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Upplagsplats 102 (SE)

Upplagsplats 102 (SE)

A Hidden relic from the Cold War. During the cold war, Swedish was best in class in how to prepare for war. They built bunkers and defense facilities everywhere like this hidden railway tunnel in the mountain. This one, 'Upplagsplats 102', was built in the 50ties and...

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Abandoned Prison H15 (FR)

Abandoned Prison H15 (FR)

It feels strange to want to go to prison! We woke up early and left our top floor penthouse suite at the hotel in Brussels. It was time to drive to France and go to prison so to speak. We had heard a lot about this huge prison called H15 and we weren't sure if the...

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Abandoned Villa O (BE)

Abandoned Villa O (BE)

The Creepy Abandoned Villa in Belgium. This old abandoned house was found next to a busy street in a town in Belgium. The next door neighbors on both sides had fine houses but this building was overgrown and creepy looking. Urban decay at it's best. We didn't think...

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House of Religious Items (BE)

House of Religious Items (BE)

Some Very Religious People Used To Live here. This small house was the first place we went to on a long weekend trip to Belgium and France. After we managed to set up the GPS coordinates properly and figuring how to get out of the airport with the rental car we were...

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Nitedals Gunpowder Factory (NO)

Nitedals Gunpowder Factory (NO)

Nitedals Gunpowder Factory in Norway In a valley, in Norway, north of Oslo is an area with lots of history. It is impossible to see this place on satellite photos since trees and vegetation cover the small buildings so it took a while to find the place. Once there was...

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The Old School (SE)

The Old School (SE)

The old School in Sweden This old school building is one of my favorite abandoned places in Sweden. The decay is overwhelming and ruble and dust are everywhere. Here are old school desks in eerie classrooms and messages were written on the boards from pasts visitors....

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Fredriksberg paper mill (SE)

Fredriksberg paper mill (SE)

The shell of a forgotten Paper Mill. Fredriksberg paper mill in Sweden is a huge place. Access was easy but some levels needed a few ninja skills. The first hall we entered was tall and immense and the floor was covered in grass. I had to step carefully so I didn't...

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Cooling Tower IM (BE)

Cooling Tower IM (BE)

I was really happy when we was able to get into this place. I have a thing for cooling towers and only been inside one other abandoned cooling tower before this one. Back then we were out after 3 minutes by an angry guard with a dog. This time it was a walk in the...

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Grängesberg buildings (SE)

Grängesberg buildings (SE)

This town in Sweden has several interesting abandoned buildings and sites and is well known among Swedish urban explorers. The town is originally a mining town which began its history in the 16th century when iron-ore extraction began in the area. Today there is no...

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Papermill S (NO)

Papermill S (NO)

While most of the topside of this factory has been demolished a long time ago, several floors underneath ground still exist. The factory was first built in 1891 next to a waterfall and a river. Production started in 1983 with four paper machines and a few years it was...

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Underground gunpowder factory (SE)

Underground gunpowder factory (SE)

Deep inside the vast Swedish forests is an extremely dark place, literarily speaking. It’s a long forgotten underground gunpowder factory which when operational was so secret and hidden away that very few people knew about it. The history started in 1939 when WW2...

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Odda smelteverk (NO)

Odda smelteverk (NO)

Last summer I went to see the remains of a huge abandoned calcium carbide and Cyanamid factory in Norway with a couple of other Norwegian urbexers and meet-up with a third. This place had been on my to-do list for a very long time so it was good to finally see the...

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House of beer cans (SE)

House of beer cans (SE)

This house from the nineties was a strange place. The back door was gone and the place was clearly abandoned, but it was a eerie feeling walking inside. First of all there were stuff everywhere - books, personal pictures, furniture, a driving license, a record player...

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The Chapel (PL)

The Chapel (PL)

This place, often just called 'The Chapel', had for long been a place I wanted to visit. We wasn't sure if we would be able to access the place. We had heard rumors that the entry point was bricked. But luckily for us there were no problems. The decay has come a long...

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Thermal powerplant K (HU)

Thermal powerplant K (HU)

This is one of the most amazing abandoned places I have visited. This is the unused part of a thermal power plant in Hungary with highlights like the Art Deco control room with the legendary opal glass ceiling, nice staircases and long corridors. The plans for...

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Disco Inferno (AT)

Disco Inferno (AT)

I had seen stunning pictures from this place online for a very long time before I eventually was able to go there myself. It is known by the name Disco Inferno amongst urbexers. I don't know who that came up with the name but it fits the place perfectly. It's a burnt...

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Theater Jeusette (BE)

Theater Jeusette (BE)

In the creepy neighborhood of a gray industrial city lies this abandoned theater building. It was raining heavily when we finally found a way inside the building through the muddy basement. We had more locations planned for this evening so we didn't spent to much time...

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Mountain lodge B (NO)

Mountain lodge B (NO)

The first time we tried to reach this place we had to give up. The road leading to the top of the small mountain with the abandoned lodge and ski slope was so icy and slippery that it was impossible to walk on. But a while later the ice was gone and on second attempt...

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Oslo underworld (NO)

Oslo underworld (NO)

Below every city are places rarely seen by the public. Either because people in general doesn't bother visiting them, or they are off limits for other reasons. I think it's interesting to see this infrastructure and find out what is beneath the city's top layer. Here...

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Tank firing range (NO)

Tank firing range (NO)

This is an old 300m long firing range for tanks in the middle of the Norwegian forest. German soldiers practiced here during World War II. The large 10m tall reinforced concrete walls are penetrated with huge holes but they are still standing and are reminders of the...

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Crystal factory (BE)

Crystal factory (BE)

These are pictures from an abandoned crystal glassware factory in Belgium owned by Val Saint Lambert. It was started in 1826 and back then 5000 people worked here. They lived in the buildings you see at the top pictures. Bankruptcy threatened the factory in the 80ties...

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Secondary school S (NO)

Secondary school S (NO)

A really cold snowy day a while back I went to see this abandoned secondary school in Norway with another explorer. The disadvantage of exploring in the snow is that our tracks were to visible. We had to search a bit around the building for the entry point but found...

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Medieval silvermine & Beer halls (NO)

Medieval silvermine & Beer halls (NO)

Underneath Oslo there is a well hidden old silver mine which is called 'Akersberget silver mines'. It dates back to the medieval ages and is believed to be the oldest mine on Norway. The mine is mentioned in a book written in the year 1170 but some believe the mine...

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Monastery St. A (NE)

Monastery St. A (NE)

Yet another abandoned holy place. A huge monastery in the Netherlands with church section and a lot of other nice rooms. On the inside courtyard there was nice walkways under roof with arches and columns. Built in the 17 century and was used as a children's asylum for...

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Monastery FR (BE)

Monastery FR (BE)

Shots from an abandoned monastery in Belgium. The place has a few different names on on line forums: Father Ray, St. Hilarius and Monastere du Roi. We new a small part of the huge place was still used so we had to enter the place quietly and fast and run though what...

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Labyrinth school (BE)

Labyrinth school (BE)

The 'Labyrinth School' in Belgium is a very well known abandoned place for urbexers and the place is well photographed. The main goal for this mission was to see the amazingly long corridors as well as finding the old stroller in the attic. The place was under...

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Industrial area (NO)

Industrial area (NO)

An abandoned industrial area somewhere in Norway. Probably a place where they dealt with hazardous, polluted waste and/or oil storage. Large concrete tanks laid side by side next to the water. On the site was an office building and in a garage there was some old cars....

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Forest view hospital (BE)

Forest view hospital (BE)

'Forest View Hospital', also called 'Home Sweet Home', is a large old hospital and nursing home for old people in Belgium. The place was abandoned in 2008 and it is well known for its huge amount of chairs. On the roof was a large terrace (also with chairs) with a...

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Tree mansion (BE)

Tree mansion (BE)

Somewhere in Belgium next to a busy road lies this beautiful little farm house. The building looks quite anonymous on the outside, but the inside hat quite a lot of nice secrets. There where hay all over the place and the hay loft itself had a beautiful light. I took...

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Nursing home V (NO)

Nursing home V (NO)

It was a cold day when I stood up early and drove to this location - a nursing home in a small Norwegian city abandoned in 2005/06. The sleepy city and houses surrounding the buildings was still asleep. Frost on the trees and fog on the ground made a strange mood. I...

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Cotton spinning mills (AT)

Cotton spinning mills (AT)

The last mission this day was to explore an old spinning mills in the woods closed down many years ago. The light was fading fast. We met a man who stood between the buildings cutting down trees and after a long talk in German I didn't understood, we got his...

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Steelworks (AT)

Steelworks (AT)

This is the most dusty and dirty place I have been to shooting urbex shots - an amazing abandoned steelworks in Austria. But it had also the most beautiful light I have ever seen. The photos doesn't do justice to the warm evening sunlight shining through numerous...

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Ghost ship Hamen (SE)

Ghost ship Hamen (SE)

'MS Hamen' is a Norwegian ship laying on the Swedish side of a fjord between the two countries. It is a historic vessel built as a steam powered vessel in 1949 in UK originally named 'SS Pompey Power'. It was then owned by the British Electricity Authority in London....

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Hotel arabica (AT)

Hotel arabica (AT)

Pictures from a visit to an Austrian abandoned hotel with disco and soda water/lemonade factory in the basement. A fantastic urbex location. Lots of stuff to photograph and looked like it has been abandoned for many years. I felt like the time had stopped somewhere in...

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My book for sale

My book for sale

I've made a book which is called 'Forlatte steder' which means 'Abandoned places'. It has 240 pages with photography and a few pages with text. The book is a photo project that shows buildings and places that are no longer being used and are abandoned. Slowly but...

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Power plant (AT)

Power plant (AT)

These are shots from a visit to an abandoned coal-fired power plant in Austria. It was actually my first visit to a larger industrial site. I had wanted to shoot pipes and machinery for a long time. This place was perfect for it - lots of pipes everywhere. The place...

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Underground war shelter (AT)

Underground war shelter (AT)

An evening explore to a large underground bunker and war shelter facility in Austria. Since it was dark outside and not longer possible to shoot decent stuff we decided to go inside and underground. This place was really huge. The complete size is 53.000m² on at least...

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Forgotten barges (AT)

Forgotten barges (AT)

A couple of old boats, or more correctly barges, are anchored along the Donau riverbank in Austria. Rust and decay is everywhere and plants are growing even through the steel hull. In the last post I did my first roof-topping, and this was my first photo shoot on a...

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Refugee flats (AT)

Refugee flats (AT)

Finally a new post from me. I have quite a lot to catch up with. These are a few shots from a visit to some empty abandoned blocks with flats used by refugees in Austria. Huge empty buildings with lots of space and a really nice view from the roof. This was my first...

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Manor house (AT)

Manor house (AT)

Last year I traveled to Austria, met some great people and saw some amazing locations. This first post shows a large manor house, herrenhause, situated in the middle of a city. Visited on a very sunny day. The highlights was a couple of nice staircases with paintings...

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Forgotten WW2 bunker (NO)

Forgotten WW2 bunker (NO)

Often you don't need to travel far to find an interesting abandoned location. This place I suddenly found in the area were I live. It is a quite large underground bunker dating back from WW2. Two long corridors and lots of rooms with storage shelves. From the main...

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Cold war defense bunker (NO)

Cold war defense bunker (NO)

During the cold war a line of 6 defensive combat facilities where planned in the Norwegian forests. The fear of a possible Soviet attack was very real in the late 80ties and early 90ties. This bunker was built in 1989. After the 'fall of the iron carpet' the plans was...

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Soria moria / Slottet / Z-kroa (NO)

Soria moria / Slottet / Z-kroa (NO)

An old building shaped as a castle on top of a hill, silently waits to be demolished. It used to be a restaurant in the 80-ties when the road passed straight by. It had different names like Soria Moria, Slottet (Castle) and Z-kroa. Now, when the new motorway is...

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Taverna (NO)

Taverna (NO)

Next to a busy Norwegian motorway is this small restaurant building left to decay. The inside witness of quite a lot of vandalism and chairs, menues and and tables are all over the place. The place also had a peculiar smell. Perhaps from the dirty, wet wall-to-wall...

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Garden center B (NO)

Garden center B (NO)

It was a nice sunny day to walk around this huge abandoned location somewhere in Norway. The garden center burnt to the ground in 2009 after a period of abandonment because of bankruptcy. The place was set on fire and police suspects possible insurance fraud. The...

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Lekeland (NO)

Lekeland (NO)

These are pictures from a trip to a few Norwegian urbex locations with http://knudsens.wordpress.com/ this summer. His other page: http://www.knudsenfoto.com/ I'm terribly slow with updating my blog page I'm afraid. :/ This small playland/lekeland in the middle of a...

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Forgotten House in the Fields (NO)

Forgotten House in the Fields (NO)

A forgotten swiss villa in the middle of a field and hidden by thick vegetation and trees. No roads headed to the house so I had to cross the muddy field to get there. I crawled through a broken window to get inside just to discover that a whole wall was missing in...

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Factory M (NO)

Factory M (NO)

I had a very interesting trip to this Norwegian abandoned factory earlier this year. I found an inside space with trees and vegetation growing, and it was really cool to see how nature was taking the place back. A huge hole in the roof, which probably once supported a...

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