Belding Corticelli – Coaticook, Quebec

Belding Corticelli – Coaticook, Quebec
The story of the Belding Corticelli de Coaticook, Quebec, starts in 1883 when John Thornton and Edwin F. Tomkins bought a weaving loom from the Coaticook Cotton company. They started with a small company which slowy grown up by investing in new machines and getting incorporated under the name of the Cascade Narrow Fabric. In 1898, the company has been bought by the Corticelli Silk Co. After new arrangements, in 1991, she became the Belding Corticelli Ltd. In 1925, she …

Dorea Institute – Franklin, Quebec

Dorea Institute – Franklin, Quebec
The Dorea Institute in located in Franklin, Quebec, about 600 feet from the US border on Covey Hill near Ormstown. It’s difficult to cross information from Internet about this place, but it was supposedly a school, then a mental institution, and now know as a haunted abandoned asylum. A major part of this information refers to the Duplessis orphans tagedy. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis, entered into a very shady deal with …

Dow Brewery – Montreal, Quebec

Dow Brewery – Montreal, Quebec
The beginning Dow Brewery of Montreal, in the province of Quebec in Canada, had its beginning in 1790. Thomas Dunn, a young Scotsman, set himself up in business as a brewer at La Prairie, in South of Montreal. La Prairie was an important stopover for travelers going between New York and Montreal. In 1808, Thomas sons, James and John Dunn, moved the brewery, to a site on Notre Dame Street in Montreal. In 1818 John died, and in 1824, William …

Former Boucanet Hospital – Grau Du Roi

Former Boucanet Hospital – Grau Du Roi
Hi photographers and urban explorers. Here are some photos taken during an urbex session at the former Boucanet hospital of Grau du Roi. The Boucanet beach is located in South of France, on the Mediterraean Sea shore. Joined by my friends Cedric, Chris and Malice, the urban exploration session last for a bit more than 11 hours, and ended at almost 3 in the morning… It was a good opportunity to explore almost all the buildings and do some lightpainting …

Former Silk Mill Of Lodeve

Former Silk Mill Of Lodeve
Hi photographers and urban explorer friends, Here are some new pictures, taken at the former silk mill of Lodeve, in South of France. Built from 1899 for the Gallia cloth factory, the place closed in 2004. In the textile industry, the moulinage is the action of twisting the silk string. The moulinage happens between the spinning and the weaving steps. These factories were some long buildings, located deep down into valleys and near by rivers. The textile industry in Lovede …