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  1. Mad Scientist's Lab, Poland (May 2015)

    That is rather spectacular
  2. Italy Preventorio R. - 09/2016

    Looks good that, nice set of photos
  3. France Group Fortification Verdun, 2017

    Thanks. It's another good one near Metz - but as you know, you literally drive past 3 to get to where you want to see! We hadn't really thought about it until we went to Michelsberg and the local there told use the roped off areas were suspected mines
  4. Visited recently on my first foray over to the European side of life (can't believe it has taken so long). It was excellent / cold in the snow! History: On May 9, 1899, Kaiser Wilhelm II laid the first stone of Fort St. Blaise. Group Fortification Verdun group is built on top of two hills, it consists of two forts, the fort Sommy 30 ha in the south, and Fort Saint-Blaise 45 ha on the north. Group Fortification Verdun has four 150mm howitzers and six short 100mm guns. Fort St. Blaise was planned for 500 men and fort Sommy for 200 men. It could then receive two infantry companies, in addition to the gunners. St. Blaise, whose fortified barracks could receive 500 people, has 10 observation domes and 12 lookout posts.[4] The water tank's capacity was 1,300 m. 4 diesel engines of 25HP each, providing the energy necessary for Fort St. Blaise. The fort Sommy, including the fortified barracks, could accommodate 200 people, and has 6 observation domes and 8 lookouts. Its water tank could hold 600 m and it had 3 diesel engines of 20HP each, to provide the energy needed for its operation.[4] The coat of arms of Count of Haeseler is carved on the pediment of the door of the fort. It caused the Americans a huge headache in WW2 and proved its worth as a fortified location. Patton underestimated their strength immensely. Fort St. Blaise: The first of the two forts, complete with short 100mm funs in place showing battle damage. Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Collapsed structure / battle damage Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr The thing you don't realise until you get there is that the French Army have not removed any of the barbed wire entanglements, complete with foot spikes and in some places, unexploded ordnance Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Fort Sommy: The smaller outer fort, with a machine gun cupola and two turrets with guns and a tonne more battle damage, with craters and wall collapses all over the shop! Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr Untitled by Nick, on Flickr
  5. I know little of the History tbh. Built during the war as a shelter for the AEI Henleys Cable Works (which would have been an awesome explore) and could hold around 2000 people allegedly; the tunnels were built into old Caves in the Rosherville gardens that occupied the land between the cable works and the cliff face. It is unclear if the tunnels were built by the cable works, or someone else. Beyond that, I know nothing. Visited before shenanigans occurred. Photos (I found it quite difficult not to take the exact same photos as everyone else lol)
  6. Wonderfully light photos, top work
  7. It does sound suspicious, the other reason could be that Grade 1 listing was considered on some items and they were ripped out before it could be granted.
  8. No photo policy = we removed some details we were not meant too. Looks like it would have been grand in years gone by
  9. UK Tower Colliery, May 2017

    Cheers, it is an awesome site! I want to go back to the Winding house as I took little photos of the compressors etc as a Tawny Owl was buzzing us lol Do it, you won't be disappointed. Apart from the long drive, that is!
  10. UK Tower Colliery, May 2017

    Another one from our venture around Wales. This was an 'if we have time' stop and I am glad we swerved Mid Wales for this. It is trashed, but I have missed out on the Collieries and it was an interesting wander. Bumped into a few other people there, so it was good to put a few names to faces. History stolen from Wiki: Photos: Looking over the Colliery whilst we had a quick brew in the car: Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Winding House: Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr UE Rule #1209: If you're going to visit a headstock, you must climb the headstock Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Workshops, some big kit in here Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Emergency Winder! Colliery by Nick, on Flickr The Bathhouse Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr Colliery by Nick, on Flickr
  11. UK Ashley Road Deep Shelter 2017

    I have heard the same, there was a picture floating about on Facebook a while back!
  12. UK RAF Kemble 2017

    Probably, but we didn't look as there was activity going on.
  13. UK RAF Kemble 2017

    Swung through here on the way back from Wales and went straight up the tower. History stolen from Wiki
  14. Visited at the start of our Wales trip back in May. Wanting to see this is what inspired the whole trip to be honest, it is probably one of the best things I have seen in a while, it looks untouched for decades. It must have been a grim place to have ended up in.
  15. UK Wales Road Trip 2017 (Video)

    Cheers Mate, the whole idea was to try and avoid the normal type of Video
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