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Explore #85: Hotel Allegria, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #7 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour. After our pre-dawn mission to the mighty Powerplant Gigawatt we were all absolutely starving. We punched “McDonalds” into our trusty Aussie-voiced satnav Bruce, and were delighted to see that there was a maccers only a few miles away. However upon arrival at the holy golden arches we were gutted to discover that, it being a Sunday, it wasn’t open for another couple of hours. This is one of the most unacceptable traits…

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Explore #57: Sanatorium Delirium aka l’hôpital dans la forêt, France – May 2014

Explore #2 of the Operation Baguette tour After exploring Chateau des Singes it was time to press on to our next target of the day – this semi-abandoned sanatorium buried deep in a French forest. History In the late 19th Century the French thought that seriously ill patients had to be housed away from their main hospitals. A committee comprising hospital doctors, members of the municipal council of Paris and of the Supervisory Board of Public Assistance, was formed to…

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Explore #17c (third revisit, by moon and morning light): Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – May 2014

Sevs holds a special place in the hearts of many Urban Explorers, including my own. Famed for its beautiful decaying corridors, morgue, peeling paint and Michael the legendary security guard it deserves more than one visit. After my epic 8-hour explore in November 2013 (see that report for full history and many of Sevs’ highlights), and the fun and festivities of ‘Santa Sevs’ in December 2013, it was time to pay the old girl a revisit. The plan this time…

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