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    Default Prison H15, France, October 2014


    Our first explore on foreign soil and a great way to kick off a week long trip to Belgium with my partner.
    This Victorian era prison is a foreboding place for sure. I've never been into any prison before and having seen this one I'm determined to be a good boy so I don't have to see the inside of one again - unless I'm exploring of course! Lots of peeling paint, cells, bars and razor wire. The solitary confinement cells were particularly chilling.

    Hearing noises coming from the inside meant we entered a little on edge, that feeling multiplied when we saw 2 guys with their hands up being led away at gunpoint! Thankfully they just turned out to be paintballing.
    Excuse the number of corridor shots below - there are lots of them and I loved them.

    The prison once held up to 1500 prisoners but closed in 2011 when a more modern facility was built.

    Enjoy (picture heavy)

    [IMG]H1506 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1507 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1505 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1510 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1512 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1514 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1519 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1523 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1520 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1525 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1526 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1531 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1533 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1541 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1542 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1543 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1509.1 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]



    [IMG]H1535 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1539 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]H1540 by ChrisLansdell, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    nice start mate, place looks epic
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Fantastic!

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    Awesome. Some great shots there. Good to see this again. Did you get in the women's side at all? I did but didn't get many photos due to noises and people about. Good to see this place again

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyJigsaw View Post
    Awesome. Some great shots there. Good to see this again. Did you get in the women's side at all? I did but didn't get many photos due to noises and people about. Good to see this place again
    I take it that was the 'posher' building? We didn't get in due to a pikey alert!
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    Amazing places and great photos!

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    Brilliant stuff, thanks for sharing such amazing photos! :)

    I take it that was the 'posher' building? We didn't get in due to a pikey alert!
    We were the same - we visited the mens side, and couldn't do the women's as there was police training in progress!

    So we came back to do it a couple of days later, and a group of pikies started following us through through the one and only access hole. Fearing the imminent 'Camera tax' we decided to leave!
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    Cracking set of photos and thanks for sharing.

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    Nice snaps mate, this was one of the places I wanted to see on out trip last month. Unfortunately we never got to it though :( Gutted!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Dugie

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