Ghosttower of Bangkok

Een kleine wolkenkrabber van 49 verdiepingen hoog die, naarmate je hoger komt, er steeds meer vervallen uitziet.CE5DC088-ABC9-4357-9667-897E3226F9E9Je stapt de laatste treden van de lange klim omhoog en staat plotseling in de open lucht met een fantastisch uitzicht over heel Bangkok, 360 graden om je heen. Deels door de klim en deels door de hoogte klopt je hart in je keel en besef je dat je op een randje staat, met recht voor je een diepte van 185 meter. Ik heb ze niet allemaal geteld maar de eerste verdieping had 16 trappen. In totaal dus 785 trappen geklommen (Snowworld zijn er 508).68C055AC-CA04-4C5A-B80A-E080780FD1BEC640092D-3122-49E7-820B-F945CE3E8B1CToen we naast de toren stonden werden we al gewaarschuwd door een man en een vrouw. “Don’t go inside ! Too dangerous“. Tevens was het gehele gebouw omgeven met stevig hekwerk. Overal stonden borden met de waarschuwing dat we vervolgd zouden worden als we de toren zouden beklimmen.7FB459D8-C11C-4106-9452-F211837568D228925489-22DD-4F80-9C09-92B781042129Big deal. We gingen naar binnen. De twee mannen van de bewakingsdienst waren ons echter niet welgezind. Zelfs ons aanbod om te betalen bleek aan dovemansoren gericht. Toen Angelica op dat moment moest gapen sprongen twee knoopjes los van haar bloesje. Ze vlogen richting de twee bewakers en die openden daarop niet alleen hun ogen van genot maar ook de zwaar metalen toegangsdeur naar het trappenhuis van het gebouw. Welkom in de Ghosttower van Bangkok….”

In 2014 heeft een Zweedse toerist zelfmoord gepleegd door zichzelf op te hangen in deze toren. De persoon in kwestie is pas na een paar weken gevonden, dus dat geeft wel aan hoe verlaten dit gebouw is. Ter nagedachtenis heeft men op de 36e verdieping een kruis in een berg zand gestoken. 9DD3CF0D-80DE-4297-9B54-73B6B2552E78De Thai geloven in geesten en zeggen dat het er spookt. Vandaar ook de naam ‘Ghost Tower’. Tegenwoordig hebben steeds meer mensen de Ghost Tower op hun planning staan, maar dat neemt niet weg dat het nog steeds gevaarlijk is: ontzettend veel gaten in de vloer, beton wat afbrokkelt en diepe liftschachten.B9AC29CD-89B8-4074-995F-A15C73D11C468F5D7B64-D353-4349-A5EA-B0E73A3CC829De klim van 49 verdiepingen kost aardig wat energie, zeker met temperaturen van boven de 30 graden! Met knalrode koppen stonden we boven op het dak uit te blazen. Maar de beloning was er: wat een uitzicht. BA112CF5-BA4F-4643-B3E6-1A4758A89B7F222352F1-4ED1-43CB-958B-407F48CF806FA5401B61-F83B-45A6-8307-4DDB4B87574AC929D603-60C0-4939-BFED-3B7AB69E059AOh ja, twee freestylers hebben hier ooit een filmpje opgenomen welke viraal is gegaan. Niet voor zwakke magen ! 

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Chapel of the Sick

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Urbex. Chapel of the Sick (abandoned hospital).

A hospital which closed a short time ago. A mortuary, kitchen, bedrooms, nice entrance, staff-rooms, ER’s, a lot of instruments, X-ray photos, art-collection on the wall and a real chapel with creepy paitings where the people were praying for the dead…..1375B98B-9378-46A0-B34E-1BC35790D1375C5FA5CD-ECDB-4C48-A53E-95E9EEC72017BBBA8DCA-4F1F-48F0-929A-83C4B98E40F1F20BDC08-D8FC-4AFC-BA60-8CAE4E8CA52F098B32BC-4B88-4A04-A0DD-CDEE080DD58E0C659CB0-A395-465B-BC0C-B37C2EB62D7116806F2D-73C8-4A1D-BEE5-47045BADA7C4

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Castle of love

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Castle of love urbex

We reden ‘s morgens al vroeg weg om een dagje te URBEX-en in België. Na een lange tocht stopten we voor een groot ijzeren hek langs een grote weg. Achter het hek was een lange door onkruid overwoekerde oprijlaan die ons leidde naar het kleine kasteeltje. Het kasteeltje is momenteel onbewoond. Nadat de bewoners waren overleden ontstond er onenigheid in de grote familie over de toekomst van het kasteel. In de tussentijd raakt het kasteel in verval. Een mooi URBEX-moment om eens achterlangs het kasteel te gaan kijken. In de oude schuur troffen we 6 jaren ’50 Alfa Romeo’s aan. Oude scheurijzers van weleer compleet met race-emblemen.  Helaas hadden we onze zaklampen in de auto laten liggen dus moesten we op de tast door het ondergrondse gangencomplex. Rechts in een hoek stond een oude trap die ons met enig gekraak toegang verschafte tot de 1e verdieping. Boven aan gekomen bleek dat alle spulletjes nog aanwezig waren. Op de binnenhof van het kasteel stond een witte auto geparkeerd met de achterklep nog open !  Een man en vrouw waren bezig spulletjes in te laden. We besloten niet weg te gaan maar heel rustig aan te doen. Onze GSM’s gingen op stil en we onderzochten kamer na kamer. Iedere kamer was nog compleet ingericht zoals men dat gewend was rond 1900. Oude antieke kasten, volle flessen whisky, oude antieke bedden, plavuizen, badkamers, oude spiegels, oude prenten aan de muur en overal die muffe reuk. Opeens hoorden we geluid ! De man en vrouw waren het gedeelte van het huis ingekomen waar wij zaten. Muisstil bleven we staan om te horen welke richting ze uit gingen. Ik besloot te gaan kijken. Een verdieping onder me hoorde ik de man iets in het frans zeggen tegen de vrouw. Het ging over Camembert en Chateaubriand. Verder reikt mijn frans niet. Ze maakten alle deuren dicht ! Ook die naar de kelder. Opeens liepen ze naar buiten en we dachten dat we waren binnen gesloten. Toen de dikke eiken poort achter hun dichtsloeg kwamen we er gelukkig achter dat de deur naar de kelder niet was afgesloten. Zodoende stonden we al snel weer buiten en konden we huiswaarts rijden.010E3D01-19DD-4AA6-9ED4-995BDF1739F284F3C179-7249-4ADB-8DAE-F1DE02A96788AE3ED032-6B8F-47BB-91EE-9C90C9619323C1435AED-A5EB-4FEC-8FF6-50CD8CB6618F7161CE89-573B-4BEA-A34B-F1A221F57497AC575FAC-76FC-4E85-B8E6-8C6A5D6704DE189D384C-6DD9-45A2-B674-B615977965CE2F28A733-24A4-4CCD-AC31-A5E8D3948A9F17A85F5F-7339-4F14-B805-15E5D3B2411FEB995A17-AD2D-4CC0-86FE-994A22D0A83C5F1E4DE1-E29C-47A5-8895-51442FC0040706DE731F-EFC0-4451-A5D0-CAA210C28A9C8173A9C2-63CC-4AC9-8D94-917831174CEAB389E48E-A4D0-45B3-9A00-8DD659B95292

Disclaimer: I never claimed that I visited this place. Nor did I advise or force anyone to visit this place. Entering such buildings is prohibited and can be punished with high fines or in some countries you may be fined with a prison sentence.

Quantum of Solace James Bond

On my way from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Bari,Italy I was planning my route to Craco. Craco is one of the 20.000 ghosttowns in Italy. First inhabited by Greeks during the 6th century AD, Craco was built 40 km (25 miles) inland and on a very steep summit for defensive reasons.IMG_7260.jpg Schermafbeelding 2018-10-08 om 22.42.37.pngDuring the following centuries, the town went under feudal control. A university was established in 1276 and by 1561 it had reached a population of 2,590 people.IMG_7271.jpgIMG_7276.jpgBy 1799, the townspeople overthrew the feudal system and Craco became an independent municipality and later, part of the Kingdom of Italy.IMG_7272.jpgSoon though, the town started facing geological problems. By the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of inhabidants had emigrated to north America due to poor agricultural conditions. IMG_7268.jpgA series of earthquakes and landslides followed in the next decades and in 1963 the entire population of 1,800 residents moved to Craco Peschiera for safety reasons. IMG_7270.jpg

 

The image of Craco has been used over the years in various films as a background setting; Quantum of Solace and The Passion of the Christ, being two of them. IMG_7253.jpgAfter shooting some pictures I wanted to leave the ghosttown at 18:00h but my car did not start. IMG_7299.jpgI had to call the emergency service and they arrived at night 01:30am (!). I was getting  hungry. IMG_7314.jpgOnly a few houses were still inhabited. Mainly by older residents. An old woman offered me a piece of pizza with a can of beer. IMG_7306.jpgI ate the piece of pizza on the curb. I was very grateful to the old woman and she waved me out once I was in the tug-off car towards Matera.IMG_7302.jpgIMG_7299.jpg

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Movielocation: the Passion of the Christ (picture by Levi Hartmann)
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Movielocation: Quantum of Solace James Bond (picture by Levi Hartmann)

The Passion of the Christ

On my way from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Bari,Italy I was planning my route to Craco. Craco is one of the 20.000 ghosttowns in Italy. First inhabited by Greeks during the 6th century AD, Craco was built 40 km (25 miles) inland and on a very steep summit for defensive reasons.IMG_7260.jpg Schermafbeelding 2018-10-08 om 22.42.37.pngDuring the following centuries, the town went under feudal control. A university was established in 1276 and by 1561 it had reached a population of 2,590 people.IMG_7271.jpgIMG_7276.jpgBy 1799, the townspeople overthrew the feudal system and Craco became an independent municipality and later, part of the Kingdom of Italy.IMG_7272.jpgSoon though, the town started facing geological problems. By the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of inhabidants had emigrated to north America due to poor agricultural conditions. IMG_7268.jpgA series of earthquakes and landslides followed in the next decades and in 1963 the entire population of 1,800 residents moved to Craco Peschiera for safety reasons. IMG_7270.jpg

 

The image of Craco has been used over the years in various films as a background setting; Quantum of Solace and The Passion of the Christ, being two of them. IMG_7253.jpgAfter shooting some pictures I wanted to leave the ghosttown at 18:00h but my car did not start. IMG_7299.jpgI had to call the emergency service and they arrived at night 01:30am (!). I was getting  hungry. IMG_7314.jpgOnly a few houses were still inhabited. Mainly by older residents. An old woman offered me a piece of pizza with a can of beer. IMG_7306.jpgI ate the piece of pizza on the curb. I was very grateful to the old woman and she waved me out once I was in the tug-off car towards Matera.IMG_7302.jpgIMG_7299.jpg

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Movielocation: the Passion of the Christ (picture by Levi Hartmann)
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Movielocation: Quantum of Solace James Bond (picture by Levi Hartmann)

Craco, a ghosttown of the middle ages

On my way from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Bari,Italy I was planning my route to Craco. Craco is one of the 20.000 ghosttowns in Italy. First inhabited by Greeks during the 6th century AD, Craco was built 40 km (25 miles) inland and on a very steep summit for defensive reasons.IMG_7260.jpg Schermafbeelding 2018-10-08 om 22.42.37.pngDuring the following centuries, the town went under feudal control. A university was established in 1276 and by 1561 it had reached a population of 2,590 people.IMG_7271.jpgIMG_7276.jpgBy 1799, the townspeople overthrew the feudal system and Craco became an independent municipality and later, part of the Kingdom of Italy.IMG_7272.jpgSoon though, the town started facing geological problems. By the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of inhabidants had emigrated to north America due to poor agricultural conditions. IMG_7268.jpgA series of earthquakes and landslides followed in the next decades and in 1963 the entire population of 1,800 residents moved to Craco Peschiera for safety reasons. IMG_7270.jpg

 

The image of Craco has been used over the years in various films as a background setting; Quantum of Solace and The Passion of the Christ, being two of them. IMG_7253.jpgAfter shooting some pictures I wanted to leave the ghosttown at 18:00h but my car did not start. IMG_7299.jpgI had to call the emergency service and they arrived at night 01:30am (!). I was getting  hungry. IMG_7314.jpgOnly a few houses were still inhabited. Mainly by older residents. An old woman offered me a piece of pizza with a can of beer. IMG_7306.jpgI ate the piece of pizza on the curb. I was very grateful to the old woman and she waved me out once I was in the tug-off car towards Matera.IMG_7302.jpgIMG_7299.jpg

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Movielocation: the Passion of the Christ (picture by Levi Hartmann)
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Movielocation: Quantum of Solace James Bond (picture by Levi Hartmann)

Craco, a ghosttown of the middle ages

On my way from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Bari,Italy I was planning my route to Craco. Craco is one of the 20.000 ghosttowns in Italy. First inhabited by Greeks during the 6th century AD, Craco was built 40 km (25 miles) inland and on a very steep summit for defensive reasons.IMG_7260.jpg Schermafbeelding 2018-10-08 om 22.42.37.pngDuring the following centuries, the town went under feudal control. A university was established in 1276 and by 1561 it had reached a population of 2,590 people.IMG_7271.jpgIMG_7276.jpgBy 1799, the townspeople overthrew the feudal system and Craco became an independent municipality and later, part of the Kingdom of Italy.IMG_7272.jpgSoon though, the town started facing geological problems. By the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of inhabidants had emigrated to north America due to poor agricultural conditions. IMG_7268.jpgA series of earthquakes and landslides followed in the next decades and in 1963 the entire population of 1,800 residents moved to Craco Peschiera for safety reasons. IMG_7270.jpg

 

The image of Craco has been used over the years in various films as a background setting; Quantum of Solace and The Passion of the Christ, being two of them. IMG_7253.jpgAfter shooting some pictures I wanted to leave the ghosttown at 18:00h but my car did not start. IMG_7299.jpgI had to call the emergency service and they arrived at night 01:30am (!). I was getting  hungry. IMG_7314.jpgOnly a few houses were still inhabited. Mainly by older residents. An old woman offered me a piece of pizza with a can of beer. IMG_7306.jpgI ate the piece of pizza on the curb. I was very grateful to the old woman and she waved me out once I was in the tug-off car towards Matera.IMG_7302.jpgIMG_7299.jpg

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Movielocation: the Passion of the Christ (picture by Levi Hartmann)
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Movielocation: Quantum of Solace James Bond (picture by Levi Hartmann)