The old and abandoned Protestant church

The old and abandoned Protestant church

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

Mr. Sweetman's general store

Mr. Sweetman's general store

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned church

The old abandoned church

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned convent

The old abandoned convent

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

Rurex - Rural exploration

Rurex : Word created from rural and exploration words. Exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.

Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespass onto private property

Urbex Playground offers pictures from urban and rural exploration.

The old and abandoned Protestant church

The old and abandoned Protestant church

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

In 1892 begins the construction of the St. Andrew's church in this small village somewhere in Gaspésie. While the land was formerly occupied by the Mi'kmaq, the region was soon settled by Scots in the nineteenth century followed by Irish, English...

Mr. Sweetman's general store

Mr. Sweetman's general store

Port-Daniel, Quebec (Canada)

Mr. Sweetman were very sympathetic to the idea of making me visit his old general store closed today. But not that easy to understand him. He was switching from French to English constantly. "Look at here, this is the vieux tiroir-caisse avec...

The old abandoned church

The old abandoned church

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

The exodus of churches is not a secret. While in 2003 there was 2751 places of worship in Quebec, 270 of them were sold, closed or transformed in the space of ten years. And the trend is still moving in the same path. If a little more than half...

The old abandoned convent

The old abandoned convent

Eastern townships, Quebec (Canada)

Well hidden behind a church and large mature trees, the old convent was abandoned for some years. In a resplendent form, it doesn't look abandoned, except for the thousand dead flies on the floor who confirm that clean up hasn't been made for a...

The old general store in St. Brigide of Iberville

The old general store in St. Brigide of Iberville

Sainte-Brigide d'Iberville, Quebec (Canada)

Closed for twenty years, the old general store do not look like a ship adrift, ready to collapse under the weight of years. I mean, not that much for a wood structure. 

Known as the Peanut, the history of the store goes back over a hundred...

The old Jerseyan house

The old Jerseyan house

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

The history of this house is intimately linked to the original owners who came from the island of Jersey in England. From a wave of immigrants from the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, they will be hundreds of English colonists to settle...

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

Beyond the tourist beauties we are used to see when we visit the Gaspesie, it can be found hundreds of abandoned houses that show those old days when the region had not yet suffered the wrath of the rural exodus.

If the economy of the...

The old house with the (very) floating floors

The old house with the (very) floating floors

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

From the outside, this unoccupied house has rather good-looking. The roof does not leak, it is relatively straight and the turf is maintained. The owner is also building a house a stone's throw away from there. Abandoned by her daughter who lived...

The antiquarian's house

The antiquarian's house

Eastern townships, Quebec (Canada)

The place is surprising. This old rooming house next to an old railway was, in another era, the nerve center of this small village in Eastern Townships. Abandoned for over fifty years according to some, it remained intact and time has slowly...

The old parochial cinema

The old parochial cinema

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

In 1937, we are in the golden age of cinema and in these Gaspé lands, the pastor of this small coastal village is looking for a way to finance the modern church to which he dreams. Convincing parishioners to provide wood and time to build a small...

The Buzludzha monument

The Buzludzha monument

Buzludzha, (Bulgaria)

A historical brief

We are in Bulgaria, a small state of Central Europe who joined the European Union in 2007 and still relatively unknown outside its touristy areas of the Black Sea.

The construction of the building began in...

The Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

The Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

Laurentides, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1923 by Helen Johnston, widow of William Watson Ogilvie, the mansion incorporates all the components required by the old bourgeoisie. It must be said that her husband William W. Ogilvie had made a fortune in the grain trade, and when he...

The locust hotel

The locust hotel

North of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

First, let me confirm that the hotel is not infested by any bug. To prevent vandalism, I will not mention its real name and its location, preferring instead to give it this nickname in tribute to the many batteries from all the smoke detectors...

The abandoned music studio

The abandoned music studio

North of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Built by record producer Andre Perry in the early 70s, Le Studio is a real monument in the history of music. Located in the Laurentian mountains, an hour and a half north of Montreal , the site was a huge recording facility, featuring the most...

The old chapel

Estate of the Scottish Fathers

Great Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

This domain’s history is rooted in the nineteenth century, back when industrialists in Canada are mostly English or Scottish men. At that time, French-Canadian people, who form the majority of the population, do not participate in the economic...

The gramophone's house

The gramophone's house

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Don't even try to find this house, you won't find it. In fact, if I know that place, it's primarily because I know the owner. From the outside, nothing seems abandoned. Despite the venerable age of the house, no clue suggest that the place is no...

Poor destiny for the Pagé School

Poor destiny for the Pagé School

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

When I was a kid, there was something mysterious to me about this place. I lived nearly twenty years in this village and I had visited this school only once when I was seven or eight years old. Built in the 1950s, it was a school for around...

The abandoned orphanage

The abandoned french orphanage

North of the country, (France)

Completed in 1883 and funded by a local industrialist, this orphanage for boys has been built during a era marked by poverty and many children abandoned and left to their own end. Launched in 1875, the project was intended as a gift to the city...

Abandoned houses in the Beauce area - Photo by Sous l'oeil de Sylvie

Abandoned houses in the Beauce area

Beauce, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned for more modern constructions or left behind to adrift once the occupants died, abandoned houses populate the countryside. Hidden under vegetation who tries to conquer its old territory, sometimes the time prevents explorers from...

The boar Castle

The boar Castle

North of the country, (France)

His nickname is coming from the stuffed boar's head that adorns the entrance to the castle. Real little jewel of northern France, the secrecy surrounding its location still preserves the vandals who have already done so much damage elsewhere....

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel - Photo by Pierre Bourgault

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (Canada)

Let's be honest, against the millions of dollars in investments made at Mont-Tremblant Resort located only a few kilometers away, Gray Rocks Hotel was doomed to a certain death. The infrastructure of the aging 103 years old hotel coupled with...

Monkeys castle

The abandoned Monkeys castle

Haute-Normandie, (France)

Listed historical monument, the Monkeys castle is a beautiful mansion built in the seventeenth century. Its name comes from the frescoes on the walls that depict monkeys. It is also known as the Madness Castle and  the Bettor Castle. Located in a...

The abandoned hotel lost in the woods

The abandoned hotel lost in the woods

Located in the Northeastern United States, miles away from any village, this old hotel is in poor shape today. But even if a full floor has collapsed, its structure has kept its old world charm. Nevertheless, the slightest gust of wind could be...

The abandoned castle of Noisy

The abandoned castle of Noisy

Celles, (Belgium)

Located in the town of Celles, in the Namur area in Belgium, the  Miranda castle (or Noisy) is unquestionably one of the most famous Belgian places for urbexers . Built in 1907 (the work has began in 1866), the castle is owned by the Comte...

The almost abandoned Beaver Creek Free Methodist church

The almost abandoned Beaver Creek Free Methodist church

Built in 1895, the Beaver Creek Free Methodist Church is almost abandoned. Even if the church is actually still in use a few weeks of the year, the place is abandoned for the rest of the year.

Desolate and alone, it stands in perfect...