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Explore #120: Philippopolis amphitheatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – January 2015

And now for something a wee bit different! In January I was lucky enough to spend a fantastic long weekend with some of my best exploring buddies (and some new friends) in Bulgaria. The main aim of our trip was to spend three days exploring the incredible abandoned former communist party headquarters of the Buzludzha Monument – a Bond Villain HQ-esque monolith perched on a mountain top. My photos from there are coming up next… …but first, here’s a few…

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Explore #87 and #87a (revisit): Grand Hotel Regnier, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #9 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour The penultimate location on Day Two of our trip was this wonderful old hotel, set in a beautiful gorge in the South Belgian countryside. History The Grand Hotel Regnier was built around 1904, but sadly it has been closed for many years since the business went bust. The elderly owner still lives nearby, and mourns the continuing and inevitable decline of this once grand building. Our Explore I had wanted to visit…

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Explore #86: Orient Express train, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #8 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour. After Powerplant Gigawatt and Hotel Allegria, the third location on Day Two of our tour was this wonderful old train, slowly decaying in a siding in a still-live train yard somewhere in Belgium. I haven’t been able to find any history of this train I’m afraid, so I’ll crack straight on with the photos. My abiding memories of the train were the itchy-as-hell seats, and the absolutely sweltering heat – it was…

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