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  1. 5 points
    For my debut at this forum I introduce you to this hotel that was closed in 2009. Although it is situated perfectly in a nice touristic town there is no conclusive concept for the building. Currently the owner is in discussion with an investor who has a, let's say, quite "progressive" idea concerning the old fashioned town. I wouldn't give € for the investor's idea in this surrounding area. I visited the hotel twice (2016 and 2017). Decay starts. Here you go.. #1 DSC09378-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC09380-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC09367-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC09366-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC09369-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC09374-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC09377-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC09382-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC09383-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC09384-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC09385-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC03137-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC09386-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC09387-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC03143-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC09391-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC09392-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC09394-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC09396-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC09398-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC09399-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC03140-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC09402-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 (reason of the titel) DSC09403-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  2. 4 points
    Designed by Architect to the Metropolitan Police, John Dixon Butler FRIBA, the Greenwich Magistrates’ Court opened in 1909 with an integral police station. The Symmetrical frontage is faced in Portland Stone in a free Classical style and features a central semi-circular tablet with Royal Coat of Arms, carved in stone by Lawrence Turner. Inside, the entranceway leads to the former police station foyer which has a mosaic tiled floor with MP monogram (for Metropolitan Police) laid by Messrs Diespeker. The foyer leads onto Court 1, the main courtroom which is toplit with a decorative plaster frieze around the light well and a monogram of Edward VII in plaster above the bench. The Courtroom has mostly original fittings and the bench is in a curved recess, up three steps. The court has its own custody suite. The suite consists of nine prison cells with associated facilities for booking in prisoners etc. Visited here with @AndyK! a few months back. We sat on this for a while as we were hoping to return and see if we missed any bits but haven't got around to it. Anyway, I think we saw all the best bits. Here are some of my photos to begin with, and a few taken by Andy at the end. I also poached the history from his website report, so cheers for that! A few shots of the custody suite from Andy Thanks for looking
  3. 4 points
    A former aluminium plant - production hall was 400 meters #1 DSC07440 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07442 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07446 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07448 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07449 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07450 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07452 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07453 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07458 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07459 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07466 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07467 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07469 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07471 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  4. 3 points
    One of only a few of my discoveries which I have exclusive (at least I didn't find any pictures on the www). I spotted this small farmhouse a few years ago on one of my rides but unfortunately there was no way inside. But happily I decided to keep in mind. This year I detected an open window. Have been in there twice since. #1 DSC09261-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC09282-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC09283-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC09314-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC09268-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC09266-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC09311-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC09267-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC09269-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC09312-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC09285-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC09273-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC09274-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC09292-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC09295-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC09278-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC09275-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC09302-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC09276-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC09277-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC09299-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC09304-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC09281-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC09272-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #25 DSC09271-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #26 DSC09307-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  5. 3 points
    A very early start for this one. And thanks for my invite from the other 2 lads I went with @GK-WAX and @albinojay arrived here in the pitch black early hours. Luckily we didn’t have any trouble finding our way inside. We’re we found ourselves a room to wait for it to come light enough to have a look around. Watching the bustop across the road. That’s one seriously busy bustop. And another 2 guys turned up giving us a surprise we exchanged a few word and we all carried on. Here’s a few photos and history.. HISTORY Located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of Greater London. The King’s Hall was built in 1916 and was designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. The King’s Hall building has a 3-storey red brick and stone facade. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission and it was soon screening religious films. By 1926, it was operating as a regular cinema, still managed by the Methodist church. The King’s Hall Cinema was closed in 1937. It then reverted back to a Methodist Church use as the King’s Hall Methodist Church. They vacated the building in January 2013" 6C566847-A7B2-4B03-8B35-21A83B59D5DD by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 11C63D3A-09F5-4CAF-B8DC-2D9DBAE3A34F by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DF9E3CFA-46FB-4F59-8E89-05044F4D4E0D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 291685A1-C7A5-4C05-AE0D-EAA5E9E3BE3D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr A942D367-319B-4051-9965-CBC9BE782D97 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr B6451F47-AED7-46C9-BC1F-FBB8716DC866 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr EFEFBB87-D905-4675-B792-572677174349 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 4FF422D0-9457-4DBB-A0FD-B3A59E0105DA by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 6388F9DD-1E6B-43E1-B475-C54D7702ADD7 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 8F93F594-6E02-49A8-90EE-77146630400A by Lavino lavino, on Flickr F0EA6489-742D-4A55-B053-E9407A809A35 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr D6912FEB-7A41-4075-BF3F-18CC92A71332 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 82C5654A-58D8-4F3D-ABA7-6FFA3CE99615 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr EF6C4F61-3E43-4EA3-99E3-79E7A4CD7986 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 7E8CA3B9-870B-4597-BE8C-822A743FA4B8 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 05FFBC9B-A065-4D18-ADAA-AC06F324A28C by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 596A95BD-32DA-4213-9C8E-06061841A60B by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 732BCB12-D01B-4F4E-9ADF-B1C86B4F2D95 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 0CCE03D2-1009-4B27-BF40-1FC90159D5C5 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 170B80EE-4ADD-4D0C-9AEE-076DA9AA07D3 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 31BAC71F-DB78-462D-ABC1-08C4DAB3AC19 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 31BAC71F-DB78-462D-ABC1-08C4DAB3AC19 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 2A00922B-01E0-4236-9129-02F812E7E710 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr DF19BB97-1E29-4ECC-8B17-A1A4B30B7C95 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E4354E42-97FB-4BA5-BC76-2304A4DF14CC by Lavino lavino, on Flickr D3A585BC-9EA7-4A96-A87E-58351FCC62B2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr C88FDA25-E4EC-4269-9D64-A91725F507F2 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 9A4FC978-0A5C-43D3-A340-BF4ABF5EC679 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 6FED0FA9-4A21-4C0B-ABB0-1D6C5EB0721D by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 5056F5C5-4624-400D-BF20-7ECF2C724B3E by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 0D7DEB4E-2C2C-4A67-82C6-A80B4153E5DF by Lavino lavino, on Flickr E3A4C8B4-8A02-4816-85BF-51EED2EDFEFD by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 18858080-1428-48B5-8F3F-2416CDCDF481 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr 2FA9A65E-7F5B-4BE6-A4E8-2418BAABEB71 by Lavino lavino, on Flickr
  6. 3 points
    This Airbase was the largest underground military base and airport in all of the former Yugoslavia. The property is located on the current border of Bosnia and Croatia. The complex was built in 1948 - It was codenamed 505. The construction was completed 20 years later. The purpose of the facility was to establish, integrate and coordinate the nationwide early warning network of the Socialist Federated Republic of Yugoslavia, similar to NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). There were semicircular concrete shields, spaced ten meters apart to reduce the impact of the attack on the object. The complex had an underground water source, power generators, crew quarters and other strategic military facilities. Aircraft was used in 1991 during the Yugoslav War. Yugoslav People's Army During the withdrawal, it destroyed the runway by detonating explosive charges. In order to prevent any further use of the complex, Serbian troops detonated 56 tons of explosives. During exploration, a possible meeting of the police, the border guards of Croatia and the army should be reconsidered. The tunnels are buried, due to the underground connection with Bosnia, which would constitute a "wild" border crossing. Link to my fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/urbexdestruction/ [/url]
  7. 3 points
    A very big and nice abandoned Clay factory in germany... 1. Tonwerk Blumenpott 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Tonwerk Blumenpott 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Tonwerk Blumenpott 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Tonwerk Blumenpott 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Tonwerk Blumenpott 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Tonwerk Blumenpott 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Tonwerk Blumenpott 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Tonwerk Blumenpott 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Tonwerk Blumenpott 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. Tonwerk Blumenpott 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. Tonwerk Blumenpott 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. Tonwerk Blumenpott 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  8. 3 points
    This pool is closed in 2011... 1. SüdWest Stadtbad 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. SüdWest Stadtbad 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. SüdWest Stadtbad 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. SüdWest Stadtbad 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. SüdWest Stadtbad 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. SüdWest Stadtbad 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. SüdWest Stadtbad 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. SüdWest Stadtbad 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. SüdWest Stadtbad 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. SüdWest Stadtbad 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. SüdWest Stadtbad 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. SüdWest Stadtbad 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  9. 2 points
    Hi all, just joined the forum. My name ist "Ghost-Scooter" as I'm discovering locations most of the time with my brave Vespa called "Rosinante". Therefore mainly I am travelling Bavaria - where I live. But, believe it or not, I've been riding a few times through Italy, France and hopefully will go to Great Britain in 2018. Hope to find astonishing pictures and interesting people in here. So far, cheers all Ghost-Scooter
  10. 2 points
    Crank Caverns have been on my radar for a while, with its mythical history of child eating dwarves, oddly shaped body bags, cannibalism and a hidden chapel who wouldn't want to go and take a look? With a history like that, we decided to brave the night and risk life and limb to go in search of the evil creatures of the caverns. Meeting up with some friends we scurried through the dark to the edge of the woods. Wondering what awaited us we made our way through the trees to the cavern entrance, listening out for the scurry of tiny angry dwarf feet! Much to our disappointment, we heard no such thing so made our way in! It was a little damp and muddy in places but We explored every nook and cranny possible, with one of the lads crawling through some that weren't even possible! He is like a crawly ninja of small holes and gaps that do not exist! Despite our extensive searching, we didn't come across any dwarves or a single human bone and with no evidence of a secret church we called it a night and went our separate ways. Was a fun night out with a cracking bunch of people History Sandstone quarrying began here as early as 1730. As the quarry expanded, the cost of purchasing land to open cast mine it increased, so it was decided to opt for a different method. Instead of quarrying out the stone, they would mine it out, following a seam of stone until it ran out. This resulted in the network of caves, tunnels and shafts we see today. Rainford Delph is listed as a Colliery by 1854, under the ownership of Charles Howarth or Yorkshire Charlie as he was known locally by 1880. Mining finally ceased and the woods and caverns were used as a game reserve by the Earl of Derby until 1939 when they became a storage facility for ammunition for the anti-aircraft position at Crank. After the war, the caverns ceased use as a game reserve. Myths and Legends Child Eating Dwarves "Vicious dwarves" were once rumoured to inhabit the labyrinth of caverns in Crank. In the late 18th century four children decided to explore the sandstone caverns and vanished. One child survived and told a terrifying tale about small old men with beards, who talked in an unknown language, they killed his three friends and chased him. The petrified child stumbled over human bones in the caves and finally managed to scramble through an opening to the surface as a hand was grabbing at his ankle. The authorities became concerned because a number of people had gone missing in the area near the cave entrances and apparently they sent in the army to install gates and bars. It is apparently undecided if this was to keep people out or keep something in. Oddly shaped body bags Apparently about 17 or 18 years ago two young lads entered the caverns and got lost, they had told their parents where they were going and when they didn’t arrive home their parents informed the police. After a couple of days searching the police sealed off the area and removed to body bags from the caverns. This is where it gets strange, they were also reported to have removed 7 more body bags from the caverns, one of the bags was said to have not been in a body shape but was square. Cannibalism There is a story about some scouts who went down the caverns for a look around and at the end of the day one of the scouts had not come back out. Eventually, they called out Cave Rescue to try and find the boy. After a long search they found him or what was left of him, allegedly the boy was partly eaten. The parents of the child wanted it all kept secret so the press didn't get hold of the story and they could give their son a peaceful send-off. Another story tells of a child's head found in a cave, along with evidence of cannibalism. After a second investigation, the caves either collapsed or gunpowder was used to seal them. Church Cavern Two heavily armed soldiers descended into the caverns with torches and claimed that they not only found a heap of human bones, they also found the ruins of an ancient church of some unknown denomination. The interior of the church was lit by three large candles and grotesque gargoyles formed part of an altar. Throughout the exploration of the underground, the soldiers said they felt as if they were being watched, and also heard voices speaking in an unknown language. Anyway enough of this rubbish here's a few pics to look at instead...... Thanks for looking
  11. 2 points
    3 guys, a van, lots of Cuba Libre, Teatro G. #1 DSC07420 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07430 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07428 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07435 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  12. 2 points
    Our original plan was to spend Christmas here but weather forecasts were dire and we didn't want to die a watery death so we binned the idea off and went to Wales instead! Planning our summer road trip and this place cropped up again and it was game on! We'd do the island before heading off to foreign lands for a couple of weeks. After spending the previous night watching an awesome lightning storm we were hoping for good weather! Waking up a few hours later in the back of the limo to see rain I snuggled back into my sleeping bag and went back to sleep. When I next awoke the sky was grey and it was drizzly, and with an uncertain forecast we decided to check out a few alternative locations instead. A few fails and some epic jungleering through the undergrowth later, the sun decided to come out and we bit the bullet and decided Operation Island Infiltration was back on! A few hours later and we were busy unloading gear (lots and lots and lots of gear) by the sea and Riddlers was busy blowing up his dingy ready to take us out! There appeared to be quite a bit of interest in our little escapade but throwing caution to the wind the first three intrepid explorers set sail and it wasn't long before all 7 of us were safely on dry land. We set up camp and then went for a bit of an explore, its a lovely little place with lots to see and I proper enjoyed just mooching about whilst the boys played with the cannons and drank beer. We had fire and food before heading to bed for an early night, the Merry Prankster set up his projector and fell asleep to South Park, The Riddlers got shouted at for playing shit music and keeping people awake and me and Jobs had a hammock fail and ended up on the floor! In the morning we were getting ready to leave but when we looked out across the water it was bedlam, the police boat, RNLI and Lifeguards were out in force, initially thinking we had been spotted we awaited their arrival, but much to our bemusement they appeared to be clearing the harbour!! A quick google later and we discovered there was an airshow just about to start and for safety reasons they were clearing the public from underneath the display area. Well almost all the people, we had the choice seats directly underneath as bi-planes looped and dipped across the skies, dropping low enough for them to see us and give us a friendly wave as they passed by! After enjoying the show we got ready to leave, with The Riddlers at the helm, Bigjobs and Motionless Escape were the first to go. We watched them bobbing across the waves until we saw them land but an age passed and there was no sign of them returning. One phone call later and we discovered a pin had broken on the boat and they were frantically trying to fix it. So with visions of having to be rescued by the Lifeguards we waited and waited and waited, then boom across the harbour we spotted him! THey'd fixed the boat and The Riddlers was making his way back Not long after we were back on dry land chattering like excitable children on a school trip planning our next stop! History Located in the heart of the harbour lies Drake Island. The island was originally called St Nicholas' Island and later St Michael's Island before it was renamed and dedicated to Sir Francis Drake in the late Tudor period. Originally is accommodated an artillery battery, this was followed by a larger garrison and during the Civil War, the Island played a key role in the defence of Plymouth against Royalist Attack. In the mid-sixteenth century, the first fortification was commissioned as a result of the war with France. A stone and turf wall built and a garrison was installed in 1551. In 1580 a disagreement between the people of Plymouth and the Government over who had responsibility for paying for the defence it was taken into state ownership. By 1590s a garrison of 100 men and 40-50 guns were installed, increasing further as the war with Spain continued. After the restoration of the monarchy after the Civil War, the island was used as a prison for notable Parliamentary prisoners. Major General John Lambert, the successor to Oliver Cromwell, was held here from 1670-84. Also incarcerated here was Colonel Robert Lilburn, one of the regicides. The defences visible today mainly date from the mid-nineteenth century when the large casemates were constructed complete with supporting magazines and accommodation. Finally, the Island was garrisoned by just under 500 soldiers for much of WWII supporting coastal defence and anti-air operations. In 1963 Plymouth Council obtained a lease from the Crown and a youth centre was opened in 1964, coming under the custody of the Mayflower Trust until they surrendered the lease in 1989. The Island was bought by Dan McCauley in 1995 with a view to building a hotel and helipad. Initial plans were rejected due to the nesting egrets on the Island but as of April 2017 a further plan has been submitted with protection plans in place and work is expected to start in the not too distant future. Hope you enjoyed looking
  13. 2 points
    So this was more of a cheeky little explore than anything planned in advance. A few of us were in the South of France for the Urban Explorer Wedding of the Year, an event that was most definitely epic and involved many many drunken selfies of at least half a dozen drunken explorers (including the Bride and Groom) but hey that's another story and not one for here The day after we left the Bride and Groom to do Honeymoony type things and took ourselves off on a trip to the local cokeworks/coal miney type place. It isn't epic or awesome but it was a pretty damn fine mooch to end the trip with. It is a derpy derp and appears to be a popular place to burn out cars but worth a trip anyway History is limited and in French so here is my best shot at something that vaguely resembles information but however doesn't mean a great deal to me and is probably worth skipping lol!.... The Sainte Marie open pit was a coal mine of the Mining Unit of Tam, H.B.C.M. (Houilleres du Bassin Centre Midi), in the south-western part of France, near Albi. In this area, a large amount of coal has been exploited by Underground mining. This pit was designed in order to exploit the coal remaining around the shaft (Saint Marie shaft) of an old Underground mine situated in the basin of Carmaux.The diameter at the top of the pit was 1200 metres and its final depth was expected to be 300 metres. The first 100 metres were composed of tertiary deposits (clay and sand) which covered the carboniferous formation. The average slope angle of the Tertiary is 37° (without benches) and in the Coal Measures, it was foreseen from 37° to 50° (with benches of 6 metres high) depending on the slope situaüon. At present üme, the depth of the mine is about 160 metres. Nine coal seams have been mined by Underground working between 1900 and 1984. Different methods have been used depending on the thickness, the dip of the layer and the dimension of the panel. In fact, panels were backfilled, caved or undermined long-wall. The basin of Carmaux is a large synclinal split by a dense network of faults which directions are approximately N 140 E. The dips and the dip directions which was left around the shaft, but, close to the slopes, begin the old exploited long walls. These long walls are at different topographic levels due to the particular structure and have been exploited in panels lined by the faults odented approximately N140. The first design of the open pit was done by a Standard geotechnical survey; this one has taken into account the geomechanical, hydrogeological, structural Parameters äs well äs the "decohesion", induced by the revival of subsidence due to old Underground mining. However, some mining slopes can locally present risks of slipping induced by old Underground mining. Anyway here are a few pics Thanks for looking
  14. 2 points
    This theatre is part of a therapeutic bath that closed at the end of 2016. The bath will demolished soon and the building I present to you here will be totally renewed. #1 DSC09335-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC09328-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC09329-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC09334-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC09332-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC09333-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC09330-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC09336-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC09341-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC09338-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC09339-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC09340-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC09342-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC09344-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  15. 2 points
    small chapel, found in east germany... 1. Kapelle grau 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Kapelle grau 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Kapelle grau 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Kapelle grau 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Kapelle grau 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Kapelle grau 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  16. 2 points
    sweet. its so nice walking away from court not owing money....
  17. 2 points
    Jumanji - a Manor with a litte special part... 1. Jumanji 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Jumanji 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Jumanji 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Jumanji 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Jumanji 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Jumanji 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Jumanji 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Jumanji 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Jumanji 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  18. 2 points
    The abandoned mining hospital, located in Hungary, dates back to the nineteenth century. A coal mining company in 1898 began construction of a small mining hospital, which began operations with the approval of the Minister of the Interior on December 17, 1900. The hospital. According to descriptions, it has been adapted for 50 beds. There was a surgical, internal and infectious department. The building was full of lighting, sewage and bathrooms. The facility was one of the most modern hospitals at the time. The care was extended to include the epidemic (1909) and the pharmacy. In 1911 the number of residents increased to such an extent that the hospital was no longer able to meet this number. In 1911, a new hospital was started, which started operating in 1912. The necessary buildings were built in the courtyard of the hospital (morgue, a section of the hospital, a chapel, a house for doctors and nuns, a horse farm). The three-storey hospital had 129 beds for patients who were placed in 23 units. The mining company was responsible for maintaining the hospital, covering all personnel and all costs. Despite many years of change, the mining hospital developed with the development of mining. The hospital was relocated in 1998 to a new hospital complex. Hungarians are tightly attached to the old building and have been trying to save one of the oldest buildings in the city for several years. It was sold for approximately HUF 276 million ($ 1 million). I am planning a rehabilitation center, an oncological center and a nursing home. I invite to visit my site on facebook. Link to the full album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/urbexdestruction/photos/?tab=album&album_id=143007552995318 [/url]
  19. 2 points
    Hi m8s! This is the last adventure I lived with my brother, exploring and old hotel and some random abandoned houses. Cheers!
  20. 2 points
    This; Feels like something fresh out of a movie set. Wow!
  21. 2 points
    @The_Raw @hamtagger I've more material from my native Poland than from Croatia or Hungary. Maybe photos from Poland will interest you?
  22. 2 points
    Haha, the baby almost scared me to death... I was taking a photo in the corridor right next to that pretty dark toilet with the doll, when I suddenly spotted it out of the corner of my eye.
  23. 1 point
    Too lazy to walk down stairs or straighten my camera.
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    Had a look at this a couple of times. First with @slayaaaa and then with @DubbedNavigator. It’s barely worth reporting, but I was practicing with phone photos in dark places and I really like the results. These are all taken on a phone camera - Huawei P10. ISO 50, f2.2 and exposure ranging from 1/15 second to 15 second exposure. History According to Kelly’s directory at the record office this this is listed as Frederick Donisthorpe, dyer and trimmer (Pingle Works) from 1870 until 1963, (It became Donsithorpe Hamilton and Co somewhere in the middle). In 1966 it was listed as JW Loweth and sons, Worsted spinner. By 1972 it seems it was L E Sansom Ltd, Cash and Carry, selling food and assorted goods. Their bank foreclosed on LE Sansom in 2012 due to a massive drop in profits, with the company finally dissolving in 2014. This one of the scales - the only light was coming down the stairs, we could barely see the scales. This is a 15 second exposure with no light painting.
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    a beautiful good morning to each and everyone of you, let me take the time to introduce myself - after all, that's the way to do it, right? my name’s ulrich, but most people just call me "ully" - except for my mother;). i live in the southern part of germany, just about 30 km from the northwestern Bavarian border. i have been doing urban exploring for a good four years now, but until this year only very sporadic. after a tour through Belgium i was really hooked – as they say it is a true eldorado for lost placers. i have two buddies who accompany me from time to time, but often I go on tours alone. i have learned to appreciate the latter, because the adrenaline rises even more when you are in an abandoned building without a partner. i’ve been pretty active on social media like instagram, facebook and youtube lately, you will find my works under the name THE LOST PLACE TAPES. i have not uploaded every place I have visited so far, because editing the videos takes such a long time. i’m taking a different approach than most of the video guys, there are way too many people walking around with a gopro commenting as they explore the place. i’m trying to show the places more in a documentary style. and the good news is: although i am from germany and my videos are in german, I am ALWAYS offering english subtitles for my episodes. i hope I am allowed to do some self-promotion here, if you like what you see why don’t you hit “subscribe”? The Lost Place Tapes (YouTube) looking forward to meeting you on the forum!
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    I’m starting to sound like a broken record now, but cracking write up again as usual @Paradox - enjoyable read as always. This pic looks a bit ominous... looks like a microwave 😳
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    Has anyone got the location I’m here trying to find the entrance
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    lil place in my backyard... i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year: pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting. belly of the boiler. behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see. test shop. looking down the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here. in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods. even the snow doesnt cover that grime. she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling) so ladylike everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???) until next time . . .
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    So I've been to this location, which was a dancing/disco/club whatever you prefer. But not your usual one, this one exist out of tents! Seen it passing by a few times.. Started searching for it and found it. Now we only had to pick a date and go out on explore! Last weekend was the time! We already left on Friday, and wanted to do this location Friday also. But thanks to our amazing road network in Belgium and their works, we'd end up there after sunset. So we ended up here Sunday , on our way back home! Heard it was actually an easy entrance somewhere upfront the fences where laying down.. They said.. Well looks like they've put them back up! Some of these beta fences you find on every location, decorated with lovely (fresh?) razor-wire! Looked a bit around and seemed like they made work of it closing all the openings. So went around the other side only to find this small piece not having any razor-wire, perfect! Once on terrain it already looked pretty trashed outside, and of course as was inside. Seemed like people needed some club lights for their homes, and alot of other stuff that went missing.. Sadly there was a fire not so long ago, and i believe wind have destroyed on of the main tents ( or could be partial due to fire ). This club was actually already existing for a long time, i believe nearly 20 years. It had to shut down it's door, as less people started to visit the place. It got blown in a second life, but that didn't last long. Naamloos_HDR22 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR18 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR8 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR4 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR6 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR11 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR10 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR2 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR14 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR13 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR12 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9607 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9613 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9599 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR15 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR16 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR16 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Hope it's a bit readable !
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    This extravagant castle was originally built in 1605 to a more simple design. During the 19th century it underwent an Arabian style makeover which took 40 years to reach completion. No attention was spared to detail, with each and every one of the 365 rooms given its own identity. During the second world war it was looted by the Germans. After that it became a luxury hotel until it closed it's doors in 1990. Since then various plans have fallen through and a very recent sale attempt was upheld by Italian courts so its future remains unknown. I visited here with @Miss.Anthrope, a place we'd both had firmly at the top of our wish lists for some time. We could've spent hours in here but decided to air on the side of caution and keep our visit relatively short as we'd been asked to leave the area by security the day before. I guess it was pretty obvious what we were up to with camera bags and tripods peeking over the fence and we'd been spotted on cctv. On our return we made sure not to make the same mistake as they are definitely keeping an eye on the place. Derelict buildings don't come much more stunning than this. Ciao bella
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    Some nice shots there mate. Good report, all came together nicely.
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    You little tea leaf haha! Nice mate. The cells are pretty cool, like that door
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    A piece of British WW2 History hidden under a hillside. HMS Forward, a maritime intelligence centre, was key to monitoring the English channel and and was heavily involved in D-Day. Although it's fallen into dereliction, attempts to restore and maintain it have been carried out by 'Friends of HMS Forward'. History HMS Forward was the Royal Naval HQ, setup up on the 20th of June 1940 in the Guinness Trust Holiday Home. It had responsibility for units along the south cost, including: HMS Marlborough - Eastbourne HMS Aggressive - Newhaven HMS New - Newaven HMS Vernon - Roedean HMS Lizard - Hove The tunnels of HMS Forward began life in March 1941 after an Admiralty direction that ordered channel ports to setup facilities to maintain naval plots and created the need to securely house equipment for plotting and communications. It was decided to built a network of tunnels into the a hillside of South Heighton for operations to take place from. HMS Forward was designed by Lt. Col. F.H.Foster, Commander of the Royal Engineers, and built by the 1st Tunneling Engineers Group and No 172 Tunneling Company. They were completed on the 14th of November 1941. At the time they were a state of the art facility and were kitted out for every eventuality. This including backup power generator and full air conditioning systems with gas filters. They had chemical toilets, sleeping cabins and a gallery. Although the toilet were for emergencies only and it was noted that he veterans who worked here didn't even have knowledge of these toilets. The labyrinth of tunnels had an East and West entrance. The West entrance by the main road was the main entrance. The East entrance was under the West wing of the Guinness Trust Holiday Home (now demolished). There were two Pill boxes at the top of the hill that were accessible from inside the tunnels, but were demolished long ago. During its operational period between November 1941 and August 1945, the tunnels of HMS Forward carried out many key maritime operations. It monitored the English channel from Dungeness to Selsy Bill using ten radar stations from Fairlight to Bogner Regis. It was heavily involved with D-Day as well as nightly raids on the occupied french coast. The Explore A very nice explore in a very nice set of tunnels. They are quite extensive and is quite the maze, however once you get your head round the layout its impossible to get lost. Its quite a shame that such an important piece of history has been left to rot. This is somewhere that really needs to be preserved for future generation. I'd heard that there was intention to turn it into a museum some time ago, but plans for this got scuppered by the local residents up top. It was clear that there was once some kind of open day as there were still laminated signs and notices left up by the 'Friends of HMS Forward'. Photos The West entrance with signs and notices from a previous open day / tour. Looks like it was a good few years ago though. You can see here what looks like a machine gun nest in the brick wall as you turn the very first corner. The large security gate of the West entrance. The long 100m West adit tunnel looking towards the east end. Looking from the East end of the West Adit. The two tunnels going left and right just before are the stairs up to the South and North Pill boxes. Looking up what remains of the stairs to the Northern Pillboxes. It is possible go up to the top of these, but its been sealed up at the top with rubble. The West Airlock. The Air conditioning plant room and standby generator room. The standby generator was a large diesel JP Lister engine. This provided 400V/230V power at 22Kw. Exhaust was piped through to the annex at the back of the engine room where it was exhausted through the ceiling too the surface through a 4" pipe. The start of the operational rooms of the tunnel. The room on the left side is the TURCO Office, and looking right down the long tunnel is down the length of the main tunnel with sleeping cabins. T.U.R.C.O stands for Turn Round Control Organisation, used to 'Assist naval shore authorities in the quick turn around of ships and craft'. The East gallery was used for sleep accommodation, switchboards and coders. The GPO Voice frequency equipment room. The pits in the floor are to fit the equipment in, as the modems were over 8ft tall. Looking down the East Galley and into the Teleprinters room. Looking down the the far end of the plotting rooms. The sleeping cabins. There were 4 of these for personnel on the night duty and split watches. Looking up towards the mock hen house, sealed at the top of course. The stairs up to the eastern entrance with pit at the bottom to slow down would-be invaders. The gate on the way to the East entrance. The remains of a second gate. Thanks for reading!
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    Thank you mate. She’s a beaut isn’t she? Well worth the silly morning access and the very busy exit!
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    I've had a couple of people ask me about this place and I had no idea what they were talking about. Love it!
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    Good to see you back D, cool report mate
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    2nd & 3rd shots are really atmospheric. Like it, nice work
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    I recently found this huge abandoned hotel in a sorry overgrown state. So I thought I would wizz the flying camera around it. I didn't go inside unfortunately as the perimeter fence looked rather harsh, with lots of no entry signs. plus it was way to hot. The Penang Mutiara Beach Resort in Jalan Teluk Bahang has been left totally abandoned since it shut its doors in 2006. Thanks
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    @Dubbed Navigator I still have photos of two factories but they are empty. Devastated school and one home.
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    Sorry @Dubbed Navigator, I forgot I was going to show you the rubble yesterday. Will you settle for a photo?
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    A abandoned mine in Czech... 2 visit's 1. The Moos Factory 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. The Moos Factory 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. The Moos Factory 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. The Moos Factory 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. The Moos Factory 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr revisit: 6. The Moos Factory revisit 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. The Moos Factory revisit 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. The Moos Factory revisit 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. The Moos Factory revisit 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. The Moos Factory revisit 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. The Moos Factory revisit 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. The Moos Factory revisit 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
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    Ouvrage A28 is a smaller plant (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. The site was surveyed by CORF (Commission d'Organisation des Régions Fortifiées), the Maginot Line's design and construction agency; A28 was approved for construction in May 1931. It was completed at a cost of 11 million francs by the contractor Duval-Weyrich of Nancy. The petit ouvrage was planned for construction in two phases. The second phase was to provide a separate entrance block a short distance to the rear. Heavy water infiltration required the provision of more extensive drainage work than originally planned. The galleries are excavated at an average depth of up to 30 meters (98 ft). The 1940 manning of the ouvrage under the command of Captain Coste comprised 127 men and 2 officers of the 161st Fortress Infantry Regiment. A28 played no significant role in either the Battle of France in 1940 or the Lorraine Campaign of 1944. After the Second World War it became part of a strongpoint in the northeastern defenses against Soviet attack. A28 remained under Army control until after 1971, when it was declassified and sold. Visited with The_Raw. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
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    Hello everyone. I was refereed to join the forum from the Facebook group. Im from Ohio, USA and have followed urban exploring for a while. Recently I started getting out and doing it myself. I mainly film videos and post them on youtube but I also take pictures when I'm scouting new areas. I was out the other day scouting an area and took some pictures. I'm looking forward to going back.
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    Maenofferen Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales – May 2017 Still on Day Two of our North Wales Tour back in May; Mookster and myself arrived to the site of an enormous walk up to the remaining buildings at Maenofferen Slate Quarry. Oh my was it a walk… We followed the well trodden footpath up to the buildings; attempting to dodge the tour bus which goes around other parts of the quarry as part of a local museum. It just kept going on and getting steeper and steeper, but we persisted and made it to the top. Which was a relief! Lots of lovely decay; totally open to the elements here with a lot of cool stuff remaining inside the sheds and workhouses on site. We spent a good couple of hours here before heading down (which was a hard as going up!) as we had a lot more in Wales to see before a big drive home. The quarry was first staffed by men from the nearby Diphwys quarry shortly after 1800. Come 1848 the slate was being shipped via the Ffestiniog Railway. This was short lived, and this service ceased in 1850. Traffic resumed in 1857 and apart from a gap in 1865; there remained a steady flow of slate dispatched via the railway. In 1861 the Maenofferen Slate Quarry Co. Ltd. became incorporated, producing approximately 400 tons of slate in that year. During the 1800s; the quarry flourished and expanded, extending its workings underground and further downhill towards Blaenau Ffestiniog. By the year 1897 it employed 429 people with almost half of those men working underground.. Eventually, slate was sent via the Rhiwbach Tramway which ran through the quarry. This incurred extra shipping costs that rival quarries did not have to bear. Llechwedd Quarry purchased Maenofferen in 1975 together with Bowydd. Underground production of slate ceased during November 1999 and signalled the end of large-scale underground working for slate in North Wales. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 Thanks for Looking guys :-) More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157684249889963/ Oh and one more thing! One Heartbreaking find for Landie_Man :-( :
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