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Explore #64: Prison 11, Belgium – June 2014

Explore #9 of the Operation Baguette tour After a thoroughly enjoyable explore of Lycée V it was straight on to the third location of the day at this former army barracks. For some reason the site is codenamed ‘Prison 11’ by European urbexers – possibly because of the small outbuilding which has some very old cells where unruly soldiers were once interned? History The barracks on this site date back to the late 1800s, with great emphasis placed on the…

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Explore #63: Lycée V, Belgium – June 2014

Explore #8 of the Operation Baguette tour It was only 7.15am when we arrived at what was already our second location of the day – this abandoned school, located slap-bang in the middle of a busy Belgian town. I haven’t been able to locate much history on this place, other than it used to be a girls’ school and now it’s closed and is being slowly reclaimed by nature. The light, colours and textures of this place had always really…

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Explore #17c (third revisit, by moon and morning light): Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – May 2014

Sevs holds a special place in the hearts of many Urban Explorers, including my own. Famed for its beautiful decaying corridors, morgue, peeling paint and Michael the legendary security guard it deserves more than one visit. After my epic 8-hour explore in November 2013 (see that report for full history and many of Sevs’ highlights), and the fun and festivities of ‘Santa Sevs’ in December 2013, it was time to pay the old girl a revisit. The plan this time…

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