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** Bonus Post** Colonial-era buildings of Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) was a British colony from 1824 until 1948 when it gained independence. It was then run under strict military rule for more than half a century until Htin Kyaw took office as the country’s first democratically elected leader in April 2016. Since gaining independence in 1948, virtually no conservation or repair work has been carried out on the numerous grand colonial-era buildings in the nation’s capital of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Nearly all of these stunning…

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Gate overgrown External Exterior Outside Front Facade Palace Glinka Pałac w Glince Urbex Poland Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #183: Pałac Glinka, Poland – May 2016

Explore #23 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ After our explore of Great Belcz we just had time to grab a quick external shot of one more crumbling palace… History (translated and rewritten from here). The Baroque Pałac Glinka was built in the 18th century by the Zobeltitz family. The building and landscaped parkland were expanded during the nineteenth century, and despite heavy fighting in the area it survived World War II relatively intact. In the post-war period, as with…

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External Exterior Outside Front Facade Main hall twin split stairs staircase Great Belcz Palace Pałac w Bełczu Wielkim Urbex Poland Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location haunting eerie before the fire

Explore #182: Palace Great Belcz aka Pałac w Bełczu Wielkim, Poland – May 2016

Explore #22 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Our palaces megatour continued with a quick late-afternoon stopover at another grand old palace which has fallen into serious (and now terminal) decline… History (translated and rewritten from here). The baroque Palace Belcz dates back to 1787, when it was owned by the von Kalkereuth family. The estate then passed to the Schönborns, before being bought by Ludwig Adolph Theodor Dürr in 1898. During World War II the palace was commandeered by…

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