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  1. There really isn't much to see inside now, just some plinths where machinery once stood. I don't remember seeing the columns, but if they are still there they are no longer anything to write home about, sadly. Still a lovely old building though.
  2. Any shots of vintage industrial locations - the older the better!
  3. What a strange mixture of things in there! The old control panels hidden away amongst the residential is a nice throwback to its former use.
  4. Nice! All that smoke damage adds a cool feel to the place
  5. Ha yes, about 90% of my leads! Somehow I seem to find so many places just a week too late. Please still put a report up on here - we would appreciate that more than a link 😉
  6. Very nice place, I love that all thee machines are built using wood.
  7. Me likey! The operating theatre looks great, liking the tiles.
  8. We had no idea how we would get on here. After driving through the night and arriving in the early hours, our entry was just awful! As we sat in the freezing cold, and the light started to appear at the windows, we could see it was worth the effort. Visited with @SpiderMonkey, obvs! History The Royal High School was constructed between 1826 to 1829 on the south face of Calton Hill in Edinburgh, at a cost of £34,000. Of this £500 was given by King George IV ‘as a token of royal favour towards a School, which, as a royal foundation, had conferred for ages incalculable benefits on the community’. It was designed in a neoclassical Greek Doric style by Thomas Hamilton, who modelled the portico and Great Hall on the Hephaisteion of Athens. After the Old Royal High School was vacated in 1968, the building became available and was refurbished to accommodate a new devolved legislature for Scotland. However, the 1979 devolution referendum failed to provide sufficient backing for a devolved assembly. Its debating chamber was later used for meetings of the Scottish Grand Committee, the committee of Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons with constituencies in Scotland. Subsequently, the building has been used as offices for departments of Edinburgh City Council, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award unit and the Sports and Outdoor Education unit. With the passage of the Scotland Act 1998 and the introduction of Scottish devolution in 1999, the Old Royal High School was again mooted as a potential home for the new Scottish Parliament. Eventually, however, the Scotland Office decided to site the new legislature in a purpose-built structure in the Holyrood area of the Canongate. A number of uses have been suggested for the building, including a home for a Scottish National Photography Centre. As of 2015, Edinburgh City Council – the building’s current owners – have initiated a project to lease the building to be used as a luxury hotel. Finally a few shots of the grand neoclassical exterior...
  9. If you have recently joined the forum.... Welcome! It's always nice for new member to say hello. We don't need an autobiography, just a hi and where you're from will be enough. Please take a look at the guides in out technical help section before posting your first report http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/information/technical-help/ You can upload your images directly to the forum too! Just drag your files in, or click the "choose files" link below the edit box. Thanks for joining!
  10. Fantastic find! Some good stuff coming from you guys recently
  11. Some serious pipe porn there! Looks an amazing place to look around
  12. You can upload images directly to the forum now, which you will probably find easier. Just drag the images in, or click "choose files" below the edit box
  13. Sorted your pictures. There are a few of yours left to do, but they will all get copied over and fixed eventually!