The abandoned paper mill

The abandoned paper mill

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old Jerseyan house

The old Jerseyan house

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The George W. Reed's abandoned plant

The George W. Reed's abandoned plant

 

Photos by David Ouellette & Étienne Poulin & Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault

 

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The old Jerseyan house

the old Jerseyan house

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

The history of this house is intimately linked to the original owners who came from the island of Jersey in England. From a wave of immigrants from the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, they will be hundreds of English colonists to settle in...
Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

the abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

Beyond the tourist beauties we are used to see when we visit the Gaspesie, it can be found hundreds of abandoned houses that show those old days when the region had not yet suffered the wrath of the...
The abandoned paper mill

the abandoned paper mill

Outaouais, Quebec (Canada)

This is one of the oldest stationery in Quebec. Founded in 1851 by a american businessman, the company is composed of a half-dozen buildings on a fifteen hectares site. Saying that the site is large is an understatement, not only because it has a...

The old house with the (very) floating floors

the old house with the (very) floating floors

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, this unoccupied house has rather good-looking. The roof does not leak, it is relatively straight and the turf is maintained. The owner is also building a house a stone's throw away from there. Abandoned by her daughter who lived in...
The antiquarian's house

the antiquarian's house

Eastern townships, Quebec (Canada)

The place is surprising. This old rooming house next to an old railway was, in another era, the nerve center of this small village in Eastern Townships. Abandoned for over fifty years according to some, it remained intact and time has slowly doing...
The old parochial cinema

the old parochial cinema

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

In 1937, we are in the golden age of cinema and in these Gaspé lands, the pastor of this small coastal village is looking for a way to finance the modern church to which he dreams. Convincing parishioners to provide wood and time to build a small...
The Buzludzha monument

the Buzludzha monument

Buzludzha, (Bulgaria)

A historical brief We are in Bulgaria, a small state of Central Europe who joined the European Union in 2007 and still relatively unknown outside its touristy areas of the Black Sea. The construction of the building began in 1974 and the...
The Ontario's abandoned hospital

the Ontario's abandoned hospital

Great Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

Located south of Ottawa Ontario, this is the last remaining ward of a multi-building hospital complex. Closed in 2009, and at its peak housing over 2600 patients, all the other buildings on the property have been repurposed into everything from a...
The abandoned university residence

the abandoned university residence

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Closed in 1981 following a fire that severely damaged, this former residence for men is now closed. Ironically, the fire occurred just few hours after the rector announcement of an investment of $ 200,000 to improve safety in residences whose...
The old provincial jail

the old provincial jail

Eastern Townships, Quebec (Canada)

Many mysteries surround this old abandoned building where prison traces are practically nonexistent today. In a city where people are more interested in historic buildings instead of ugly concrete and brick buildings, this old prison is located on a...
The abandoned power plant

the abandoned power plant

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Its architecture reminds of the old ramparts of Quebec instead the image to which one is accustomed to power plants. Yet it is part of this canadian architectural style of the late nineteenth and much of the twentieth century. One of the few...
The train cemetery in Uyuni, Bolivia

the train cemetery in Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni, (Bolivia)

It is at Uyuni, a small town of just over 10,000 inhabitants located more than 3,670 meters above sea level that can be found one of the most famous train cemetery. Well, we must also say that the world's largest salty desert is located in Uyuni :...
The abandoned theater

the abandoned theater

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

This is the story of a rehabilitation project who won't die. A long path of a non-profit organization that has been fighting for three years to find the funds for the renovation of a theater that is part of the cultural landscape of Montreal since...
The old abandoned asbestos mine

the old abandoned asbestos mine

Région des Appalaches, Quebec (Canada)

The use of asbestos by man does not date from yesterday. Already, more than 2000 years ago, the Greeks used in making funeral clothes. Its name comes from its property to withstand fire: άσβεστος (asbestos, meaning "indestructible"). Its many...
The drift of the concrete church

the drift of the concrete church

South short of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

We must go back to 2014 to find the last traces of the religious ceremony in the church. Since then, virtually nothing has changed between its walls. Despite minimal maintenance, the cobwebs began to appear here and there between furniture and fake...
The abandoned Hipster hotel

the abandoned Hipster hotel

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1976, not much remains of this former 148 rooms hotel. In fact, apart from a concrete structure and graffitis, there is only industrial waste. The building has 18 floors and looks like an old white elephant amidst a changing neighborhood...

The Catacombs of Paris

the Catacombs of Paris

Paris, (France)

No, this is not urbex, it is a € 10 visit at the museum. But it still remains one of the most unusual places that can be visited in Paris. The tour begins at Place Denfert-Rochereau in the 14th  arrondissement. But in fact, with a two hours...

The abandoned assembly line

the abandoned assembly line

Mauricie, Quebec (Canada)

Cynically, we could almost say that the factory is as large as the village in which it is located. You should know that we are far away in the countryside, it that kind of place where everybody know each other by his first name. At first glance,...

The Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

the Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

Laurentides, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1923 by Helen Johnston, widow of William Watson Ogilvie, the mansion incorporates all the components required by the old bourgeoisie. It must be said that her husband William W. Ogilvie had made a fortune in the grain trade, and when he...

The locust hotel

the locust hotel

North of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

First, let me confirm that the hotel is not infested by any bug. To prevent vandalism, I will not mention its real name and its location, preferring instead to give it this nickname in tribute to the many batteries from all the smoke detectors...

The abandoned music studio

the abandoned music studio

North of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Built by record producer Andre Perry in the early 70s, Le Studio is a real monument in the history of music. Located in the Laurentian mountains, an hour and a half north of Montreal , the site was a huge recording facility, featuring the most...

The old abandoned gymnastics club

the old abandoned gymnastics club

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned in June 2014, the old movie theater had only a few decorative elements including the ceiling and its front to recall the original purpose of the building. It must be said that once closed in 1982, the intern architecture has been...

The Dr Küss abandoned hospital

the Dr Küss abandoned hospital

Nord du pays, (France)

We are a few months away from the twentieth century. Tuberculosis remains a scourge that we can't control or even contain. The sanatorium which opened in 1899 has two missions. If the first is to treat patients, the second aims to focus on...

The old abandoned cinema

the old abandoned cinema

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

No, this movie theatre does not bear that 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...

The old military building

the old military building

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

We are in 1943 and the war has been 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 government completes the construction in Montreal...

The old chapel

the domain of the Scottish Fathers

Great Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

This domain’s history is rooted in the nineteenth century, back when industrialists 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 the economic...

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...

The Hennocque quarry, a dark and moist experience

the Hennocque quarry

Île-de-France, (France)

Located in the Ile-de-France, the Hennocque quarry is a place that was marked by history with a capital H. While chalk quarries were developed in the region from the Gallo-Roman period, the Hennocque quarry has started its activity in the...

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...