 2014

The Partially abandoned Salve Mater Hospital was a psychiatric hospital which catered specifically for women. The complex opened in 1927 and was established by the Sisters of Mercy. The Main administration building closed in 1997. The final patients left hospital in 2007 which left the remaining buildings unoccupied…

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Alla Italia Entrance Hall

Urbex: Alla Italia, Somewhere, Belgium – June 2014

Alla Italia is an abandoned Spa resort for wealthy members of a Belgian town. The resort closed after a new larger, more modern facility opened near by. The main attraction to this place is the interesting Italian themed architecture in the entrance hall which features columns and painted ceilings in a mock Italian style…

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The Chocolate Factory - The Titanic Staircase

Urbex: Terry’s Chocolate, York, North Yorkshire – May 2014 (Revisit 2)

Welcome to the derelict Terry’s Chocolate Factory aka The Chocolate works… My 3rd trip to see the titanic staircase at this abandoned Chocolate Factory, thankfully not a lot of change at this place. The staircase is still untouched by the contractors, although I don’t expect it will be long before significant works begin here.

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Château du Cavalier - Spiral Staircase

Urbex: Château Du Cavalier, France – May 2014 (revisit)

The majestic abandoned Château Du Cavalier sits in the middle of spiralling grounds surrounded by a large wall and metal fencing at the front. There isn’t a great deal of information that I can share on this place except the fact that it has been purchased by a businessman who is hoping to renovate the place…

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Château de Singes - That Staircase

Urbex: Château de Singes aka Castle of Monkeys aka Chateau la Folie, France – May 2014 (revisit)

There is not a lot of information on the abandoned Château de Singes, however since writing my previous report from the visit in March 2014 I have been told that the owner did not vacate quite as early as the 1970’s but that he actually resided here until 2012 when he went into a nursing home…

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Le Sanatorium d’Aincourt, aka Fleurs de Ruine - Exterior

Urbex: Le Sanatorium d’Aincourt, aka Fleurs de Ruine aka Sanatorium du Vexin, Somewhere, France – May 2014

This abandoned Sanatorium goes by many names, Le Sanatorium d’Aincourt, aka Fleurs de Ruine aka Sanatorium du Vexin and lies crumbling in a forest of pine trees next to a new development which rendered the old sanatoriums redundant…

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IM Power Station Cooling Tower

Urbex: IM Power Station Cooling Towers, Belgium – May 2014

The abandoned IM Power station Cooling Tower. This place has been on the to do list for ages but its always one location that gets bumped for other spots on our trip… finally we got round to seeing it. Sat over the water from the main buildings of the power station the cooling tower is gigantic…

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Mont G Monastery

Urbex: Mont G Monastery, Belgium – May 2014

The abandoned Monastery Mont G. There is not a lot of information about this place that I can share a very large complex the huge chapel is flanked by corridors of rooms used for accommodation and teaching. Visited with Kriegaffe9 and Andy K as part of the ‘missing man tour’ I was really pleased to see the inside of this place, the huge chapel was quite impressive and I quite liked the ground floor corridors which were starting to show signs of decay. Enjoy the photos.

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Pensionnat Catholique -The Chapel

Urbex: Pensionnat Catholique Boarding School, France – May 2014

Pensionnat Catholique is an abandoned Boarding School somewhere in France. The place is huge! Complete with a large chapel which shockingly was not located on the ground floor… There was also a large sports hall and lots of sprawling corridors of classrooms and labs. Visited this time with Kriegaffe9 and Andy K as part of the ‘missing man’ tour we spent a few hours here before sunset capturing the really nice light which was streaming through the windows in the late afternoon!

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Château Lumiere - Main Entrance Hall

Urbex: Château Lumiere, Somewhere, France – May 2014 (revisit)

The abandoned but very grand Château Lumiere was built for the descendant of a wealthy tobacco tycoon the Neo-Baroque style building was erected in the early 1900′s. The building is protected and surprisingly appears in reasonable shape considering that information suggests that it has been largely unoccupied since the 1950’s…

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Castle Miranda aka Château Noisy

Urbex: Castle Miranda aka Château de Noisy Belgium – May 2014 (revisit)

The abandoned fairy tale castle, Castle Miranda aka Château de Noisy stands rotting and crumbling atop a large hill in Celles, Belgium. Surrounded by Forest, depending upon how you approach the building you are pretty much on top of it before you can clearly see where it is located…

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Villa Directeur

Urbex: Villa Directeur, Somewhere, Belgium – May 2014

A sizeable abandoned house built, in an unusual area this Villa was owned by a wealthy business man who had a passion for travelling. Rumour has it the owner was killed when attacked by a group of Koala Bears after they escaped from a zoo enclosure. The house was full of contents giving clues to the previous residents life…

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Gigawatt Power Station

Urbex: Gigawatt Power Station aka Power Plant XL aka The Cloud Factory, Belgium – May 2014

Not a great deal of information on this gigantic abandoned Power Station which is currently undergoing decommissioning. After seeing a couple of reports from some close friends we decided to throw this onto our list for the trip, the first location in fact as an early start seemed appropriate…

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The Last Asylum

Urbex: The Last Asylum, Somewhere, United Kingdom – April 2014

The Last of the great Asylums in the United Kingdom to close its doors I believe in 2012. The now abandoned site is quite large and on a scale similar to that of some of the other big asylums in the UK. Due to it being one of the last to close the interior was unsurprisingly very modern and bare with most of the equipment I suspect being moved to functioning hospital and care home facilities shortly after closure.

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