Urban exploration at Château Miranda/de Noisy

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Situated in Celles, in the wider Namur province, this neo-gothic style castle was built in 1866 by the English architect Edward Milner, as requested by the Liedekerke-Beaufort family. Occupied by German troops during the Second World War, in 1950 was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS) and was turned into a holiday camp for ill children. Maintenance costs led to its abandonment in 1991 and four years later a big part of it was burnt. Since then it has been gradually collapsing, especially after the damages caused by a severe storm in 2006. Today, even if in derelict state, it is a beautifully abandoned site wrapped into the magic of its past glory.

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7 thoughts on “Urban exploration at Château Miranda/de Noisy

  1. Abandonments! Yay. I live for this stuff.
    Ever think of joining UER? Be careful
    though – falling ceilings and asbestos
    can be bad for you.

    RUST is a free novel I have posted –
    it’s a silent hill type adventure in an
    old theme park – have you ever written
    stories about the places you explore?

    I’d love to read them!

  2. Took a closer look at the pictures –
    the colors and moldings are
    spectacular –

    and the exterior, this is the location
    many people live for.

    I’m no photographer, but these look
    like some great shots. What kind of
    camera did you use?

    Thank you for working in color – a
    lot of people use monochrome and
    that would not have done the ceilings
    justice.

    I was glad to see that there wasn’t
    too much graffiti – at least in your
    pictures. Many of these locations
    lose there mystique when covered
    in spray paint. 😦

  3. hey there rastelly, welcome to my world! Fan of colours, textures and stories behind the images. It is great to see that you enjoyed this ride.

    Abandoned places are full of mysterious fantasies.I might be sharing some stories and abstract thoughts on my urbex sessions at some point, for the moment my eyes are still thirsty for some visual adventure.

    As for the graffiti, to my mind, it can always add narrative to certain places but it also depends on the different genres and styles. By the way my camera for this session was Fujifilm X20, a small beauty for big ventures!

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