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Old June 7th, 2009, 15:04
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Default Clabeq Foundry, Belgium

Despite spending most of my life underground, i do like venturing above ground for certain things. While the allure of hospitals and asylums is sadly wasted upon me, i do love a juicy piece of industry.

The Forges Le Clabeq is one such sumptuous piece of industrial arse. Blast furnaces really do it for me. Menacing, towering and chaotic, they tend to stand untouched until finally someone tears them down wholly.

Atop the larger furnace

Set in a small francophone village in Belgium, this site has been derelict for quite some time and as such was much larger than what is currently representing. Being *out* of the British Isles, lol, it didnt have on-site security, which was nice, however, the surrounding areas were alive with excavation and demolition work, making my climb to the peaks of the furnaces a tad nervewracking, given how exposed the staircases are. As it went, upon getting back down to the earth below, i peered up and realised that someone would really needing to be looking to spot a mere human form in amongst all the chaos at the top.

Nevertheless, i left after 3 hours, having wandered around a corner to find a van parked and a worker taking a piss in one of the coal hopper basements.

Looking down above the Coal Hopper.

One of the older, smaller furnaces.

Lol, i dunno what it was that was Radioactive...

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