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Guess the Architecture for 10/31/2017

Posted October 31, 2017 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Do you recognize this week's spooky building? Care to take a guess?

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10/31/2017 2:12 PM

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10/31/2017 2:21 PM

The home of Frau Blückher? Castle Frankenstein?

It's aliiiive!

Nice job finding that, but you saved the naming of it for someone else?

Noisy Castle Belgium

Hoyet, Belgium

has been abandoned for decades, but why is this place noisy? Hmmm....?

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10/31/2017 2:41 PM

The picture is linked.....It was built in Belgium by French aristocracy trying to escape the guillotine during the French Revolution...sacre bleu !

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10/31/2017 4:54 PM

Well of course the picture was linked and I failed to click on it....doh!

Have you noticed the only time Homer blinks is when he dings himself in the forehead? That is pretty brain affected.

Antoine Lavoisier wanted his friends (or relatives??) to count how many times he blinked his eyes when his head landed in the basket, the day the French took his head. It was a goodly number. If that does not give you a ghoulish chill, there is little hope of one.

Stupid idiot French, may your crusty bread all mold, your snails taste like, well, snails, and your truffels taste like pig snouts.

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10/31/2017 4:35 PM

12 minutes? That was pretty darn quick. Your pic sure looks a lot spookier than Maggies drawing.

Perfect for Halloween though.

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11/01/2017 6:09 AM

This is a bit depressing:-

CHATEAU DE NOISY - During the demolition

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11/02/2017 9:18 AM

too bad, when historic buildings are demolished.

I hope it is not for a Wal-Mart, although maybe they do need a Wal-Mart and not a noisy estate.

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11/06/2017 11:09 AM

SolarEagle was quick to post the answer again last week, even linking to the article where I’d found our spooky Halloween building, Belgium’s Chateau Miranda. As SolarEagle also noted, the chateau was built by “French aristocrats fleeing the guillotine.” Later, during World War II, the estate was used as an orphanage. At this point in its life, it gained the name “Noisy Castle.”

When the orphanage moved from the space in 1980, the building then fell into complete disrepair. From that point until demolition began in 2016, the majority of the chateau’s visitors were vandals who “put holes in the walls and started a few fires” and “urban explorers and ghost hunters who [couldn’t] resist the pull of a former orphanage that was once owned by French dilettantes.”

Various efforts were made to save or repurpose the building, but, evidently, the owners could not come to a satisfactory agreement and the building was completely demolished.

Image source: David Baker Photography

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11/06/2017 1:28 PM

That is pretty dilapidated, and there is some evidence of the very hazardous black mold.

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