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Explore #108: Silverlands Orphanage, UK – October 2014

After our successful explore of Cambridge Military Hospital James and I met up with a few of our other explorer friends, the oh-so-normally monikered MrDan Explores, Dirty Jigsaw, and Sweetpea, to explore this abandoned Orphanage in the South of England. History This Grade II listed building was founded as a country house in 1812, and became an orphanage in the 1930s, run by the Actors Orphanage Fund and supported by the likes of Noel Coward, Sir Laurence Olivier and Richard…

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Explore #105: School JKMD, Germany – September 2014

Explore #6 of the Taking the Piscine Tour After a revisit to the abandoned Alla Italia spa in Belgium, we then headed into Germany, stopping off for an hour at this former school and monastery. ***UPDATE JULY 2017: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS NOW IN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP, AND SHOULD NOT BE ENTERED WITHOUT THE OWNER’S PERMISSION*** History Built in 1909 as a Franciscan school and monastery, it originally housed about 600 physically and mentally disabled people. However the rise…

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Explore #104: Pritzer Fac, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #4 of the Taking the Piscine Tour Day Two. After my revisit to Chateau de la Chapelle we were all glad to check in to our motel for the night, on the outskirts of a Belgian city. Unfortunately the motel turned out to be not just “cheap” but also “nasty” – imagine a Ryanair toilet with added stale cigarette smoke. I dubbed it “the hateful box of tears” and have vowed never to return. But on the plus side…

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