Abandoned houses in the Eastern townships

Abandoned houses in the Eastern townships


Photos by Eve-Marie Roy & Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault


The old and abandoned mine

The old and abandoned mine


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


The old Teleglobe satellite station

The old Teleglobe satellite station


Photos by Jarold Dumouchel


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The old and abandoned mine

the old and abandoned mine

Heavily damaged by the time, the old copper mine is closed for several years. While its lower floors are completely flooded with muddy and stagnant water, the ground floor was, meanwhile, weakened by a sedimentary rock ceiling that collapsed in some...
The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

the Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

Shelburne, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Although Shelburne Youth Centre opens in 1948, the origins of the penitentiary institution come from as far back as 1865 when is founded the Halifax Industrial School for Boys. In 1947, when the...
The old Teleglobe satellite station

the old Teleglobe satellite station

Charleston, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Built in the woods near the hamlet of Mill Village, the Teleglobe station is no longer the shadow of what it once was. Built in 1964 at a cost of $ 9 million, the vast complex was part of an extensive satellite program for the transmission of...

The old and abandoned Protestant church

the old and abandoned Protestant church

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

In 1892 begins the construction of the St. Andrew's church in this small village somewhere in Gaspésie. While the land was formerly occupied by the Mi'kmaq, the region was soon settled by Scots in the nineteenth century followed by Irish, English...
Shannon Park

Shannon Park

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Built in 1949 on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Shannon Park is a former site of the Department of National Defence (DND) that stretches on over 96.5 acres (38.8 hectares). While the site was gradually abandoned at the turn of 2000, it...
The old Minas de Riotinto locomotives

the old Minas de Riotinto locomotives

Minas de Riotinto, (Spain)

We are talking about over 5000 years of mining history in this area. The landscape has been changed forever, and it looks at some places like a alien planet where red, yellow, purple mingle with green, gray and ocher. The ten abandoned trains...
The old jail of the county

the old jail of the county

Project ideas abound for this old provincial jail today abandoned. The building has been closed in 2001 following the construction of a larger and more modern correctional center. More than a dozen projects have been launched in the air: a shelter...
The old superstructures plant

the old superstructures plant

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

More than a century of expertise in the construction of mega steel structure that represents hundreds of projects from coast to coast. The company's story began in 1879 in Toronto, where a group of businessmen sniff a bargain following the...
The old board mill

the old board mill

Estrie, Quebec (Canada)

It was October 3, 2014 when it has been heard for the last time the siren for the end of the work shift. The last 180 employees picked up their belongings and closed the door behind them, thus ending an industrial history of over 125 years. Family...
Doel, the nuclear ghost town

Doel, the nuclear ghost town

Doel, (Belgium)

We are almost in the Netherlands, but also in the port area of the port of Antwerp in Belgium, first chemical port in Europe. By the early 60s, the Scheldt marshes are doomed to extinction to be replaced by gigantic docks and the incessant ballet of...
The abandoned workshop

the abandoned workshop

This is the story of the saw manufacturing industry where methods have not changed for decades. The result is this building that has certainly been enlarged over the years, but the interior has retained its old-fashioned charm. You should know that...
Mr. Sweetman's general store

Mr. Sweetman's general store

Port-Daniel, Quebec (Canada)

Mr. Sweetman were very sympathetic to the idea of making me visit his old general store closed today. But not that easy to understand him. He was switching from French to English constantly. "Look at here, this is the vieux tiroir-caisse avec le...
The old abandoned church

the old abandoned church

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

The exodus of churches is not a secret. While in 2003 there was 2751 places of worship in Quebec, 270 of them were sold, closed or transformed in the space of ten years. And the trend is still moving in the same path. If a little more than half of...
The old abandoned convent

the old abandoned convent

Eastern townships, Quebec (Canada)

Well hidden behind a church and large mature trees, the old convent was abandoned for some years. In a resplendent form, it doesn't look abandoned, except for the thousand dead flies on the floor who confirm that clean up hasn't been made for a...
The old general store in St. Brigide of Iberville

the old general store in St. Brigide of Iberville

Sainte-Brigide d'Iberville, Quebec (Canada)

Closed for twenty years, the old general store do not look like a ship adrift, ready to collapse under the weight of years. I mean, not that much for a wood structure.  Known as the Peanut, the history of the store goes back over a hundred years. In...
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...

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 rural exodus.

If the economy 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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").


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...

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...