Other stuffs

Summary

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Some old stories rescued from the old site. It's about the mood of the moment or a few things that interest me.
Some new papers are also planned.

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What I will never do again (or never) in urban exploration

There are things we don't like. Or limits not to be crossed (anymore).
Here is a summary of what I will never (or never) do again.
Urbex  November 19, 2021


Urbex, your ruthless universe

Urbex is Dallas and I bet you already hum that famous soundtrack ♪♫♪ But yes, that old American series from the 70/80’s recounting t he merciless war waged by a few Texas families in the oil industry.
Urbex turned into this : a pathetic soap opera.
Urbex | Frame of mind  April 6, 2021


In the mists of nothingness

Small text written during a characteristically long, cold December evening.
Frame of mind  December 7, 2020


Josh’s tutorials

Here is a tutorial to help you defeat attempted scams and other fake accounts on Facebook.
Social networks  October 26, 2020


COVID-19 & deconfinement

Some reflections on people and deconfinement. All this is very reassuring and joyful...
Frame of mind | COVID-19  May 12, 2020


Lead horn of Euro 2016

Apart from the official statistics, here is my personal ranking of the most god-awful fans of Europe.
Frame of mind | Football | Soccer  July 8, 2016


The streak is over !

Let's talk a bit about the quintessential American show : wrestling and WWE in particular.
Attempt to explain the hidden side of sports entertainment.
Entertainment  April 16, 2014


My solution to the crisis

As much to warn you immediately, I deliberately chose to be as radical as possible.
Sensitive souls refrain...
Cooking recipe | Humor  March 14, 2014


The place to be !

The ultimate place where gratin and world leaders must be seen : the ceremony in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Frame of mind | People  December 12, 2013


Blank page

But what can the expression "blank page" mean ?
Explanation.
Introspection  October 2, 2011


FootHisto.be

Other articles rescued from the former FootHisto.be website this time.
You will find the history of some famous Belgian stadiums and an evocation of the late Excelsior Mouscron.

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Freethiel

After making the biggest European clubs tremble, the Freethiel is now condemned to play supporting roles in the Belgian championship.
KSK Beveren  May 10, 2020


Joseph Marienstadion

If you are looking for a Belgian stadium that is still authentic, you will find it at the Union. Although renovated, the Joseph Marienstadion has kept its face since 1926.
Union SG  May 1, 2020


Edmond Machtensstadion

The Edmond Machtensstadion has witnessed an admittedly complex but fascinating story. A look back on almost a century of football adventures in Brussels.
RWDM  May 1, 2020


Jules Ottenstadion

Presentation of the Jules Ottenstadion, lair of KAA Gent. For 93 years, this old stadium has housed the ups and downs of the first club of the capital of East Flanders.
AA Gent  May 1, 2020


Neuville & Mambourg

Charleroi has two football clubs : the Sporting and the Olympic. This rivalry is found in their stadiums : the Mambourg and the Neuville.
Charleroi SC | Olympic Charleroi  May 1, 2020


Olympisch Stadion (Kiel)

Summary of the history of a stadium of world significance : the Olympic Stadium in Kiel, the lair of Beerschot.
Beerschot AC  April 23, 2020


Bruges stadiums

Bruges has a very rich football history with its flagship clubs. Historical review of the Edgard De Smedt, Albert Dyserynck & Jan Breydel stadiums.
FC Brugge | Cercle Brugge  April 22, 2020


Astridpark

History of Parc Astrid, stadium of the most prestigious football club in Belgium. In the shadow of Saint-Guidon, academic football has been erected there as a trademark.
Sporting Anderlecht  February 12, 2020


Stade de Sclessin

History of Hell of Sclessin. In hell, it will often be the case for the club along the Maas. Both for its opponents and for its own supporters.
Standard de Liège  January 20, 2020


Bosuilstadion

From the Hell of Deurne to a sanitized theater : the Bosuil stadium lives its last moments. Brief history of a legendary stadium in Belgium.
Royal Antwerp FC  April 5, 2015


Heysel Stadium

For 50 years, all major national and international events had taken place at the Heysel Stadium. But everything changed in one evening, May 29, 1985.
URBSFA | KBVB  June 16, 2013


Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt

Historical return on one of the most prestigious Belgian stadiums, the den of RFC Liège between 1921 and 1994. From glory to ruin...
FC Liège  February 16, 2012


Life & death of Excelsior

The life and the end of a football club seen by a former supporter. For the nostalgic of the good time in the stands of the Canonnier Stadium.
Excelsior Mouscron  October 26, 2011


The staff

Short biography of the person responsible for all this and the unconscious people who share his adventures. A top team to guarantee you quality urban exploration.
We are committed to it !

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D-Kryptage Urbain

Public Relations Manager & stealth trainer

Love mold and fungus.
Her favorite wasteland objects are wheelchairs and pierced chairs... and beheaded religious statues.
Unwavering desire to communicate with spirits to learn more about the history of buildings.

  • Her specialties ?
    Doctorate in urbexomycology passed at Salve Mater in 2009 (great distinction).
    Flatten like a rat to squeeze through the small entrances.
  • What she doesn't like ?
    Urban explorers who travel by bus.
    The neighbors who have a 4x4.
    The new urban explorers who organize the spots and distort the principle of urban exploration.
  • Her greatest achievement ?
    To have spoken to the late gardener of Maison de Viron.
  • Her favorite phrases ?
    A good neighbor is a dead neighbor.
    Exploring a church is like deflowering a virgin.
    I am hot !
  • To contact her
    Doesn't want to be contacted.

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Kaptage

GPS Manager & Head decorator

The rotten the place, the more he loves it.
Always looking for the bathroom from the Villa Wallfahrt.

  • His specialties ?
    Puts his sense of aesthetics at the service of his talents as a decorator-mover.
    Its legendary flexibility to overcome all obstacles.
  • What he doesn't like ?
    When the GPS lady says "Turn around".
    When a door is open, it's suspicious.
    When a door is closed, because we couldn’t open it.
  • His greatest achievement ?
    Go through the portal of the Carmel of Reparation.
    Go through Doctor Pepito's window.
  • His favorite phrases ?
    That’s funny !
    I don’t feel it !
    Is the house alone ?
  • To contact him
    In Dutch only.

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Ferver

(Non-)security coordinator

Devotes true adoration to trains and any other late vehicle.
Is all excited when he finds an abandoned place not abandoned.

  • His specialties ?
    Make Josh growl.
    Inventor of words.
    Bamboozle the police.
  • What he doesn't like ?
    Those who drive slower than him.
    People.
    The demolished places.
  • His greatest achievement ?
    Discover places through flooded cellars.
  • His favorite phrases ?
    Don't worry, I'm discreet [CRAC] [BOOM]
    Don't you want to push yourself a bit ? You're in my picture !
  • To contact him
     

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Josh

Founder & general manager of the world

Misanthrope, never smiling but always in a bad mood and legendary calm, Josh loves to get lost in forgotten places. And growl (a little).

  • His specialties ?
    Break a lot of stuff (without wanting it) & forget a lot of stuff (without wanting it).
    Clear also : where Josh passes, trees die.
  • What he doesn't like ?
    People, especially in the abandoned places . But if they're dead, that's fine.
    Fucking graffiti & tags.
    Scales.
    Nettles.
    And unicorns.
  • His greatest achievement ?
    Stay alive despite his clumsiness.
  • His favorite phrases ?
    Urbex is like funeral services : the raw material will never fail.
    Piss off these idiots !about other urban explorers
  • To contact him
             

Some nice links

Like what there are still some websites that are worth seeing on the web.
I graciously offer you a selection of a few websites that I appreciate.
By the way, a good website should be viewed on a PC, not a smartphone.

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img > D-Kryptage Urbain

D-Kryptage Urbain

Flickr™ page of my fellow adventurers.
Photos taken in 2009 should be published soon
flickr.com/dkryptage.urbain [fr]
img > Ferver Urbex

Ferver Urbex

A former work colleague, he is now an urban exploration colleague.
Begins in the world of urbex, but is full of promise.
instagram.com/ferver_urbex [fr]
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Alyssia Roelandt

Alyssia's (Lily Stoneheart Photography) website, with whom I had the pleasure of doing several collaborations on urbex shootings.
alyssiaroelandt.com [fr]
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Pakal

Discovered on Twitter™, here is a highly interesting photographer who offers on his website some very beautiful photos (urbex or not), and something to read as well.
pakal.org [fr]
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Glauque Land

Unearthing abandoned places for 20 years, Glauque Land has a website of rarely equaled wealth. A must therefore when it comes to urban exploration.
glauqueland.com [fr]
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Cafarnaom

“A little photographer, a little curious, above all passionate...” Here is a catchphrase that perfectly sums up the website that I'm offering you here. Alongside the very beautiful photos, there are also texts mixing narrative and history of the places visited.
cafarnaom.fr [fr]
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Jonnie Lace

Website of Jonnie Lace, an American artist photographer of great talent.
Unique photos with a very special light.
jonnielace.darkroom.tech [en]
img > BNT

BNT

A Polish’s YouTube™ channel specializing in climbing all types of structures.
eally impressive videos (and a little bit of urbex too, to avoid spoiling anything).
youtube.com/bnt [en] [pl]
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PostIndustriel.be

On the menu : industrial archeology & urban exploration. There will also be some photography and image processing techniques (coming soon).
postindustriel.be [fr]
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Abandoned Places

One of my first urbex sites saved in favorites.
Unfortunately no longer updated for ages...
abandoned-places.com [en]
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Forbidden Places

A classic of exploration, on the roads since already long years.
Another reference.
forbidden-places.net [fr] [en] [es]
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Tchorski

Reference site on industrial, civil, underground and religious heritage.
Off the beaten track, this site has an inventory of bells heritage.
tchorski.morkitu.org [fr]
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Urbex.Me

Collective of two explorers coming from Lyon (France) but regularly venturing away from their homeland. An impressive amount of visited places.
urbex.me [fr]
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Infiltration.org

One of the pioneers of urbex who made me rediscover my old hobby quite by accident.
In homage to Ninjalicious.
infiltration.org [en]


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Frank Viala

Flickr™ page of Franck, with whom I made some pleasant urbex expeditions.
You will find a little of everything, but always of quality.
flickr.com/artretros [fr]
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Pixens

Website of Florian Cloquemin.
A talented photographer, he explores the entier world to bring us the most beautiful shots.
pixens.fr [fr]
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Les ponts métalliques historiques belges

Marc Braham's website.
Less exotic than the other links, but just as exciting ! A real work of Benedictines which recesses the historic metal bridges of Belgium.
les-ponts-metalliques-historiques-belges.com [fr] [nl] [de] [en]
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MK Hardy

MK Hardy's website.
British photographer specializing in the Cornish coast and the streets of London. A lot of beautiful pictures.
mkhardy.com [en]
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Wandering Souls

Photos from around the world taken by two Belgian globetrotters.
I like
wanderingsouls.be [en]


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Facebook

Worldofjosh.be Facebook™ page, created in 2011.
The first social service used by WorldofJosh.be.
facebook.com/worldofjosh.be [--]
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Flickr

Worldofjosh.be Flickr™ page, created in 2012.
Different from other social media, Flickr remains photo-centric. And it's very well.
flickr.com/worldofjosh [--]
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Twitter

Worldofjosh.be Twitter™ account, created in 2013.
I signed up, I don't know why.
twitter.com/worldofjosh_be [--]
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Instagram

Worldofjosh.be Instagram™ account, created in 2020.
Banned without explanation since November 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc.™ algorithms don't like me.
instagram.com/worldofjosh.be [--]
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YouTube

Worldofjosh.be YouTube™ channel, created in 2021.
Without any specific content or purpose (for this moment ?).
youtube.com/worldofjosh.be [--]
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LinkedIn

Worldofjosh.be LinkedIn™ page, created in 2021.
Because it seems that this network is popular, I signed up.
linkedin.com/worldofjosh-be/ [--]
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Mastodon

Worldofjosh.be Mastodon™ page, created in 2022.
Fired from Instagram™ ? Registered on Mastodon™ !
mastodon.social/@worldofjosh [--]
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Linktree

Linktree™ de Worldofjosh.be account.
New gadget in existence since 2016. It's cute and certainly very useful.
This thing gathers all the links of the social networks described above.
linktr.ee/WorldofJosh.be [en]


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Restaurant Aux Acacias

If you are passing through the Mouscron-Kortrijk-Tournai region, I can only advise you to stop at the restaurant “Aux Acacias” at Mont-de-l’Enclus/Kluisberg. In addition to being able to take beautiful walks through the woods, you will find EXCELLENT Belgian & brasserie cuisine, with many homemade dishes and all in a more than pleasant setting.
facebook.com/aux-acacias [fr] [nl]
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Ecosia

A search engine that plants trees ? Yes, it does exist.
A great alternative to Google™ and good for the environment.
ecosia.org [--]
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Mint

The (only) webradio that I listen to.
Pop, rock, sometimes a little electro and above all, hardly any ads or stupid hosts.
mint.be [fr]
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Nuxit

The host who has the great honor of hosting WorldofJosh.be on its web servers.
No major worry in more than 10 years, impeccable services.
nuxit.com [fr]
img > Styleshout

Styleshout

The template used on WorldofJosh.be comes from this website.
There are plenty more and it's free.
styleshout.com [en]
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WebRankInfo

French-speaking referencing directory on which WorldofJosh.be is registered.
A guarantee of quality therefore.
webrankinfo.com [fr]
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WorldofJosh.be

Yes, I am linking to my own website. So what ?
What more can be said ? Perfection exists on the Internet and this is where you will find it.
worldofjosh.be [fr] [en]