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Abandoned chateau in France. Check the link for the full set from here.

Abandoned Chateau


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Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link for more from here…

Chateau Poseidon


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Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link for more from here…

Abandoned Chateau Sarco


Abandoned chateau in France. Check the link fo…

Abandoned chateau in France. Check the link for the full set from here.

Abandoned Chateau


Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link fo…

Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link for more from here…

Chateau Poseidon


Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link fo…

Abandoned Chateau in France. Check the link for more from here…

Abandoned Chateau Sarco


CASTELLO DEL ARTE

CASTELLO DEL ARTE

This chateau was originally built in the second half of the 15th century as a fortified castle, but was modified several times in the course of history, most recently in the beginning of the 19th century. Because of the many successive renovations, the chateau lost a lot of its architectural value. The former “corps de logis”, a free-standing castle tower, has since disappeared. The drawbridge was replaced by a graceful bridge with three arches that opens onto a gate building in neo-Gothic style, dating from the mid-18th century. Nevertheless, the chateau was protected as a monument in the early 1990s. For a long time the domain was property of a noble family, but they live in another, bigger chateau. The property was leased for a period of 30 years to a famous artist, who not only restored and refurbished the buildings, but also realized a number of art projects. After his departure, the domain was put up for sale by the owners. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get in… Yet… So for now only these outside shots. 


RETURN OF THE KING

RETURN OF THE KING

This chateau was once the property of a noble family. Many of these families fell into poverty and the chateau was sold to a wealthy business man. At the beginning of the 1990′s there was an inferno that reduced the once splendid castle into the ruins that is left today. Nothing remains but the empty carcass of the chateau. But what a carcass it is! Nature has slowly but surely taken back what was once hers, which gives the place an extraordinary look and feel.


CHATEAU CINDERELLA

CHATEAU CINDERELLA

A virtually empty chateau, that once was a successful hotel and restaurant. I was not able to find anything on the history of the chateau itself. It has some nice natural decay and beautiful light that is bounced off the pastel painted walls. Some wannabe explorers have been lugging around with the few pieces of furniture that were left behind. Too bad some people can not seem to grasp a concept as easy as “take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints and if you can, avoid the latter”. Such a shame…


CHATEAU DES MUSCLES The history of this chate…

CHATEAU DES MUSCLES

The history of this chateau, largely built in neo-traditional style, dates back to the 13th century. The domain, which was mainly used as a vacation residence, was consecutively owned by various noble families, including the de Ligne family, which owned it until late in the 15th century. Halfway through the 19th century, the religious order of the Bernardines bought the castle and converted it into a monastery and boarding house by adding wings to serve as classrooms and cloister rooms. The sisters are also responsible for the construction of the impressive neo-Gothic chapel, which was built in 1901-1902. After the departure of the nuns, the complex was sold in the 1960s to a commercial company that still owns it today … Because of the numerous renovations in the course of time, the whole has grown into a gigantic complex that – strangely enough – does not have a lot to offer outside of a few attractive rooms, such as the well-known ballroom with chandelier and the intricate clockwork that runs the tower bell.


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