Industrial & Commercial Sites

Kessel Boiler Controls Kraftwerk Plessa Urbex Powerplant Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #161: Kraftwerk Plessa Powerplant (permission visit) – May 2016

Explore #1 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ In May I embarked on an epic week-long roadtrip through Eastern Germany and Poland in the great company of my usual exploring buddy James, his girlfriend Jade, and Dan of Mr Dan Explores fame. After catching a 6am flight out of Stansted to Berlin, first stop on day one was this permission visit to a former coal-fired power station with a beautiful retro control room… History (rewritten from wiki) Built in 1927,…

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Faiencerie S Poterie S trolley cart bowls Poterie DGM Urbex Pottery ceramics ceramic factory France Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #160: Poterie DGM, aka Faiencerie S/Poterie S, France – February 2016

Explore #7 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final explore of our long weekend in Germany, Belgium and France was this long abandoned pottery, for which access was probably more memorable than the actual explore! History This region in the Northeast of France is well known for its ceramics. However this small pottery closed down many years ago when advances in technology made its limited facilities uncompetitive and its owner fled to Montenegro owing millions of Francs to…

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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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