Once prosperous and influential due to mining and steel industry, now a city that looks gloomy and blows the last smoke out of the chimney of the remaining steel works.
We visited this great location during a two-day trip and I was very glad that we could find and enter this huge complex. As a matter of fact, pretty special how we could come in … the backdoor was just invitingly open!
Originally an ironworks, today the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park is one of the most important industrial monuments in Europe. In a unique setting we experienced a great view from the blast furnace.
Remise Monceau is part of a freight station along a railway line that serves a Walloon industrial city. It is one of the six large shunting stations in Belgium and has more than thirty distribution tracks.
Château de Al Mère is a half-finished castle, meant to be a hotel: construction started in 2000 but was stopped in 2002, after which the structure was turned into a modern ruin. The castle is still waiting for its first guests to arrive…
Volterra Psychiatric Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital in the city of Volterra. Founded in 1888, the hospital was known for its brutal treatment of inmates. It remained open until 1978, when it was closed following the passage of Law 180, which directed the closing down of all existing psychiatric hospitals.
This abandoned monumental farm, built around 1850, is situated in the middle of Frisian meadows. We are not only here in an abandoned and derelict monumental farm, but the area around this farm is also historically and archaeologically of special significance.
Italy’s Abbey of San Galgano was once a thriving hermitage, but a lack of protection from roving bandits soon saw the monastery fall into disrepair and eventually be decommissioned, leaving the stunning ruins that stand to this day.