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Explore #87 and #87a (revisit): Grand Hotel Regnier, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #9 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour The penultimate location on Day Two of our trip was this wonderful old hotel, set in a beautiful gorge in the South Belgian countryside. History The Grand Hotel Regnier was built around 1904, but sadly it has been closed for many years since the business went bust. The elderly owner still lives nearby, and mourns the continuing and inevitable decline of this once grand building. Our Explore I had wanted to visit…

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Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage

Explore #86: Orient Express train, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #8 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour. After Powerplant Gigawatt and Hotel Allegria, the third location on Day Two of our tour was this wonderful old train, slowly decaying in a siding in a still-live train yard somewhere in Belgium. I haven’t been able to find any history of this train I’m afraid, so I’ll crack straight on with the photos. My abiding memories of the train were the itchy-as-hell seats, and the absolutely sweltering heat – it was…

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"Hotel Allegria" "Adam X" Urbex Urban Exploration Belgium bar mural painting

Explore #85: Hotel Allegria, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #7 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour. After our pre-dawn mission to the mighty Powerplant Gigawatt we were all absolutely starving. We punched “McDonalds” into our trusty Aussie-voiced satnav Bruce, and were delighted to see that there was a maccers only a few miles away. However upon arrival at the holy golden arches we were gutted to discover that, it being a Sunday, it wasn’t open for another couple of hours. This is one of the most unacceptable traits…

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