Urbex Playground - The exhibition

Urbex Playground - The exhibition

From November 14 to December 10, 2017

 

The old Jersey house

The old Jersey house

Photo by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned family institute

The old abandoned family institute

Photo by Jarold Dumouchel

 

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The church with cubic stained-glass windows

the church with cubic stained-glass windows

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Closed in 2013, this church located along the highway has today a very sad mine. From the outside, a section of its stone wall presents risks of collapse and inside, the passage of many vandals is no doubt. Located in an old village on the island of...
The old abandoned family institute

the old abandoned family institute

Laurentides, Quebec (Canada)

We are in 1887, almost four years after the founding of this municipality of the Laurentians region, north of Montreal. Arrivals from the Saint-Laurent city after four days of driving in a barouche,...
The old abandoned sawmill

the old abandoned sawmill

The advantage of a 4 hours ride to visit an abandoned sawmill is that we increase our chances of finding an intact place without the slightest trace of vandalism. Or at least, very little.

All along the road, the fear of finding a...

The abandoned foundry

the abandoned foundry

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

It takes a lot of motivation to get to this old mine and foundry abandoned since 2002. For it must be admitted that we are rather far from everything in this distant municipality of 650 inhabitants. Moreover, if this village exists, it is above all...
The abandoned Baranja sugar factory

the abandoned Baranja sugar factory

Šećerana, (Croatia)

Located in the region of Baranja in Croatia, Šećerana is a settlement of 559 inhabitants near Beli Manastir. Today forgotten and half destroyed, the old Baranja Sugar factory has been built in 1898 and became a state company in 1906. Funded with the...
The Minister's House

the Minister's House

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, one notices its architectural details and its wrought iron. Without forgetting its balconies and its heterogeneous structure that stands out from this neighborhood to the residential buildings with the austere austere. Now, it is...
The Abandoned Aerodrome

the Abandoned Aerodrome

Calzadilla de los Barros, (Spain)

Located a few kilometers from the municipality of Calzadilla de los Barros and its 850 inhabitants, the abandoned aerodrome dates from before the Spanish Civil War which took place from 1936 to 1939 with the victory of General Franco. It was also...
The old vegetable oil plant

the old vegetable oil plant

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

It can not be said that the place is in a good shape. The water infiltrates through every small hole in the roof to the point of offering on this cold winter night a skating rink on each floor. Moreover, the ice must make more than eight centimeters...
The Coal mine of Hasard de Cheratte

the Coal mine of Hasard de Cheratte

Cheratte, (Belgium)

The Coal mine of Hasard de Cheratte is the main colliery of Société anonyme des Charbonnages du Hasard, composed of four mine shafts. It is located in Cheratte, a section of the Belgian town of Visé located in the Walloon Region in the province of...
The old scrap yard

the old scrap yard

Saint-Amable, Quebec (Canada)

The place has something to surprise you. More than 2,000 vehicles dating from before 1975 scattered in a vast wooded area. Wooded which has made a way through the rusted carcasses that are slowly covered with a vegetation that resumes its rights...
The old convent of the Sisters of Redemption

the old convent of the Sisters of Redemption

It is at high speed that the old convent of the Sisters of the Redemption undergoes the thunders of vandals who are looking for strong sensations. Classified as a heritage building, the religious community deserted it in the mid-1990s for a retreat...
The Silo #5

le Silo no. 5

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

A true emblem of the Old Port of Montreal, it is difficult to miss the Silo # 5, a gigantic concrete structure south of McGill Street. The complex consists of 206 silos and an amalgam of buildings built over a period of more than fifty years,...
The old abandoned pulp and paper complex

the old abandoned pulp and paper complex

For the region, it is a vestige of an industrial era that is now over. Whereas in the past, the factory gave a salary to nearly a hundred employees, the complex is now padlocked and deserted, although monitored by about twenty surveillance cameras....
The old abandoned monastery

the old abandoned monastery

The monastery was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Situated on a mountainside so as to offer occupants a breathtaking view of the area that extends to their feet, the site is still 100 years later of great beauty. Three floors high, the...
The Fonte da Pipa palace

The Fonte da Pipa palace

Loulé, (Portugal)

Known for its carnival and market of great beauty, Loulé is a city of 70,000 inhabitants located in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve region. It is built between 1878 and 1897 the small castle of Pipa palace which will never be occupied by its...
Handelsbeurs, the first exchange of History

Handelsbeurs, the first exchange of History

Anvers, (Belgium)

Opened in 1531 in Anvers to replace the old stock exchange in Hofstraat, the "Handelsbeurs" (New Exchange) was designed by the Antwerp architect, Domien De Waghemakere (1460-1542) and burnt down on two occasions, in 1583 and 1858. After the last...

The abandoned maternity

the abandoned maternity

Kneževo, (Croatia)

Closed in 1981, this abandoned maternity is located in Kneževo in Croatia, near the border of Hungary and only few kilometers away from Serbia.

The village is composed of approximately 960 inhabitants and is located in the county of Osijek...

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Berlin, (Germany)

The origin of this construction is surprising. It must first be known that it is located at the top of an artificial mountain made of rubble and other residues from the buildings destroyed during the Second World War. Then, this mountain itself...

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...

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 funds run out for this Protestant institution, 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,...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...