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Explores #89 and #89a (revisit): Chateau de la Chapelle, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #12 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour After our early start at the Alla Italia spa, we made a quick stop at this Boeing 707 which used to be owned by the president of Benin. In 1992 he landed at Ootende in Belgium, and it never left! A local politician bought it, and it looks as if he’s in the process of turning it into a tourist attraction?! We had a little nose around, but after setting off an…

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Explores #88 and #88a (revisit): Alla Italia health spa, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #11 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour The final day of our Belgian weekender was another stupidly early start, so that we could make our entrance to this beautiful former spa whilst still under the cover of darkness. As with The Grand Hotel Regnier I also ended up paying a revisit to this location a month or so later, so have combined my shots from both visits into this single report. History I can’t say much about this location,…

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Explore #87 and #87a (revisit): Grand Hotel Regnier, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #9 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour The penultimate location on Day Two of our trip was this wonderful old hotel, set in a beautiful gorge in the South Belgian countryside. History The Grand Hotel Regnier was built around 1904, but sadly it has been closed for many years since the business went bust. The elderly owner still lives nearby, and mourns the continuing and inevitable decline of this once grand building. Our Explore I had wanted to visit…

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