when nature takes over

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Explore #218: McDermott’s Castle, Lough Key, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ Next up we have a ruined castle which really captivated me from the moment I first saw a photo of it online… History McDermott’s castle stands on Castle Island in Lough Key, County Roscommon. The Mac Diarmada (McDermott) ruling dynasty first built a castle on the site in the 12th century, and repeatedly came under seige in the 13th century. The McDermotts lost the island in 1586, and the current folly castle was…

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Explore #212: HFX Blast Furnaces and Steel works, Hayange / Florange, France – August 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Day Two was the centrepiece explore of our long weekend – the other sites we had lined up were all great in their own ways, but this one was an absolute beast – a huge decomissioned steel works which once boasted no fewer than six blast furnaces… History (translated and rewritten from here and here) The presence of iron ore in the region was exploited back to Roman times, if not earlier. The…

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Explore #211: The Rust Garden, Belgium – August 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Next up was a relatively quick look around the remains of a rusting coking plant… History I don’t know a huge amount about this site, other than that it apparently formed part of the vast Arcelor Mittal (formerly Cockerill Sambre) owned Haut Fourneau 6 (HF6) steelworks. The blast furnace was demolished a couple of years ago, but this part clings on amongst the razor wire and overgrowth… Our Explore This was another relatively…

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