Wallpaper

Adam X Chateau de la Chapelle urbex urban exploration belgium abandoned chapel statue statuette mary candle

Explores #89 and #89a (revisit): Chateau de la Chapelle, Belgium – August and September 2014

Explore #12 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour After our early start at the Alla Italia spa, we made a quick stop at this Boeing 707 which used to be owned by the president of Benin. In 1992 he landed at Ootende in Belgium, and it never left! A local politician bought it, and it looks as if he’s in the process of turning it into a tourist attraction?! We had a little nose around, but after setting off an…

2
Read More
cGrand Hotel Regnier Belgium

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…

4
Read More

Explore #35: Hartsbuckle Farm, Liston, near Long Melford, Suffolk – February 2014

As I parked up to explore Bush Boake Allen I saw that the modest-looking farm buildings on the opposite side of the road were sporting some Herras fencing. Any sort of fencing/boarding/scaffolding is pure explorer catnip, but I decided that I would investigate further once I’d explored my primary target of the Bush Boake Allen site – I didn’t want to have an angry farmer telling me to clear off before I’d even got started! From browsing the excellent old…

5
Read More