Explore #1 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour
Another summer weekend, another trip to Europe. This time back to Belgium for a great 3 days packed full of varied and interesting locations and loads of laughs – megalolz even!
We rolled off the ferry around 1am and were greeted with torrential rain and the fiercest lighting storm I’ve seen in a long long time – the kind where you can’t help but go “woah!……… WOAH!!!!!…… …… WOOOOOOOAAAAHHHH!!!” with each spectacular burst.
After a few hours drive into Belgium we arrived at our first location in the middle of the night. Unfortunately the city-centre street that our target was on was too busy for an attempt, given the constant stream of drunks and (more importantly) police cars which kept passing our access. We tried an old abandoned church just down the road, but that too was freshly sealed. So we were glad to finally open our exploring account for the weekend with an explore of this old villa just after dawn.
The villa was owned by the director of the nearby aluminium factory. When the factory closed the villa was abandoned, and it has since fallen rapidly into decline.
As you will see this place has sadly seen better days, and it looks as if the local vandals have had their fun here. Still it was a nice relaxed little explore to start our weekend off with.
As always click on a photo to VIEW LARGE.
…where I found this old Commodore 64!
After we’d explored Villa Directeur we had a very quick look around the nearby warehouses, which I have codenamed “Entrepôt de Bangers”…
Spot the crucifix in the alcove up on the wall…
This room had an overpowering acidic stench, so we decided not to hang around…
…but couldn’t resist a very quick shot of this paen to gender equality! 😛
Thanks for looking – next report coming very soon!
Calendar says 2012 – correct? Not too long abandoned… Nice shots.
I’m not sure whether to applaud you for noticing the calendar or not Robert! 😉
I always look around for items that have dates on them, but I understand your dilemma 🙂
Lovely decay & light on that warehouse wall. Very envious of your proximity to Europe, which appears to have the mother lode of amazing urbex locations!
Thanks Leonie – yes there are so many amazing locations in Europe. And Belgium in particular is an urbex mecca – it’s easy to do 10-15+ locations in a long weekend. 🙂