Urbex & pictures

Summary

Introduction

Soon Armed with my camera, I travel the country tirelessly to find things that attract me.
And yet, initially, I was not interested more than that in photography.
I regularly accompanied a friend fan of aviation during his shootings around the country. And this, since the beginning of this century.
But little by little, I realized that I liked that.

As for urban exploration, I started it (but without knowing it) in the early 90's.
Visiting forgotten castles, sewers and abandoned factories, I already had an attraction for derelicted places. Unfortunately, at that time, digital cameras did not exist. I did not keep any record of these visits, except my memories...
Then, the exploration's passion went out with the disappearance of the places visited.
Until the day she was revived in 2004. But at that time, I was just a spectator. It was not until the end of 2011 that I definitely returned to the wastelands and other forgotten places.

Finally, and for the sake of preservation, I don't distribute address. No need to beg.

Good viewing.

About urban exploration

 Urbex is not a trivial hobby, we don't explore abandoned places as we go to Ikea or Disneyland.
Don't take your family to abandoned places !
This may be out of traditional Sunday outings but the risks are many and fatal accidents have already occurred.

 Apart from the probability of meeting with the police or, much worse, of very bad people, our visits are almost always in places eaten away by humidity and rust.
In addition to the physical risk (falls, injuries, collapses, etc.), the health risk should not be taken lightly (tetanus, toxic fumes, asbestos, fungi, etc.).
Although it may seem a little presumptuous, the risks we take are calculated. If the business seems too dangerous, we give up.

 Be smart.
Just be satisfied with the images we make available to you.


Administrative, military & prison

The State has always been an example in the good management of administrative buildings. The proof with its forgotten buildings.
For the other two categories, by definition, we find here the most supervised places and therefore the most inaccessible.
Finally, it seems... Welcome to a world that ordinary people will never have the opportunity to visit (unless he looks for trouble !).


Castles

Big or small, historic or not, castles have fascinated me since all the time.
It's therefore always with the same pleasure that I will lose myself in these places always majestic.


Culture & leisure

For some, relaxing is like going to the theater. For others, it's about getting into a brothel. Finally, some prefer to do some sport to relax. In other words, there are as many hobbies as personalities.
This great diversity is reflected in the eclecticism of the places visited.


Others / Cold cases

In this section, find out what is impossible to classify elsewhere.


Education

When we see the scary level of our education system and the multiplication of abandoned schools, there is enough to ask questions.
Questions that our beautiful political world obviously doesn't face.


HORECA / Catering

Often abandoned as such after a bankruptcy, cafes, hotels or restaurants are unique abandoned places.
If the abandonment is not too old, we can find there all the material but also, sometimes, food of the first freshness.


Industrial

Bright symbols of the decline of the Old Continent, the old industries have been abandoned for the benefit of so-called emerging countries.
Instead of manufacturing our products here, they are now on the other side of the world before arriving home. Logic, isn't it ?


Medical

These places, for most of us, are born there, and then we die there.
In between, most of you are boring stiff. This is how I would like to send so many people to these very happy places.


Religious

Is this the sign of the disappearance of a certain culture ? In any case, the closing of churches seems to accelerate over time. Even if it is a blessed bread for the explorers, the loss of this heritage proper to our regions represents a huge loss...
But who cares ?


Residential

If walking in an abandoned industrial site or religious building does not bother me, entering and visiting a forgotten house gives me strange sensations. So, when everything is still in place, I have the impression of penetrating the intimacy of ancient inhabitants.
Even if the abandonment sometimes dates from a few decades, this impression persists at every visit. A house is not a public place.


Transports

Whether by road, by rail, by air or by water, humans have always felt obliged to move their body point A to a point B.
And to do so, he built a multitude of infrastructure and vehicles, many of which are now forgotten.


Tourism & others

My other series of pictures ranging from the most basic tourism to the most improbable stuff.
There is really a bit of everything, and this in a slightly more conventional surrounding than urban exploration.


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