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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 #61: Bureau Central, France – June 2014

Explore #6 of the Operation Baguette tour By the time we had finished exploring Pensionnat Catholique it was mid-afternoon, and despite having already driven 200 miles we had the same distance still to cover to get to our hotel for the night. However I’m glad that we still took the time to pay a late afternoon visit to the deceptively interesting and distinctly creepy Bureau Central. History The former central administrative offices for the operations of a large French commercial…

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