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    Default De Muscles In Brussels...Belgium Road Trip....


    Day One
    Met up with zero the night before, crashed at his house with Witek (from canada) and woke up in the morning to catch the 2.15 ferry from Dover. Got on the ferry, well the one after but we got on a ferry and off we went. A quick pint and what not and we were in Calais. We drove straight to Brussels to meet Marc (a guy from paris, a few people might know him from here). Where we arrived a bit early, but didnt have time to stop and explore anything. So we got a spot of food.



    We then went to meet marc at the Midi station, then went straight to meet Sylv at his house. We had a beer or two, and a chat, then we headed out with Sylv to go look at a few places. The first one being an old building next to the Midi station where we had just picked marc up from. Was a tad boring inside, really stripped, but the rooftop gave some good views.





    We then headed to the basement where it got interesting. There was a pool of water about 2-3 inches deep. We were all getting wet feet. Well I wasnt as sylv decided to carry me over which was great. So comically zero, witek and marc decided to get crates and use them as big boats for their feet. I will have to dig around for the photo as I have it somewhere. Anyway they just reached the fry bit to exit, and workers were zooming down the tunnel on a forklift. So we all had to jump straight back in the water. And yep we all got wet feet, we had gone through so much effort of staying dry, yet the first instance of security/workers and we were straight in that water.



    Anyway we exited, went for another beer at an all night bar/pub. Then we went to the horror labs which was just opposite. We had a quick mooch and dropped Sylv back home. We had a quick nap in the car before setting out the follwing morning.

    Day Two

    We first went to a Prison which was only a few miles away from where we were. So we headed there. It seemed to be half converted but was still a great explore. It was stipped but a few things, but it was just a nice easy as explore. No security again. They are crazy in belgium.















    We had been told that your mum, In Brussels was do-able due to scaffolding. So that night we headed there for a bit of a climb. It was made worse by the rooftops being covered in ice and snow. And it must of been in minus numbers. We were all absolutley freezing cold and probably would of quite happily given up half way through exploring it.







    Day 3

    We then headed off to visit a power station which Sylv had said is a MUST. It was mint inside. Hardly any decay, as if it was still in use. There didnt seem to be any security on site, but there was recent footprints of people and dogs in the snow. Anyway we got in had a mooch around for a while and headed off.















    We then had to say bye to marc at this point as he had to travel back to paris for work on the monday.

    We didnt want to waste the evening doing sod all. So we decided to check out the Sewer system in brussels. Which well was a tad boring. There wasnt much to it but some long tunnels, that go on forever, with hardly any features. I only took one photo, as to be fair, they were dissapointing.



    Day 4

    This was a bit of a wasted day. We drove around to a few sites, and they were all just shit, not there, or not doable at the time. We visited a cokerie, which well...wasnt where the co-ordinates said it was. So we had to sack that off. We then headed to a blast furnace, which half of the site was live, and half of it was abandoned. We took a look and there didnt seem to be an easy way in. 8ft chain fences, with razor wire at the top was the easiest way in. The rest of the site was covered in a 10ft wall, or it meant entering through a live site, which we werent really prepared to do in a foreign country.

    We then headed off to another blast furnace which we had been told had closed. It was absolutley huge by first glances. And it also looked as if it was still in use. There was people working all around it and we werent to sure what the state of this plant was. We had arrived late so we did a small part of it just across the river. Then we decided we would head back at night and climb the headstock if the plant was lit up.



    This small section was about a 1/10th of the rest of the site. It was massive. But anyway we returned an hour later when it was pitch black, and it wasnt lit up in any way, or form. So we sacked it off. Only due to the weather being shite, it was still snowing, and there wasnt even any light from the moon.



    Day 5

    We headed over to the Stella Brewery. Me and zero passed this last time we drove through by accident last time and never bothered to explore it. Only due to their being about 5 buildings, and you have no idea which one is not in use. We knew exactly what building to head for, and we got in with out any snags. This was a great site, the main room with the random copper, brass, thingy majigs is amazing.











    This was also the first day which the sun hard started to break through, and the snowing had stopped. So tonight was the night we would do Palais Du Justice again in brussels. This is still one of the best high things to do, and once again its easy as.









    Day 6

    This was the final day, and we dcided to check out 2 power stations as they were on the way back to calais and we had till 10pm to kill for the ferry.
    We went to the first one which as being demolished as we turned up. There was workers everywhere, they were tearing the roof down etc. So well it was impossible to do.
    So we headed to the second power station. Which was situated in between 2 live sites. So well it was a bit off putting, espeically to run the risk of getting caught the morning before you are supposed to be going back home. But anyway, un-deterred we headed in which was a piece of piss again. This power station was completley different to the first one we had done. It was a lot more decayed and must of been closed years and years ago. We just did the main turbine halls and left the rest due to workers being all over the site. We didnt feel like getting spotted.















    The end :P
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    Laavly :)

    I really like the prison, especially.

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    brilliant :)

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    Superb!!!!

    Some real quality shots in there, makes me feel like getting in the motor and driving over there now........

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    Some fabulous explores there. Looks like a great road trip. Cracking pics. :)
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    Really nice explorer and great pictures thats all i can say

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    Fantastic set SiteOne, incredible stuff
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    Bloody hell you guys! Belgium seems to be the place to go!!! Did you get any more shots of the semi live blast furnace? That looked flipping amazing!!!! Top work on the Stella brewery!!!!!


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