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Faiencerie S Poterie S trolley cart bowls Poterie DGM Urbex Pottery ceramics ceramic factory France Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #160: Poterie DGM, aka Faiencerie S/Poterie S, France – February 2016

Explore #7 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final explore of our long weekend in Germany, Belgium and France was this long abandoned pottery, for which access was probably more memorable than the actual explore! History This region in the Northeast of France is well known for its ceramics. However this small pottery closed down many years ago when advances in technology made its limited facilities uncompetitive and its owner fled to Montenegro owing millions of Francs to…

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Powerplant Puits Simon II (PS II) decay Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location

Explore #159: Power Plant Puits Simon II (PS II), France – February 2016

Explore #6 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ The final morning of our long weekender saw us hop yet another border, this time into France to explore the decaying remains of a power plant for a large coal mine with a past tinged by tragedy… History Siège Simon was one of the largest coalmines in the Lorraine region of France, with five mine shafts. Coal deposits were first identified in the region by geological surveys between 1817 and 1849,…

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Explore #86: Orient Express train, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #8 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour. After Powerplant Gigawatt and Hotel Allegria, the third location on Day Two of our tour was this wonderful old train, slowly decaying in a siding in a still-live train yard somewhere in Belgium. I haven’t been able to find any history of this train I’m afraid, so I’ll crack straight on with the photos. My abiding memories of the train were the itchy-as-hell seats, and the absolutely sweltering heat – it was…

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