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Wallpaper room windows Chateau Colimacon Spiral France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #146: Chateau Colimaçon, France – October 2015

Explore #4 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ Next up was this beautiful decaying old Castle with a rather special staircase… History Formerly a manor house built just before 1900, over time it was extended to a large mansion. Apparently the present owner is a wealthy engineer who now lives abroad whilst his chateau crumbles. The castle is nicknamed Colimaçon (which is French for ‘Spiral’) due to its incongruous but amazing back staircase which provides access to all floors from the…

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Foot Factory Textile Stockings France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #145: “The Foot Factory”, France – October 2015

Explore #3 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ The next stop on our France and Belgium trip was this abandoned textile factory which specialised in manufacturing stockings and hosiery. We really enjoyed the colours, decay, and old machinery still left behind – and of course had to use the mannequin legs left behind for a rather special group shot! 😛 As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE …and I’ll leave you with this rather ace group shot – exploring…

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War Planes Nord Noratlas France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #144: War Planes, France – October 2015

Explore #2 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After our middle-of-the-night stopover at the derelict race track at Reims, we arrived at our next location just after dawn on a foggy and cold late Autumn morning: some old war planes left decaying in a quiet corner of an airfield! History I don’t know much about the history of these particular planes. I am told that the main plane I photographed is a Nord Noratlas French military transport aircraft, intended to replace…

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