Urban Decay

Exploring Abandoned Packard Motor Plant Detroit Michigan USA

The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen involved in over eighty trades. The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.

A number of the outer buildings were in use by businesses up through the early 2000s. In 2010, the last remaining tenant, Chemical Processing, announced its intention to vacate the premises after 52 years.

Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. In one incident, vandals pushed a dump truck from the fourth floor. Karen Nagher, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Preservation Wayne, stated that she was irked to see people come from “all over the world” to poke around Detroit. “Piece by piece, they’re disassembling those buildings, making it harder and harder to restore them”.

Despite many years of neglect and abuse, the reinforced concrete structures remain mostly intact and structurally sound. Portions of the upper floors of several small sections in various buildings have collapsed or been partly demolished and lay in ruins in the wake of several aborted attempts at demolition over the years.

Many films have been shot here including most recently scenes for the Michael Bay fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg.

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys Bushey Abandoned boys school masonic lodge

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

The Royal Masonic School for Boys was an independent school for boys in England.

From 1798 charities were set up for clothing and educating sons of needy Freemasons. They originally provided education by sending them to schools near to their homes. A specific masonic boys’ school was set up at Wood Green in North London in 1857 following amalgamation of the charities in 1852.

A new school was built in Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1903 and a Junior School was added on the other side of The Avenue in 1929. By 1939 there were 800 boys at the school.Following a decline in pupil numbers the junior school closed in 1970; the site is now occupied by Bushey Academy. Numbers continued to fall, and the senior school closed in 1977. For a time, the buildings housed the United States International University (Europe). Both schools were commonly used for films (such as Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Lucky Jim (twice), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and numerous TV shows) from the 1950s until recently. They have now been redeveloped as luxury housing.

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys
Exploring Royal Masonic School for Boys

Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy

In the Tuscan hills of Northern Italy is an abandoned castle. Castello di Sammezzano. This castle is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Italy. Sadly, it has been left to decay for more than 20 years.

Was erected in the early 17th century by a Spanish nobleman. More than 200 years later, the 365-room palace was remodeled. After World War II, Sammezzano became a luxury hotel, but was closed in the 1990s.

Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy

Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy

Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy

Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy
Castello di Sammezzano Non Plus Ultra abandoned Castle Tuscany Florence Italy

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

A very decayed farm house somewhere in rural Belgium, Maison le grand georges. The previous owners left or departed leaving all their possessions behind some 30 years ago.

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf urban exploration

An abandoned detached farm house in Belgium. Items around the house indicate the old owner was named Gustaaf.

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

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