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12
July 2020

Between encouraged vandalism (with in particular the scandalous debunking of statues of King Leopold II) and the disappearance of a park in the city where I live (I can no longer say "my" city as it disgusts me) in favor of a hundreds of shitty apartments, it was time that I survey the forgotten places to restore my moral health.

Come on, I can't help it. History of rowing against the current and probably making me doomed, two articles exonerating facts about king Léopold II of Belgium (1835-1909) : the first on LaLibre.be and the second on RTBF.be. A third about the words of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the independent Congo, on LeVif.be. Note the harmful role of Arabs in Africa too often hidden by the so-called sole responsibility of Westerners.
To those who blithely compare Leopold II to Hitler, learn the history of the country in which you live instead of blindly following the extremists of the right-thinking left-wing politics !

Click on the logos to read the articles (in French !)

And in the same vein : justice for the family and the memory of George Floyd : yes. To erect this same Floyd as a hero, saint or what do I know : no. Although he absolutely didn't deserve to die, the guy had a nice criminal record. This man is not an example of morality.


2011-2020 : no government

28
May 2020

Certainly, Belgium will never be a "normal" country. A decade ago, a serious government crisis had already nearly led to the country disappearing.
History repeats itself...

I therefore take this opportunity to put back online the photo report that I had made during the demonstration of January 23, 2011. Thanks to a few emails exchanged with one of the organizers, I had become the officially unofficial photographer of this demonstration.
To remind you where the country has already passed, I therefore give these few photos to you.

Click on the image to access the coverage


To find everything on WorldofJosh.be

22
May 2020

Larry Page, Sergey Brin and their friends from Google™ can tremble ! WorldofJosh.be is already integrating a powerful internal search engine.
The site with more than 130,000 billion referenced web pages can go into hiding.
And why did I integrate this powerful tool ? Uh ... well ... Have a good day

Obviously, I did not write this search engine myself. It’s Mathieu Chartier who kindly makes it available on the website Blog Internet-Formation (in French).

And as we say to the labour office : good research !

Better than Google !


COVID-19 & deconfinement

12
May 2020

Some reflections on people and deconfinement. All this is very reassuring and joyful...
I was already quite a misanthropist in the past. But with all that will follow in this paper, my conviction will only come out stronger.
Continue here !

People at the store


FootHisto.be archives

1938 soccer ball
25
April 2020

As my camera is still forbidden to go out, I take advantage of my few days off to get out of mothballs several topics that were planned for my old website FootHisto.be.
Among the fascinating subjects that were mentioned on this wonderful website : the most prestigious stadiums in Belgium, just that ! It will trigger a real madness, I feel it

Another story : a long text evoking the late Excelsior Mouscron. Not the current ersatz, but the club that rocked my past as a supporter.

Good reading & good confinement (to the rare people who really respect it).
Hoping soon to be able to return to urbex.


The end of the world has been delayed.
Please excuse us...

14
March 2020

This kind of slogan, which is very popular within NMBS/SNCB in another context, suits the current atmosphere of end's world particularly well.
Already unintelligent at first, people have been showing for a few weeks that their brains have definitely not been able to evolve since the anal stage dear to Sigmund Freud.
As I wander more than usual in stores and in the streets, I can't help but laugh inside when I see certain behaviors of people. Basic thinking has given way to collective hysteria. Toilet paper has become the new Grail. Pathetic...

Attention, I absolutely do not deny the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic but damn it, think for two seconds before doing anything and behaving like a narcotic zombie !
I take this opportunity to wish a speedy recovery to the victims of this new filth and good luck to the loved ones of the people affected.

2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

Image taken from Chernobyl, mini-series produced by HBO.
The scenes of decontamination of the coronavirus are strangely similar.

In a moment of public salvation, I take this opportunity to enhance your quarantine with a few urban exploration visits.
Certainly, I should be reimbursed by the social security system to offer such a benefit to humanity.

To counter the coronavirus, I offer the following drugs :


Winter tour ? The weather becomes crazy...

4
February 2020

What I like in winter is the snow. Seeing abandoned places under the white coat always offers a unique spectacle. And if the disadvantages include slippery roads and the obligation to dress warmly, the beauty of a winter landscape is well worth the effort.

Well... No more science fiction and a return to reality.
14°C/57.2°F at the beginning of February (seasonal normal: between 3/37.4 and 4°C/39.2°F) and showers worthy of an month in October, it's normal, isn't it ?
Let us continue to deny the fact that the climate has gone crazy. We will talk about it when it is too late, namely in a few years.

On the seasonal menu (...) :


I'm back. Fire in the hole !

20
January 2020

Tremble folks ! The Extreme-Urbex team is finally back on the roads !
Fear, suspense, drama and adrenaline, just for you !
With my adventurer companions D-Kryptage Urbain and Kaptage, we are back.

For my part, my withdrawal from urbex lasted 1540 days. It was too much !
So here I am again in those forgotten places that I love so much.

On the return's program :

And to top it all :

Treat yourself folks, I know you deadly missed me.


Back to photography

20
December 2019

I finally got over it ! My first photo shooting since late 2015.
Given the period, I could only walk in a Christmas Market. Bad luck, I could only go to the one in Mouscron. The pictures are here .

Mercy Christmas

Mercy Christmas © Gravitas Ventures

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020.
Don't worry, next year, everything will be as good as in 2019.


It's your turn to speak !

18
November 2019

A space for exchanging ideas is now available at the bottom of each page and article on this website.
So you can, as your way, sing me your praises or talk about the weather.

A cordial discussion
To ensure a good atmosphere and avoid bloodshed, however, there are some small rules (available here) to follow. If some minor break-ins are to be noticed, the punishment will be a punch in your face.

Thanks for your attention.


Fight against diabetes

29
October 2019

Throughout this month of November, the logo of your favorite website will be replaced by the universal symbol of diabetes, a blue circle.
This is obviously not for nothing ! Move our ass, do your best not to catch this crap, and unfortunately for those who suffer, open your wallet and stop thinking about your little person. 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.

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


Reloaded

28
October 2019

Here it is, all pictures of urbex have finally been put back online.
A little over two months will have been necessary to recreate 183 articles and to process some 5973 photos.
By cons, there are still 2200 photos of old galleries to redo. Step by step...
Pictures are here


WorldofJosh.be is back

22
July 2019

It's been over three long years of I'm trying to escape from this damn Black Lodge.
And what I discovered after this long wandering hardly rejoices me. I don't congratulate you...

Soit.
It's back for a ride but there will be changes here.

  • First, the visual aspect.
    My old site had become a mess over the years and since then I have simply forgotten how I put to the point this monster of complexity. In short, this site was as simple as the Belgian political system.
    Morality : I start from scratch.
  • Then the content.
    I will only publish pictures, whether of urbex or not. And some other topics that I have written in the past. Or not.
    Nothing is totally definitive yet.