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What really matters

1
November 2022

People come and go in our lifetime, encounters intended or not. Some call it fate. It does not matter what name we give to these events in the end.
Often, these are simple passing moments, more or less long, good or not, and we end up forgetting them. And if so, there's a good reason. Others are not forgettable.
Everyone can evolve (or grow, it depends), sometimes a little, or sometimes a whole new state of mind finally emerges. And that's good ! But still, our fundamentals will remain unchanged. We all have a background that characterizes us and I don't think that can change. If you're an asshole, you'll stay that way. The reverse is just as true, and fortunately.
Mistakes are also part of life, and they are necessary. We always learn from these mistakes. I understood mine.

On these beautiful words – necessarily that they are beautiful since they are from me ! – I submit to you my last urbex shooting.
You look at them, you appreciate them and you worship me. It's an order !!

As I am generous, I offer you two new links that I added to my favorites :

I wish you a very happy All Saints' Day.
See you soon.


Damn diabetes

26
October 2022

As already mentioned some time ago on this website, during the whole month of November, the logo of your favorite site will be replaced by the universal symbol of diabetes, a blue circle.
This filth still exists and it's not tomorrow that a solution will finally be found. So, we do something to help research, we do our best not to catch this crap, and unfortunately for those who suffer from it, we open your wallet and stop thinking only of your little person. img > Fight against diabetes


It's not a small disease that is treated with Paracetamol. It's a shit that you keep for life and poisons the lives of those who have it.
Diabetes can kill.

If you really love your loved ones, you'll not be insensitive.
Thanks in advance.


Too many mistakes...

16
October 2022

No more updates for 3 months on WorldofJosh.be ? Indeed. What's happening ?
Let's say I got lost and lost 3 months. What do you want... Errors and their consequences are never a good time to pass. Fortunately, it's all behind me now.

As for urban exploration, I will hit the road again when I no longer have to take out a mortgage to fill up the gas tank of my car. As for the train... how to say... No thanks.
And I must admit that the photo is the least of my worries at the moment.
So you wait and shut up.
Thanks in advance.

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That's life

Happy World War III and happy next pandemic to all.


On break of break

12
July 2022

The appeal of the camera is decidedly the strongest. Being on leave, I had sworn to leave the camera in my bag all summer, in order to enjoy a well-deserved rest (even if others deserved much more).
Thus, it is the streets of Mouscron that have once again had the august honor of my presence.
Good viewing !

Come on, I'm back on my break.
Big hugs folks.


On break

26
June 2022

Even heroes have the right to take a little rest. This is how I give myself a break on these web pages.
I know it's hard to bear but you have no choice. You will need to be brave while waiting for my return to the roads of urban exploration.

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In the meantime, there is plenty to do here :

What to occupy you intelligently and ideal to perfect your general culture.
I should be recognized as being of public utility, right ?

See you soon. As Arnold would say, I'll be back !
Kisses.


5,475 days

30
May 2022

Let's take a random year : 2007.
What happened in this beautiful year ? Without being exhaustive, let us quote the retrocession of Hong Kong to China, the entry of Romania and Bulgaria in the European Union, a lot of rain, the presentation of the first iPhone™ (fairly useless device which will ruin more of it), the death of Boris Yeltsin, Anna Nicole Smith or Luciano Pavarotti or the split of the Brussels-Hal-Vilvorde district and the start of a looooooong stupid and political crisis in Belgium.
All this makes you look old, doesn't it? That's the point.
2007 also sees for me the birth of a tool of world domination (even galactic when all is well) :

https://www.worldofjosh.be/en/index.php

It's impressive, isn't it ?

img > WorldofJosh.be - 15 years !

If you are good at mathematics, you will have noticed that all of these events took place 15 years ago. And so, by corollary, the website you are visiting is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Yeh !
The archives of this website allow you to dive back into the past, to a time that was ultimately not so disgusting, when we see that we have been living for more than two years.
Will this website still exist in 15 years ? Nobody knows.

Intermission of evocation of the past and place in the present.
In these beautiful days, I took the opportunity to go back on the roads, and I therefore bring you back these few photos.

So, bow down and sacrifice a baby pangolin in my honor.
Thanks & kisses.


Ah, spring

11
April 2022

Spring is, in general, synonymous with the return of good weather. I well said in general.
This year we had all four seasons in two weeks. We happily went from barbecue to garden to snow sledding, through showers and storms. At least, no routine.

Spring is also synonymous, especially to Mouscron, with the eponymous fair. It was time for it to make its comeback after two years of absence. And of course, I couldn't help but put my camera there. By going there, I also immortalized the new scars inflicted on this city. This is what happens when a city is offered to real estate developers.
I therefore invite you to visit the magnificent streets of Mouscron. Vomit bag not included.

As for urban exploration, that may be for later.


A bit of urbex

14
March 2022

Fortunately, between work and daily chores, there is always a way to escape a little. And what could be better than the good old wasteland !
Taking advantage of the mild weather, I took the opportunity to cross the country from side to side. Well, afterwards, I cried when I had to refuel, but whatever. For the next expedition, I'll take out a mortgage.

On the program, two places that are dear to me. The first for the symbol it represents, the other for the challenge it will have been for me : 4 or 5 attempts will have been necessary to overcome it.

To top it off, these two visits allowed me to practice an activity that I particularly enjoy: walking. Helping age, I realize that the counter is ticking, and that it is time for me to get back to sport a little. We cannot win against time, but we can try to mitigate its effects.


The red button

1
March 2022

Before a nuclear holocaust now plausible thanks to the other crazy - Putin, if you read me, you are a disgrace to Russia, kill yourself now ! -, I offer you a return to the land of oblivion.
In these troubled times, the calm that usually reigns in abandoned places is a real breath of fresh air for me. Admittedly, the air we breathe there is not the freshest, but who cares. Being away from people is what matters to me.

Visits made with the companies of D-Kryptage Urbain, Kaptage & Robert-Urbex.
And if you're going to make your will, it won't do much good. You don't know it yet, but you're already dead.
On these words, have a nice day.

PS – WorldofJosh.be is now the 1,862,693rd most visited website in the world and its suburbs. In a few weeks, we will be number 1 !


USA vs. USSR Putin

24
February 2022

We thought the Cold War era was over. Alas no.
This crazy Putin (Chechnya, Georgia, Abkhazia, Ossetia, Moldova, World Cup 2018, etc.), after making friends with the rest of the world, decided to screw up a good dose of shit by raping Ukraine. But this violation doesn't date from this year, oh no. This brave Vladimir had already invaded Crimea in 2014, already flouting a fine series of treaties and agreements, as well as international law. In the process, he continues with the help given to the mercenaries..., sorry, nice pro-Putin separatists..., sorry, freedom of the Ukrainian region of Donbass.

img > Ukrainian flag
A country violated by a neighbor gone mad

During this time, what are the Westerners doing ? Nothing.
Even if Putin is mainly responsible for this mess, the others also bear a significant part of the responsibility, starting with Europe and its chronic uselessness. Come on, who still takes this joke seriously ?
As for the United States, the funny Trump played the peacock with Putin. For Biden, let's wait and see, but personally, I fear the worst.
And the Chinese ? With these too, it promises a happy tomorrow...

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The leaders of the G8 countries, including Putin, meeting in Northern Ireland in 2013
Ben Stansall / AFP

As always, it's not the shitty politicians who will be impacted by the next war. No, it's people like you and me. On our side, energy prices will probably skyrocket and heating will become a luxury. For the Ukrainians, long and dark hours are to be feared. And for the Russians, they have vodka.
Alongside the real, dirty war, media manipulation will also rage. As proof, the difference in treatment between Google™ (United States) and Yandex™ (Russia). For the same request, namely images from Ukraine, and at the same time, the result isn't really identical. To see what we will be served in the next few days.

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Google™
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Yandex™

If we can understand the reluctance of the Russians to see a direct neighbor entering NATO (in other words the circle of subservient to the Americans), other solutions were possible. But stupid humans couldn't have done it. Especially from a president with all the power in the biggest country in the world and already having several former Soviet republics, including Belarus, in the hands of the last dictator in Europe.

To end on a slightly more positive note, what did you think of the recent storms? Nice, right ?
That too, we will see again...


Let's talk about RSS

26
janvier 2022

RSS ? Nazi stuff not cool ? Or the former Soviet Union ? No, little ignoramus !
The RSS feed is a really practical (but outdated) tool to keep you informed of new publications published on WorldJosh.be. By the way, yes, I'm familiar with you : since you don't know what RSS is, I can't have much respect for you. Therefore, the familiarity is essential.

To help you find your way around, I offer you a series of tools to read the RSS feed depending on the browser you use :

  • Firefox : Brief
  • Edge : Feedbro
  • Opera : This browser has a built-in player, something other browsers had in the past.
  • Chrome : RSS Feed Reader
  • Brave : see Chrome since it is the same browser, but less boring.
  • Tor : if you use this browser, it is not to read RSS feeds. So, no need to install one on this browser (especially since Brief and the others don't seem to work).

Regarding the RSS feed of this website, here is its URL (web address so as not to panic your neuron too much) :

Click here to access it. You'll see, it's magic !

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RSS is your friend

Here, once again, I have helped you, little Internet user.
Come on, have a good evening !

PS - No, the RSS icon isn’t the same as your beloved Wi-Fi
You really have to learn everything, you ignorant !


We're changing the year. So what ?

1
January 2022

After 2021, 2022. Nothing more to say.
Of course, visits to forgotten places continue.
But some of our tours don't appeal to one category of urbexers (hello Urbex Magazine Italia ). These few places visited, according to them, don’t meet their standards in terms of urbex. When I ask them what these standards are, I get no answer. I hate disdain. I would add that I was an explorer before being a photographer. The photos are only there to keep track of the past, not to win a beauty contest.
The goal of this little Facebook™ group is only to appear, to have beautiful, very / too much reworked (or downright faked) photos, to have "Likes" and that's it. We do not have the same philosophy at all regarding urban exploration.

Finally, a stroll between tourism and urbex at the Godarville Tunnel.
This atypical place was well worth the long walk separating this isolated place from human vermin. Although, even in this remote location, one must deplore the shameful behavior of previous visitors.

As usual, these visits were made with Ferver, D-Kryptage Urbain & Kaptage.



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