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Explore #219: Ennis District Lunatic Asylum / Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ On the final morning of our Irish roadtrip we decided to head to another former asylum, which whilst not being quite as photogenic as the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, was still well worth an explore… History (abridged and rewritten from here) Ennis District Lunatic Asylum opened in 1868, built to designs by architects William Fogerty and AC Adair at a cost of £35,000. The hospital consists of an extensive range of buildings on…

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Explore #43a (revisit): Chambre De Commerce (CDC), Antwerp, Belgium – May 2015

The ‘CDC’ former stock exchange in Antwerp was my very first European explore back in April 2014. I was in awe of other explorers’ photos before I was lucky enough to see it first hand, and it has remained firmly in my shortlist of favourite buildings ever since. I attempted a revisit later in 2014, but despite our best efforts we failed to gain access on that occasion. So in May 2015 when I heard that a new access was…

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Explore #43: Chambre De Commerce (CDC), Antwerp, Belgium – April 2014

Explore #1 of the 3 Eurovirgins and a Europro Tour The Chambre De Commerce (or CDC to its friends) has long been top of my list of European sites that I’ve most wanted to visit. So when it came to planning my debut Urbex trip to Europe in the most excellent company of Darren Smith of Desolate Nation, Richie Gowen of Richard Gowen Photography and Rebecca Litchfield of Rebecca Litchfield Photography, I was pretty much adamant that the CDC had…

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