Industrial & Commercial Sites

Powerplant Puits Simon II (PS II) decay Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #159: Power Plant Puits Simon II (PS II), France – February 2016

Explore #6 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final morning of our long weekender saw us hop yet another border, this time into France to explore the decaying remains of a power plant for a large coal mine with a past tinged by tragedy… History Siège Simon was one of the largest coalmines in the Lorraine region of France, with five mine shafts. Coal deposits were first identified in the region by geological surveys between 1817 and 1849,…

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Explore #158: Usine S, Belgium – February 2016

Explore #5 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ After our unexpected stopover at Preventorium Dolhain we continued our roadtrip on this this beautiful derelict wool and textiles factory… History This large factory was founded in the late 19th century, and specialised in the treatment and manufacture of wool and other textiles. Its doors closed after just over a century of operations, and now large parts of the site are falling into dereliction. Our Explore This was an enjoyable afternoon,…

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Explore #156: Zeche M / Heinz Mine P, Germany – February 2016

Explore #3 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ It was a pre-dawn start on Day Two of our German weekender as we knew our next target had active on-site security patrols, and the cover of darkness (or at least very first light) always helps improve the odds! History I can’t give away any specifics about this location – its beginnings can be traced back to 1860s, and grew during the 20th century to be a very large and important…

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