5 Pillars of the Abandoned World: Fallen Institutions, Lost Industry
Chateau de Noisy, Belgium: Originally named Chateau Miranda, this abandoned mansion was reportedly designed in 1866 by an English architect and resembles the setting of a gothic horror film. Once the grand residence of an affluent family, Chateau de Noisy was allegedly occupied by the Nazis during World War Two before becoming an orphanage. The castle has been abandoned since 1991 with little apparent will to restore it.
In 1910, this grand palace was built as a home for Polish Royalty. The rest of the century proved uncertain for the country and under communist rule the palace became an agricultural school, as well as a home for mentally handicapped adults and children. The former palace was deserted following the fall of the USSR.