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Explore #149: The Blue Power Plant, Charleroi, Belgium – October 2015

Explore #8 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ The final explore of our packed weekend was this mammoth derelict power plant, nestled in the middle of the industrial heartland of Charleroi. The whole area is a fascinating mix of long and recently disused and still-live power plants, cooling towers, and factories. This one was used to power a huge local factory, before being decommissioned and usurped by a more modern and efficient replacement. Our Explore I love exploring industrial locations such…

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Explore #148: Théâtre – Cinéma Varia, Belgium – October 2015

Explore #7 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ Day Two of our weekender began with an explore of a grand old place which I’d wanted to see since the days before my first European exploring trip. Somehow I’d never quite got around to fitting it in, but finally after another super early start we successfully crept past the nosey neighbours and their barking dogs whilst they still slept, and found our way inside at very first light. History Théâtre Varia was…

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Explore #58a (revisit): Chateau Verdure, France – October 2015

Explore #6 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After leaving Manoir Cacophonie we raced against the setting sun to squeeze in a sixth and final explore of the day – a revisit (for me) to the crumbling beauty of Chateau Verdure. My report from my previous visit in May 2014 can be seen here. Looking back I’m amazed we had the energy and enthusiasm to squeeze this explore in, having already driven through France with zero sleep the previous night, and…

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