Château Miranda - Château de Noisy (Celles/ Belgium)

Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought this abandoned castle would be fitting.

Château Miranda, also known as Château de Noisy is a 19th-century neo-Gothic castle in Celles, Belgium. The Liedekerke-Beaufort family commissioned the English architect Edward Milner to build it in 1866.
The castle remained occupied by the same family until World War II when it was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS) who used it as an orphanage until 1980.

The building has stood empty since 1991 and has fallen into disrepair. The municipality of Celles have offered to take over the building but the family have refused. As of now (2015) it is still in a very derelict state and has become a favourite venue of urban explorers.

Pink Mosque - Masjid Dimaukom (Datu Saudi Ampatuan/ The Philippines)

The Masjid Dimaukom or Pink Mosque is a mosque in the Philippines. It was painted pink to symbolize peace and love and was built by Christian workmen to symbolize unity and inter-faith brotherhood.

Postmodern Utopian Dream City (Paris/ France)

A Paris unknown to many unfolds itself in a part of the eastern suburb of Noisy-le-Grand.
The otherworldly housing estate was originally built to house a migrant population of rural and foreign refugees post WW2.

Constructed between 1978 and 1983 the complexes were designed to represent an alternative architectural approach. A number of Hollywood films used the place as a backdrop, including Brazil (1984) and, more recently, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2014).
But inside this postmodern utopian dream city, all is quiet: time stops and people are scarce.
Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental's photo series, Souvenir d'un Futur (Memory of a Future), is a homage to what he describes as the "stranded senior citizens" of the French capital's Grand Ensemble region. He photographed it over the course of 4 years.
In 2006 there were plans to demolish parts of the development but after widespread resentment from its inhabitants it was decided to keep it standing for now.

"These 'monuments', living memories of their time, personify the fragile strength of a youth having blindly aged." —Laurent Kronental

Cave home (Festus/ Missouri)

This is the home of The Sleeper family who built their home in a cave that dates back to a 1930s sandstone mine underneath a forest.
The three-bedroom home is constructed from glass doors and used materials from a local store. Insulation sealant keeps the inside of the home at a cool 65 to 70 degrees year round.
The inside features vast open spaces with the living and dining areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the mezzanine above the kitchen. A spring that runs underground of the forest but above the home puts water into a pond filled with goldfish. To prevent sand from falling into their food, they've constructed a ceiling over the kitchen and put an umbrella over the living, eating, and sleeping areas.

13 Plaça del Sol (Barcelona/ Spain)

This beautiful tower-shaped modernista building is located at 13 Plaça del Sol in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. The bottom floor currently houses Restaurante Envalira.
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