An abandoned cooling tower in Belgium we found earlier this year.
Abandoned in Liege lays this big old university. I didn’t have enough time to explore the entire building, it’s huge, but I did get to see the Biology and Chemistry parts of it which I’m pretty sure are the most interesting bits…
With all its long corridors, the place was kind of creepy. These sort of buildings usually are.
At one point, I was standing alone staring down a corridor when suddenly a naked guy walked passed. Kid you not…… naked! I saw his willy and everything! He didn’t see me though.
Not really knowing what to think or do I kept staring down the hall and then another dude came walking after him (this one dressed) videotaping the naked one. Random. But at this point I got a bit freaked out – what if they were filming some kind of gay porno and if they saw me they’d want to kill me because no one could find out!! (Your mind comes up with some freaky shit in abandoned places…)
One room was full of papers with all the teachers identities, this felt wierd somehow… Pictures and data of people who are dead today but who had once walked the very same corridors I was now in.
Some vandals had tried putting it all on fire but thankfully failed.
Gorgeous photos by my very talanted friend Nelson Pereira during our last urbex trip to Italy.
My friends, Nelson and Michael, who I went to Italy with last month sent over some behind the scenes shots.
Up on a hill in Turscany stands a castle named Non Plus Ultra, “nothing farther beoynd”.
Sources varies as to when exactly it was built, some say 17th century, others state 18th and others dating all the way back to 780. It may very well have been a simpler castle to begin with but it has since changed.
In 1853 it passed to Panciatichi Ferdinando Ximenes d’Aragona who was an architect and who gave it the Moorish style it has today.
It contains 365 rooms, one for each day of the year and no one identical to another, among these rooms are the “Peacock room” and “Lover’s Hall”. And between the rooms, hidden doors and labyrinths in the walls.
After the world wars in the 1900′s it was turned into a luxury hotel but was later bought by a British company in 1999. This company has yet to touch the castle and so it has been left abandonned since.
As for the interiour…. are you ready?
It is not such a vandalised place thankfully although it has had it’s fair share of it like all other derelict places. In 2005 one of the weeping lion statues from 1887 were stolen from the exteriour and according to legend, anyone who violates them will face a smiliar death to the one Ferdinando suffered in 1897. He died of progressive paralysis.
It was a very successful explore and I feel privileged to have seen it in this beautiful state, before the Britts turns it into another tacky resort only for the rich.
This old hospital has stood empty since the 90′s in the province of Parma, Italy. It was originally built 1872 and intended as an asylum although the structure only allowed it to become a mental institute. In the 60′s it was hit by the anti-psychiatric movement and a group of medicine students moved in to demonstrate against violence and social discrimination towards patients, and the lack of control the patient’s families had over treatments.
It has since been left standing to rot, with most things left behind – medicine, tools, nurse’s clothes, beds… It’s a scary place with noises constantly echoing in the empty hallways, and the mental spirits still lingering.