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  1. Hey Guys Thought I would share a video from an outing to Redhill, Enjoy!
  2. Hello, not sure on the full history of the place. I have found a little bit of information from Google. Great little house with a shop at the front. Loads of things left inside. The Butcher’s Home – Belgium An abandoned butchers house in Belgium. There lived a family of 10 people! a father and a mother and 4 boys and 4 girls. The home was abandoned in 1994 and left ever since! Thanks for looking!
  3. UK Crookham Court April 2013

    Shot a few years ago before all the vandalism. No edits just a walk around. Was such a lovely place then. I believe restoration work is now well ongoing. This is great to hear. Thanks for looking I got plenty more films in the pipeline.
  4. One of the most iconic houses in the portuguese urbex panorama in one of my first explorations with my 60D. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20
  5. Other The CAMELLIA House

    A very interesting house but unfortunately in very bad shape. 1 2 3 4 5
  6. Abandoned Paper Mill, UK Visited with: Alex Visit Date: April 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. My Visit I had been wanting to visit the mill for some time, however, I kept pushing this one aside for a rainy day. Eventually myself & Alex decided it was time.... This would be my first visit and Alex's second. So, early on a soggy, wet, rainy and very windy April morning we set off to what would turn out to be one of the best & most enjoyable explores I have been on. The entry to the mill I knew was going to be tricky because Alex had told me the way in when planning the visit. Lots of climbing was needed and the main thing I was thinking was do not rush and avoid any areas that look a little sketchy. It worked and we both made it in without any issues. Now, I knew the mill was a large site after seeing many other photos from people who had been here and within a few minutes of dropping in the scale of this place became a reality! I am no expert in the process of making paper so I will only state what I have read as to what the machinery was used for. I think the yellow machines in this photo fed the pipes in the following photos. I spent a good amount of time in this room due to all the pipework shooting off in different directions. I love lines and angles and this area had plenty to go at. From what I have read the pipes were for feeding pulp into machines on a lower floor. It makes sense as you can see the pipes attached to the ceiling feeding the pipes on the other side of the room that dissapear into the floor. The mill has plenty of large rooms that could have been used for many things such as storage & packaging. Here are a few photos of these spaces. It is always good to get a feel for the people who worked in these places and when you find the brew / changing rooms it kind of brings you back to reality. People once worked here, this was their income for paying the bills, but sadly no more. The different characters that would have been in these rooms over the years and the stories they have told. Does anyone think that this was the male changing room! And no, not because it is messy.... Situated in the middle of the main working areas we found the brew room which consisted of two floors for people to sit and relax whilst on their breaks. A shower room and another changing room are situated off to the side but I never took a photo, why I hear you ask... because my brain gave out on me and I forgot. I remember thinking that it must have been very noisy in here due to the fact that it is surrounded on all sides by large machinery. All I know about these machines is that they were used for rolling the paper. The room is crammed from wall to wall with machinery with only a central isle to walk down. Do you remember earlier in the report that I said the pulp was fed through the pipes and down to machines on a lower floor? Well these are the machines that was fed the pulp. What happened to the pulp at this stage I have absolutely no idea. The room was very dark (and hard to photograph) and I remember when entering feeling like I had been taken back in time to the industrial revolution. Lots of metal on show, dirt, pipes & strange looking machines it was very surreal. I can imagine this area being very hot and noisy with lots of sweaty dirty workers going about their tasks. As well as all the machines there was also a good amount of office space here. Most was very badly decayed or trashed but I did find this room rather interesting. Ok so back to the working areas... This is the largest area we came across on the visit, lots of different areas within one floor all working together in what you could call a production line. Again I got a surreal feeling here due to the fact that at one time this place would have been bustling with people and noise. Now though, nothing, nothing other than the sounds of our footsteps and the rain hitting the roof. Tucked away in the corner of this area we found three forklifts parked up. They look in very good working order and I am sure if you had the keys they would start up. The final photo is of an area where one of the end results is stacked up on pallets and either moved to storage or loaded onto wagons. There is still some paper stacked on pallets that will have come down the conveyors as you can see in the photo. Behind me is two very large shutter doors that open to a loading area. More images available on flickr The images above are just a small selection of the images I have edited. I will be adding lots more photos of Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall on my Flickr page which can be found here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/119757413@N07/ Final thoughts To me having a fantastic location to see is only 50% of what makes a good trip the other is great company and this day had both, I loved every minute we spent here. There was so much to see and with every room being different it allowed your mind to try and figure out and imagine what the area was used for and the communal areas made you think of the people who worked here..... To me that is what exploring is all about! With the size of this place I am sure myself & Alex will have missed some areas and I would love to revisit here at some point. The mill instantly became one of my favorite locations that I have been lucky enough to see and rightly so. Finally, thanks to my good Friend Alex for the company as always. Thanks for reading, Dugie
  7. This one has been on the back burner of my list of things to do, but with its comparatively remote location (over 100 miles from my house) I have finally got round to having a look whilst on a huge roadtrip to visit my mate in Nowheresville, Lincolnshire. This place has been closed aprox 30 years, and is rare in that the roof is in good condition, but is no longer used. Visited on my own, on a fine spring day earlier this year. thanks for looking
  8. Unsure what I should really name this? An abandoned dairy farm, missing that red dress (which was more pink) and some large amounts of decay in rooms... A lovely afternoon spent walking around, admiring the decay and bits an bobs that laid scattered about, certainly worth your time still and quite frankly seems like locals have given up asking questions why you walk down a lane with a camera an tripod, especially after explaining once before we dont get nice fields in kent like these ones here... Walking around inside with the wind blowing through the whole place was rather cool, doors slamming and the curtains blowing about made for some interesting pictures. Many people know most of this places history after it splashed in papers and its been done a fair amount. IMGP0772 IMGP0642 IMGP0648 IMGP0651 IMGP0655 IMGP0656 IMGP0665 IMGP0668 IMGP0682 IMGP0687 IMGP0690 IMGP0698 IMGP0699 IMGP0703 IMGP0712 IMGP0713 IMGP0716 IMGP0741 IMGP0744 IMGP0748 Cheers for looking everyone!
  9. UK The Symphony Cottage - August 2015

    Been awhile since I posted on here, so thought I would put a few places up I had been to earlier this year and likewise. A rural cottage, once home to a hoarder, lots to see an loads to photograph, could of spent ages in here, but more gems like this awaited us on the trip. Upstairs was packed full of old magazines and trinkets almost so the doors would not open fully! a proper hoarder with an eye for musical instruments... IMGP0786 IMGP0888 IMGP0917 IMGP08444 IMGP0881 IMGP0878 IMGP0873 IMGP0869 IMGP0865 IMGP0846 IMGP0892 IMGP0840 IMGP0837 IMGP0836 IMGP0830 IMGP0822 IMGP0802 Thanks for looking folks, hope you enjoyed her as I did.
  10. Been a while since I last got round to uploading a set and doing a report on here, so a bit rusty, I present to you The Fly Agaric Cottage. Having a crazy alien come spend a couple days at my federation space shuttle deployment centre. After an initial pleasantries, an agreement between the grizzly bearded mongrel and the alien invader was set in place to visit a couple of Scotland's finest well protected and preserved residential dwellings. Prior to departure for the fine examples of derp dwellings, a night of festivities had to be conducted. After several other worldy concoctions, the beer googles and cider visor was firmly in place and a solid nights slumber ended a night of much laughter and race relations between the intrepid explorers. The time came for departure and a wild space race ensued with meteoroid dodging and asteroid belt of razor edged mountainous rocks, the race was an impending carnage or tragedy waiting to happen, until full reverse thrust was applied and grizzly mongrel and crazy alien found themselves in a strange new world. Climbing the gates of Black Cow Gate, the adventurers saw mystical erratically wandering clouds in the distance, as they grew closer, black snarling faces grew upon them, the adventurers presence were obviously not welcome in this new world. "We must move forward" shouted the grizzly mongrel, "follow the Ent like creatures" screamed the alien. The ent like creatures swayed in the wind offering protection from the snarling fluffy clouds. Finally the adventures reached civilisation... Entering the imposing castle, the adventurers were relieved to find they had in-fact found safety. It was time for the weary travelers to return to the shuttle and head off at warp speed to a new world, they ran from the castle, hurrying past the fluffy clouds who had gathered menacingly at the door, their snaring faces foaming at the mouth!! Finally they made it back to the shuttle, unscathed, but the did learn a lesson that day! Don't mess with the Fly Agaric! Stussy & Oldskool
  11. Second of three sites on another amusing day out with KM Punk & Frizman, including a fun afternoon around Upwood’s famous tanks. This site has been off the radar for a few years, but has not been developed as yet. The site is huge (100 acres), and has over 70 buildings. The main building was sadly not accessible, and heavily fortified with CCTV, PIRs, loud speakers, brambles, pillboxes & laser cannons. Not much history on this one apart from it is an ex government animal testing facility, and has been derelict for a while. Thanks to Frizman for finding this one. thanks for looking
  12. See the full story here. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11886023.__90_000_cash_found_under_bed_at_derelict_house___by_firefighters_about_to_set_fire_to_it/?ref=trn So what would you do in this situation? The moral compass is kicking in regarding balencing up the rights and wrongs of it all. Then end game being do you tell the missus of the find and slip her a few quid? Or do you make a run for it lol. Oh well back to sport and all that
  13. This fairy tale Chateau is situated in the Haute Vienne, Dept 87 above Limoges. It's easy to find and quite spectacular. Loft to rot 1949 it still has some amazingly extravagant carvings which only highlight how much money must have been spent on it . There are some great pictures of how it used to be here http://www.abandoned-france.org/hist...de-bagnac.html It's a great place to spend an afternoon if you don't mind the nosy sheep or the fact that what was once the front lawn is now the farmers dung heap. Visited this place twice (second time with a ladder!) so this report is a mix of the two. 1 Chateau de Bagnac pigeonnier by Infraredd, on Flickr Front of house by Infraredd, on Flickr Back of chateau Infra red by Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 05 by Infraredd, on Flickr Fire place by Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 12 by Infraredd, on Flickr Chapel by Infraredd, on Flickr Follie de Chateau by Infraredd, on Flickr Chapel ceiling by /96245634@N02/'>Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 14 by Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 13 by Infraredd, on Flickr First floor by Infraredd, on Flickr Second floor by Infraredd, on Flickr Top of the tower by Infraredd, on Flickr Tower rafters by Infraredd, on Flickr Balcony arch by Infraredd, on Flickr Salon by Infraredd, on Flickr Pipes by Infraredd, on Flickr Spiral stoned by Infraredd, on Flickr Dome by Infraredd, on Flickr Closeted room by Infraredd, on Flickr Round windowed room by Infraredd, on Flickr Bedroom door by Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 23 by Infraredd, on Flickr Chateau de Bagnac 40 by Infraredd, on Flickr I think that's it but there's a lot more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/infraredd/sets/72157637057864893/ Thanks for looking.
  14. Abandoned hotel in Germany , very lovely , we have spend the night in the hotel , great fun ! Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr Hunters Hotel by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr I hope you like my set
  15. Evening all, One stop from May involved stopping at this well known place that I've never been close to before so we stopped here for an hour or so. No history that I know but it looks like the previous owner liked cars and judging by those using it now, some form of restoration has been happening but I think it may be on hold now. It was OK in places and worth the wander. Very overgrown but a good uninterrupted explore. On with some photos. Thanks for looking in.
  16. 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
  17. First explore en route to Sheffield. Also visited the Doctor’s House, and one other fail. Still, 2 out of 3 is good, and the site that defeated us will get a return visit in the future. First tunnel I’ve been able to take the DSLR down, and despite how dark it is in there, I’m quite pleased with some of the results for a first attempt. The Hull & Barnsley line passed through the Barnsdale tunnel in a very straight 1226 yards in length, and was opened in the 1880's. The last passengers passed through in 1932, although goods trains worked through here until 1959. The three airshafts have been capped. capped airshaft The Wombat Eastern portal Thanks for looking
  18. Well...here it is...my second explore...2 derelict victorian mansions, side by side. these are empty due to subsidence from coal mining. I was able to get inside one, although there wasnt much to see, was great for me all the same! Not much history on these either, but i did find this Drumchapel Village developed on the South East edge of the Garscadden Estate 1870 when coalmining began in the vicinity It was the decline of industry and the opening of the station in 1891,that stimulated the building of a dozen or so middle class villas in the Drumchapel and Garscadden Roads. A church was built in 1901 (replaced after the influx of worshippers from the adjacent Knightswood) then a school in 1905. THE MANSIONS GROUND DEBRIS LETS GO INSIDE VICTORIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP REVEALED GROUND FLOOR THE MUSIC ROOM KITCHEN CARDS.... LETS GO UPSTAIRS.... ODDS AND ENDS...
  19. Visited this place that I found online while researching other bits and pieces for a day out in Norfolk. So thought it would be a shame not to visit... Did not have high hopes for it, but it was not to bad... 5 of us rolled into the house and being it was only a two bedroom cottage there was not a lot of room. Over all it is in not bad condition, and has a few interesting bits and bobs left behind including a Dead bird in one of the bedrooms.. I searched online and could not find any history for the place, apart from what is listed on the estate agents websites.. All in this pukka little cottage as it stands will only set you back £250k.
  20. Thought I would stick another report up Day trip to Father Hudsons Society, Coleshill. Also visited some of the other buildings on site, including St Gerrards, but St Edwards boys home / orphanage was my favourite. Spent a couple of hours looking round its dark atmospheric corridors and rooms. This place probably started out with the best of intentions; shame this place has got a dark history. Explore with Miz Firestorm and a non member – thanks again to Miz Firestorm for access. The site is operated by The Father Hudson Society, which was originally founded by a priest, Father George Hudson, who died in 1936. Though there are active buildings on site there are also a number of abandoned buildings too. Built in 1904, primarily a home for orphaned and abandoned boys it was also a school - in addition to the dormitory accommodation. There are also school rooms and a chapel within the home. In 1998 the priest in charge of the school was convicted of 18 cases of child abuse and jailed for seven years. After only three years of his sentence he died in jail, but not before the Pope had stripped him of his rights as a priest for his sins. The building has been empty since 1996 and the feeling locally is that it should be knocked down because of it's sordid history. Thanks for looking
  21. One of the old, abandoned, derelict houses in the aerea where I live. I don't know the history of this house. Will add if I find out. It's located in rural farm land, and may very well be an old farm house. But it's also close to a church, so it may be a clergy house or similar. The shape of the roof is not traditional for Norway, but in the last century or so there's been some houses built like this, mostly inspired by US barns, I think. The log structure, logs open indoors, but covered on the outside, suggests it's built 1850-1920-ish. Of course it may be older, and logs covered on the outside later to follow fashion. But added up, my guess is 1880-1920-ish. The house is pretty big, two stories, large rooms, and it looks like the many, large windows are original, so my guess is those who built it was somewhat wealthy. Well. I'd been seing the house from the road, and decided to check it out. Novembers short days combined with a slow morning, it was already sunset when I got there. This is what I've seen from the road. Going there to have a look. Seeing the back side of the house I realised it was a lot more derelict than I thought. I'm guessing there was a wood stove here, that eventually got too heavy for the floor. I decided it was just simply too dangerous to go in. This house is on it's last legs, log walls barely balancing. One step in the wrong place, the whole thing comes down on top of you. So I just looked in from the outside, easy enough through the windows and where the walls were missing. Moon came up. I sort of photogasmed a bit. So. This house turned out to be too far gone for real exploration. I don't know if you count it as urbex when I didn't go in. But I've checked out the place, checked that box on my list, had a nice, cold adventure, and got some ok shots. Thanks for looking :-)
  22. Norway Not so urban (summer 2013)

    In rural aereas of Norway there are a lot of abandoned farms and derelict farm buildings. A lot. Some farms abandoned completely, more often one or several buildings no longer maintained and falling apart. A vast number of barns, because it's no longer run as a farm, people just live there. And sometimes, in stead of upgrading the old house, people just build a new one, leaving the old to rot. In the aerea where I live I've become used to seing theese derelict buildings. This last year or so I've brought my camera and taken a closer look at some. This is one of them, the oldest one easily seen from the main road, one of six I see from my regular 30 min bus route. It's not very urban, and I'm not sure this would interrest you, but here we go.
  23. Hi Guys and Gals visited here with Adam X and Unexposed Exploration on what was a very cold but dry November day. It started off later than expected due to unexposed still being in the land of nod at the time we were picking him up. when we arrived we headed straight to the access point and then the explore began. after about an hour and a half we realised that the security Michael should of been on duty by then and remarked how he hadn't found us yet. we continued our explore and made a bit more noise than we wanted to but still nothing. unexposed informed us on a way into the admin block which we decided to go for. it was at this point my camera died as this numpty forgot to charge it. :banghead :banghead so a short and limited report but still a report nonetheless time for the history (stolen from Wiki) Severalls Hospital in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 to the design of architect Frank Whitmore. It opened in May 1913. The 300-acre (1.2 km2) site housed some 2000 patients and was based on the "Echelon plan" - a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. This meant that staff were able to operate around the site without the need to go outside in bad weather. Unlike modern British hospitals, patients in Severalls were separated according to their gender. Villas were constructed around the main hospital building as accommodation blocks between 1910 and 1935. Most of the buildings are in the Queen Anne style, with few architectural embellishments, typical of the Edwardian period. The most ornate buildings are the Administration Building, Larch House and Severalls House (originally the Medical Superintendent's residence). The hospital closed as a psychiatric hospital in the early 1990s following the closure of other psychiatric institutions. However, a small section remained open until 20 March 1997 for the treatment of elderly patients suffering from the effects of serious stroke, etc., as a temporary building for nearby Colchester General Hospital which was in the process of building an entire new building for these patients. A few of the satellite villas as of 2013 are still operational as research facilities on the edge of the site. This includes "Chestnut Villa" (originally Children's Villa), which provides laboratory services, and "Willow House" (originally Male Acute Ward), and Severalls House (originally the Medical Superintendent's residence). "Rivendell", a more modern building is still in use at the entrance to the site. Apart from Chestnut Villa, all remaining Buildings still in use are owned and run by North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (NEPFT). Since 1997 the remaining structures have changed little. Architecturally, the site remains an excellent example of a specific asylum plan. However, the buildings have suffered greatly from vandalism. In 2005 the main hall was subjected to an arson attack and in 2007 the charred building was demolished for safety reasons. The five boilers were removed from the Central Boiler House in 2007. In 2008, the sale of the hospital site, including its extensive grounds, collapsed due to the slow-down in the building industry. And Now The pics Me Being a Rebel And finally the water tower which we didn't attempt Hope you Enjoyed The Report And Thanks For Looking
  24. UK Asylum L - Nov 2013

    Well hello! Just a cheeky little reportage here from a fab Asylum oop North. Built in 1852 and extended on various occasions, this wonderful example of Victorian architecture now stands silent and near stripped, ready for imminent conversion into modern apartments. It's had no less than 10 different names in it's working life, and closed in 1989. Sadly the water tower is not to be saved.
  25. Music vids featuring derelict buildings....

    I know 2 out of 3 locations in these vids..... Anyone know anymore music vids featuring derelict buildings??
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