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Explore #204: ‘Steampunk Commander’ powerplant, Belgium – May 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ Crossing over into Belgium on Day One of our industrial-focussed exploring weekend, we made a quick stopover to see this picturesque little control room. Please excuse the uber-naff Urbex ‘codename’ for the location – nothing to do with me! History I’ve not been able to find any details directly, but according to other reports this was once a ‘turbo-jet’ powered plant. Its purpose was to enable very quick electricity generation to meet spikes…

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Explore #172: Ballhaus K, Germany – May 2016

Explore #12 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Our final stop in Germany before crossing over into Poland was this extremely decayed building – I’m afraid I don’t know anything about its history, but judging from its codename and the large downstairs stage I gather that it was formerly some sort of a community centre / dancehall / ballroom. Our Explore It was a dank and rainy morning when we arrived near this location – luckily the only bad weather…

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Explore #171: VEB Strömungswerke, Germany – May 2016

Explore #11 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next stop on our roadtrip were some rather special stairs… History (translated, abridged and rewritten from here) VEB Strömungswerke was an East German ‘flow works’ manufacturer which designed and built jet engines for the aviation industry, including the first German passenger jet. After reunification production continued until the early 1990s. The large production complex was built in the post-war modernist style between 1956-58. Building number 64 was the former dining house for…

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