Étiquette : ruins

  • 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    In the North of France, in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, a district has been replaced by the forest.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…

  • 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 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!

  • Oradour-sur-Glane, memory of a massacre

    Oradour-sur-Glane, memory of a massacre

    The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is located about twenty kilometers from Limoges, in Limousin, a region of France. At the beginning of the 1940s, the central town had 330 inhabitants, and the entire area a little over 1,500 inhabitants. The population has increased following waves of migration since 1939: Spaniards fleeing Francoism, Alsatian evacuees, Moselle expelled,…

  • Ardvreck castle and Calda house

    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…