Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Villa Directeur - the kangaroo room

Explore #79: Villa Directeur, Belgium – August 2014

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…

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Explore #62: Chateau d’Ah, Belgium – June 2014

Explore #7 of the Operation Baguette tour Our first explore of the third and final day of our France and Belgium weekender was this abandoned house, nestled amongst woodland in a small Belgian town. The principal reason for of our visit was to see the attractive staircase, but my shots from here are pretty rubbish so it’s going to be a short report this time. In my defence it was still dark when we arrived, and I hadn’t really woken…

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Explore #59: Chateau Lumiere, France – June 2014

Explore #4 of the Operation Baguette tour After the sleep-deprived fun and games of the previous day’s exploring I was simply delighted when my alarm went off at 3.30am. Ahem. Dan and I shuffled around our room in semi-conscious monosyllabic fashion, plugging charged batteries back in to cameras, and trying to wake up for another day of derpage (i.e. exploring ‘derps’ – derelict places, try to keep up at the back). In truth, it’s amazing how much better you feel…

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