ECVB Panorama Collection

I posted this pano at the weekend on a pano Facebook page and a few people pointed out stitching errors that I'd not noticed previously, so I decided to have another go at it.After looking at the original I have to agree with them. This was one of the very first panorama images that I [...]

Image Processing Tutorial

I thought that I'd create a post showing how I created an image this morning. I've been spending a bit of time brushing up on skills and looking into tutorials recently, so I thought it was time to put into use what I had learnt and share that with my viewers. Generally I use several [...]

Maison R – tell Me About It

Every urbex photographer likes a chair. I'm not sure what it evokes, but a seat in an empty room can make a picture - the subject adding interest to an otherwise mediocre space. If this chair had not been in the picture then there would have been no shot in the loft. Admittedly it was [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:04:59+00:00December 21st, 2011|Belgium, Blog, Featured|2 Comments

Chateau Y – Disconnected By Your Smile

Another great example of my recent Euro Tour #2 and the state that houses are left in. The house was chock full of 'stuff' all the cupboards were still full with books and jars, some clothes left too. A really nice find. I've processed this one a bit more sympathetically and tried to bring out [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:05:12+00:00September 28th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|4 Comments

Chateau Y – Daydream

This is the reason why Europe is awesome for exploring - houses / chateaus and the like all left in good condition, possibly things get moved around, but generally things are left as they are. This house is an excellent example where the owner has looked after the property (as we found out). All that [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:05:19+00:00September 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|2 Comments

Chateau Y – Jesus Saves

Here's a fairly straight forward image from Chateau Y- one of the many religious images hung on the walls here. An interesting point is that the paper has obviously fallen from the right of the hung picture, however its been replaced after the paper has left the wall. The owner obviously still cares about the [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:05:20+00:00September 26th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|0 Comments

Maison R – Madonna

Maison R has more religious stuff than I have seen at any other location, pictures, crosses, Madonna and Jesus adorn every room. The house even has its own chapel. Possibly the cleanest and tidiest room in the whole house. I'd known that this room was there so was happy to find it and photograph the [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:05:21+00:00September 20th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|3 Comments

ECVB – Cockerill

Here's my final panorama from ECVB - this is taken from the area furthest from the control room. More super pipes for you to scroll around. Hit the full screen icon (the right hand square) once the image has loaded  for the full screen experience.   Again this is processed in a similar [...]

By |2012-09-02T15:51:13+01:00September 18th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|1 Comment

ECVB – Organ Pipes

This is the money shot at ECVB. Right in front of the control room facing the four massive silver pipes that extend to the ceiling. From here the true majesty of the site can be seen, it really is awesome.   This image is made from 162 images,18 shots made up of 9 [...]

By |2012-09-02T15:25:40+01:00September 15th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|5 Comments

ECVB – Turbine Hall

Here's the turbine hall at ECVB. Compared to the rest of the facility its pretty sparse. All of the interesting stuff is below. There are two turbines housed in here, one at the far end of the hall transversely angled to the one below. I'll not say much about this and let the images do [...]

By |2012-09-02T15:57:14+01:00September 14th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|0 Comments

ECVB – The Cathedral

Since the first time I went to ECVB  on a solo trip quite some time ago I have wanted to do a series of panoramas of this awesome location. The main hall is so vast that to take simple images just does not do it justice. When one arrives in here initially there is a [...]

By |2012-09-02T16:13:51+01:00September 13th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|1 Comment

ECVB – The Sky is the Limit

This weekend we took a trip to Belgium. I've been previously a month or so ago and was quite unsuccessful at getting the images that I wanted, I was after some panorama images of the turbine hall, but unfortunately wasn't well enough practised with the pano head so ended up coming away empty handed in [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:05:29+00:00September 11th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

Chateau Y – Adler

Its amazing when you find something like this in a room out urbexing. there was nothing else in the space excepting this old Alder sewing machine. I doubt it was put there by the (angry) owner, more than likely by another photographer, so thanks whoever you may be. I tried several different views of this [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:11:33+00:00September 1st, 2011|Belgium, Featured|1 Comment

Maison R – My Favorite Dress

This was the first 'house' that we went to on our explore. I'll call it Maison R. This one had a really weird feeling to it, things were on the whole left as if the owner had just vacated the property. It did actually feel as if we were in 'someone's' house. There wasn't much [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:11:35+00:00August 30th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|2 Comments

Spirals of My Mind

Here's a shot of the wonderful stairs at Château Y. this was possibly the best decorated house I've seen from an abandoned point of view - walls all painted with beautiful frescos but left to rot. We were disturbed soon after this by the property owner who was less than impressed that we were in [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:13:29+00:00August 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|7 Comments

Liège-Guillemins Station

Liège-Guillemins Station was built in 2009 by architect Santiago Calatrava. It's a very impressive structure, more so in in evening when it is deserted and lit. the stark white beams and supports looking somewhat futuristic and life like. It certainly felt organic and as if the whole structure could morph into something totally different. I'm [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:14:44+00:00August 23rd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

University of Liege – Stair Action

We stopped over in Liege on the way through Belgium and wanted to pop into see the University. In particular the lecture theatre. . Guided by a handy map we made our entrance, this made things somewhat easier and saved a bit of time. Most of the uni is unremarkable - somewhat trashed, but generally [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:54:32+00:00May 9th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|5 Comments

ECVB – The Pipes

Here's an image from ECVB - the derelict power station in Belgium. This is truly one of my urbex high points. The site is massive with loads of rusty pipes. Its on a grand scale too - over 10 floors I would guess.I was exploring alone, in a foreign country knowing that there was security [...]

By |2011-01-18T01:15:49+00:00January 18th, 2011|Featured|2 Comments

ECVB – Take Control

So - last night I was struggling, however I did manage to knock this image out as well as April 1950 in the previous post. Getting this image 'just so' wasnt easy though, the contrast between the saturation of the rust and shine of the silver was hard to balance how I envisaged the image. I [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:44:49+00:00October 20th, 2010|Featured|2 Comments

Cristallerie – Keeping A Lid On It

Another from the glass factory Val Saint Lambert. Although I didn't see the glass that I was after there were still some artifacts left, dusty and weathered jet shiny underneath. There were many of these lids wrapped in paper ready to be finished and sent out to shops for eager people to purchase. It was [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:44:50+00:00October 11th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments
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