Recommended Reports – some selected highlights

Overgrown railway sidings carriages blast furnace control room bottom of blast furnace P3 HFX Florange Hayange ArcelorMittal blast furnaces steel works plant Industrial Industry Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration France Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #212: HFX Blast Furnaces and Steel works, Hayange / Florange, France – August 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Day Two was the centrepiece explore of our long weekend – the other sites we had lined up were all great in their own ways, but this one was an absolute beast – a huge decomissioned steel works which once boasted no fewer than six blast furnaces… History (translated and rewritten from here and here) The presence of iron ore in the region was exploited back to Roman times, if not earlier. The…

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Razor wire external view of blast furnace Haut Fourneau B HFB Blast Furnace Steelworks Adam X Urban Exploration Belgium Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #206: Haut Fourneau B (HFB) steelworks and blast furnace, Belgium – May 2017

Explore #5 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ Morning two of our trip was some epic industrial griminess with this explore of a huge rusting iron and steelworks… History (rewritten from source information on wikipedia) The company which built the Haut Fourneau B integrated iron and steelworks dates back to the 1809 Fabrique de Fer d’Ougrée (Iron factory of Ougrée). Over the following century there were various mergers and takeovers with other local and regional producers. By 1914 the company was…

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Balloon Cycle ride Happy World Theme Park Amusement Park Fairground Myanmar Burma Yangon Rangoon Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #199: Happy World Theme Park, Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016

History (rewritten and abridged from here and here) The park opened in 1997 to great fanfare in a lavish ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the great and powerful in Myanmar’s military dictatorship and even the Japanese ambassador, whose country supplied the rides. State media called the park “a recreation centre for the people”, with “world class… modern games”. Not to be confused with the other ‘Happy World’ park in Yangon which is still in operation, this Park closed under mysterious circumstances…

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