Pritzner fac

In the middle of a large Belgian city, this old college is an unexpected thing to find. Guarded by a 5 metre high gate and a second 2 meter high gate, this location can be quite difficult to enter. Even the main building itself was complete sealed-off. So I went in thru a coal dump…

Return of the King

Not a lot of photo’s of this castle, just as I started taking pictures, the owner was shouting from outside… So I had to find a way to escape. He never saw me ūüėČ   More images can be seen here: https://www.arnoraps.be/album/return-of-the-king/

The Chapel

This chapel was a protestant church in a part of Germany that is now Poland. After the war this chapel was left to rot, probably because it was protestant (and polish are mostly catholics) and Poland had a communist government.

Fort Vaux, Verdun

Fort Vaux, Verdun. May 7th, 2017 A 100 years after the¬†armistice, and it’s still very impressive to visit. Not only this fort, but also the surrounding lands. Everywhere you still see the bomb craters and remains of lost villages. Here is a photo report of my visit to this site. https://www.arnoraps.be/album/fort-vaux-verdun/   For more information,‚Ķ

Rusty Dusty

This was huuuuuge. Walked like 15 km only to see everything in this factory. Mostly empty, but did find some nice photo-ops. Special metal wires were made here.   https://www.arnoraps.be/album/rusty-dusty/

Slaughterhouse

A few weeks ago Anya asked if I would like to visit this location. This pig slaughterhouse was impressive. It did make me think for a moment seeing the scale of this, but I still like some meat though. Some people told me this was only a small factory, so there are even bigger slaughterhouses active.…

Mr Benz

Visited this abandoned factory a few years ago. This has been abandoned for more than 60 years. Now part of the roof is coming down. They used to make tiles and cinema chairs, and I suspect that the owner lived here too. The name of the location comes from the old Mercedes that used to be…

Moerputten bridge

The Moerputten bridge is a railway bridge from the former “Halve Zolen” train line, running between Den Bosch and Lage Zwaluwe. This bridge is located in a swamp area and is converted into a bike path.

Mesen theatre

Diving in my archive, these pictures are from 9th december, 2008, the theatre room. When I finally got in, the metal winding staircase was already (partly) stolen or broken. I had to climb up to reach the floor of this room. When walking around, I could feel the entire floor trembling, and it’s unclear to‚Ķ

Inden tagebau

Giant machines are used here to remove the soil and the coals. The diggers have a height of 70 metres. The excavated browncoal is then transported to a nearby power plant.