It has stood empty since 1991. Although the municipality of Celles has offered to take it over, the family has refused, and the enormous building is now (as of 2011) in a derelict state. It has become a favourite venue of urban explorers. (end wiki)
There is also a petition on change.org to save it as it is scheduled for full demolition. You can find the petition here.
The farm was transformed into a castle by the architect Edward Milner and the French architect Pelchner. The central tower was constructed between 1903 and 1907 and became the summer family residence of Liedekerke Beaufort. After the Second World War the castle became a holiday center and according to some accounts boarding. In 1950 it became a holiday center for children of employees of the SNCB (National Company of Railways of Belgium) Some former residents were very excited to stay at their home Noisy while others have kept terrible memories in the words of their testimony. (via BOREALLY)
Before I begin this post (re-post of a press release), I’d like to point out the difference between “virtual” reality and this “augmented” reality phrasing. It is summed up in this article with “If virtual reality is a complete immersion in a digital world, augmented reality (AR) is more a digital overlay onto the real world. It enhances the real world with digital data, and therefore it is much more interesting than a completely fabricated environment”
I personally find this entire concept pretty freaking awesome. I’m a firm believer in using technology to enrich our lives in whatever manner is really necessary as long as it doesn’t violate human rights. I believe that in our future, during our lifetimes, we will experience a reality that is in its baby steps or even maybe its toddler stage right now. While some concepts such as the Russian 2045 Avatar Project (which I can’t believe I didn’t post about before now) seem outlandish and far-fetched, it could very well be available in our immediate future. Whether it would be available for the general public or only for the wealthy is an entirely different story. (see the movie “In Time“)
I, for one, will gladly accept our robot overlords (kidding), but seriously, I would take up an offer of living until I’m 250 years old or living through an avatar.
Looking for a new theme as my old one didn't work out properly. Had a slight problem with it (okay big problem with it). So I'm on this one temporarily until I find a new one.
Some things might not be fitting properly so please pardon the appearance.
~Apocalyptic Thoughts -