Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Villa SG castle Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration hall fresco painted ceiling rose pictures murals photo photos report decay detail UE abandoned derelict unused empty disused decay decayed decaying grimy grime

Explore #114: Villa SG, Italy – November 2014

Explore #3 of the Wet, with excitement Tour At the end of our first day the rain finally relented for a few hours as we explored the remains of this once grand villa. History This villa was built around the end of the 19th century. At the start of the 20th century it was owned by a soldier who had been honoured for his brave actions in several wars. Wanting to give something to his community, he started to teach…

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Castello di R Italy castle Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration dining hall fireplace murals painted paintings fresco photo photos report decay detail UE abandoned derelict unused empty disused decay decayed decaying grimy grime

Explore #113: Castello di R, Italy – November 2014

Explore #2 of the Wet, with excitement Tour After our explore of the disused ceramics factory, James and I drove on through the rain to this abandoned castle. History The true history of this place is uncertain – the most oft-recounted version goes like this: This medieval castle was built at the end of the 11th century, and was originally used for military purposes such as a practice ground for knights and soldiers. Local folklore recalls a story of a…

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Explore #109: The Underwater Ballroom / Victorian Folly, Witley Park, Surrey – some time in 2014…

And now for something just a little bit special… Please sit back, relax, and learn of the truly incomparable ‘Witley Wonder’ – a Victorian folly built beneath a lake by an eccentric millionaire… *** IMPORTANT: Please note that Witley Park is now occupied and in private ownership, and should therefore not be visited without the owner’s express prior permission. *** History (abridged, compiled and rewritten at great length from a number of source articles here, here, here, here, here, here, and…

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