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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 #56: Chateau des Singes, France – May 2014

Explore #1 of Operation Baguette After the fun and japes of my first European urbexing weekender (the 3 Eurovirgins and a Europro tour) I was gagging to get out there and see some more amazing locations across La Manche. Unfortunately Rebecca couldn’t join us this time, but we were chuffed that the eponymous Dan of Mr Dan Explores (with whom I’d previously explored Kings Reach Tower and Millennium Mills) was able to join us instead. Dan proved himself a most…

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Explore #55: The Superphosphate Factory, aka Mini Millennium Mills, Suffolk – May 2014

After our night time wanderings in an abandoned mental asylum, Darren of Desolate Nation and I decided to stop off to have a look around this former superphosphate factory on our way home. History This warehouse complex was originally built circa 1858-60 as a factory for the manufacture of superphosphate fertilizers for Joseph Fison. The two uppermost of the four storeys were added later in the 19th century. Most of the original windows in the timber-framed upper storeys are unaltered.…

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