EGLISE DES CAUSES DESESPERES

EGLISE DES CAUSES DESESPERES

The “church of desperate causes” is a truely appropriate ‘urbex’ name for this desecrated church. The building, which was once so important for this small community, is in a very lamentable condition. It was not for naught that it was declared inaccessible by the fire brigade. It feels like you might get some debris  on your head at any give moment. Since 2010 there have been rumors that the church would be demolished, but by mid-2018 it is still deteriorating. The church was built in Romanesque style in 1921 for the ever-growing miners’ population, mainly from Flanders.


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GREEN WORLD

GREEN WORLD

This large farm is one of the buildings in a park around a chateau, including the caretaker’s house. It is located within the castle domain, northeast of the castle.  The farm consists of anchored brick buildings under saddle roofs (decorative red and black Flemish tiles), set around an inner courtyard. The farm dates back largely to the fourth quarter of the 19th century. The south wing is formed by beautiful conservatory and aviary, now overgrown by weeds, which gave rise to the pseudonym “Green World”. The chapel that was added to the north wing is much more recent. 

The last photo is an inside view of the separate chapel in the forest to the south of the farm. This was originally the ice cellar. It dates from the fourth quarter of the 19th century and was established as a chapel in the beginning of the 1990′s. The octagonal pavilion of brick and knotty wood stands on a plinth of local iron sandstone. The plastered interior contains recycled neo-Gothic high reliefs from a West Flemish abbey. The stained-glass windows were recuperated from an unspecified demolished Walloon church.


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TABULA RASA

TABULA RASA

Although now virtually empty, this stately villa in a large wooded area still breathes the history and the riches of the noble family that had the house built almost a century ago. The villa was built in cottage style in 1928 and is still part of a larger domain, that also contains a chateau and a farm. The house was originally built as a ‘pleasance’ by the son and heir of the owner of the chateau. Even though it hasn’t been lived in for many years, the beautiful villa is still in pristine condition. A few years ago it was the setting for a Belgian television production called ‘Tabula Rasa’. Hence the ‘urbex’ name of the place.


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PISCINE BEL AIR

PISCINE BEL AIR

Among urban explorers this place is popular for the beautiful swimming pool that has a certain Greek feel to it. I wasn’t able to find out the exact history of the place, but it looks like it was some kind of private club. Next to the pool, the whole basement was set up as a small bar annex disco. The rest of the house, from the ground level up, was firmly locked. We also found a pretty garden, with two overgrown car wrecks in it and a pretty albeit small pond… All in all a lovely visit.


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