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Report - Château Noisy / Miranda - Belgium - April 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by RichPDG, May 1, 2016.

  1. RichPDG

    RichPDG 28DL Regular User
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    The History:
    The castle was built in 1866 by the English architect Edward Milner under commission from the Liedekerke-De Beaufort family, who had left their previous home, Veves Castle, during the French Revolution. However, Milner died before the castle was finished. Construction was completed in 1907 after the clock tower was erected.

    Their descendants remained in occupation until World War II. A portion of the Battle Of The Bulge took place on the property, and it was during that time, the castle was occupied by the Nazis.

    In 1950, Miranda Castle was renamed "Château de Noisy" when it was taken over by the National Railway Company Of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB) as an orphanage and also a holiday camp for sickly children. It lasted as a children's camp until the late 1970s.
    The Explore:

    This is one of those iconic locations that everyone has heard about. Since starting exploring a few years ago, I had always dreamed of seeing Miranda before it's too late and having heard that demolition has been granted for sometime this year, I knew it was now or never! So whilst out in Belgium, I decided to head on over early one morning in the hope of getting round undetected.

    Waking up in the morning and the weather was constant rain which meant climbing the big steep embankment leading up to the castle was going to be a challenge but I made it unscathed.

    Upon entering the castle, I was very wary as I had heard about people being caught by the man in a Land Rover so I had a spare memory card ready for the good old switcharoo but luckily this was never needed. Bumped into several other groups of explorers here which is hardly surprising.

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  2. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    Looks like Hogwarts crossed with one of the old UK asylums
     
  3. Lavino

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    I like to see this place. Nice photos..
     
  4. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Brilliant work....not for this place tho'...coming down imminently :(
     
  5. BrainL

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    Lovely shots!!! Hope this is still standing for a few months more to give me chance to get over and see it :)
     
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