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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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Explore #153: Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire – December 2015

After our fun and games of an impromptu explore of HMS Victory the previous evening, it was an early start for my final explore of 2015: a huge disused military hospital with a long and proud history. History (amended from wiki) Founded in the reign of King George I, the Royal Hospital Haslar was designed by Theodore Jacobsen and built between 1746 and 1761, opening as a Royal Navy hospital in 1753. It enjoyed a long and distinguished history in…

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Explore #140: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) Sovereign House, Norwich – 2015

In the fine city of Norwich where I live there is a large derelict office building, which since I first started exploring three years ago has never left my top three of ‘most wanted’ locations, sitting incongruously amongst far more ostentatious company such as the Chambre de Commerce in Belgium, Sammezzano Castle in Italy, and Battersea Power Station in London. Why? It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try… [Photo from Bing Maps] Perhaps it’s the sheer audacity of the building’s…

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