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  • Abandoned HQ

    Abandoned HQ

    In the North of France, in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, a district has been replaced by the forest. There are still traces of the Cité du Défriché, built in the 1950s to house miners and their families, such as a few lampposts, manholes and fire hydrants. We can also see the remains of a house and boxes maybe…

  • Natural History Museum in Nantes

    Natural History Museum in Nantes

    The history of the Nantes Natural History Museum begins with the creation of a private practice in 1799 by the pharmacist François-René Dubuisson. It was in 1872 that the museum moved into the premises it still occupies today. These premises have undergone numerous renovations and expansions over time. The collections cover all areas of natural…

  • Museum of Fine Arts in Arras

    Museum of Fine Arts in Arras

    After the recumbent and transi figures of the Louvre Museum, here are some funeral pieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Arras, in the North of France. There is a rather impressive transi of Guillaume Lefranchois, a doctor during the first half of the 15th century. The transis appeared in the 14th century, a…

  • Veules-les-Roses blockhaus

    Veules-les-Roses blockhaus

    Veules-les-Roses is a French town bordered by the English Channel, the smallest river in France crosses the city, the Veules, with a length of 1149 meters. Beaches are overlooked by cliffs, which with erosion are gradually collapsing. Some WWII blockhauses built on top of the cliffs of the Normandy coast also collapse. There is one…

  • Abandoned fast food

    Abandoned fast food

    This fast food in the South of France has been closed for a little over a year. It has since been redecorated by a few graffiti artists and squatters, and following a fire two months ago we now come across just a few rats weaving through the rubbish.

  • Tournel castle

    Tournel castle

    The Tournel castle is a feudal castle built at an altitude of more than 1000 m, located in St Julien du Tournel, in Lozère (France). It is now in ruins, but during the 12th century at the time of its construction the fortified castle was the centerpiece of the barony of Tournel. In the 14th…

  • The funeral Louvre

    The funeral Louvre

    The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, so there is plenty to see in the 403 exhibition halls. Here is a small visit on the theme of death. Among the funereal works that can be seen in the Louvre, one of the most striking is this Allegory of Death, known as La Mort…

  • The abandoned attic

    The abandoned attic

    Here is an attic that has not seen many people for a while. The copy of the newspaper Midi Libre on the old oven is from June 30, 1985, that gives us a little idea of how old the dust is!

  • The Smurfs buildings in Geneva

    The Smurfs buildings in Geneva

    In the Grottes district of Geneva, there are buildings built between 1982 and 1984 by the architects Robert Frei, Christian Hunziker and Georges Berthoud. These very colorful buildings with unconventional shapes stand out in this city with its more classic architecture. The architects wanted to get out of constructions with straight lines, they were inspired…

  • The Montluc prison in Lyon

    The Montluc prison in Lyon

    The project of the Montluc military prison was decided in 1914, it was finally built in 1921. With the release of the prisoners of war and the reduction of military prisoners it will be little used, in 1926 the prison is lent to civil justice. The civilian prison population also declined in the 1920s and…