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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Birkwood Asylum Spiral Staircase

Urbex: Birkwood Asylum, Somewhere, Scotland – April 2014 (revisit)

Birkwood Asylum dates from the 1860’s and closed in 2002. The most attractive of the buildings and the feature of this report is the old Birkwood House which was constructed in 1819 and was a stately home until the 1860’s when an additional wing was added and the Asylum established. Many additional buildings were added over the years within the grounds which are all now crumbling and falling apart while the old stone built stately home remains!

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Asylum G

Urbex: Glasgow District Asylum aka Gartloch Hospital aka Asylum G, Scotland – April 2014 (revisit)

If you want the full history check out the report from the first visit in January 2014: Gartloch Asylum. Briefly, the Asylum was built in 1989, opened in 1896 and then closed in 1996 after functioning as an Asylum, a Wartime supply Hospital and a General Hospital focusing on geriatric care under the NHS…

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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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Château de la Forêt - Main Staircase

Urbex: Château de la Forêt, Belgium – April 2014

This unoccupied castle, Château de la Forêt, is a stunning Neo-Tudor style building. Built in 1860 the Castle sits in the middle of a forest with a large estate grounds. The Château is not technically abandoned, From what I have been able to establish the property was left to a group of descendants who are unable to agree upon a single owner…

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Home Sweet Home Hospital

Urbex: Home Sweet Home aka Forest View aka Hospital SS, Belgium – April 2014

An old abandoned geriatric Hospital which was previously a sanatorium built in 1957 and functioned for the majority of its history as a hospital for retired and elderly people, this now trashed building still contains lots of wheelchairs a reminder of what the place once was. Shortly before its closure it was been replaced by a newer building which sits directly opposite this now burnt out concrete shell of a site…

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Woolton Hall aka Wacky Tacky Manor aka Katie’s House

Urbex: Woolton Hall aka Wacky Tacky Manor aka Katie’s House, Liverpool – March & April 2014 (2 Visits)

Woolton Hall is in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is a former country house built in 1704 and extensively renovated in 1772 by the influential architect Robert Adam. It is praised as the finest example of Robert Adam’s work in the north of England…

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