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  1. I visited this place with The Elusive and two other splorers. Abandoned hall and quarry, now in ruins and overgrown. Beautyful place. And big. Very different from what I find back home. A very wet, great fun and very early morning splore :-) Thanks for looking :-)
  2. Evening all, Been back about 3 weeks now and probably a month since my last report on Duga 3. I don't tend to process that quickly as I find it a pleasure to take my time and not power through them. Unfortunately this has resulted in quite a backlog so have uploaded more or less all I wanted to from this spot to do a report. Think its been well covered previously, as many others have been and was quite late to this one due to going on trips to other countries since this one came about but still surprised to see more here than the underwhelming Dr Genitals which we slept in the night before and shot before coming here. This was my first trip to Belgium since last July so it was good to get back to the novelty of locations close to each other rather than the stretch across Germany between spots. This was the first full day with Dursty, Perry and Martyn and were lucky to explore this uninterrupted besides the neighbour spotting us pulling up which was solved by driving off and parking around the corner. Done! Anyway, on with some photos. 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. 26. 27. Thanks for looking in.
  3. Afternoon all, Last stop on our first full day in a bit of a downpour was this location which is getting a lot of traffic now. Not much here besides some nice stairs and a few other details but was worth the last hour or so before heading to our hotel for the evening. This is one of a few buildings in the same complex that remains abandoned, the rest of the site was refurbished and some people were living in some of them and some were empty. Thanks for looking in.
  4. Visited during a road trip across the US late last year. Getting in took plenty of energy and ingenuity but it was well worth the effort! A couple of rooms hosted a very cool graveyard of technology
  5. Norway Truck. 2014.

    I happened to find an abandoned truck. Just some photos.
  6. Day after our Denbigh explore, my friend managed to arrange a visit for us at an old school in Cheshire. The usual story of she knows a guy who knows a guy...who turns out to be the caretaker of the estate. We arrived there after 90' on what should have been less than 30'. Gotta love the british motorways. Graham greeted us at the pool house (a big wooden structure that didn't get to see inside but standing at the door all the heat and smell of chlorine on that very hot day made me wanna take off all my clothes and jump in). The pool apparently is still in use, as an old lady walked out, and that is the main reason the guy is still there. He was with the school for something like 10 years and since it closed in 2010 been staying there to keep an eye on the pool and the buildings in general. Apart from a break-in 2 years ago (during Easter holidays) that resulted in a large part of the ceiling to having been stripped off (f**rs), the school shows little signs of decay, mostly what you would see in any other building. As always, a large number of student essays and drawings and stuff has been left behind, even an entire corridor filled with photos from excursions and other activities. Especially for a school dealing with children with special needs this really felt wrong. I don't know but I would never leave my kid's stuff behind if their school closed down. Especially if i knew pictures were left behind. Maybe it's just me. So Graham showed us the entire place giving the history along the way. The school was built almost 90 years ago, in a beautiful location but through the years the number of students grew smaller and finally it wasn't easy to maintain it financially. Though there was a case of a female teacher being involved with a student of hers that might have led to the actual shutdown. The school was meant for Jewish children so there was/is a synagogue. It was a boarding school too, though not all students stayed there. Some would commute to Manchester daily. But as being a boarding school too meant there were around 50+ staff working there with plenty living there too. Oh and there is a sports hall too that is MINT! Wouldn't mind moving that next to my house. Wouldn't call it the explore of a lifetime, but it was very interesting to be there, look at a different kind of school from up close, walk the empty corridors where once all those kids would run and laugh and generally grow up. And perfect location too. Sucks my school was in the city. ===PHOTOS=== There is always a chair One of the class rooms Same room different part One of the few hints at abandonment The synagogue I guess some adults should read this too The sports hall Not that kind of monkey The dining hall - the handprints and spray were recent as the daughter of the owner threw a birthday party or something.. Cooking class At staff's house One of the buildings How they put all the knowledge in your head Ice-cream anyone? That was cute One of two rooms that was filled with dead flies. I am talking about a proper genocide. ===THE END=== Thanks for reading!
  7. So, first of all, hello to everyone! This is my first report in Oblivion State (and any UE-related forum to be honest). Haven't been actively involved with any type of forum for a decade so it's a nice feeling to be back in active duty. Very briefly, I would like to say a few bits about me. I have been actively exploring since January this year (2014). Did a couple of explores last summer back home, but at the time had no idea there was a thing called "Urban Exploration". Despite it being very recent, it's a bit hard to draw a line between the various incidents that led me to UE taking up 80% of my time. I guess it's one of those things... I was pretty lucky to quickly get involved with seasoned explorers and already feel that I have seen some really amazing places, always with a true sense of "belonging". Ok that's it. On to the report! I visited Birkwood Hospital earlier this month (March 2014) with 2 non-forum explorers with whom I mostly run with. It was their first time there as well so it was great sharing this experience for the first time as a group, and as individuals. A few words about Birkwood taken from Archiveshub.co.uk "Birkwood Hospital was run by Lanarkshire Council for the care of children with severe learning disabilities. Opened in 1923, it provided care for both boys and girls and was one of the few psychiatric hospitals which dealt exclusively with children. Birkwood House, situated in Lesmahagow (Lanarkshire) was originally a stately home built in 1887 for the McKirdy family. Birkwood was purchased by Lanarkshire Council in 1920 and was first occupied as a certified Institution for Mental Defectives on 3rd July 1923. Birkwood House was one of several institutions which opened in accordance with the Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act of 1913. The Act was passed ‘to make better and further provision for the care of Mentally Defective Persons and to amend the Law relating to Lunacy in Scotland.’ Birkwood House is a Grade B listed building and had extensions erected in 1921, 1946 and 1958. The new wing added in 1958 cost £94,000 and accommodated up to 80 more patients. The 1966 Western Regional Hospital Board, Hospital Survey and Draft Proposals for Mental Health Services, stated that Birkwood had 316 beds but suggested that could be extended to a further 376 beds to accommodate for overcrowding in Kirklands Hospital. However, by 1976, The Evening Times reported that Birkwood would have to cut beds due to a degree of overcrowding. Gradually, community based care became more acceptable concerning psychiatric patients and The Evening Times reported in 1981 that Birkwood was trialling an independent unit which would allow improving patients to look after themselves with minimum supervision. The Community Care Act 1990 gave rise to a more community-based focus for long-term care and consequently many of the long-term psychiatric hospitals closed. The hospital began to relocate patients in 2002 and officially closed in 2005." Arriving at the nearby village it already felt like a great day to explore an old abandoned hospital. The day was cold and miserable, though it wasn't raining (much) which is always a plus when you are unsure about your entry points and feel there's bound to be a lot of walking around. We made it over the bridge and started heading uphill a bit worried about a guy and his dog who was way up ahead. There have been earlier reports (and photos) of the owner's caravan laying at the front of the building with the owner living in it actually so we thought this could go either way. We decided to skip the pathway and walked uphill to cut directly to the back of the hospital. Reaching the high fences that ran the perimeter on the side and back we found a welcoming opening and once we were in we knew that all we needed was just a nice broken...and there it was, a nice basement window open and waiting for us. We climbed in and found ourselves in the pitch-black basement. A quick look around revealed amazing decay, though at no point did the place feel dangerous. Little did we know. We found a staircase and at the top was a small opening through a door through which we squeezed in. Right in front of the opening was just a couple of boards that we decided to avoid stepping on as the gaping holes revealed a significant drop that none of us wanted to experience. After getting through that bit, the first big room we encountered was a clear indication of how beautiful Birkwood was (and still is in a way), but also how decayed and dangerous it also was. The floors were constantly making me feel as if they were about to disappear under me and in many parts of the building there were big holes. However, it was such the excitement of being in there that we just kept going and going and spent a lot of time in there. After all, we knew of the famous spiral staircase and all 3 of us were desperate in getting there. The first big room we encountered. Stairs. Peeling. Decay. What's not to love. And a nice fireplace at the most inconvenient place ever. Awesome rooms. Simply breath-taking beauty. More stairs. And there it was, the spiral staircase leading to the top of one of the towers. I couldn't resist not stepping outside but as I put my foot down I realized the floor on the top was wooden (?) and obviously in terrible decay so I just stood on the edge of the door and took a few shots. One thing I love about UE in Scotland is that I get to see so much of this beautiful country. After the spiral staircase was done we were done with most of the main building and after taking another look around we made it back out. It was time to explore the rest of the site as there have been many extensions built through the years. All of these buildings were for the most part completely open, so obviously the level of decay was huge. Still, some pretty interesting bits and pieces. I know, I am a sucker for two things. Stairs and hanging lights/cables. I loved this instantly. Reflections are great. This chair screamed "shoot me". At the restaurant, a small room with beautiful peeling. And last, but not least, the Birkwood Hospital (main building) in all its glory. It is clear that there was no caravan at the entrance at the time of our visit and generally we found no security, or no sign of the owner. As it turned out however, they recently started restoring parts of the building. I think they started with the roof and the window we got in was boarded up recently, plus there are workers at the site now. I feel very lucky to have been there, not sure if they will actually make it into something or at some point (as it always happens) work will stop as money will run out. I would love to return one day. So there it is my first report and I feel I overdid it with the narration. I get carried away so I apologize. If you want to see more photos you can check my FB page (see signature). Thanks for reading and stay frosty people!
  8. Visited here to shoot part of a uni brief about detail, ring flash and crop, so was in the middle of doing that when another explorer and her mum showed up... Was more concentrating on shooting what I had visited for, but made sure I got enough images for a report... I left shooting the external stuff till after i had finished in the house. But unfortunately by the time it came to doing that it was lashing down with rain and I was pushed for time.. Could not see much in the way of history online, but if anybody knows different feel free to bung it my way and I will add it on.. Now for some photos.
  9. This big house lies hidden in the woods, and has been abandoned for several years. . . A superb locaton with so many items and furnitures - a unique place, hope you'll enjoy these pictures. if you like my pics, please visit & "like" my page, www.facebook.com/The.Abandoned.Denmark
  10. On my way to the northcape last year i found this factory in Tampere. It was closed in the 70s and today is used by locals for grafitti.
  11. Abandoned Mines Of Ireland

    If anyone is interested in exploring mines in the land of Guinness & Leprechauns check out: http://www.abandonedminesofireland.com/
  12. Froomsgate House, Bristol It is being redeveloped into (yet more) student accommodation. This is one that a few of us (one in particular) have had our eye on for a while, so getting an invite to get up it seemed too good to miss. A mate of mine has put a lot of work into researching this one, so props to him for getting us in! Oddly, it seems I took more photos inside the building than on the roof, which is funny as it was intended as a high evening, not a derping one... There's nothing like enjoying a decent rooftop with some mates in the evening, just to get away from it all! BRISTOL MASSIVEEEE Security, or just the lift talking to itself? Just incase... Spot the noobs... Over-hanging and over-exposed...
  13. Bristol Ice Rink (John Nike Leisuresport), Bristol Visited with some of the Bristol massive! A brief summery for you: Demolition has been approved. We've been looking at this one for a while now, and this time, for the first time, it would seem luck was on our side. After a long week, this was certainly a rewarding way to end it. Think what you want of it, some would say this isn't particularly interesting and just a massive derp, but personally I found it fascinating to see and completely worth it too. Having visited the rink a couple of times when I was younger, it brought back some vague memories. The place really is in a state, but then again it was in a state before it closed and indeed for the last however many years. That being said, the people of Bristol were still very unhappy at its closure. It did seem to be attracting a large amount of visitors still, which makes you question the closure further. There is some evidence here and there of it being a cinema in its previous years, but this is mostly gone. We also found what looks like an old night club, way up in the higher level, which looks like builders briefly moved in once, set up some lights and put some office desks around, then left. I didn't take any pictures up in those parts, as we didn't fancy having to pay parking fines so had to be off. That being said, there isn't too much of interest as it's all been fairly trashed. It was still interesting to see all that above the ice rink, a place where people mostly likely haven't been for years. An interesting read from a Bristolian talking about building when it held a nightclub and a cinema too. The rink from the front, years before closure: Snapz... s
  14. Show's over everyone. Go home! Small cinema, closed for economical reasons. There are however plans for putting it up for use again :0) If you like my photos, please give my facebook-page "a like" ..... cheers!
  15. Abandoned railway tunnel in Oslo, Norway. One of my first splores. Location was shared with me by splorer I met in an abandoned building nearby, and when I was in the tunnel I met two others, one of them who's been my fellow splorer since :-).
  16. France Sanatorium CHM-October 2013

    Almost 400 meters long, this sanatorium have been built between the two world war. This exploration was painful for my legs!
  17. After looking around CMH we decided to have a look around some old barracks. After nearly getting seen making our way in, we headed towards one of the hangars. The place is fairly large and there is a lot of open ground which I believe was used in the filming of 'World War Z'. Overall awesome day, without getting caught
  18. Earlier this month while i was out with my camera trying to find the RAF Folkingham grave yard i stumbled across this absolute beauty of a discovery. I would love to know the history of this house and the reasons behind its abandonment but couldn't find anything on it. All i can say is sit back and enjoy the story i can give you through the images i captured.. you and your rights ...
  19. UK Aldershot Garrison Sept 13

    So me and a friend set out looking for Cambridge Military Hospital. We got the the area then satnav died. But not to worry, we could see it nearby. Lots of boarded windows. That must be it! Doesn't look very hospitally we kept thinking, assuming all the stuff I'd seen online was in the many locked up buildings.....No. We were in the wrong friggin place! Not to worry, there's always next time. So here is Aldershot Garrison. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed!!
  20. I visited this hospital in November, 2012. It was a bit of a mission to find and to drive to, driving through sweeping mountain roads facing a lake in the distant. Very hard to find much information about this place, probably due to my limited Italian. My understanding is that this place was a place to convalesce during the wars with a view of the lake and mountain air helping. Pictures:
  21. The 2004 greece olympic stadiums abandoned, link below http://www.businessinsider.com/2004-athens-olympics-venues-abandoned-today-photos-2012-8?op=1
  22. Well this had been on the 'list' for some time now, and after getting the nod from peterc4, and not actually working for once, it was on!!! Great day, with great company, peterc4, also good to meet up again with Stussy, Mrdistopia, Sickbag Scattergun, Starlight Cambridge Military Hospital CMH Aldershot The Cambridge Military Hospital (CMH) was the fifth military hospital built in Aldershot. The CMH was built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot. The building costs were approximately £45,758. The first patients admitted to the CMH were on Friday 18 July 1879. They either walked or were taken by cart ambulance from the Connaught Hospital. How Did The CMH Get Its Name? The title had nothing to do with the Cambridge area but came from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army at the time. The Duke of Cambridge opened the CMH Aldershot in July 1879. The Design Of The Hospital The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air. The CMH was famed for its supposedly mile long corridor. We have never measured it but walking from casualty down to the children's ward often felt like it! The original plan was to have a series of self contained wards for regiments all joined onto the corridor. It was hoped that this would also reduce cross infection. By the time the hospital opened it had been decided to run the hospital as areas of treatment rather than type of cap badge. The hospital soon became a fully functioning hospital and was the first in the UK to receive battle casualties directly from the front of World War One. The Cambridge Military Hospital was the first British Military Hospital to open a plastic surgery unit. This was opened by Captain Gillies. He had been in France on leave in June 1915 and met the surgeon Hippolyte Morestin and watched him perform facial reconstructions on patients with cancer. He learnt from the surgeon and brought his experience and new knowledge to England and was soon operating on soldiers back from the Battle of the Somme of World War One with facial gunshot and shrapnel wounds and injuries. Dental work was performed by William Kelsey Fry and the plastic surgery unit was overseen by Sir W. Arbuthnot. Over the decades the hospital grew and not only treated soldiers and their families but local civilians. Departments grew and included an accident and emergency unit, children's, medical, plastic surgical, general surgery, burns, gynaecological, intensive care and orthopaedic wards. Departments included several theatres, an X-ray unit, an out patients department and a large laboratory at the rear of the CMH. This was called the Leishman Laboratory. It was opened by Lady Leishman in 1932, wife of Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Chair of Pathology Sir William Leishman. Well on with the pics, enjoy Thanks for looking
  23. A recent visit to Hungary in search of derps saw myself and Host visit this rather cool location, basically a very large abandoned loco shed full of rusty trains including some monstrous communist era steam trains. The site itself is part of a live railway depo, guarded and crawling with workers during the day we weren't put of and managed access easy enough. It's a really photogenic place, the roof has collapsed in places, it's dark and nature has returned. Everything was going pretty well until after about 40 mins i heard a Hungarian voice shout - "No"....."restricted area" !! Now, we had been warned before hand that Hungarian secca are pretty on top and even the shittiest derp is guarded and usually with dogs ...... this seems largely true, however on this occasion we were happy to have come across probably the friendliest secca i've ever met, we kind of explained what we were doing..... hit lit his pipe, shrugged his shoulders and said "carry on"..... Top bloke, and when we finished he took us to one side and showed us 2 carriages that had come straight from Auschwitz, ironic really as we had been hiding in the very same carriages an hour earlier Once we had finished he kindly showed us the exit and told us the trains had been left in the shed for around 40 years, we thanked him for being so understanding and we was on our way, glad we bumped into him and not some of the other sec we saw during our few days. No history i'm afraid, just pics............... Auschwitz carriages.... Cheers for looking
  24. Abandoned spanish airport.

    As someone on here said they wanted to explore further afield, did bit research, here you go:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170886/Spains-ghost-airport-The-1BILLION-transport-hub-closed-just-years-thats-falling-rack-ruin.html
  25. Abandoned House

    Hello everyone. Havent been out exploring in a while until this evening and visited this small Abandoned House. Sorry i don't have any history. I don't know who this house belonged to. Anyway on with the photos. Hope you enjoy Thanks for looking!! Please leave comments.

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