Dragon's Lair Fans - Arcade Lifestyle
January 17, 2018, 03:49:01 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: ALS'/DLF' : your daily dose of Arcade Life Style...inside the Dragon's Lair!
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: urban exploration / lost place tour in belgium - wanna join the fun?  (Read 962 times)
Superully
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 6271


Southern Part of Germany


View Profile
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:06:40 PM »


hey guys, it's this time of the year again: school holidays Cool

i thought i could do something different this year (apart from the usual arcade stuff) and go on an urban exploration tour in belgium. from what i've heard, this country is full of fantastic lost places like this one:



right now my plan is to do the tour in the second week of august, no specific date set though. i was wondering if any one of you guys would like to come along for the thrill of exploration, even if it is just for a few hours. OR perhaps you'd like to meet up in the evening, have a nice chat together and play a few arcade games. perhaps you even have a bed to crash Tongue

we do have a few belgium people here, so maybe you even know a few secret locations which are not common knowledge. any clue, any lead you have might be interesting ...

looking forward to some input and fellow travelers  Smiley
Logged

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
Superully
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 6271


Southern Part of Germany


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 06:43:35 PM »

noone wanted to join the fun, but i went anyways - with two friends of mine  Cool

well, what can i say: this country is indeed a mekka for urban explorers, unfortunately we only had three days. BUT still quite a few weeks before school starts again, therefore i will return at the end of august for more exploration ...

Logged

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
Belike
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 4606


Budapest, Hungary


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 10:22:56 AM »

Looks interesting Cheesy
Pics plíz. Cheesy
Logged
DarthNuno
Administrator
ArcadeLifeStyler'
*****
Posts: 11539


Singe's castle


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 12:16:25 PM »

I love this kind of stuff! Yes, more pic please!  Kiss
Logged

Superully
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 6271


Southern Part of Germany


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 07:15:55 PM »

ok guys, just a select few, dont wanna spoil everything because i'm thinking about making a video! we did a LOT in three days, this is just a selection.

we visited old hospitals ...



... and abandoned castles, ...



... fairy tale castles which will soon be gone FOREVER, ...



... walked on railway tracks which had never been used, ...



... and stood inside a GIANT cooling tower!



of course i also flew my drone over empty military buildings ....



... and INSIDE the cooling tower! (can you spot me in the picture?)



that is, until i crashed it into a wall while trying to land in a tight spot!  shock



i broke two propellers, the drone is still working (aka flying), but i'm having a problem with the live picture on my smartphone. working on solving it as we speak ...
Logged

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
Muerto
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 3804


Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 09:22:35 AM »

Great stories, it's all ways fun to see abandoned places Smiley
Any chance you could resize the pictures coming? Roll Eyes
Logged

Q*ris
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 2497


CAP'TAIIIN ARCADE!


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 09:49:38 AM »

Nice!
Check the great pictures from my friend Alain who is also into urbex:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-descamps/

He went to the same castle as you when it was still in one piece.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-descamps/12348456104/

The basement was used for classrooms (there's a picture of it in the link) during summer camps at the castle ...until there was a fire in the building.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-descamps/15981597322/


 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 09:54:57 AM by Q*ris » Logged
Sivak
Jr. Member
*
Posts: 7


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 12:14:49 PM »

wow! amazing places. Is it the first one a HDR?
Logged
Q*ris
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 2497


CAP'TAIIIN ARCADE!


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 01:45:09 PM »

wow! amazing places. Is it the first one a HDR?
No, these are touched up in Adobe Lightroom.
Logged
Andreas_AUT
Member
**
Posts: 228


hello world


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 01:45:28 PM »

That castle, what a shame. As a kid, I was fascinated from every fortress and castle ( and yes, we also have a lot of them ). I understand that the coming generations cannot or dont want to put money into it to keep it alive. But that picture of the castle, its for me like the rotten or vandalized cab pictures.
Logged

Superully
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 6271


Southern Part of Germany


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 02:43:43 PM »

i have just uploaded a short explanation video as to why there haven't been any new elektro arkade videos. in case you don't understand my german, here's the short version: my electrician has "run away".  Tongue

however, i've used the time to create a new youtube channel about one of my other hobbies: urban exploration. the channel is called THE LOST PLACE TAPES and here's what it's all about:

The lost place tapes show decaying abandoned locations in Germany and beyond which have been forgotten in time. They tell the stories behind those lost places in slow - sometimes even almost melancholic - pictures trying to make the forgotten unforgettable …

the channel has only been online for a few days now, so there's still not a lot of content there, but a lot of stuff is going to be added in the future. the good news for the guys who don't speak or understand german: i have added english subtitles so that you can follow my explanations (and subtitles are a pain in the butt to do to be honest). i'd be happy if you would follow my channel and subscribe there as well ... Kiss

here's the link to The Lost Place Tapes YouTube Channel

AND

here's the link to Episode 1 - Hotel Muscle Club

Thanks a lot for your support, guys!!!
Logged

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
Etienne MacGyver
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 7517


The Netherlands


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 09:51:20 PM »

Subscribed !

That intro is creepy man  Grin  Space Ace Space Ace
Logged

Looking for Repro Decals ?  Visit my webstore !  arrow  http://www.easywebshop.com/arcadedecals
Belike
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 4606


Budapest, Hungary


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 09:45:29 AM »

Just saw your last episode from "Die KristallTherme", I'm really amazed from this place and the professional technique you use for shooting and post production. Space Ace
Your inrtro also rocks. Cheesy
Logged
Superully
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 6271


Southern Part of Germany


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »

thx a lot, bela, happy that you are watching and that you enjoy the show. i'm still not one hundred per cent happy with the camera and the movements, too shaky, but that's what you get without a stabilizer - however, this is going to change soon, although the videos will stay the same for a while because i have such a huge back catalogue. it's amazing how many abandoned places are out there - and the variety of those. not just hotels, but basically everything you can imagine. stay tuned for some kickass locations coming up ...

btw, the intro and outro are getting a slight overhaul starting with today's episode ...  Cool (i was not happy with the readability of the titles, so i re-did the design a little bit using a different software!
Logged

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
Etienne MacGyver
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 7517


The Netherlands


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 09:43:09 AM »

I am hooked.

Love it all the way !
Logged

Looking for Repro Decals ?  Visit my webstore !  arrow  http://www.easywebshop.com/arcadedecals
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!