Wat ooit was
by Pascale Sobry
About the Book
Hidden places is the recording of an Urbex travel throughout Belgium in the area of Antwerp and Mechelen where 7 different locations were visited.
Content of the album
1) Hostade plage.
A former outdoor swimming pool build in 1937 and at that time one of the biggest swimming pools in Europe
2) Hof van Palermo.
A tapestry weaving mill in a 15th century building.
3) Den ouwen dok
An old indoor swimming pool built in the First World War as a project to keep the men away from doing labor in Germany
Factory of particle board
5) A grain D’anvers
Old grain storage
Old metal workshop and die casting facility
The book doesn’t contain any texts besides a poem about Urban exploration in Dutch. Therefore this album is suited for anyone who loves old buildings in decay and their echo’s from the past.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Jul 29, 2010
- Tags old buildings, urban explorer, urban exploration, pascale sobry, hof van palermo, marien spaanplaat, den ouwen dok, a grain D'anvers, hofstade plage, Urbex, atmosphere, factory, montevideo
Urban Exploration or Urbex is the photography of abandoned buildings with the utter respect for the building itself. The code of honor is “to leave nothing behind besides your footprints” and “to take nothing but pictures” As a female photographer Pascale Sobry tries to capture the impressions and atmosphere of the places she visits. The building is still breading and therefore revealing elements of its past. The trademark of Pascale is composition, eye for details and lightning. By combining these elements she has been able to capture the buildings in its essence and keeping them in remembrance even when they are demolished. See also www.urban-shoot.be