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Aircraft Museum (DE)

After a day trotting around some of Germany’s more unknown exploring spots we decided to have a look at an old aircraft museum which closed it’s doors in 2007. The museum was meant to reopen after a short renovation however it stayed closed and the attractions are rotting away in the undergrowth. Continue reading

Tree Maison (BE)

On the last day of our little trip to Belgium we visited a small abandoned house which has become known as Tree Maison. Continue reading

Haven House (DE)

I stumbled across this abandoned house in Germany a few weeks ago, unsure if people still lived here or not i reccy’d the place a few times and decided it was worth a look as nobody had been to the house for ages. Continue reading

Chambre De Commerce (BE)

The Chambre De Commerce in Belgium is a feast for the eyes the old neo-gothic style building has stood the test of time and makes and excellent place for an early morning explore.

The Chambre was originally built around 1531 by Joseph Schadde but has been renovated from it’s original form after 2 fires in 1583 and 1858. Continue reading

The Courthouse (DE)

There are many things in the cities around us which are abandoned and unseen by the general public, this is what makes Urban Exploration so exciting for me, to see things what are off limits and forgotten about.

This courthouse in Germany is such an example, the staircase is by far the main attraction here, the symmetry is amazing, the site is currently under development but i understand the staircase is been kept to serve as the centre piece of the new building and rightly so. Continue reading

Power Plant CM / BR (BE)

Power plant CM / BR is located in the northern part of Belgium and is a sister plant to Power Station Maybach the only difference is that CM / BR was a coal and gas powered station and Maybach was gas and fuel oil only this is evident with the clearly visible coal conveyor systems at CM / BR. Continue reading

Power Plant Maybach (BE)

Belgium… Some would say an urban explorers dream, the country is littered with abandoned industrial installations from factories to power stations in extremely good condition and are extremely rewarding to explore.

We stumbled across this power plant not even knowing of it’s existence but it would appear its been reported before and labeled as “Maybach” earlier in the year but with no history. Continue reading

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

If you’ve never heard of Chernobyl or Pripyat (which rock have you hid under?) then you can see the route of the cause above!

On the 26th of April 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded.  The disaster began during a systems test at reactor number four of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the northern area of the Ukraine. Continue reading

Chernobyl 2012 – A Summary

In October of 2012 i again helped arrange another massive trip to the abandoned city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone in the north of the Ukraine, this was to be my third (and last) visit for a while to the area. Continue reading

Dark Pripyat – Available in Print & iTunes

Dark Pripyat is an extraordinary interactive collection of Pripyat and Chernobyl pictures from the abandoned exclusion zone during visits from 2010 & 2011 and is available as a downloadable book from the iBookstore, PDF format  and is also available in print.

Dark Pripyat is Urbanpixels’ first interactive photo book* which is exclusively available on Apple’s iBookstore for the Apple iPad.  We believe that the iPad platform is one of the best to view some of the stunning photography from around the Chernobyl exclusion zone & the abandoned city of Pripyat and is available free for you to download right now. Continue reading

Hospital BZ – Germany

I’ve managed to come across this old Military hospital and complex in Germany, this will become a little project i think for me in the next few weeks, as i spent 5hours here in the hospital section and only covered 20% of the site i would say, its massive (38 Acres).

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S.A.I.R.O Oil Refinary

I stumbled across this abandoned oil refinery in Imperia, Italy it was totally unexpected so it was a decent mooch, pretty stripped and bare but a few nice items still remained.

Due to the surprise find luckily I had my camera but not my tripod so please forgive the blurry images from inside. Continue reading

Chernobyl Town

I was surprised with the town of Chernobyl, a lot of people forget that Chernobyl isn’t the plant itself but the town slightly to the south. Continue reading

Moscow Eye (Duga-3)

The Moscow Eye was known by many names such as Duga 3 or the Russian Woodpecker, it was a notorious Soviet radio signal that could be sporadically heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the “Woodpecker” name. Continue reading


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