• Abandoned,  France,  Mansion

    The Pyramid Mansion

    It is by a rainy morning that we reach the edge of the cliff where this curious mansion is hidden. We arrive in front of a small gate, a very strange symbol calls out our attention. A small triangle is engraved in the stone of the wall, without any other indications. No name, or even the remains of a letterbox, just this little gate, and a small path leading into the forest. After a short walk, we arrive at the height of the strange building and immediately understand that the symbol on the portal referred to the strange pyramidal shape of the mansion. The panorama is breathtaking: built on the…

  • Abandoned,  Italy,  Villa

    The Extravagant Villa

    Nestled between a thick forest and the mountains, almost touching the clouds, in the middle a luxurious garden, sleeps a very curious house.In the continuity of a rainy October day, here we are climbing the road leading directly to the crushed fence. Built on the heights of a very hilly and wooded lot, we arrive at the back of the building, very colorful, blending perfectly with the colors of the autumnal vegetation all around. Unfortunately, Italy is a mystery, and it is difficult to understand their architectural choices. Indeed, the majority of historic places in the country are known to be austere on the outside, but almost every time sublimated…

  • Abandoned,  Italy,  Swimming Pool

    The Frogs Swimming Pool

    Discovered by chance the day before, while we were looking for a remote place to sleep, at first sight this old abandoned municipal swimming pool does not seem very interesting. We still decide to lose a few minutes and go take a look at this metal structure that appears at the bottom, despite the rain of this cold autumn morning.The main buildings, a mix of concrete blocks and cubic shapes, without any real charm, reminiscent of a never-finished house, are nonetheless sublimated by the abundant vegetation which gradually devours them. Luckily, the colors of the season contrast nicely with the gray of the clouds and the walls.The access is not…

  • Abandoned,  Castle,  France

    Rapunzel’s Castle

    This castle is in itself the perfect representation of the French decadence concerning its heritage, which has been taking place for years. In other words, the abandonment and grotesque modifications of historical buildings in the most total indifference. Of medieval origin, of military and defensive vocation, the building was, over the years, modified, destroyed, and reduced to the simple state of farm. Only the main tower, 25 meters high and amusingly reminiscent of the tower from the Rapunzel tale, testifies to the former prestige of the place. The rest of the building seems to have been annexed without taste, and seen from afar, the agricultural complex looks more like an…

  • Abandoned,  Castle,  France,  Ruins

    The Cupbearer’s Ruins

    Lurking deep in the woods, lay hidden the gothic ruins of this mysterious castle of medieval origin… Built around the 1400s by a famous cupbearer of the King of France, it was, over the centuries, acquired by many families and owners, but the castle was recognized as a ruin at the end of the 1700s, and gradually became a stone quarry used for the construction of houses in the region. The exploration is quickly done: only two towers still stand, overgrown with vegetation and hidden by the thick trees that have grown all around. But as surprising as it may seem, the thickness of the walls and the quality of…