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    Default Preventorium Dolhain TB, Belgium - November 2015


    History:
    This old art-deco hospital was a tuberculosis preventorium for kids. In the 1970s this hospital had 150 beds. Preventoriumís differed slightly from sanatoriums in that they catered more specifically to patients with an early state of infection. The Dolhain preventorium nestled along the Weser and the railway line Liege-Welkenraedt, knew itís best days in the 70ís. Due to advances in medicine, that almost completely eradicated tuberculosis, the domain lost its purpose.The hospital was sold in the 1990s to a German company, but nothing has been done with the building so far.

    Explore:
    This is an old report, but one i've only just got round to editing with the recent discovery of a memory card containing all the pictures. Was a lovely chilled explore this one, albeit a chilly one with some pretty poor weather. Place is looking a little worse for wear now, but still has some lovely features. Was a complete walk in, which probably explains the poor state it's in, but a site i'm glad i got to see.

















    As always, thanks for looking! :D

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    Great photos as always VampiricSquid. That truck in the first photo is very nice.. Is it a fire engine lol? :)

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    Are we exporting our spray monkeys now? It looks a lovely building Squid, did you get anymore exterior shots? I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Amazing Art Deco features,the staircase is a beauty.Thanks for sharing.

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    There's a crazy amount of graffiti in here now compared to a few years ago, like Theatre Jeusette it suddenly went downhill very quickly. The Magireus-Deutz fire truck is one of my favourite Belgian oddities though.
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    I do like that fire engine, great pics thanks

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    Thats a cracker - would love to explore there - great photos - loved the fire engine

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    Beautiful shots, glad to see pics of this place resurfacing.
    Thanks for sharing :)
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