November 28th, 2014 - Afternoon
Before visiting Chateau Zakspeed, we actually never heard nor seen anything on this beautiful location. A friend of ours told us there was this abandoned chateau near his home, so on a chilly fridayafternoon, after my boyfriend was done working, we went to check it out.
We were amazed by the amount of junk laying around in the chateau, but the beautiful hallway and the amazing staircase really were worth the visit! ;)
When we arrived, there were some railway workers, working on the trainrails near the chateau. My boyfriend asked them if we were allowed to pass, which we were so we went along and bumped into a city worker riding a bycicle in front of the chateau. After he asked us what we were doing out there (photographing, sir!) and if we were photographing for some magazine (No, sir!), he warned us not to go inside and took of.
We waited for a little while, shooting the outside of the chateau and the side building, before entering the chateau, to make sure he wasn't coming back to check on us, but we haven't seen him anymore and were able to shoot our inside pics without any problems.
There was a whole lot of stuff inside: toys, papers, cd's and movies and a lot of, well, just junk! But the hallway with the chandelier and the gorgeous stairs left me breathless! Besides the gorgeous entree, also the large unbroken mirror and the furniture that was left behind, made it really worth the visit!
Unfortunately, this chateau burned down some months after our visit and the hallway is in really bad shape now. Such a shame!
For more pictures and the history of Chateau Zakspeed, check out my gallery HERE.
Untill my next footprints! ;)
November 15th, 2014 - Morning,
For this trip, we stayed in our dear old Belgium! And what locations do we have on our planning today? Lost Boeing and Chateau de la Chapelle.
Schollaerts Monastery actually was't on our to do list, we bumped into these buildings when driving to Lost Boeing and couldn't resist taking a look inside.
After an 40 minutes drive (approximately), we bumped into an unknown abandoned building and stumbled into some other people before going in but it seemed they weren't real urbexers, he was carrying some burglar stuff and looking for copper while she was photographing the place. Luckily we didn't share any locations with them! Such a shame to have locations trashed by people like that!
Anyway, we went inside and well, there wasn't that much to see, to be fair... Some abandoned chairs, a staircase and some empty rooms... Not really worth the drive, but if you bump into it by accident, it's nice to have another location to add this to your "Done" list! ;)
For more pictures and the history of this location, check out the gallery HERE.
November 15th, 2014 - Noon / Afternoon
After leaving Schollaerts Monastery, we took off and drove to the real first location on our to do list: Lost Boeing.
We didn't have to search for it, as the planes are already visible from the road so after parking the car, we walked over there and started shooting. Those busses really took me back into time. 2 years ago, my boyfriend (and urbexpartner! ;)) took me to a trip to London, to celebrate my 30th birthday, so I was thrilled to see those busses. Those were the first items I photographed over there! ;)
We went into the bus too, but apart from one seat, the drivers seat, the stearing wheel and the stairs to the opper deck, there wasn't that much to see.
We dind't get into the airplanes either, since the big one was standing on the roof. I've heard you can get into the big one, but there's a shooting club just next to the building where the plane was on top and people were going inside and outside all the time. Bummer! ;)
For more pictures and the history of Lost Boeing, check out the gallery HERE.
After visiting Lost Boeing, we went to Chateau de la Chapelle but I had to let my boyfriend do that one on his own, since I was to scared to cross the tree in the water... What a chicken I am, right? ;) Bummer! ;)
For pictures of Chateau de la Chapelle, I recommend you to go HERE.
Untill my next footprints! ;)