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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Construction began in 1882, 135 years ago at the time of my visit in 2017. The current estimated completion date is 2026 - 2028 but this will more than likely change. Information In 1882 construction of Sagrada Família commenced under architect Francisco Paula de Villar until 1883, when Gaudí became involved when Francisco resigned as the head architect. Taking over the project, Gaudí transformed it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 192[...]
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Sacred Heart Church, Thornton-Cleveleys

Sacred Heart Church Heys Street, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4HN 01253 821637 Visit Date: 1st August 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Fr P Burns. Also I would like to say thank you to Paul Desborough for arranging the visit. History The church was built at the instigation of Canon James Taylor, Rector of Lytham, in 1899 with the foundation stone being laid on the 17th April 1898. The architects were Pugin and Pugin, who had worked for the Taylor brothers at St Anne’s on Sea and would do so again later at Ansdell. A major benefactor [...]
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Pensionnat Catholique, France

Pensionnat Catholique, France Visited with: PG UE and Scott. Visit date: November 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History Pensionnat Catholique was a boarding school which now sits derelict in France. I cannot find much history on the school at this time other than the school was built in 1937 and the Chapel was completed in 1939. During WW2 the school was occupied by the German army, however, later in the war the American army took control of the site and gave it back to the city. After [...]
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Abandoned Orphanage

Abandoned Orphanage Visited with: Venustas, Rusty, Martin, PG_UE & Carl Visit Date: December 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. My Visit This was our second location of the day and we was all hoping we would have better luck than we did at the first location which was sealed up tight, so as we always do we left and headed off to to the next location. After a few hours drive we pulled into a car park not far from the location and to our surprise we spotted another small group of explorers wi[...]
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Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall

Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall Visited with: Alex Burnell, Shane Bond & Klare Sherwood Visit date: January 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History I have removed the history as not to give away the location to anyone who may feel the need to cause damage to this wonderful building. My Visit My first Urbex trip of 2015 and it started out like many more from 2014 with my phone alarm waking me up at 03:30 AM! 10 minutes later after making a flask of coffee I was in the car and on my way to meet[...]
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Maison Kirsch, Luxembourg

Maison Kirsch, Luxembourg Visited with: PG UE and Scott Chadwick. Visit date: November 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History No history available at this time, however, if I manage to find any I will update this report. My Visit This is the first and only location I have been to in Luxembourg at the time of writing this report and I was very excited to be visiting here. We arrived a little earlier than expected due to the fact that a location we planned to visit first had been demol[...]
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Chateau Lumiere, France

Château Lumiere, France Visited with: PG UE, Nick Whitworth and Scott Chadwick. Visit date: November 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History Château Lumiere was built in the early 1900’s by a wealthy Swiss tobacco tycoon. The building was sold in the 1950’s after the death of the owner and since then the Château has been sold several times but sadly is now stood abandoned. The exact date of abandonment I do not know but I have read in a few places that it could have been in the 1980’s. Ch[...]
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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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Chateau Verdure, France

Chateau Verdure Visited with: PG UE, Carl Hartley, Nick Whitworth & Scott Chadwick. Visit Date: September 2014 History I cannot seem to find any history for this chateau, however, if or when I do I will update theis post. My Visit This Chateau is located in a more affluent neighbourhood than our first location. The building is hidden away by the overgrown tree lines and bushes as seems to be the case with a lot of the Chateaus we visited. Also, compared to the first location this place is in very bad shape. We knew before heading here that the building was in a bad way and tha[...]
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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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