The Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

The Ogilvie widow's abandoned mansion

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The locust hotel

The locust hotel

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The abandoned music studio

The abandoned music studio

 

Photos by Emile Gauthier

 

The domain of the Scottish Fathers

The domain of the Scottish Fathers

 

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 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 has all the required elements by the old bourgeoisie. It must be said that her husband, William W. Ogilvie had made a fortune in the grain trade, and at his death in...

The locust hotel

The locust hotel

North of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

First, let me confirm that the hotel is not infected by any beast. To prevent vandalism, I will not mention its real name and its location, preferring instead to append his nickname in tribute to the many battery smoke detectors who are ...

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

The domain of the Scottish Fathers

Great Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

The history of this domain is taking root in the nineteenth century, when the industrial 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 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, the Gray Rocks resort was doomed to death face to the millions of dollars of investment made in the tourist resort of Mont-Tremblant, located a few kilometers away. The 103 years old hotel and its meager resources did not allow...

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 north eastern state of the United States, miles away from any village, this old hotel is in poor shape today. Even with a full floor collapsed, its structure has kept its old world charm. Nevertheless, the slightest gust of wind...

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...

The abandoned boys institute

The abandoned boys institute

Cecil County, Maryland (United States)

Located at the north of Baltimore, this Beaux-Arts influenced Gregorian Revival style by N.Y. architects Boring and Tilton buildings was one of the oldest school of Maryland before its closure in the 90s. The 330 acre campus is constituted of...

The Park lane café

The old and abandoned cannery

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (Canada)

The place is big, very big. While the building is nearly 200,000 square feet, the site, meanwhile, is over than 430,000 square feet in an agricultural area of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For those interested, the site is for sale and the current...

The abandoned church of Shrewsbury

The abandoned church of Shrewsbury

Gore, Quebec (Canada)

Update (2014-01-14): The Municipality of Gore is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fire that burned down Shrewsbury Church, on January 13, 2014. Anyone with...

The abandoned Laurentian military base

The abandoned Laurentian military base

Saint-Adolphe d'Howard, Quebec (Canada)

Closed in 1987, the former Canadian military base located in St-Adolphe-d'Howard began its operations in 1950. Its mission: monitor the airspace in southwestern Quebec and northeastern Ontario. True vestige of the Cold War between the Western...

The abandoned Kingston Speedway

The abandoned Kingston Speedway

Kingston, Ontario (Canada)

Built by Rod Cutway in 1951, the Kingston Speedway didn't had any lights and no grandstands when the track first opened.  The first race was held in the fall of 1951, and Tony Blake won the race. Sold two years later, the new owners will erected...

The abandoned leisure park

The abandoned leisure park

Bretagne, (France)

Unknown by the urbexers, this leisure park, also a zoo, is located somewhere in Brittany on a small rural road. Created in the early 1990s, this attraction has unfortunately closed its doors ten years later following a judicial liquidation....

Belchite, a remnant of the Spanish Civil War

Belchite, a remnant of the Spanish Civil War

Belchite, (Spain)

We are in September 1937 in the small village of Belchite located about 50 kilometers from Zaragoza. The Spanish Civil War has been raging for a year already and thousands of Spaniards died. By the end of the conflict in April 1939, they will be...

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça : fortress Our Lady of Grace

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça : fortress Our Lady of Grace

Elvas, (Portugal)

Located in the parish of Alcazaba about one kilometer from the town of Elvas in Portugal, the fortress Our Lady of Grace, better known by the Portuguese as the Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça or Forte Conde de Lippe, this is a imposing building...

Former coastal patrols, convoy protection and submarine hunting

Former coastal patrols and submarine hunting

Saint-Hubert, Quebec (Canada)

Conceived in the mid-30s, the Catalina is a seaplane and a patrol bomber, created by the U.S. company Consolidated. More than 4,000 copies were built in United States, but also in Canada and in USSR. In Canada, they were built by Canadian Vickers...

The former Abbey of Our-Lady-of-Good-Council

The former Abbey of Our-Lady-of-Good-Council

Saint-Romual, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned since 2002, the huge complex that has formed the abbay of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil in Saint-Romuald is now completely destroyed. Vandalized and burned several times, its owner, the Ultramar refinery, had no choice and have razed the...

Wyndcliffe, the abandoned mansion

Wyndcliffe, the abandoned mansion

Rhinebeck, New York (United States)

Wyndcliffe is the ruin of a historic mansion near Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. The records at the Library of Congress state that the brick mansion was originally named Rhinecliff and Constructed in 1853 in the Norman style. The design...