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  1. UK College Labs - Wye - Kent - August 2017

    Was good this, glad to have finally ticked off this part!
  2. UK Ashford Vaults - July - 2014 - Kent

    Nice to see some local stuff blut
  3. Luxembourg Power Plant X, Luxembourg - April 2017

    That's nice
  4. Finally got round to seeing this, it mostly got unprioritised under more prioritisable places along with other lame excuses. Not too much info is available about this set of tunnels but it's known to have been used as a refuge by the Royal Marines. There are two levels to the tunnels, the lower a refuge/sleeping area and the upper a casualty clearing station for the nearby hospital. Also noted associated offices, first aid and toilet areas and plant/machinery rooms. I love that it is free from graff and the usual chavtastic trashing of places such as this, and that the benches are still hanging on their chains, not that I was willing to try them out given the state of the remaining rotting wood features and stairs in here. The brazen entrance route is probably mostly the reason for this place being in such good condition. Explored one fine weeknight with non member TheLocksmithman. (Thanks for joining me bro, and if you read this I hope the fingers are ok..) 1 2 3 & 4 5 6 7 The stairs between the two levels - ropey to say the least but ok if you stuck to the railings, as were the stairs down from the entrance in the next pic. 8 Thoroughly enjoyed it in here, despite having life threatening woman flu.
  5. UK Code Breakers - Oct 2016

    Nice!
  6. UK Coryton Oil Refinery, Essex - April 2016

    I wish I'd got to the top of the high stuff, love them pics from there!
  7. Never did make it up this one on our last trip, nice shots
  8. The Coryton Fuel Oil Refinery was built in 1953 by the Vacuum Oil Company and is situated on the Essex coast on the Thames Estuary. It was jointly run by BP and Mobil until in 1996 when BP took sole ownership. In 2007 it was transferred to Petroplus Holdings. Major products included petrol and diesel, fuel oils, bitumen and aviation fuels. The refining capacity was 22,000 barrels per day. Most products were distributed in the south east UK. Petroplus filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and production ceased in June of that year. In February 2013 the gas supply was shut off ending 60 years of operations here at Coryton. So after a tip off from that lovely chap @The_Raw, one fine sunny morning @Obscurity, @urbanginger and I decided to go have a look - the power station being the main goal of the day, opened in 2002 and producing 73 MW of gas fired power. After negotiating the access it seemed a little quiet. Great. Off we went in search of the power station building. Saw one car go past while inside but all was chilled and we got a few shots before heading up to the roof for a smoke and food break and to check the site out. Few other things as we made our way out, having to hide from the odd security patrols @Obscurity eyeing up the prize, I gave that one a miss after only making it halfway up After they got their shots up there we made a sneaky escape, got coffee and went home! Good day out that was
  9. UK Carmelite Convent, Chichester. June 2016

    Glad you got in there at last, looks nice!
  10. Belgium SM Turbine Hall May 2016

    I saw a couple of pics of this epic little turbine hall online, so from google maps, previous euro visits and general research I had a good idea of where it could be, also having a bit of a thing for the Belgian industry at the moment I had to have it! So while over there recently we went and checked the 2 buildings I had narrowed it down to - number 2 being the jackpot Soon enough we found our way in and were greeted by an extra bit of steelworkings as well as said turboners. Thanks to Obs for the joint effort in tracking it down and sustaining a foot injury in the process, worth it though haha I loved this place No major control room porn, and I do love a control room, but it had two larger panels and other smaller ones dotted about. And the dirty steelworks bit -
  11. Belgium SM Steel Work and Foundry - March 2016

    Nice, it was an epic weekend full of win and a bonus finding this, certainly pays to go off the tourist trail
  12. Belgium The Blue Power Plant - Belgium - Feb 2016

    That set of shots equates to our efforts getting in and generally the whole weekend. Epic
  13. UK Lavant Culvert, Chichester, Sept 14

    Really like the look of this Chopster, nice one! Pic no5 is a good'n
  14. Did you explore with a giant? Haha, Nice shots, views look lovely
  15. UK 80's farm house,lancashire,march 2014

    I can't even begin to imagine what was in the 'architect's' head who designed this hideous place! An explore is an explore though and you did good
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