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Report - [FRA] Chateau Lumiere (May 2015)

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Beaker, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker 28DL Regular User
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    The former home of a tobacco tycoon, this fantastic house located in a small town in Alsace has been abandoned for 60+ years but is in remarkably good condition. The Chateau first appeared on the Urbex scene around 2012, but since then this location is unfortunately becoming well known, so graffiti and vandalism – in particular an old mirror in the foyer has been smashed – are starting to creep into the location. That said, some signage inside indicates that some French urbexers are trying to keep the place well looked after – here’s hoping they succeed.

    The photos

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    External

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    You have been warned…!

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    Peering into the foyer – stunning!

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    Foyer

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    Staircase

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    Up

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    Ground floor rooms

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    First floor landing

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    Marble bathroom

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    Polite notice to respect the venue (Translation: Google)

    Mansion in the canopy
    Many of us have recognized you as in all the splendor ... Photographers, Models, of Urbex Fans
    But some unscrupulous individuals do not respect you ... Alas!
    Yet, you are known everywhere for your splendor and scenic cliches you bring us ...
    Today April 19, 2015
    We must correct you ... give you some luster after vandalism ... that you have suffered.
    Thank you to those who will preserve you For ever

    Respect this place!
    As you would with you
    Please
    Do not break! do not vandalize ...
    Do not let drag detritus, paper, etc ...
    Bring with you your waste
    That all, Photographers & Models May still make nice pictures.
    In respect of places ...
    Your protectors, Oh Beau Manoir!

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    Looking down

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    Upstairs bathroom

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    On the way out

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    Citroen has seen better days
     
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  2. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    Stunning place - some very nice lighting on the photos too.

    Any idea why it was left to be reclaimed by nature?
     
  3. Oxygen Thief

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    Nice honest set of pictures there, thanks.
     
  4. PlapPlap

    PlapPlap 28DL Full Member
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    Gorgeous. I'm touched by the campaign to look after it.
     
  5. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    At least it's not totally trashed I suppose......thanks for sharin' :thumb
    Great pics and report :D
     
  6. Mr Beady

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    Nice to actually see some more bits to it other than the mirrors.
     
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