Abandoned houses in the Eastern townships

Abandoned houses in the Eastern townships

 

Photos by Eve-Marie Roy & Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault

 

The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault

 

The old and abandoned Protestant church

The old and abandoned Protestant church

 

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 Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre

Shelburne, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Although Shelburne Youth Centre opens in 1948, the origins of the penitentiary institution come from as far back as 1865 when is founded the Halifax Industrial School for Boys. In 1947, when the funds run out for this Protestant institution, the...

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 Gray Rocks abandoned hotel - Photo by Pierre Bourgault

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

Montréal, 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...

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...