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vendredi 20 décembre 2013

Simply amazing........................


The beds are made up, but this abandoned mansion has not had an occupant sleeping in its grand rooms for years,

The tenants at the Round Mansion in western Belgium are long gone, but the bedrooms are still occupied by expensive furniture and ornaments.

These eerie photographs were captured by London urban explorer Andre Govia, 37, after he decided to start documenting his love of abandoned buildings.

Spooky: With an abandoned tricycle sitting in an empty corridor, this derelict but once grand mansion could be the setting for The Shining


Silence: Piles of clothes lie abandoned on a chair in one of the many bedrooms alongside papers and even a wine glass


'This mansion was an amazing place to visit,' said Mr Govia.

'It was very cold and creepy, heavy damp air and noises from the wind made it seem so chilling.


'The most interesting part for me was the sheer size of the mansion.

'I couldn't believe the nine bedrooms and large rooms were used by just the one family who lived here.


Mr Govia explains: 'When people see these photographs they think that it's a waste of a building and history. I like this reaction as I always try to capture the ambiance and textures of the location so people can feel what it's like inside'


'The most interesting part for me was the sheer size of the mansion. I couldn't believe the nine bedrooms and large rooms were used by just the one family who lived here,' said Mr Govia



'This mansion was an amazing place to visit,' said Mr Govia. 'It was very cold and creepy, heavy damp air and noises from the wind made it seem so chilling'

Project: These eerie photographs were captured by London urban explorer Andre Govia, 37, after he decided to start documenting his love of abandoned buildings.
 


 
With everything from worn slippers to books and old clothes, this old mansion has apparently lay abandoned since the early 1990s.

Mr Govia explains: 'When people see these photographs they think that it's a waste of a building and history.

'I like this reaction as I always try to capture the ambiance and textures of the location so people can feel what it's like inside.

'I try to create images that will place people with me on my visits and see what I feel and see.

'This particular building made me feel on edge and so there was no time to relax when I was inside
 
 

Simply amazing

A la prochaine mes belles
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6 commentaires:

  1. Oh, I wish I could walk through that old mansion. Can't believe they left all the great furniture and other things. Thank you very much for this article and the amazing photos! Kind regards, Selma

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  2. That staircase...wow!! but I want to know WHY!!...what happened to the family??

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  3. I saw this in the Daily Mail and thought to myself if this house had been abandoned in the UK the fireplaces would have been stripped out, furniture gone and graffiti on the walls, would love to know where exactly it is and the story behind it!

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  4. Such a beautiful house. Such a shame it has not got a family still living there. But I love the abandoned quite ghostly pictures and would love to visit.
    Rosezeeta.

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  5. So sad... I've been searching on the web all Saturday afternoon to find its precise location, and finally, by chance this morning, I discovered that this chateau is laying in a neigbour-village from Papignies. It is hidden in a deep "forest" and I never did imagine that there could be such a beauty there! I'm completely amazed and sad at the same time. It is now for sale. What will happen to this....

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    1. Hi there, I too have been trying to locate this manor, I would love to find out how much it is for sale at. Please let me know, I have spent hours searching. Kind regards, quinnhunter515@gmail.com

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