Last week I visited an abandoned building that was used as a flax dry and wash place. It was left alone since a couple of years. After entering the building, there was a view from the first floor on an old Mercedes that was fighting against time and decay. I took the photos in HDR, with some post-processing. This old factory is located in Flanders, in the region where once the textile industry was booming business.
Located in Beauvoorde, this is one of the most beautiful castles. It was built in 1408 and after it was buried down it was rebuild in 1617. In 1875 a new owner, Arthur Merghelynck, undertook an extensive restoration. The interior fittings and furnishings inside it today date from Merghalynck’s time. The castle was promoted to historic monument status in 1987. It’s still possible to visit this castle, also the park around the castle is worth visiting. There is even a special program for children to visit this castle with activities 🙂 so when you are around, must visit.
Build between 1904 and 1906 according to plans from architect Van Humbeek, the Royal Depot was destined for long-term storage of goods under the control of the government.
As soon as you enter the site your eyes are drawn to the left to a breathtaking example of industrial architecture, with an imposing façade.
At the outside, there a some small constructions left from this huge industrial site.
This abandoned transfo station is located in Zwevegem (Belgium). It was built in 1911 and used for over 90 years. Currently it is property of the city and a place for exhibitions and entertainment. The building and transfo’s are classified and being restored. The site is public and can be visited on specified hours or happenings.
I have some more photo’s of this place, I will post them in the next week.