Kindsbach Cave

Kindsbach Cave / Germany

During research for new targets I stumbled over some notes regarding a quite interesting underground facility, the now abandoned and below described Kindsbach Cave. It was fortunately not too difficult to get in contact with the owner, Wolfgang Wuermell, grandson of the original owner. He was very kind, gave us a little tour and even [...]

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Powerplant ECVB

Powerplant ECVB / Belgium

Earlier in 2012 I was on a little photo tour with Fuerst during which we also had the chance to visit one of the best known Urbex spots in Belgium or even Europe: the CEFB (i.e. Électriques des Flandres et du Brabant) Powerplant in the vicinity of Gent, or more famously known among the “crowd” [...]

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia / PA

In 1787, a group of well-known and powerful Philadelphians convened in the home of Benjamin Franklin. The members of The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons expressed growing concern with the conditions in American and European prisons. Dr. Benjamin Rush spoke on the Society’s goal, to see the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania set [...]

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VNV Nation in Brooklyn / NY

The official website of VNV Nation describes them as follows: “Irish/English duo VNV Nation have persistently leaped from strength to strength, over the years, emerging as a powerhouse in the alternative electronic rock and industrial scenes. Their unique sound blends thematic lyrics and emotive vocals with influences from electronic music, indie, rock, dance music, classical [...]

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The Last Bowl

Harlem Valley State Hospital / NY

Harlem Valley State Hospital opened on April 24th, 1924 “for the care and treatment of the insane” as part of an act to discontinue the farm and industrial prison at Wingdale. Buildings A, B and C had already been constructed and money was soon requested to buy adjoining farmland and buildings to build a root [...]

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Former Police Headquarters in Wiesbaden / Germany

Around 1900, the houses at 2-6 Market Street were put down in order to erect the building for the Royal Police Directorate between Friedrich Street and Mauer Street. The result was a four storey two-winged building with a corner tower. An annex for the prison and the necessary horse stables were built in the courtyard. [...]

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Jet Engine Testing Facility / NJ

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) was a U.S. Navy jet engine testing facility for military aircraft from the mid-1950’s until the late 1990’s. As a result of the activities at the facility, trichloroethylene (which was used as coolant fluid), jet fuel, and other chemicals have leaked into the subsurface which resulted in some attention [...]

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Main Hardware Depot Bunker / Germany

In the 1960s -just a couple of kilometers away from the Main Medical Depot Bunker- also a Main Hardware Depot Bunker (GerHDep) was dug into the mountainous flanks of the Wisper valley. The facility consists of rhombically built street and storage tunnels and galleries, which spread over a total length of over ten kilometers. The [...]

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Watts Campbell Engine Co. / NJ

Watts Campbell Engine Co. was founded in 1851 and is located in Newark, New Jersey. It became a premier supplier of big steam engines and at its peak employed 300 people. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1986. The current owner, Charles (Chad) Watts, a 70++ year [...]

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Main Medical Depot Bunker / Germany

After the dissolution of the medical supplies depot Wittlich/Germany in July 1975 the medical depot Lorch/Rheingau was set up. It had the task to store, maintain, deliver and dispose medical supplies for the Medical Service of the German Bundeswehr. In the 1960s, the days of the Cold War, they sought to protect such facilities against [...]

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