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Chateau Noisy / Miranda

Posted January 26th, 2010 in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , by Marcel

Hidden into the forests of the Ardennen lies the admirable castle Château de Miranda. The château is built in 1866 and has been designed by the English architect Milner, although the architect died before the building was completed.

Miranda

The castle has had several tasks. During the Ardennen offensive in World War II, the château was briefly occupied by German troops. As from 1950 the NMBS/SNCB (Belgium railway company) has used the castle as a holiday home. It gave shelter to the children, who suffer from worse health conditions. After 1970 it was used for outdoor activities and sport holidays for children and was well known in Belgium. And in October 1975 it served also as film scenery for a TV production. Since 1991 it has became empty, abandoned and is the Chateau Noisy quickly falling in ruins since…

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  1. MARIE says:

    THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTION FOR MANY TOURIST SINCE IT HAS A HISTORICAL PAST. THIS HOME WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FAIRY TALE OF MANY PEOPLE THAT LOVE CASTLES LIKE MYSELF. IT IS ASHAME THAT THE OWNERS HAVE COMPLETELY ABANDON THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME AND HAS BEEN LEFT TO DECAY AND FALL INTO RUINS. SO MUCH DETAIL,MONEY AND ARCHETECTURE DETAIL AND MANY MAN HOURS THAT WAS SPENT TO ESTABLISH AND BUILT SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PEACE. WHAT A SHAME. THIS WOULD HAVE A BROUGHT IN A LOT OF MONEY FOR THESE OWNERS IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIXED. MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS AN ARCHITECT AND MANY OF THE HOMES THAT HE BUILT ARE OWNED BY THE MUSEUM. TO ME IT SEEMS THAT THE OWERS HAVE TOO MANY ISSUES ABOUT THEIR PAST AND MANY BAD MEMORIES THAT THEY JUST WANT THIS CASTLE TO DECAY. THEY HAVE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO DESTROY THEIR BEAUTIFUL PAST. INSTEAD OF FIGHTING BACK AND PROTECTING IT. IF THE OWNERS ALLOW GOOD CARING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO HELP THEM RESTORE THIS FAIRY TALE CASTLE – IT COULD BRING MANY TOURIST AND MANY PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS. THIS CASTLE WAS BUILT FROM THE ACTUAL OWNER BECAUSE HE MUST HAVE LOVED HIS WIFE AND FAMILY A LOT. THANKS MARIE.

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