Combo #338 (Therese Cherton) & Combo #339 (Eric Rozen)

By on April 13, 2015

"Once upon a time, there was a castle in the forest… If you are at all interested in Urbex, you must have come across pictures of the Noisy Castle. In 2013, the Tribune de Geneve went as far as to call it one of the 40 most beautiful forgotten places in the world. I only live about 100 kilometers from the place and being painfully aware of the fact that it might be destroyed soon, Eric and I decided to head out there on a beautiful sunny day.

Noisy Castle (or Miranda Castle) isn’t too far from Namur, in the South of Belgium. During the French Revolution, the count of Liedekerke-Beaufort was evicted from his family residence in Vêves and took refuge in a farmstead, which would later become a castle for his descendants. The central tower was erected in 1903 and the construction work finished in 1907. At that point, it became the permanent summer residence of the Liedekerke-Beaufort family. During WWII it was briefly occupied by German troops. In 1950, it became a holiday home for the children of SNCB (National Railway Company of Belgium) employees. After a fire and an aggressive invasion of dry rot, the castle was completely abandoned in 1991. The count Liedekerke-Beaufort requested a demolition permit, in 2013, but many local organizations are trying desperately to preserve the building and have it restored to its former glory. Save Noisy!

The place really does deserve its reputation. It’s spectacular, magnificent even, but in a very sorry state. Doorways crumbling, radiators falling away from the walls… We braved the dangers and hereby present some of our Hipstamatic pictures. We decided to use the "Brussels Hipstapak”, seen as we are in Belgium and with Eric, no less ;-) Eric decided to use "his" lens and Thérèse used the Manneken film."
Thérèse Cherton

 

Combo #338 (Therese Cherton)

Lens:  Jack London 
Film:  Manneken 
Using: Oggl

     

 

Combo #339 (Eric Rozen)

Lens:  Eric 
Film:  Blanko BL4 
Flash:  Cadet Blue Gel 

 

     

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2 Comments

  1. cloudhopper

    April 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    What an amazing adventure – and great images, too!

  2. Florian

    April 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful photos, Thèrèse and Eric ! I love urban exploration :)

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