Urbex – Alla Italia

Abandoned thermal institute somewhere in Belgium. I wouldn’t have called this place Alla Italia, but the urbex community loves to give strange nicknames to the abandoned places, so the guy who found that place called it Alla Italia. Probably due to the beautiful painted ceillings and the columns that somehow reminded him of the italian architecture.

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Urbex – Grand Hôtel Regnier

Abandoned hotel somewhere in Belgium. This luxury hotel has been built around 1904 and must have been really majestic in its time. I don’t know for how long it’s been left abandoned but probably for a long time looking at how decayed it is. One can easily imagine the magnificent receptions this hotel must have seen.

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Urbex – Auberge des Sphinx

Abandoned restaurant somewhere in Belgium. I haven’t any informations concerning this restaurant. I found it while looking for another place. It seems to have been abandoned quite recently about one year ago I’d say. Luckily, it is still in a quite good condition, there are no traces of vandalism, except for the copper thieves that have left their marks…

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Urbex – Lost skate

Abandoned ice skating rink somewhere in Belgium. This place is located in an ancient exhibition hall that has been inaugurated in 1939. The architecture is typical of that era and it seems to be on its way to get a protected status. From what I know, it has been closed in 2011 because of security problems due to the lack of maintenance. The local ice hockey team was training there as one can guess by looking at the the floor of the rink.

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Urbex - piscine Art Deco

Urbex – Piscine Art Deco

Abandoned swimming pool somewhere in Belgium. This small swimming pool is a beautiful place built in an Art Deco style. I don’t know much about it, but it seems to have been part of a school complex which is being demolished at the moment. Fortunately, it seems that the swimming pool won’t be demolished.

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urbex - Villa Cannaert

Urbex – Villa Cannaert

Abandoned hotel/restaurant somewhere in Belgium. I visited this place early in the morning of a beautiful winter day. It was a luxury place, a four star hotel/restaurant if I believe the placard in front of the street. It has seen many well-known people, including the king of Belgium himself.

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Urbex - Piscine Le crachoir

Urbex: Piscine Le crachoir

Abandoned swimming Pool somewhere in Belgium. This swimming pool has been nuilt during the first world war in the Art Nouveau style. It is really an amazing place, absolutely beautiful. In the 50’s, due to a lack of maintenance, the impressive metallic structure of the ceiling had to be demolished. With this demolition, the building lost of its magnificence. The place has been closed in 2001 due to safety standards being outdated. The town built a new pool elsewhere letting this one fall into oblivion.

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Urbex - Piscine S

Urbex – Piscine S.

An abandoned swimming pool in Belgium. This swimming pool had been built for the workers of a nearby factory, and it closed shortly after the factory had closed. It is a very beautiful building, especially the stairs, which contains two floors. On the ground floor, there is the old swimming pool with the cabins. On the first floor there’s a theater with a stage which has still old curtains. There were plans to rehabilitate the building into a mosque, which explains the oriental tiles, but it seems the site work have been interrupted and the building is now left abandoned, half renovated.

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