The old Jersey house

The old Jersey house

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old abandoned family institute

The old abandoned family institute

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

The Gray Rocks abandoned hotel

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel & Pierre Bourgault

 

Estate of the Scottish Fathers

Estate of the Scottish Fathers

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

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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 abandoned family institute

The old abandoned family institute

Laurentides, Quebec (Canada)

We are in 1887, almost four years after the founding of this municipality of the Laurentians region, north of Montreal. Arrivals from the Saint-Laurent city after four days of driving in a barouche, two Marianite nuns from Sainte-Croix have the...

The Abandoned Aerodrome

The Abandoned Aerodrome

Calzadilla de los Barros, (Spain)

Located a few kilometers from the municipality of Calzadilla de los Barros and its 850 inhabitants, the abandoned aerodrome dates from before the Spanish Civil War which took place from 1936 to 1939 with the victory of General Franco.

It...

The old scrap yard

The old scrap yard

Saint-Amable, Quebec (Canada)

The place has something to surprise you. More than 2,000 vehicles dating from before 1975 scattered in a vast wooded area. Wooded which has made a way through the rusted carcasses that are slowly covered with a vegetation that resumes its rights...

The Fonte da Pipa palace

The Fonte da Pipa palace

Loulé, (Portugal)

Known for its carnival and market of great beauty, Loulé is a city of 70,000 inhabitants located in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve region.

It is built between 1878 and 1897 the small castle of Pipa palace which will never be...

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 abandoned waterpark in Piedmont

The abandoned waterpark in Piedmont

Piedmont, Quebec (Canada)

Once upon a time, a small piece of land bordering Autoroute 15 in Piedmont came to life every summer as a place of amusement. The Cascades d'Eau Piedmont, home of the Laurentian's iconic giant faucet, was Quebec's oldest water park when it ceased...

Abandoned house - Scotstown area | Photo by Jarold Dumouchel

Abandoned houses in the Eastern townships

Eastern Townships, 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 Bannerman's Island

Bannerman's Island

Nelsonville, New York (United States)

I was asked to photograph it (legally) by the Trust group thats restoring the island,which was a life long dream of mine.

The history of the island began in 1900 when Francis Bannerman purchased the island. Located in the Hudson River near...

Lockers

Notre-Dame de la Chesnaie house: how to turn crazy

Sainte-Clothilde-de-Horton, Quebec (Canada)

Located in the countryside near the village of Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, the Notre-Dame de la Chesnaie house is abandoned since 2002. Over the past decade, it was a real festival of vandalism inside the building. Graffiti, destruction, partial...

Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls

Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls

Upstate, New York (United States)

The College for Girls was founded in 1890 and in 1907 moved to its final home on 22 acres in Upstate, New York. In 1907 the school had an enrollment of 120 students and a faculty of 29. Originally, the course of study was six years with four...

Ravenloft Castle

Ravenloft Castle

Upstate, New York (United States)

Ravenloft Castle is hidden deep into the woods outside a small town in upstate New York. Construction began during the early years of World War I. Unfortunately, the owner never had the chance to live in it, as he died three years before the...

The abandoned church and cemetery of Rivière-La Guerre

The abandoned village of Rivière-La Guerre

Rivière-La Guerre, Quebec (Canada)

Even if the term "abandoned village" applies to this little hamlet that was Rivière-La Guerre, I must admit that there is today not a lot of vestiges to testify the presence of this old Scottish village. This village has lived, after all, only...

The little green house - Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford

Abandoned houses on the south shore of Montreal

Montérégie, 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 passing years prevent explorers...

The Mr. Chaume shack

The Mr. Chaume shack

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

This is the story of Mr. Chaume and his house.  A house that was sold in the 1970s to my stepfather but the notarial act stipulated that Mr. Chaume,the seller, could stay in the house for free until his death. In the meantime, the buyer would not...

The abandoned united church of Tomifobia

The abandoned united church of Tomifobia

Tomifobia, Quebec (Canada)

Into advanced disrepair, the Tomifobia United Church is no longer plume of its good old days. The place of worship has been abandoned since 1968, but there are indications about some restoration. Unfortunately, the owner does not seem to show a...

Inside the church

Abandoned church of Farnham

Farnham, Quebec (Canada)

Sold in July 2008 for $ 400,000 to real estate developers who wanted to convert the church into a residence for the elderly, the project will unfortunately never happen. While the parish was ready to sell the property (church, rectory and a large...

The gate that looks like a flying sister

The abandoned campground of de Sainte-Brigide d'Iberville

Sainte-Brigide d'Iberville, Quebec (Canada)

Located near Highway 10, camping Martel, also known as the Gite du passant, is abandoned for a long time. Moreover, I had to discuss with the old villagers to know the name of that place. I tried to learn more by sending an email to the city, but...

Old gas pumps

The old gas pumps

Saint-Armand, Quebec (Canada)

Judging by the price on these old gas pumps, there is no doubt about the fact that they are abandoned long ago. If you look carefully at the left pump, it shows 68.4 ¢ per gallon (approximately 18 cents per liter), and the right one (probably...

Mount Sinai Sanatorium

The Mount Sinai sanatorium

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec (Canada)

Infected with tuberculosis, the former Jewish hospital was abandoned since 1998. Built in 1930, the building was Art Deco inspiration which was uncommon outside the cities. Was Art Deco inspiration because the building has been demolished in 2005...

Miranda cemetery on the 3rd concession road - Fadden Corner (Noyan)

Old country cemeteries

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

While Catholics generally have the habit of placing their cemeteries behind the churches, this rule is often not respected among Anglicans who put their cemetery at the corner of a country road or in the middle of a pasture.

Many of these...

Fort Rodney

Fort Rodney

Pigeon Island, Gros-Islet (Saint Lucia)

Okay, Fort Rodney is more a tourist place than abandoned, conducive to exploration. Besides, I wasn't sure about these photos on this website. Well, they are published, but I'm still not convinced to keep them all on Urbex Playground.

Not...

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