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Urbex Abandoned Prison H15

Urbex Abandoned Prison H15

This abandoned prison is known in the urbex world as Prison H15. De complex exists out of 2 seperate buildings, one for each gender. The older building was a former monastery until it got converted to a prison in the 19th century. During the years the prison complex expanded to a capacity of 1500 inmates.¬† In 2011 the prison closed and got abandoned. It’s surprising to see how decayed the building already is after such short time. Whilst we were […]

Urbex Strobism

It’s been a while since my last urbex trip, so we started out with a revisit of a classic location in Belgium, an abandoned fortress / casern. We arrived late in the afternoon with only an hour daylight left. But who needs daylight when you’re used exploring underground quarries and taking pictures in the dark? The picture was illuminated using¬† 2 external strobes. The strobe that illuminates the foreground was fired 2 times on half power from both sides of […]

Ghost Bus Tunnel

Belgium has several large cities with abandoned metro tunnels that were never been used. This is one is 2.5 km long and is filled with numerous old buses and trams.  

Startrails at the abandoned Coal Mine

It’s been several months since I’ve photograph startrails and it was itching for a while to go outside when there was a clear night. Sadly there were always better reasons to stay inside.. Finally I had some time and could convince one of my friends to get out for some nocturnal photography. We drove to the coal mine of Heusden and decided for an industrial approach. This image is a manual blend of 100 seperate pictures at F5.6, Iso 800, […]

Centrale Thermique

Somewhere around 2008 I first attempted to visit this power plant. Back then, everything was still pretty good locked up and the only entrance point involved climbing up to the second level on an improvised ladder build out of scrap. As soon as I started climbing up, we heard some loud noises coming from the inside. We chickened out due the thought of getting confronted with some copper thieves whilst carrying several thousands of euro’s on gear with us and […]

Abandoned Cooling Tower

Whilst on a urbex-trip true France, suddenly I woke up in the car and noticed we were parked on an abandoned parking lot next to a large cooling tower, with a disappointing sunset behind it. The guy’s were drinking some coffee at the back of the car, whilst I tried to wake up. About 10 minutes later I found myself climbing on the side of the tower in order to get inside and quickly take some pictures before it would […]