Stella Artois Brewery

Here are the new photos as I promised ages ago. This time I went to the old Stella Artois Brewery. It was huge! Even though some part had already been demolished. That unfortunately meant that I didn’t get to see the old copper fermentation kettles. But there was still more than enough to see! I can go on and on about it but I’ll let my photos do the talking.

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Stella Artois Brewery

Here are the new photos as I promised ages ago. This time I went to the old Stella Artois Brewery. It was huge! Even though some part had already been demolished. That unfortunately meant that I didn’t get to see the old copper fermentation kettles. But there was still more than enough to see! I can go on and on about it but I’ll let my photos do the talking.

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Chambre du Commerce Antwerp

This location was hands down the most impressive location I have ever visited! Originally the building dates back to 1531 but it has been renovated in 1872. Twice the building burned down, once in 1583 and once in 1858. All the pillars you can see in the photos are different. Not two are alike. The craftsmanship is clearly visible and it is in a remarkable good state considering it has been empty for quite a while. Let’s just hope it will be preserved for coming generations. There is so much history in there! The hard part was the culling of my photos. I probably still have some doubles so I’m… Read More

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Chambre du Commerce Antwerp

This location was hands down the most impressive location I have ever visited! Originally the building dates back to 1531 but it has been renovated in 1872. Twice the building burned down, once in 1583 and once in 1858. All the pillars you can see in the photos are different. Not two are alike. The craftsmanship is clearly visible and it is in a remarkable good state considering it has been empty for quite a while. Let’s just hope it will be preserved for coming generations. There is so much history in there! The hard part was the culling of my photos. I probably still have some doubles so I’m… Read More

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Whittingham Hospital

Whittingham hospital has been popular with urban explorers for ages. Many floors are rotten through and ceilings have collapsed. Nature is clearly taking over these once majestic buildings. It’s entreating to see that nature clearly is peeling back the layers of time and it reveals the past underneath many layers of paint. My photos don’t do justice to the size as it simply is enormous and impossible to capture it all in one day! Whittingham hospital has got quite the history. WhittinghamHospital.co.uk provides a lot of background information and some old photos. Some background information: Whittingham Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental… Read More

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Scrappers

There aren’t a lot of these scrappers left any more, nice and old fashioned, quite messy but somehow very organised, the gentlemen who work there always friendly and in for a chat. It would be great to capture this in a documentary before it will be lost in the endless modernization rage. For now you’ll have to do with these pictures.

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Abandoned Hospital Belgium

I went to Belgium a couple of weeks ago to an amazing abandoned hospital. It’s called the St. Lucas clinic. It was bought in 1945 to be converted into a clinic. It was just after the war so it took a couple of year to complete. In 1948 it opened its doors and the doctors could start their work. The psychiatric wing was converted to house refugees in 2000 and it housed about 125. It closed it doors in 2010. It truly is a weird building. The operating theaters are quite intact with all the lights and beds/ chairs. Some of the rooms look like they only have been abandoned… Read More

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