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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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Explore #78: Medler’s scrap yard, Norfolk – July 2014

Just a quick little post before I head off to Belgium for more euro exploring this weekend – and I still haven’t brought you my reports from the last two Euro weekenders yet! History The Medler family are well known in the Norfolk area. The elder, Lenny Medler, made a living operating a large scrap metal and breakers yard from the back of his property. When he died in 1989 the yard was taken over by his wife. However it…

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