Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Ornate painted ceiling staircase Villa schöne Decke Villa HMG Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland

Explore #164: Villa Schöne Decke aka Villa HMG, Germany – May 2016

Explore #4 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next up on our tour of East Germany and Poland was a quick 30 minute visit to this abandoned old manor house with a distinctive painted ceiling. History Apparently the house was owned by an eccentric man who claimed to be a ‘wizard’ and who suddenly disappeared with the rest of his family one night shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, possibly to start a new life in the West.…

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Stairs Staircase ornate columns pillars Villa Guano Villa Miley Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland

Explore #163: Villa Guano aka Villa Miley, Germany – May 2016

Explore #3 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Day Two saw a traditionally early start, and first up was this derelict manor house with rather lovely stairs, columns and capitals (as I think they’re called – feel free to correct me, any architecture buffs out there)… Access wasn’t looking good initially, but after some careful scouting and some more good teamwork we managed to get inside undetected. We then spent a relaxed hour or so taking a few shots, and…

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Wooden Staircase Carved ornate Leybourne Grange Manor House Medway Manor Kent Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #152: Leybourne Grange Manor house (aka Medway Manor), Kent – December 2015

Just before the end of the year James and I made a quick dash down towards the South coast for a couple more explores… first up was this crumbling old Manor House, which once formed part of a Mental Asylum… History The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724, when it was sold to Francis Whitworth. In the mid/late 1700s the property was sold on to the Hawley family, in whose ownership the land remained until it…

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