[part 2] Imperial Garden Villas / 御苑花园别墅

This is a report about the Olympic villas at dusk and the mythical HOMKO CLUB. I have been to this place quite a few times now, and I have already written a first report about Imperial Garden Villas, explaining how and why this unfinished-abandoned luxury villa compound can be found in the middle of a […]

Demolition in Datong’s former commercial area / 大同市原商业区拆迁的过程

In Datong, I have seen this picture since the first day I moved here. Abandoned and partly demolished warehouses in the city center. The former mayor Geng Yanbo had a very ambitious plan of urban renewal for the city, especially for the center areas. Demolition/construction started in 2009, and was not achieved because the mayor […]

[part 2] Strange futuristic unfinished-abandoned buildings / 奇怪未来主义的烂尾楼

I already wrote a first report two months ago about those strange buildings being currently on interrupted construction: I visited the unfinished Museum of Beaux-Arts and the unfinished Grand Theater. Here is my report about the unfinished-abandoned Sport center designed by the Australian firm Populous (the firm which designed the sport facilities in Nanjing for […]

Beijing Amusement Park / 北京游乐园

My website would not be legitimized as dealing with « urban exploration » if I had not written about an abandoned amusement park. So I found one, thanks to Brïn, my mentor, the person who knows all of Beijing’s hidden treasures. Indeed, his web page about the Floating Dragon Amusement Park gave me the idea to go […]

La Petite Ceinture de Paris / The Little Belt in Paris / 巴黎环城铁路

An abandoned railway in Paris, where my passion for urbex started (although I did not know the word then)… The cutest abandoned railway I missed Paris these last few days, so I decided to write this report about a good memory there. As you might have heard, 2015 was not an easy year. Yet, during […]

Xishuangbanna Monkey Mountain / 西双版纳猴山

After finding the Banna Monkey Mountain Ropeway, I finally discovered what is left of the park on the other side of the Mekong river… Happy new year of the Monkey! It all started by chance (although… It is really by chance, as we are entering the Chinese Year of the Monkey…), by spotting the Mekong […]

Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden / 西双版纳热带花卉园

Yesterday, I did another great discovery in Jinghong, Xishuangbanna: a botanical garden surrounded by abandoned elements! Next to the park: the abandoned Olympic pool If you follow my blog, you know that I particularly like abandoned swimming pools, especially the long ones… The ones that are olympic-size. After finding an indoor olympic-size pool in Datong, […]

Banna Monkey Mountain Ropeway / 版纳猴山索道

I am currently spending a few days in Yunnan, Xishuangbanna for my Christmas vacation with Gui. It’s less polluted and less cold than in Beijing or Datong. I was riding a bicycle in Jinghong along the Mekong River when I spotted an abandoned place… It seems my eyes are trained for this anywhere now. It […]