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Powerplant Puits Simon II (PS II) decay Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #159: Power Plant Puits Simon II (PS II), France – February 2016

Explore #6 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final morning of our long weekender saw us hop yet another border, this time into France to explore the decaying remains of a power plant for a large coal mine with a past tinged by tragedy… History Siège Simon was one of the largest coalmines in the Lorraine region of France, with five mine shafts. Coal deposits were first identified in the region by geological surveys between 1817 and 1849,…

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Chernobyl: The rest – travelling, cranes, power plant canteen, body scanners, Slavutych, Kiev, AK47s and a mink farm… – April 2015

This is my final post from the amazing time I spent exploring the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone at Easter 2015. It’s a mish mash of all the various other photos I took which don’t warrant their own reports… As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE The Journey There Part of our motley crew assembled at Gatwick airport – naturally we headed straight to the bar… …where radiation levels appeared to be normal. However, once we were airborne and at…

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Chernobyl: Kopachi Kindergarten – April 2015

History (abridged from wikipedia) Kopachi was a village just a few miles South East from Chernobyl. The village was evacuated in the immediate aftermath of the 1986 disaster, and has been abandoned ever since. After the evacuation all of the houses were torn down and buried. Today the only traces left of the village are a series of mounds and a small number of surviving trees which are not part of the local native flora. Each mound contains the remains…

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