The old abandoned cinema

The old abandoned cinema


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


The old military building

The old military building


Photos by Keven Lavoie


The Alstom's abandoned thermal power plant

The Alstom's abandoned thermal power plant


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


The domain of the Scottish Fathers

The domain of the Scottish Fathers


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


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The old abandoned cinema

the old abandoned cinema

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

No, this movie theatre does not bear this name, but you will allow me this nod to Giuseppe Tornatore's film that chronicles the history of cinema from its beginnings to today. Since the place has not suffered the wrath of vandalism and because there...
The old military building

the old military building

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

We are in 1943 and the war already raging for four years. While the old continent is fighting against Nazism, distant colonies and dominions are subject to the war effort. In Canada, the federal...
The old chapel

the domain of the Scottish Fathers

Great Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

The history of this domain is taking root in the nineteenth century, when the industrial in Canada are mostly English or Scottish men. At that time, French-Canadian people, who form the majority of the population do not participate in...

Spexel, the Beauharnois abandoned plant

the Beauharnois abandoned plant

Beauharnois, Quebec (Canada)

It's over 92 years of industrial history that ended in 2004 when the Spexel factory was closed down. The story of this plant start in 1912 when is built the paper mill, which took the name of Howard Smith Paper Mill. Over the following years, the...
The gramophone's house

the gramophone's house

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Don't even try to find this house, you won't find it. In fact, if I know that place, it's primarily because I know the owner. From the outside, nothing seems abandoned. Despite the venerable age of the house, no clue suggest that the place is no...
Poor destiny for the Pagé School

the Pagé School

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

When I was a kid, there was something mysterious to me about this place. I lived nearly twenty years in this village and I had visited this school only once when I was seven or eight years old. Built in the 1950s, it was a school for around fifteen...
The Hennocque career, a dark and moist experience

the Hennocque career

Île-de-France, (France)

Located in the Ile-de-France, the Hennocque career is a place that was marked by history with a capital H. While chalk careers were developed in the region from the Gallo-Roman period, the Hennocque career has started its activity in the nineteenth...
Florist's camouflage

Jules d'Alcantara Fleuriste

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

The origins Like all good stories, d'Alcantara's begins with «once upon a time»... A Belgian aristocrat of Spanish origin, Count Carlos d'Alcantara, is madly in love with a beautiful French ballerina. His parents view this idyll with a jaundiced...
The abandoned orphanage

the abandoned orphanage

North of the country, (France)

Completed in 1883 and funded by a local industrialist, this orphanage for boys has been built during a era marked by poverty and many children abandoned and left to their own end. Launched in 1875, the project was intended as a gift to the city by a...
Abandoned houses in the Beauce area - Photo by Sous l'oeil de Sylvie

the abandoned houses in the Beauce area

Beauce, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned for more modern constructions or left behind to adrift once the occupants died, abandoned houses populate the countryside. Hidden under vegetation who tries to conquer its old territory, sometimes the time prevents explorers from entering...
The boar Castle

the boar Castle

North of the country, (France)

His nickname is coming from the stuffed boar's head that adorns the entrance to the castle. Real little jewel of northern France, the secrecy surrounding its location still preserves the vandals who have already done so much damage elsewhere....
The abandoned Hermes Paper Factory/Recycling Center

the abandoned Hermes Paper Factory/Recycling Center

Düsseldorf, (Germany)

Normally on Easter Sunday one spends time his or her family, however on this particular Easter a friend and I decided to wake up early and do some Urban Exploration. What is great about living in Germany is that there are several abandoned buildings...
The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel - Photo by Pierre Bourgault

the Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (Canada)

Let's be honest, the Gray Rocks resort was doomed to death face to the millions of dollars of investment made in the tourist resort of Mont-Tremblant, located a few kilometers away. The 103 years old hotel and its meager resources did not allow it...

The building on Marien Street

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Everything except mattresses When we went on Marien street, we expected to find a mattresses factory, damaged by fire in December 2011 and left abandoned ever since. As evidenced by the huge sign «Matelas» and the plaque identifying the place as «...
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Le Restaurant Chez Clo

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

The beginnings What began in the late 1980s as a convenience store with a small corner restaurant has become an institution when it comes to catering  in the neighborhood. Clo got up every morning at 4:00 to take care of business. To meet the...
The abandoned mine of Achada do Gamo

la mine abandonnée d'Achada do Gamo

São Domingos, (Portugal)

Located in São Domingos (province of Alentejo) south of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, the mine of Achada do Gamo is an abandoned open pit mine. Located in the heart of the Iberian Pyrite Belt, which extends from southern Portugal to Spain, the...

Façade under a grey sky

CPR Freight Office

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve has been deeply marked by the train, in its development. Even today, it is surrounded by three tracks : the Canadian Pacific to the west, the now abandoned Canadian National to the east and the one of the port of Montreal to...

The Negro Community Center

the Negro Community Center

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

The origins of the building

Despite the many changes made to the building by the Negro community center, it is clear that the original building was a church. Plans are signed by Sidney Rose Badgley (1850-1917), an architect from Ste.Catherine,...

Monkeys castle

the Monkeys castle

Haute-Normandie, (France)

Listed historical monument, the Monkeys castle is a beautiful mansion built in the seventeenth century. Its name comes from the frescoes on the walls that depict monkeys. It is also known as the Madness Castle and  the Bettor Castle. Located in a...

The abandoned hotel lost in the woods

the abandoned hotel lost in the woods

Located in the north eastern state of the United States, miles away from any village, this old hotel is in poor shape today. Even with a full floor collapsed, its structure has kept its old world charm. Nevertheless, the slightest gust of wind...

The abandoned castle of Noisy

the abandoned castle of Noisy

Celles, (Belgium)

Located in the town of Celles, in the Namur area in Belgium, the  Miranda castle (or Noisy) is unquestionably one of the most famous Belgian places for urbexers . Built in 1907 (the work has began in 1866), the castle is owned by the Comte...

The almost abandoned Beaver Creek Free Methodist church

the almost abandoned Beaver Creek Free Methodist church

Built in 1895, the Beaver Creek Free Methodist Church is almost abandoned. Even if the church is actually still in use a few weeks of the year, the place is abandoned for the rest of the year.

Desolate and alone, it stands in perfect...

The abandoned Forest Haven Asylum

the abandoned Forest Haven Asylum

Laurel, Maryland (United States)

The words are inscribed on a weathered bronze plaque, marking the entryway to the administration building at Forest Haven Asylum.

Located in Laurel, Maryland, the Forest Haven Institute was notorious for its poor conditions and abuse of...

The abandoned boys institute

the abandoned boys institute

Cecil County, Maryland (United States)

Located at the north of Baltimore, this Beaux-Arts influenced Gregorian Revival style by N.Y. architects Boring and Tilton buildings was one of the oldest school of Maryland before its closure in the 90s. The 330 acre campus is constituted of...

The abandoned Bilbao plant

the abandoned Bilbao plant

Bilbao, Vizcaya (Spain)

In the Basque Country there are several generations who have grown up by drinking milk from the Beyena company, a regional source of pride, well beyond its nutritional values. Every day, hundreds of trucks were leaving the factory located in...

The abandoned Babcock & Wilcox plant of Sestao

the abandoned Babcock & Wilcox plant of Sestao

Sestao, Vizcaya (Spain)

The history of the Babcock & Wilcox in the Galindo valley began during the First World War when the difficulties of the Compañía de los Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España will result in the sale of the plant to the Babcock & Wilcox...

The Park lane café

the old and abandoned cannery

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (Canada)

The place is big, very big. While the building is nearly 200,000 square feet, the site, meanwhile, is over than 430,000 square feet in an agricultural area of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For those interested, the site is for sale and the current...

The abandoned church of Shrewsbury

the abandoned church of Shrewsbury

Gore, Quebec (Canada)

Update (2014-01-14): The Municipality of Gore is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fire that burned down Shrewsbury Church, on January 13, 2014. Anyone with information regarding to...

The abandoned public bath - Photo by Keven Lavoie

the abandoned public bath of Montreal

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1914 at a time when running water was not accessible to all, this public bath located in the Petite-Bourgogne's district (formerly St. Joseph) reflects the desire of the city to provide ​​sanitary installations for its citizens. The bath...

The abandoned Laurentian military base

the abandoned Laurentian military base

Saint-Adolphe d'Howard, Quebec (Canada)

Closed in 1987, the former Canadian military base located in St-Adolphe-d'Howard began its operations in 1950. Its mission: monitor the airspace in southwestern Quebec and northeastern Ontario. True vestige of the Cold War between the Western...

The abandoned asbestos mine

the abandoned asbestos mine

Thetford Mines, Quebec (Canada)

The history of the Thetford Mines region is closely linked to asbestos located in its womb. It was during the summer of 1876 that a farmer named Joseph Fecteau discovered asbestos in the area. Soon, the secret of his discovery gets out and...