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  1. France

    Wow! Nice place and super nicely captured!! Stunning shots mate!
  2. A state-of-the-art manufacturer of pipes and fittings, once fully owned by the state, went bankrupt under suspicious circumstances, just before it’s 50th birthday. Only a year before the 50th anniversary, the state sold 85% of the shares in the company to a private investment firm for roughly 300K (GBP). (the remaining 15% remained with the state.) Shortly after that, the employees (while enjoying their christmas holiday), received a letter stating the company filled for bankruptcy. Almost 400 workers lost their job and numerous attempts were made to reboot or sell the company. Unfortunately none of them successful. A few years later, questions were raised about the initial transaction, from state to private investor, as the remaining assets of the company were estimated at a total value of 5M (GBP). (Roughly 17x the original investment of the investment firm.) A short while ago, the site has been sold to a new owner and is currently being repurposed/renovated in order to house a production facility for a local company, potentially creating 200 new jobs. Anyhow, enough history for today, so on with the shots; 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Thanks for looking!
  3. Emmm... Huh.. What to say. The first pic made me wanna go in there and explore. After seeing the rest of the set, I'm ready to start scheduling a trip to your side of the pond... This is beyond sweet and awesomeness!!
  4. UK

    Damn! Awesomely captured!! Remember when I walked around here and got soo spooked I barely managed to take any quality shot. These really are stunning!!
  5. Wow!! Thanks for the awesome replies guys! Really much appriciated. Hopefully I'll be able to find some time to process more of these places, have a looooot more to come...
  6. This place was part of a giant complex where they used to build trains for the national railroad company. Most of the site was already demolished by the time we got here, but the lab itself was still worth the visit. It's been abandoned since 2010, which is sort of surprising, if you look at the amount of decay, but well, I'm not complaining about that at all... Actually took 2 visits to get in. First attempt was on a thursday afternoon. Entered the site, walked to the particular building and said to my girl: "what's that noise?!" Peeked inside the building and got instantly spotted by demolition workers... Took a run and returned a few days later in the weekend. More luck that time. Have to say, definitely worth it... 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 Thanks for looking!!
  7. Belgium

    Thanks guys! Agree.. That printing thing was awesome..
  8. Very short explore, as the building was almost completely empty. I ended up with just a few close-ups/details... Used to be a building from the local Antwerp newspaper. It looked like they actually used to press/print the papers there as well, long time ago. Now all remained was a large, very empty machine hall and some offices and remains of the archive. I think the building has shortly been occupied by a local Bank, after the newspaper left. (Based on the 'Bank Antwerp' stickers, all over the place..) Not much more to tell, so on with the picas... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  9. France

    Wow, just wow!! Nice location and awesomely captured.
  10. UK

    Like that a lot! Intro is cute and nicely edited to the music. Appreciate that. Remaining shots are really nicely smooth. Assume you use a slider of some sort? Definitely cool and different way of showing a location. Love that!!
  11. Thanks Guys!! Much appreciated! Agree, destroying of the memory card was way out of line and probably not legal, but at that particular moment I figured; Memory card = 25 euro. Making fuzz and risk being taken to the station and getting a possible fine for being at this location is just not worth it.... (Especially since I knew I had a backup anyway..) Funny thing as the officer also told me to leave Belgium and go back to NL, once they were done searching everything... Right... Drove 10 min to my next location instead. (PS. Apologies for forgetting to add country/date, again... Will remember next time. )
  12. UK

    Damn! That looks awesome!! Nicely captured!
  13. Quick report as I don't have any historical info. Fun explore, although got cut a bit short, after being caught, so I need to go back one day to finish it... Secca was really nice. He offered me some coffee and cola, while waiting for the police. Police was less amused and they didn't wanna believe I was there, on my own, just taking pics. Ended up being searched, then my bag + car and finally by the policeman destroying my memory card with his pocket knife, handing the remains to the security guard. Luckily I was shooting on 2 cards simultaneously and I managed to hide 1 of the cards while waiting for police... Having a backup sometimes makes sense. Now, on with the shots; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Cheers for looking!
  14. Thanks guys! Much appreciated.. Also, @hamtagger, thanks for cleaning up the flickr links crap... Totally forgot to do that. Will pay more attention next time...
  15. After having been offline for months, it was time to work on some pics again. Yeah, cool… 1 set down. 500+ to go…. Brief history; In 1913 this rather pretty brick church was build. Back in the day it belonged to Russia or Ukraine, not sure. After the 2nd WW, it was given back to Poland and wasn't used as a church after that time. Until 1990 it served it’s purpose as storage space/warehouse and was abandoned after that time, in desperate need for repair. Even though there’s nothing left inside, it was still a nice place to spent an hour and take some snaps. The murals are in exceptional condition, considering it’s been left to rot for many years. Hopefully one day it’ll be restored to its full glory, although I doubt it ever will be. So on with the shots; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Thanks for looking... Cheers!

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