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  1. 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
  2. Hi Ulrich, welcome to the forum. We have a video reports section but you will likely find you get a better response from photo reports on here
  3. 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
  4. Belgium Jumanji - [visit 10/2k17]

    I've had a couple of people ask me about this place and I had no idea what they were talking about. Love it!
  5. Good to see you back D, cool report mate
  6. Other Airbase with plane located in Croatia

    Yeah for sure!
  7. Other Airbase with plane located in Croatia

    Liking that mate. Again, good to see something different and not every day we see reports from Croatia or Hungary. Thanks for sharing
  8. Other Abandoned Hotel - Penang, Malaysia

    Wow that's big! Works really well with the drone, I expect there's not a lot to see inside
  9. USA army of the 12 monkeys

    This is incredible, those pics with the snow!!! Awesome post mate, look forward to seeing what else you have in your back yard
  10. Other Miner hospital in Hungary

    I like this, some nice shots here
  11. Love this @Andy, really impressed with these shots especially considering how little time we had that day!
  12. Really nice report mate, not done anything with my pics from here
  13. Damn that's fucked! Cheers for documenting it though
  14. USA Mcneil Mansion

    A shame when such a nice looking building gets into this condition. Cheers for posting though
  15. Just his opinion mate, not the whole forum. Doesn't bother me in the slightest personally, each to their own innit. Looks like another cool find. Fuck getting caught somewhere like this though, I'd half expect the shotgun to come out!
  16. UK 1787 Church, Scotland - Oct 15

    Looks good to me mate
  17. Germany The clowns dancing

    Liking this, feels like I'm looking at a circus more than a nightclub
  18. Italy Powerstation P - April 16

    Dang, that's a cool find
  19. France U-Verlagerung W. (visited 10/2017)

    Liked it in here except searching for the entrance! The lady at the hotel was nice too
  20. France Leopold Bunker (visited 10/2017)

    Incredible place and great photos!
  21. A while back I posted a report from a creme de la menthe location called Chateau a la Mange Tout. This sanatorium sits on the same site, not bad having two half decent explores right next to each other, joie de vivre! I meant to post a report at the time but never got round to it. It wasn't massively photogenic so I only took a load of hand held shots but there was a fair bit of stuff inside. Bon appetit, as the French would say Last but not least we had a quick peek inside the morgue, no slab but some body fridges left behind. Tres bien ensemble
  22. Italy Manicomio Di Quarto - April 16

    That's a belter, good to see you back on here!
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