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  2. Mountain Ash Hospital Security.

    Have you actually talked to them..whilst im retail so didn't sector,still obviously know and chat to a lot of lads on site. A polite request and a bit of cheek goes a long way.
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  4. That's some nice photography right there, love the upward stair shot
  5. History Farringdon Hall Police Station was built in the 1960s and, at one time, it was the main station serving Sunderland West. However, in 2014, following a move by Northumbria Police to cut costs and reinvest money in front-line policing, the station was one of many in the north east earmarked for closure. Sections of the four-storey building were closed down in stages, until the last remaining officers were moved from the site at the end of 2015. Farringdon Hall is currently on the property market with an asking price of £400,000. The property description describes it as being a spacious building that provides ‘open plan and cellular accommodation including the old custody suite and cells’. An additional perk is that it offers two separate parking areas. Nonetheless, since becoming abandoned there has been little interest from potential buyers. The only thing the old station seems to be attracting is vandalism. Depending on how you look at it, then, it could be argued that the building is continuing to serve its original purpose as there are still a lot of local goons and yobs inside. Our Version of Events Exploring Farringdon Hall was a last-minute idea after we happened to find ourselves in the land of the Smoggies. We were heading back after an afternoon of hunting for a car and, after spotting Krypton’s report on 28days, decided we might as well have a quick nosy inside. For the most part, we’d say the explore is OK. As Krypton has pointed out, there’s not much point in venturing upstairs. The only reason why you might spend twenty minutes visiting this place lies on the ground floor, and it’s called the custody suite. This is a medium-sized section of the police station that’s designed to process and detain people who have managed to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. In here you can find a reception area, a small medical room, a couple of interview rooms, a fingerprinting/photography room, several cells and a storage cupboard that would have contained documents and all the inmates’ belongings. Once we’d checked out the custody suite, we made the mistake of making our way upstairs. Other than a couple of kitchens, virtually all the other rooms were completely stripped. It is perhaps worth taking the stairs all the way to the roof though. It’s always good to seek out the view from the top. Explored with MKD. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19: 20: 21: 22: 23: 24: 25: 26: 27: 28: 29:
  6. Italy Centrale Termoelettrica, Italy - September 2017

    stunning control room to say the least, it's got me drooling alright
  7. Belgium HFB may 2017

    waaaw, thanks it's a nice compliment to be fair
  8. Just found myself drooling over that turbine picture and now I'm sad Another cracking report. The control room makes it very worthwhile.
  9. hallo, this video is about abandoned swimming pool in Slovakia. It is my first (but not last - soon there will be more) so I hope you like it. Thank you.
  10. Yesterday
  11. I can't find much history about this place except it was built in the 1950s and abandoned in the 90s due to a more modern replacement being built nearby. Sadly the turbine hall has been completely gutted but the control room was absolutely pukka. A nice chilled explore with @Miss.Anthrope 1. 2. This is what used to be inside here..... (archive photo) 3. What it looks like now. Sometimes life isn't fair. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Amazing that this is in such a good state compared to the rest of the building. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. The trip wouldn't have been complete without a quick peek inside the cooling tower. 20. The smallest cooling tower I've seen I think! Grazie mille
  12. Belgium HFB may 2017

    Cool, that's what I have too. You use it well!
  13. Belgium HFB may 2017

    hi , thank you i use a nikon D7100 with a sigma 10 -20 mm lens for wide angled shots and a 35mm or 50 mm for more detailed shots.
  14. Belgium HFB may 2017

    Some amazing shots there and a few bits that I never saw when I visited. What camera do you shoot with?
  15. Cheers dude. Yeah I think it's the bit in the middle next to the tower. Got a bit disorientated inside there. Nice place for a day out
  16. Wow that's impressive! Was the church all part of the same place?
  17. Hi, Everyone

    Welcome along, let me know if you need anything
  18. France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    Thanks mate. Latiremont was amazing, still can't believe how big the place is. Will have to check that out when we save up some more pennies!
  19. No idea. It looked like a massive floor plan for a very large building - the type of thing you'd find in an old-school Tomb Raider game.
  20. Last week
  21. Missed this one @Andy, fantastic frescoes!
  22. The castle was built in 1860 as a summer residence on a small island. It remained in the hands of the same family until 1975 when it was sold on. Developers eventually planned to convert it into a 5 star beauty farm but they went bust in 2010 half way through the renovation. Work stopped and the castle has been up for sale ever since. Unfortunately it's in pretty poor condition now and much of it is stripped but there were a few nice bits left, especially the church which would have been epic without the scaffolding, and some other interesting finds along the way. Italy has some cool places! Visited with @Miss.Anthropeand thanks to @Andyfor the heads up with this place. 1. What it looks like from above (not my photo) 2. The first bit we found our way into, just a tiny isolated chapel room but there was something quite interesting buried underneath the hole in the floor 3. A mass grave of human skulls and bones. Nice way to start the day off eh! 4. After much hiding from strange noises we found our way inside the main building. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. This was where the choir would have sat, hidden behind the alter. 17. Epic ceiling 18. 19. The altar completely surrounded by scaffolding 20. 21. Cheers for now.
  23. France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    Looks awesome in there, thanks for sharing I particularly like the rusty door shot and the stand-up shitter
  24. Hi, Everyone

    Hi and welcome to the forum Same as Andy said, give it a go around your area to start with and build up a bit of experience. I'm sure there's some people in your area that would gladly meet up once they see some of your work
  25. Belgium HFB may 2017

    Some really nice pics there
  26. France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    lovely topic! thanks for the elaborate report and historical background information. wish i could give this 10x thumbs up
  27. Hi, Everyone

    Hi, welcome to OS Looking forward to seeing some reports. Use the search box to find some places you like the look of in your area and give them a go
  28. France Ouvrage Latiremont, France - August 2017

    Wowee that looks epic man! Just looking at the pics made me feel a bit disoriented .....
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