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Revisit Ruhr Sites

A revisit to the Route Industriekultur in the Ruth area in Germany. New perspectives and different angles. Check out the Industry gallery.

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And a visit to the Atlantic Wall bunkers in IJmuiden, Netherlands. Check out my Abandoned Buildings gallery.

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Urbex in Belgium

Time for another Urbex trip to Belgium. Here I visited multiple forts around Liege, visited the abandoned Power Plant IM in Charleroi, saw an abandoned swimming pool, train station and sanatorium and visited some old mines.

Check out the Urban, Abandoned Buildings gallery for the train station, forts and the swimming pool:

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The Urban, Industry gallery for the mines and power plant:

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And the Arts gallery for a crocodile:

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Summertime and time for some Photography trips. First off some more Urban scenes in both Germany and Holland. In the Urban - City and Street gallery there are the Kinderdijke Mills and the Schwebebahn in Wuppertal:

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Schloss Drachenburg can be found in Urban - Castles and Ruins:
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Urban - Industry now has the Herdecke Railway bridge and the Halden Rheinpreußen:
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And the Animal Portraits have been updated with another Kingfisher:
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New Season of Route Industriekultur

A new season of photography has started. This time a visit to a different part of the World Heritage site Zollverein in Essen. The Kokerei Zollverein, check the Industry Gallery.
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Route Industriekultur

This time a night trip to the Nordstern Park and the Landschaftspark Duisberg-Nord to see the lighting of the factories there. Check out the Urban, Industry gallery.

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Urban Exploration around Antwerp

Some Urban Exploration in Antwerp covering the abandoned Castle Nottebohm, an ahandoned house in Brecht and the harbour of Antwerp. Check out the Urban Abandoned Buildings, Castles and Ruins and Industry galleries.
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More Industriekultur

Another visit to parts of the Route Industriekultur. This time Kokerei Hansa (a coking plant), Zeche Ewald (a coal mine) and the Hoheward Landschaftspark. Check them out in the Urban, Industry gallery.
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Route Industriekultur

The “Route Industriekultur” are old industrial sites in the Ruhr area in Germany that are converted into museums. Great for urban industrial photography. This time I visited the railroad museum in Bochem, Heinrichshutte in Hattingen (an old steel plant) and a quick stop at the Tetraeder in Bottrob. Check the Urban Industrial galley.
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Southern Belgium Urbex

A weekend trip full of Urbex. From Prison H15 in Lille to a power plant in Charleroi, to Castle Miranda and a revisit to Vervier. Check out the Abandoned Buildings gallery.
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Urbex around Brussels

Since my vacation wasn’t over yet I decided to visit some more urbex sites around Brussels, Belgium.

Check out the Abandoned Buildings gallery for an abandoned swimming pool at Domein Hofstade:
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And some out-of-use castles in the Castles gallery:

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German Industry

A visit to the Zeche Zollern industry museum and the Ruhr Museum to get some industrial inspiration. Check the Industry Urbex gallery.

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Agnes Dei, Sanatorium Dohein, Verviers

One of the best Urbex locations is Agnes Dei in Belgium. This old sanatorium with little church was abandoned in 2002 and put on sale, after a fire the sale fell through and it was left to nature. Check it out in the Urban gallery.

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Plus a visit to Dolhain, Belgium for another abandoned Sanatorium (Urban gallery).

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And finally an old cemetery in Verviers.

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Landschaftspark Duisberg-Nord

Part of the German Ruhr area, the Landschaftpark (Landscape park) Duisberg-Nord is an old out-of-use factory complex that has been converted to an amusement park / museum. Great place for some urban photography.
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Ruins Castle Ter Elst

Visited Duffel in Belgium for some shots of the Ruins of Ter Elst. They’re in the Urban: Castles and Ruins and City and Street galleries.
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Visited the small abandoned town of Doel in Belgium near Antwerp in the provence of Oost Vlaanderen. Great for some Urbex. Check my Urban: City and Street gallery.
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Castle De Haag

Added a visit to caste De Haag near Maarssen, The Netherlands to the Urban: Castles and Ruins gallery.

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Santpoort Visit

Added the Ruins of Brederode caste and the Duin & Kruidberg Estate photo’s to the Urban: Castles and Ruins gallery:
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Amersfoort visit

Added some photos of my short visit to Amersfoort to my Urban: City and Street gallery:
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And some more Animal Portraits:

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Urban Gallery

Added an Urban Photography gallery.

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