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Explore #205: Coke Works, Belgium – May 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ We rounded off a great first day by having a late afternoon mooch around the remains of this derelict coke works. I’d spotted these intruiging looking buildings a couple of years previously when exploring The Blue Power Plant, but we had a Eurotunnel to catch so hadn’t time to investigate further. We began by having a nose inside this very dusty water tower… The light was a nightmare – either too dark to…

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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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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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