In the North of France, in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, a district has been replaced by the forest.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…
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
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.
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 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!
Going for a walk in the forest in Lozere, a region in the south of France, is an opportunity to come across wrecks of cars, caravans, agricultural machinery… and why not a bicycle in a tree. After the Brittany ship graveyards, here are the Lozere vehicle graveyards.
Ardvreck castle and Calda house
In the north of Scotland, in the Highlands, on the shores of Loch Assynt, lie the ruins of Ardvreck Castle. Dating back to the 16th century, it was built by the Clan MacLeod who owned the surrounding land. In 1672, change of ownership, the MacKenzie clan attacked and took the castle. They built the Calda…
Ruined house on the bank of the Colagne
This house could be ideally located by a river. Indeed, the Colagne flows below, it flows into the Lot a few hundred meters further. But I always knew it in ruins, perhaps because it was on the edge of a national road, more exactly between the road, the railway, opposite one of the largest quarries…
Doel, the village that almost disappeared
Doel is a village located in Belgium, next to the port of Antwerp, on the banks of the Escaut. Before the 90s, it was a popular place for locals who came there for their Sunday stroll to enjoy nature, see the pretty houses, the small port, or the old mill dating from the 17th century.…
A trip to Brittany is an opportunity to visit ship cemeteries. Especially if like me you like abandoned things, cemeteries, … Because Brittany is a peninsula in the west of France it’s surrounded by the ocean, so you will find a lot of ports in this area. Here are two that I was able to…