Chateau de Noisy, Belgium

Owners have formally applied for demolition of this significant heritage castle This place is one of the most magical and architecturally beautiful castles I've seen. I've visited it 4 times and each time it never fails to impress with its neo-gothic architecture. The owners own several castles and have now …

Good bye 2013, it was a stunning year

I've been enjoying reading everyones messages, recapping on the year spent but inspiring lots of activity for 2014. For me, 2013 was a roller coaster of a year, highs, lows, good times and tough times but never bad times. Seen so many great locations, so many great people across Europe, …

Abandoned University, Belgium

Last used for talks on nuclear energy A vast university campus left abandoned for some time – we spent some hours here but we did not have long enough. Lots of labs for space engineering and jet engine testing, amazing place. We bumped into metal thieves, they were polite and …

Internal Schematics

Things found in abandoned locations This former hospital, also known as Hospital of a 1000 Wheelchairs, had a lot of patient information left. Detailed records of patients, personal information and then x-rays… This, for me, is the most intimate details that can be left – actually seeing inside the patients …

Are you getting interested in the new Nikon Df?

16.2MP CMOS full-frame sensorEXPEED 3 processing engineISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 204,800 equivalent)Pentaprism viewfinder, approx. 100% coverage The specs stack up really well. Personally I love the design – is this something special from Nikon or is it another iteration of the same? What do you think? Reshared post from …

The Matrix

Royal Air Force Telecommunications Not really as advanced however. What you are seeing here is the total secured telephony system and switch gear for a mothballed UK Royal Air Force base, part of the strategic command centre held inside the Station HQ. Its funny when you think of it, one …

Sweet Dreams

As the night draws to a close, I thought I would share this image. It was taken in a old millers house in Luxembourg. The house was beautiful with a winding set of stairs, and at the top of them, there was the master bedroom. Still laid out like the …

No, thank you Google Play

Nexus 5 has been shipped, ahead of schedule Notifications like these always go down well, especially when it means that the Nexus 5 is in the post. Looking forward to getting this in my hands. I love the Nexus 4 I currently own but the 5, well should be great! …

Dr. Crazy wishes you a Happy Halloween – 2013

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing on Halloween night, have a great time and have fun! This image is of me as the crazy doctor, taken inside an abandoned mental asylum in a former surgical ward. It was created and processed for a unique adult scare attraction in …

The History of Mundesley Hospital (Tuberculosis Sanatorium) (UK)

The History of Mundesley Hospital (Tuberculosis Sanatorium) (UK) Mundesley sanatorium was built in pre-fabricated sections made of timber, by Boulton and Paul ltd. It was the first large centre in England that had been built specifically for open-air treatment of the disease. However, due to its status as a private hospital, Mundesley could …

Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR ED Lens – Review

Introduction It was either keep the Nikon 14mm f/2.8, get a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 or get the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR. After chatting to my local camera shop they ordered me in some gear to test in their showroom. This review looks at the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 – most people …

The History of ECVB Power Plant (CEB, CEFB) (Belgium)

The History of ECVB Power Plant (CEB, CEFB) (Belgium) When Société Centrale d’Electricité du Brabant started what is more commonly known as ECVB power plant, it contained 2 2000 kilowatt turbo alternators running at 3000rpm generating 3 phase current at 12,000 volts and 50 cycles. Steam was supplied by three Babcock …

The History of the Antwerpen Premetro Tram System (Belgium)

The History of the Antwerpen Premetro Tram System In the Mid-1970s, Belgium was a wealthy country, with high investment into both the Wallonia and Flanders regions. At the time the policy of equal funding meant that if one region received funding for a project, in turn, the other would receive …

The History of Bessingham Manor (UK)

The History of Bessingham Manor Bessingham Manor has an amazing history in this graded area, we will cover the stories later in this article. When repairs went wrong, the decline of this manor house started. Seeing the building now highlights the significance of the damage. Three stories of flooring has …

The History of RAF Neatishead (UK)

The History of RAF Neatishead (UK) – 1941 to current day As early as 1886, the discovery and development of Radar was under way  beginning when, German physicist Heinrich Hertz showed that radio waves could be reflected from solid objects. Over the next eighteen years progress was slow globally until 1904 when German, Christian Huelsmeyer first …