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Explore #204: ‘Steampunk Commander’ powerplant, Belgium – May 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ Crossing over into Belgium on Day One of our industrial-focussed exploring weekend, we made a quick stopover to see this picturesque little control room. Please excuse the uber-naff Urbex ‘codename’ for the location – nothing to do with me! History I’ve not been able to find any details directly, but according to other reports this was once a ‘turbo-jet’ powered plant. Its purpose was to enable very quick electricity generation to meet spikes…

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Explore #203: Grand Hotel Thermal aka Hotel des Thermes, France – May 2017

Explore #2 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ History A disused former hotel/health spa, which drew hot mineral water from local springs to impart healing properties to its guests, particularly the elderly and disabled. It has been closed for many years, and is now (2017) in the process of being redeveloped. Our Explore After our early morning explore of the Centrale de Schneider power plant, we had some breakfast and made the short journey to the derelict Grand Hotel Thermal, not…

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Explore #202: Centrale de Schneider power plant, France – May 2017

Explore #1 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ After months of neglecting my editing and posting duties I’m finally coming out of hibernation to try and clear some of my backlog of photos from last year… In May 2017 I enjoyed a great long weekend exploring France and Belgium with Jeremy, Tim and Mark (plus a couple of suprise guests, as will be revealed in a future post). The weather was sweltering, and our focus was mainly on grimy industrial locations…

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