Lost coffins (Belgium)

This location used to be the warehouse of a furniture importer.

In 2014 there was a fire in the vacant office spaces and allthough the storage space itself could be safeguarded, the management decided to accommodate the stored goods elsewhere.

Only a few remaining pieces remind us of the former function of the warehouse.

The most striking of these pieces are some nonchalant left-over cane coffins. Reed coffins are not (yet) really established in these parts, but are a fully fledged and biologically responsible alternative to the wooden variety. Apart from these few abandoned coffins, this location does not have much to offer.

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Train graveyard (Belgium)

This title promised a lot, but in fact there was not much to see.

Two stripped trains and some freight train wagons.

Bummer …

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Cinema N (Belgium)

This movie theater opened its doors in 1918, and was a bustling wellknown place until it got permanently closed in 1968.

It became abandoned for many years, and eventually a store with storage area for carpets was located there. The old complex totally dissapeared for the eye and eventually also for the collective memory.

Nobody was aware anymore of the old movie theater, until in 2017 a neighbour discovered by coincidence that there was a big space hidden behind the wall and ceiling: the pearl was still there – completely and intact except of most chairs!

Nowadays volunteers are trying to restore the cinema back into its days of glory, with the intention to use it as a community place for cultural purposes.

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Chateau goorhof (Belgium)

This is an English-style castle that was built between 1872 and 1876 for a shipbuilder (and his posterity).

To celebrate that the castle survived the First World War without damage, a chapel was added in 1921.

However, in the Second World War it went wrong: the tower of the castle and associated roofs burned out.

After the war the castle was restored, but much less special and beautiful as before:

the balconies on the tower disappeared, the tower was much smaller, the dormer windows were changed and the mimicry in the roof ridges disappeared.

In 1992 a great-grandchild announced plans for restoring the castle like it was before the fire in 1944. This project had to be completed in 1995, but unfortunately it became clear that it was much more expensive than first expected, and so the bank closed the money supply.

The project stopped and the ‘unfinished’ castle had to be sold, for 1.2 million euro to a dutch company.

In 1999 fire broke out in 8 different places in and a large part of the castle was destroyed. From that moment on the castle got empty and abandoned.

In 2009 the castle was given for sale in the hands of a real estate agent, but this plans never succeeded. Since then nature started to absorb the buildings, and decay entered hard.

It is said that satanists and dark spirits gathered there.

In 2016, the castle was burned again, and so bad that in some places in the castle only the facades are standing.

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Viva lancia (Belgium)

Behind this abandoned house there’s a garden with old Lancias everywhere.

While the house itself is not interesting, the old cars on the other hand are still great to photograph

In fact it’s sad to see that nobody seems to care about these vehicules, which are decayed and rusted throughout the years.

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Farm jack (Belgium)

This is a little house on the countryside.

I can only assume that it has been left abandoned this way ever since the owner passed away, and that he had no family or that they weren’t interested in this heritage.

There’s a garage within the house, where you can find an old BMW.

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