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  1. An oil refinery being decommissioned... I went there with my bicycle, managed to get it past the first fence which was nice xD I hope i didn't put too many photos... D90 with sigma 17-70 cheers
  2. This place is been on my to do list since i first saw photos of it some years back , in my mind no photo or video footage can do it any kind of justice ,you have to see with your own eyes to take in the vastness and extreme detail of the 400 year old building....Gaining access was no joke at midnight recce to check access was a must then park up just outside the city for a few hours sleep in the car or shall i say try to sleep with the Critical NOISE Machine aka Critical Mass Snorer ..........Ok skip forward to 5am checking out the city streets looking for any sign of activity ....all clear so we made out move and gained entry made our way to the main floor and sat it out till day break ....i looked for history online but wasnt able to find any but Fritz managed to get me some from a Dutch site the translation isnt 100% so bare with it .....1. The Fair in the Belgian city of Antwerp is located in the Twelve Months Street, a smallside street of the Meir. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building, "the mother of all fairs, dated from 1531. This building is not to be confused with the Old Exchange in the Hofstraat.The trade is in a late Brabant Gothic style by Joseph Schadde, after the fire in 1858 the fair in the ashes. Twice in the history of the stock market burned down in 1583 and in 1858.2.From the end of the fifteenth century, the importance of Bruges as an international huboff. After 1531 Antwerp took the role as a trading center of Brugge. Since the market wasdominated by Spanish and Portuguese. Beursplein in Antwerp was a rectangular square with four sides covered galleries, with regulations as in Bruges, as well as opening andclosing times.3.The Bourse of Antwerp is perhaps designed to preview the Bruges Beursplein: a public place in the open air with some canopies where one could hide. The design of the new exhibition refers to here. It is built on top of an existing street intersection in the planoriginally had no roof.4.On the initiative of Thomas Gresham, the representative of the British Crown in Antwerp,in 1565 the London Stock Exchange opened on the model of this square. It was also "thebourse", and to Queen Elizabeth after a visit on January 23, 1570 decided that the Royal Exchange had to be. [1] The Stock Exchange of Rotterdam was established by decision of the town council "to ordain a bruised or too Plaetse, daer the coop heure meetingordinary people were allowed to have been "dated January 30, 15955. , Amsterdamfollowed 1611.Currently the trade is deserted and neglected, when the real estate company Breevastwith the renovation of this listed building will begin is not yet clear. is a subdivision of the municipality of Beveren in the Flemish province of Oost-Vlaanderen. It is located near the river the Scheldt, in a polder of the Waasland.To the north of Doel one can find the Electrabel-owned Nuclear Plant Doel with 4 reactors with a total output of 2,8 GW delivering electricity to customers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.Doel is threatened with complete demolition due to the future enlargement of the harbour of Antwerp. This has seen many people having to sell their homes to the development corporation of that enlargement. Many historical buildings that will be destroyed.Visited with Critical Mass & Host14. for looking Oldskool..........
  3. The small abandoned village called Polphail was built during the early 1970s to provide accommodation for up to 500 workers at a nearby oil platform construction yard in Portavadie. Unfortunately the yard was never completed and the village then lay dormant having never been occupied. The huge basin that was blasted out of the shore was dubbed ''The most expensive puddle in the world''. There have been development plans brought to the table including demolishing the site for a new marina, however due this was abandoned due to bats roosting there.
  4. I got a tip from a friend at work about lots of cars in the woods, so I thought I would take a look. Now this place is not normal!! Next to the road is a small compound made up of corrugated iron, random fence panels, doors and bicycles!!!! Behind this compound are loads of cars, which did hold a few hidden gems. Loads of the cars were filled to the brim with stuff, books records tvs and lots of other junk. Sorry but they are all fisheye shots, I didn't feel safe here at all and wasn't going to mess about changing lenses. It was a maze to get through and I struggled to find a route around the site. Then I see a man walk straight through, I have no idea how he went through so easily, or how he never saw me. Sadly he eventually did and wasn't best pleased. Needless to say after his rant I was happy to be leaving by foot and not being dragged into the compound to be his meal for the next week!! I hope you enjoy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I would of loved to know what was under this, I couldn't lift it high enough and the wheels gave no clue either. And here is a few processed shots to finish off 9 10 11 12 MG
  5. Alright , wanted to do this for some time so when the chance came up i jumped to it ,visited with Chris x ... Access is some what sketchy as i found out when we were leaving , a 7 foot fall from loose extraction pipes lol soon brought me down to the ground . This place has been signed over to developers so won't be around much longer , on with the pics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cheers for looking Oldskool
  6. A great little house set in its own grounds in a sleepy Belgium village , we were just to late with this one most of the goodies had been removed by the time we got here so heres what we saw ..... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Now no road trip is complete with out a bit a graffiti or street art Mr.Mass sorted this one out a factory well gutted but with around 40 or so Roa pieces access was no joke a human ladder was needed all part of the fun 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Preventorium D a huge hospital site totally stripped but worth a look in if your in the area 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Thanks for looking Oldskool..........
  7. Last location of the European Trespass Tour a little house set back form the main road a lovely little location for a real relaxed explore visited of two visits one in March one in April to my surprise all still in tact no theft of belongings or metal wish the UK was like Europe....Any way on wit pics...........;-) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Cheers for looking and a massive thanks to Andre Govia ,Rusty , Niki Feijen ,daanoe.nl , Marin Widlund , Anreas S and Silent Witnesses...... Next sets from the Prohobo European Vacation with Critical Mass,Host,Illogical Pierre Soff and Ro Mo..... Belgium and Germany
  8. A stunning little Church in the country side of Belgium ...although a little drab on first appearance because of the lack of light and a miserable day outside (doom and gloom)....This little gem turned out to be a winner 1. 2. Visited with Critical Mess, Odbin Ravin and Coughed Up...... 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Thanks for looking .....Mr.Oldskool
  9. A revisit @ The Christallerie didnt have much time first visit ......... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If anyone can tell what the House Of Esher was going to be i would love to know visited with Critical Mass & Host 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Cheers for looking Oldskool .........
  10. This is the newer of the buildings on this site. Only the foundations of the original building remain after it was burnt down shortly after this building was completed. Sadly there is planning for it to be demolished and rebuilt the planning has changed recently to a smaller building due to lack of interest. How ever I have recently learned a full restoration progress is being taken on. I have also seen images of a dancing bear which was a popular attraction back in the day. My first explore with company. A good job as I would not of got in like the others who have gone recently. Through sheer determination of the lady that went with me we found a way in. Yes we did get stung a lot! This is an amazing place but really is in a bad state. Big thanks to Zee!!!!!! Ground floor First floor Second floor A Bed Of Light by darbians, on Flickr
  11. A sunny winters day on the Jurassic Coast - drinking coffee, murdering bacon sandwiches and hunting for concrete - top day! One of our targets was Studland bay, where once upon a time the likes of King George VI, Churchill, Eisenhower along with General Bernard Montgomery and Acting Admiral Louis Mountbatten congregated to witness the largest live ammunition practice of the entire war - a full-scale rehearsal for the invasion of Europe and thousands took part - they watched from Fort Henry a demonstration of carpet bombing, followed by an assault landing by troops, a truly momentous occasion. Alas, history over, here are some pictures: Fort Henry - a lookout for the likes of King George VI, Churchill, Eisenhower, General Bernard Montgomery and Acting Admiral Louis Mountbatten. Inside Dragons teeth - anti-tank defences The area of Studland bay was also heavily fortified - here is one of the gun emplacements. The bolts that mounted the gun, set within the concrete. Inside it's magazine. ... and finally, a pillbox (i won't bore you with the others) - i do wonder if this one will last another 70 years though!
  12. This battery was constructed to house six 9 inch guns on high angle mounts (70 degrees) which would fire heavy projectiles upto ten thousand yards down onto the deck of ships attacking the harbour of Portland. The guns were directed by Position Finding Cells, two at Priory Corner on West Cliff and four on East Cliff. Magazine entrance - feeding the guns by rail and delivering the shells at muzzle height. Two storage buildings. Bombproof shelter. Another magazine and the rail still remains. Bombproof shelter and laboratory entrance. ... and that's the lot!
  13. Few pics from St Martins, nice little shelter, could also be known as the nutcracker! Sorry pretty crappy pics! Frosty.
  14. It was my Father's birthday... so i took him down to Plymouth and over to Drake Island as a present... in an 8ft dinghy! It's a fantastic place, steeped in history from way back in 1135 and this is worth a read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake%27s_Island. Sorry the pictures lack quality, the majority were taken with a camera phone but that's another story, alas, here are a few... The target. The approach. Barracks. Seagull spotter. Cartridge Lift. My shorts were on and the chicken legs on show. Old meets new... Napoleonic fortification with WWII addition. Waves crashing against the island, over and over with spray coating the pillbox, day in and day out. Up top on the centre battery, looking back towards the barracks with Plymouth in the distance. Where things went... boom! ... and last but by no means least, more guns!
  15. When I got my fisheye, and as I am from Norfolk one of the first photos I took with it was a tractor! I was quite pleased with the results so I thought I would have a wander about this site. All are processed from 3 handheld bracketed images. I know a bit lazy. Sorry there seems to be a bit of a formula to the images but I hope you enjoy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  16. I think this was the most scariest thing i have ever done. A late night splore on a Russian sub. It involved knee deep mud and a dingy ride with one and a half oars. But Trog and SK done an amazing job. The sub itself was amazing, im glad i didn't bottle it but inside was so claustrophobic, i really dont know how people stay down there for so long. Splored with SK, Trog and peaches. Thanks for looking
  17. I got the chance to see this place with SK, and it was amazing. With the most gorgeous chimney's and fire places i have ever seen. I could have just moved right in. Thanks SK for the external shot Thanks for looking
  18. visited with oliver GT and rustproofhawk ... After trying to see as much of Belgium as we could in four days, we all decided that im power station would be high on the list . The size of this place is immense and i found myself putting my tripod down wondering round and absorbing as much of the place as possible ive been back twice to this site and shots are from all three trips my apologies for not being able to find any history ... on with the pics ... IM POWER STATION control room... the cooling tower ... thanks for looking
  19. We all know and love this place so thought ide throw a few of my little pics up ..ive left the big angles out ..splored with Ps as always a memorable weekend in many ways..especially the magic mushrooms on the motorway.. hope you enjoy the pics... After doing PS,S head in with my tourettes all day i decided to irritate him more by seeing if he could drive with welly vision....... His answer was..."it looks a bit weird anyway, not sure i should of eaten them mushrooms i found in the grass at barnsleys, like pretty stripey car lights"...big grin,,.... Happy dazzzzzzze!
  20. I've had my eye on this for a while, looks like once they got going, they hit it hard cos now, well, its ruined. I'm going to start a campaign, Urbexorzzzz againzzzzt developerzzzzzz! HANDS OF OUR DERPS! A clip from the local news a few years ago gives the info. 'Most of the outpatient services will be moving to nearby Acre Mill along with antenatal services and back room offices. The concern is the hospital will run short of beds as the ageing population rises and hospital bosses say the move would mean they could run a more “efficient and effective� service. The plans were revealed at a Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust board meeting yesterday. The Z block at Acre Mills opposite the hospital will be redesigned to integrate primary and secondary care, community and social care into more of a one-stop service. Director of service development at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Lesley Hill said: “This plan will require quite a significant re-design but we want patient experience to improve and staff satisfaction to improve. Read more: Examiner http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-we ... 2NEyWW8aX' Again, no carpets, but this times we had lights, randomly placed outside lift shafts.... Anyway, visited with drinkinbud andbeardythewierdy, I wouldn't really recommend anyone else bothers LOL. Some bugger around here loves the 2 tone paint job, it's in all the mills! It had a corridor. A room. Some more rooms. One had a wheelbarrow. And a corridor on the way out. First in I think, not bloody worth it. LOL!
  21. Part of our Brummy adventures took us here..very iconic in its day but rather a state now and development has started..but it was the end of a great day with PS and we passed her so thought it rude not too really probably the best part of it was being shocked by a massive security man hiding in the undergrowth...who very kindly escorted usthrough the gates.how releived was i! the thought of the 10ft wall was not appealing and PS starting to worry about another kick on the swede from me was dawning in his eyes...not many pics but if stuck at a loose end worth a peep...
  22. explored with... wevsky ,obscuirty ,stealh2k12,fortknoxo,urbanginger and six riff raff a little history ... This is a large and interesting complex, located at the northern end of a tight triangular junction with the Sheerness-on-Sea branch. First proposed in 1969, the construction of Sheerness Steel Works was given the go-ahead in 1971, building work beginning in that September on land largely occupied by Army playing fields. The building cost was priced at £10,000,000 (£105,921,790 at 2008 prices), and included swallowing up a goods yard recently made redundant by British Rail. The works, a private venture under Canadian ownership, commenced operation in November 1972, and was designed to recycle scrap cars into steel coils and rods. The latter were for use in reinforced concrete and the steel mill had the capacity to process 180,000 tons of scrap metal per annum. It was envisaged that the mill’s yearly capacity could be increased to 400,000 tons within four years and, indeed, an additional £5,000,000 was invested in the works in 1975 to meet this target. Steel was produced using the electric arc process, and the mill remained a profitable venture until the second half of 1980. Much of the scrap metal dealt with originated from Mayer Parry Recycling of Erith, this being shipped down the Thames. Scrap metal and finished steel were also carried to and from the works by rail, and for this operation, new wagon batches – tailor-made for this type of traffic – were produced by ''Procor''. The rolling stock was leased by the steel mill at a time when there were few privately-owned wagons running on British Rail; indeed, this was one of a small number of works which was not part of the nationalized British Steel. For many years the Sheerness Steel Mill was owned and operated by Canadian-based ''Co-Steel'', but with this company's struggling finances, it was sold to ASW Holdings Limited of Cardiff, Wales after a deal was finalized in December 1998. The latter could only keep the operation going until July 2002, the company subsequently going into receivership on 10th of that month - the end seemed nigh for the works. And in January 2003, Sheerness Steel was taken over by Thamesteel... on with the pics... thanks for looking
  23. The House Of Tears...this place has been a labour of love and hate on occasions...Those who recognise her will know the history and the tragedy that runs throughout her walls..she is simply stunning to walk around in knowing that some of our legends of music have stayed there also made it even more of a truley amazing place to be...after seeing a post on her a couple of years ago and her getting battoned down faster than lightening i decided to hunt her down and give her a whirl back in september..lady luck shone that day and we got the whole afternoon to wander about her..i know the tourist trail hit her very quickly and no doubt youve seen her already, but heres my take on a magnificant building slowly being preserved.. splored with Perjury Saint i hope you enjoy her as we did...
  24. This is another one of those that Ive been meaning to do for a while and despite having been in the Drop Postern a couple of times I never took any pics, well until now , Theres a massive amount of history about the general area and fortifications that surround it here http://www.subterraneanhistory.co.uk/20 ... dover.html Visited with Porky Porkster, The Chop Explorer A few Pics ; Drop First Looking down the staircase At the Bottom Hospital Next Bit of a squeeze this Looking back up These Extremely well preserved doors at the bottom A few exterior shots Porkster doing er, I dont know really And some random car bits rotting away in the elements All in all a very relaxed mooch, Thanks to Pork Chop for showing me where Hospital Postern was