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Hotel des Invalides

The Hôtel des Ivalides was commissioned in 1670 by Louis XIV in order to provide accommodation and hospital care for wounded soldiers. In 1815, after Napoleon's abdication, over 5,000 survivors of the Great Army were listed there. Napoleon inspected the place and visited his men in 1808, 1813 and 1815. The chapel of the Invalides was built at the end of the 17th century by Jules-Hardouin Mansart and contains Napoleon's tomb. In 1840, during the 'Return of the Ashes', a law passed on 10th June ordered the construction of the Emperor's tomb below the dome of the Invalides. A national fune[...]
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Fleetwood Church, St Mary's

Project Brief: To photograph the inside of all of the churches within Fleetwood and to supply a brief history. Project Link: Fleetwood's Churches St Mary's Church 34 Kemp Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6JX 01253 873331 www.stmarys-fleetwood.org.uk Visit Date: 11 June 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Father Michael Murphy. History St Mary's is a Roman Catholic church in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. Designed by E. W. Pugin, it was built 1867–68. It is an active church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. It has been designated a Grad[...]
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Chateau Dah, Belgium

Château D'ah, Belgium Visited with: PG UE, Carl Hartley, Nick Whitworth and Scott Chadwick. Visit date: September 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History I cannot find any history on this Château I am afraid. If anyone reading the report has any information please feel free to leave a comment or you can email via the contact page. My Visit Château D’ah, I am going to see D’ah at last I was thinking to myself as we were getting closer to the location. I was thinking this because the first[...]
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Alla Italia, Belgium

Alla Italia, Belgium Visited with: PG UE, Carl Hartley, Nick Whitworth & Scott Chadwick. Visit Date: September 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History Alla Italia is an abandoned health spa located in a wealthy Belgian town. The building was abandoned after a more modern spa was built close by, however, I cannot find a date as to when that was. It must have been recent as most of the interior is in very good condition. My Visit Alla Italia for me was at the very top of the list for t[...]
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Derelict Manor House 'aka' Katie's House

Brief History of Katie's House Due to secrecy of this location I am afraid I cannot disclose any of the buildings history. This only happens on rare occasions and this is definitely one of them. My Visit to the derelict manor house 'aka' Katie's House After a failed visit to a different location which was cut short by what I call a 'WAH WAH' alarm we decided to try our luck at the amazing manor house that is 'Katie's House'. From the first time I read a report on this place it was added to the very top of my must see list and to finally get around to visiting was a great feeling. Af[...]
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The Ark Synagogue

Brief History of The Ark Synagogue The synagogue was built in in 1936/1937 and was designed by architect Ernest Alfred Shennan. Built in a rare Art Deco design it features a standard brick-faced façade but has distinctive tall vertical windows. During the Second World War the synagogue became a refuge for families who had been rendered homeless by the heavy bombing of the area. The synagogue closed in 2008 after serving the local Jewish community for over 70 years as the congregation merged with another local synagogue. The synagogue is a listed grade 2 building and features on the Heritag[...]
 
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