SLAUGHTERHOUSE

SLAUGHTERHOUSE

This was probably the most confrontational explore I have done so far. Obviously you know that the piece of meat on your plate didn’t get there from an animal that died of natural causes after having lived a full and happy life. You know that it is part of the industrialized segment of the food chain, but you choose to ignore that or you push it to the back of your mind. Once you stand here though and you see this cold, dark and dreary place, this industrial killing machine, things get very real very fast. What is it that makes us humans think it is okay to let animals “live” in gruesome circumstances only to kill them off in even more gruesome circumstances and tear them to pieces to be sold off as goods? It isn’t! This place really chilled me to the bone…


Kawaii!! Spherical Gondola – A

Kawaii!! Spherical Gondola – A

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BLUE CHRIST CHURCH

BLUE CHRIST CHURCH

This neo-Gothic parish church was built in the early 1880s. The brick structure was erected in the form of a cross basilica (a cross church set up as a basilica, which means that the church building has side aisles lower than the middle aisle and that the central aisle above the side aisles is provided with a row of windows). The interior of the church was also neo-Gothic and included a 16th century bluestone baptismal font in Gothic style. Little is left of the original pump and splendor today. Attempts to restore the church were not successful. In 2015, the organ pipes of the valuable 16th century organ were stolen to be sold for scrap…


ALIEN CHURCH

ALIEN CHURCH

The village in which this peculiar little church is located was completely destroyed during the First World War and was initially not supposed to be rebuilt. Thanks to the tenacity of the inhabitants, who formed a close community, the authorities reverted this decision and the reconstruction of the village was made possible. During the Second World War, however, the village was again hit by fate … But yet again the town was reconstructed. The church was designed by architect MQ. The building was completely erected in reinforced concrete and has no visible walls, but seems to consist merely of the roof construction that runs down to the ground. Almost the whole structure was pierced by square openings, which were covered with stained-glass windows in green and purple hues, which provide a special and colorful light…


CRYPTE L

CRYPTE L

Already in 1870 the plan for the construction of this network of underground funeral galleries was created. For the inventor of the plan it was not only a prestige project, but also offered a hygienic solution to the lack of space at the cemeteries in and around the big city. Grave galleries were still a novelty in Northern Europe at that time. Six years later, construction of the galleries began. The first gallery was 31 meters long and was put into operation in 1878. That same year, six new galleries were built, and it was not until around 1890 that the first tunnel system was closed. The most recent part was finished in 1935. The oldest part was built in neoclassical style, the last galleries in art-deco style. The underground passageways, the longest of which extends over a length of three hundred meters, are altogether more than a kilometer long and offer space for more than four thousand burials. The most eye-catching underground burial niches have an above-ground coupled grave monument. The pomp and splendor shows that these underground tombs were mainly intended for the wealthy and powerful families in the city. Many famous figures found a final resting place here… The crypt was recently restored, after years of neglect.


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Benelux Hondekop found abandoned in Leuven Bel…

Benelux Hondekop found abandoned in Leuven Belgium. 

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Benelux Hondekop


CHATEAU DES LIVRES

CHATEAU DES LIVRES

This “chateau” is not the most famous landmark in the area. A few hundred yards away there is a well-known and extensively documented medieval water castle, but on the background of this building I could not find any information. It is not really a “chateau”, but rather a country house. It seems that it is a former farm house that has been converted into a holiday residence. The most eye-catching space in the building is a lounge / library that was painted strikingly sky-blue. It is because of this space that many name it “Chateau Bleu”. Personally I found the massive presence of books much more notable. There is no room in the building that does not contain a multitude of books. Books on the most diverse subjects, from classical literature, to arts and science, to more technical books. I therefore prefer the name “Chateau des Livres”. Although the chateau seems to look reasonably intact at first sight, the decline has already started. It is clear that nobody has been here for years, except of course for the many urban explorers… Unfortunately vandals and thieves appear to have found their way in too.


An abandoned morgue in Belgium. 

An abandoned morgue in Belgium. 

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Abandoned Morgue


CIMENTERIE

CIMENTERIE

Hidden in plain sight, this more than three acres wide industrial site has been waiting for a new destination since the beginning of the 1960s. The former cement factory was established there in 1883 on the site where lime had been extracted from the adjacent quarry since 1881. In the beginning, only lime was produced. Later the activities were expanded with the production of the artificial Portland cement. The factory was equipped with traditional ovens and vertical metal furnaces spread over a dozen atypical industrial buildings. The most striking and most impressive of these constructions is undoubtedly the 130ft high tower, which still contains the rusty remains of the machinery. The southern part of the site, with the old limestone quarry, has now been split off. In the mid-1950s this part was flooded. It is used today by a diving club. Members can dive to a depth of 130ft. The site was sanatized in 2013. A project developer intended to create lofts in the existing buildings, but these plans were never implemented. Meanwhile nature has regained control of the entire site…

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