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Faiencerie S Poterie S trolley cart bowls Poterie DGM Urbex Pottery ceramics ceramic factory France Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #160: Poterie DGM, aka Faiencerie S/Poterie S, France – February 2016

Explore #7 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final explore of our long weekend in Germany, Belgium and France was this long abandoned pottery, for which access was probably more memorable than the actual explore! History This region in the Northeast of France is well known for its ceramics. However this small pottery closed down many years ago when advances in technology made its limited facilities uncompetitive and its owner fled to Montenegro owing millions of Francs to…

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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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ferns urbex face furnace fire tank boiler Usine S Belgium Textile Wool Factory Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #158: Usine S, Belgium – February 2016

Explore #5 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ After our unexpected stopover at Preventorium Dolhain we continued our roadtrip on this this beautiful derelict wool and textiles factory… History This large factory was founded in the late 19th century, and specialised in the treatment and manufacture of wool and other textiles. Its doors closed after just over a century of operations, and now large parts of the site are falling into dereliction. Our Explore This was an enjoyable afternoon,…

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