The church with cubic stained-glass windows

The church with cubic stained-glass windows

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned sawmill

The old abandoned sawmill

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

Winter, the abandoned jail in Sherbrooke

Winter, the abandoned jail in Sherbrooke

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned cinema

The old abandoned cinema

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

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Urbex - Urban exploration

Urbex : Word created from urban 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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

The Silo #5

The Silo #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 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...

Façade

The building on Marien Street

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Everything except mattresses

When we went on Marien Street, we were expecting to find a mattress factory damaged by fire in December 2011 and left abandoned ever since. As evidenced by the huge sign «Matelas» and the name plate...

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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...

The abandoned mine of Achada do Gamo

The abandoned mine of 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

Canadian Pacific Railway 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....

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 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...

Winter jail

Winter, the abandoned jail in Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

It was hard to motivate ourselves to hit the road on this cold December morning, with temperatures of -29 ° C. But the destination was worth it: a 130-year-old abandoned prison. Moreover, I had a special permission for a photo session inside....

The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos

The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos

Los Santos, (Spain)

When I was a kid, I often traveled with my parents and my brothers in Los Santos, the village where I was born. Each time when we approached, my father used to say: "Beware, I will give a penny to the first one who will see the smoke of the plant...

At the corner of the street

Berri house condemned to be demolished

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1875 in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district located in the north of Montreal, Berri house is Second Empire style and has been part of the development of the sector, which began in the late nineteenth century. The city took possession of...

The former Grands Moulins de Paris company

The former Grands Moulins de Paris company

Marquette-Lez-Lille, (France)

Built in 1921 on the left bank of the Deule in Marquette-Lez-Lille (north of the France), the majestic Grands Moulins de Paris's mill is a huge structure adrift waiting for a renaissance that is pending since few decades.

The history of...

The old and abandoned Blachford plant

The old and abandoned Blachford plant

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, there is no indication that the plant is abandoned. No window is doomed and there is no "for sale" sign. Even the structure of the building is still in very good condition. I myself had doubts when I heard about it for the first...

The abandoned Blue Bonnets Raceway

The abandoned Blue Bonnets Raceway

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Blue Bonnets racetrack saga is not about to end anytime soon. One of the main topic of Montreal 2013 election was the huge eco-friendly residential project that politicians wanted to implant on the former racetrack site. Despite the fact that the...

Former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Morristown, New Jersey (United States)

Originally opened on August 17, 1876 for a cost of $146,000, the hospital was known as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown. The asylum officially received the familiar Greystone Park name in 1924. Initial fees were $3.50 per week...