The old Jersey house

The old Jersey house

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned family institute

The old abandoned family institute

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault

 

Estate of the Scottish Fathers

Estate of the Scottish Fathers

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

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Rurex - Rural exploration

Rurex : Word created from rural and exploration words. Exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.

Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespass onto private property

Urbex Playground offers pictures from urban and rural exploration.

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, two Marianite nuns from Sainte-Croix have the...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Wyndcliffe, the abandoned mansion

Wyndcliffe, the abandoned mansion

Rhinebeck, New York (United States)

Wyndcliffe is the ruin of a historic mansion near Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. The records at the Library of Congress state that the brick mansion was originally named Rhinecliff and Constructed in 1853 in the Norman style. The design...

The ruins of an old mill

The ruins of an old mill

Lanaudière, Quebec (Canada)

Following the genocide of the Acadians people by the British Army, some Acadian families settled in L'Assomption  after an exhausting 11 years exile in New England. They settled on an area of ​​16,045 acres in 1766. Emerge two parishes: Saint-...

Northern View

Francon quarry: a crater of greenery in the heart of Montreal

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Used as a snow dump, the site of the former Francon quarry (now known as the Saint-Michel quarry) looks like a huge crater of greenery in the heart of Montreal. This area covers approximately 20% (17% to be exact) of the district of Saint-Michel...

The Purple rain

The Madeleine islands

The Madeleine islands, Quebec (Canada)

The Madeleine islands are an eleven islands archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. While most are interconnected by bridges or dams, some are isolated and far away from the main land.

The islands are known for their...

The abandoned fisherman's house

Prince Edward Island, promised land for rurex

Prince-Edouard-Island, Prince Edward Island (Canada)

It was supposed to be a quiet family trip. Destination: the province of Prince Edward Island and the Madeleine islands, a small archipelago consisting of a half-dozen of islands interconnected by bridges and roads. For readers outside of Canada,...

The Hudson River State psychiatric hospital

The Hudson River State psychiatric hospital

Poughkeepsie, New York (United States)

Closed in 2003 and now abandoned, the Hudson River State Hospital is a former New York state psychiatric hospital which operated from 1873. Designated a National Historic Landmark due to its exemplary High Victorian Gothic architecture, the first...

The abandoned loyalist mansion

The abandoned loyalist mansion

Eastern Townships, Quebec (Canada)

Located in the Eastern Townships, this loyalist manor house with its chic style reminiscent of the homes in New England. It seems abandoned for quite some time, although it is remarkably well preserved. There has been some vandalism in the rooms...

The abandoned house of the old Ukrainian hermit

The abandoned house of the old Ukrainian hermit

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

It had already been a while since I dreamed of go to this house. Not that it showed a great interest from the street, but because it was so far away from the street that I saw this beauty more misterious than the others. In short, we courted each...

The Mascouche seigniorial mansion - Photos by Pierre Bourgault

The Mascouche seigniorial mansion, the last vestige of a bygone era

Mascouche, Quebec (Canada)

Jewel of Quebec's heritage, the seigniorial manor was built in 1795. Expanded several times over the years, it was used for several purposes. From 1967 to 2000 it was used as a high school and later, Quebec police organization “Sûreté du Québec”...

Old abandoned gym in the Dorea Institute

The abandoned Dorea Institute, a tribute to horror

Franklin, Quebec (Canada)

Located in Franklin, southwest of Montreal, the story of the now abandoned Dorea Institute is told by bits and pieces. Not that its story is marked by horrors (…or maybe it is?), but it is rather difficult to find accurate information on the...

Old abandoned barn

Rural beauties and other farm buildings

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Regions are getting empty. Everybody knows, everybody says so. Farms are becoming larger and they become (over) specialized. At the last century they were self-sufficient and beyond culture, they had cows, pigs, chickens and more. Today, this is...

The abandoned St-Matthew's Episcopal Church

The abandoned St-Matthew's Episcopal Church

Saint-Chrysostôme, Quebec (Canada)

Established in the 1840s to serve the English and Irish settlers, the St-Matthew's Episcopal Church (also known as Edwardstown Anglican Church) is located outside of the St-Chrysostôme village, few kilometers near the US border.

The...

The abandoned country school

The abandoned country school

Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, Quebec (Canada)

True relic of a bygone era, the country schools in Quebec were more than 4,000 only 70 years ago. From 1829, with the adoption of the Act for the promotion of public education, until 1960 when the school reform enters into force, these schools...

The flowered suitcase's house

The flowered suitcase's house

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Located far away, somewhere on a country road, time seems to stand still for this small house. The place is untouched by vandalism, except drawers emptied and some holes in the walls. For the rest, it's a real pleasure to find an abandoned place...

Burned house in the state of New York

Abandoned houses in the state of New York

Countryside, New York (United States)

Abandoned for more modern constructions, burned 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...

The abandoned Dundas Castle

The abandoned Dundas Castle

Roscoe, New York (United States)

Built in 1924 in Roscoe, New York state, the Dundas Castle was modeled after a 15th century’s castle in Scotland, located near Edinburgh. The American version of the Dundas Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001....