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Hallway corridor large stone fireplace Palac w Zyrowej Urbex Poland Adam X Urban Exploration Permission Visit Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location haunting eerie

Explore #178: Pałac w Żyrowej, Poland – May 2016

Explore #18 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next up, yep you guessed it, another Polish palace! History (translated and rewritten from here). The site of the palace was originally owned by the Opole duchy, dating as far back as 1280. From 1447 it was the seat of the von Zyrowskich family, before being bought in 1631 bought by Count Melchior Ferdinand von Gaschine, who built the palace in the form of a mansion. Between 1899 to 1945 the property…

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Neoclassical Palace exterior outside Szczyty Urbex Poland Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location haunting eerie

Explore #177: Neoclassical Palace, Szczyty, Poland – May 2016

Explore #17 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ En route to a much larger palace we paid a quick pit stop at another once-grand residence… History (translated and rewritten from here and here). The village of Szczyty used to lie on an important amber trade route from Southern to Northern Europe. Records going back to 1611 mention the von Hauenschild family as owners of the village. By the 19th century a neoclassical palace was erected, surrounded by an attractive landscaped…

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Nice Stairs Villa Mansion Urbex Poland Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location haunting eerie

Explore #176: Villa ‘Nice Stairs’, Poland – May 2016

Explore #16 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next up was a quick stopover at this large abandoned house, now lost in overgrown woodland. Click on any photo to OPEN LIGHTBOX AND VIEW LARGE We picked our way through the undergrowth to the front of the property… Straining to get the full sweep of the staircase within a single shot, I crammed myself into a dust and cobweb-filled corner, crumbling paint and plaster falling off the wall down the back…

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