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  1. Mineral Springs Bath House History The construction of the Mineral Springs Bath House began in 1907. This was in order to bring in more tourism and wealth into the area. The town it was built in was an excellent location to host a bath house, as it was well known for it's rich mineral water sources which was believed to have medicinal properties. During the start of the 20th century mineral baths were a very fashionable and popular leisure activity. It took 3 years to build, with the help of local residents and neighbouring villages. It was finally unveiled with a ceremony in 1911. The materials which were used for the interior were designed in Vienna, France and Belgium and it was the most expensive healing bath in Bulgaria at that current time. Typical to most bath houses, it was separated into two sections, one for the men and another for the women. Both areas accommodated for it's visitors with a large circular pool, changing rooms and 10 bathtubs. The baths also provided central heating facilities, the main parts of the building were kept consistently at 15°C, the changing rooms at 28°C and the baths themselves were 32°C. The bath house was also equip with a clinic, admin offices and a large laundry room. Sadly the Mineral Springs Baths eventually closed in 2001, due to the decline in interest and popularity along with the lack of investment by the local government. Visit As always, visited with @darbians on a long weekend trip to Bulgaria. We were both feeling pretty optimistic once we'd seen the grand looking exterior on arrival and fortunately the interior certainly lived up to our expectations. Externals Internals If you've got this far, thanks for reading
  2. Hey, guys, we are the Urban Collective and we don't want you to think we're here for views or to sell teeshirts like most of the tripe you see on YouTube (No disrespect intended)... We actually have a genuine new found passion for #UrbanExploration and have been constantly uploading Photographic and video reports to @obliviontate recently and will continue to do so. We'd just like take a moment to share our new trailer for the channel for a bit of feedback and just to let you guys know we exist. We're always paying attention to what others do, and give good positive feedback on posts across the forum and the web. We adhere to the rules Urban Exploring and would just like to continue to share our experiences photos videos etc with like minded people within an awesome community. We are just that face in the crowd watching as the high streets dwindle and the corporations take over. We are The Urban Collective We Film It... By the way guys, i hope I posted this in the right place? Sorry if I didn't I didn't want to post it in the videos bit because it is not a report cheers guy's.
  3. Peppermint Powerplant I've seen this particular location a few times before online but I decided to post up a report on it anyway because I think it's quite special with some unique characteristics. History The Peppermint Powerplant was built in conjunction to a nearby paper mill with the purpose of supplying electricity to the mill. The plant features a stunning peppermint colour scheme on the singular turbine and control panels. The turbine itself was produced by Siemens, a company established in 1904 in Berlin and is currently one of the most prominent manufactures of high powered gas turbines worldwide. The plant n also hosted two Steinmüller boilers. One of which was commissioned in 1954 and the other in 1965. Both the power station and the paper mill were decommissioned around 1999. From what we could see the paper mill had been stripped. But despite being closed for nearly 20 years the power station has remained in very nice condition. Visit Last stop for the day on a Euro trip with @darbians. We both wanted to see this site so we decided it was worth having a quick look before it got too dark. Even though it wasn't a large site there was still a good amount to photograph, in fact I wish I took more but here are the ones I did manage to get. (Excuse the awkward handheld shot) (Getting pretty dark by this point so we called it a day) Hope you enjoyed reading my report.
  4. Former Latvian Consulate Charnock Richard - Feb 2018 I'm posting this to save you a journey lol, plus I wanted to at least make some use of the time I spent there even if the photos aren't the greatest! Pemberton farm was the former home of Howard J Pym Honorary Consul For Latvia and his family. The property was renovated in 2005 and the Pym family lived here until 2007. Timber Latvia Ltd was registered at Pemberton farm incorporated in 2010 but later dissolved. Since then the property has been on on the market for close to one million pounds, however, it now lies in a state of utter destruction thanks to vandals and arsonists and almost nothing remains of its former glory. Unfortunately, that is all the info I could gather on this place and I'm sure you'll agree from the pics it is a no-go, however, we did find thousands of spent ammunition rounds so if you can then please let me know what you think they are.
  5. The Old Unknown Farmhouse - Chorley - Photographic Report - Feb 2018 I struggled to find any history on this stunning location except for the multitude of artifacts left inside from photographs to a pencil sketch by a man called Brian jay and the possibility that the property was once owned by a freemason. I have to admit guys this was my favorite explore to date. From the artifacts in and around the property including that stunning Vauxhall, my favorite find to date. To the general atmosphere of the old place. I had a quality time man and a trip back through it.
  6. Hey, guys here's a link to my Urban Exploration photographic and video portfolio! I will be uploading regularly across the web and would like to become an active member of this community. Thanks for any feedback guys! Take care. https://clarky15031.wixsite.com/theurbancollective
  7. Colonia IL / Mono Orphanage History The orphanage was built on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there regarding this location. From what I've gathered it originally served as an orphanage and at some point in time, it was also used as a summer camp. Despite being closed during the 1970's, it has remained in pretty good condition with minimal graffiti and vandalism. Visit Visited again with @darbians and @vampiricsquid. Unfortunately when we visited the beds had been removed but lucky there was still a lot left to photograph. The chapel was absolutely stunning and it was nice to see that some furniture, including the desks from the classrooms were still there. All in all an excellent location to finish off our Italian adventure.
  8. Villa Scorpio History Unfortunately I couldn't find a great deal of history surrounding this location but from what I have gathered it was built at some point during the late 19th century. The former occupier owned a large cement factory in the same town. I would imagine the family were quite well off, as it was very grand and exquisite building. The design of the villa shared various similarities with the Art Nouveau style of architecture. Featuring a stunning staircase, a beautiful skylight and an decorative greenhouse. Our visit Visited with @darbians and @vampiricsquid on our tour of Italy last summer. As soon as we arrived outside, we knew it was going to be a good explore. Hope you enjoy my photos! Externals Internals
  9. Hi fellow urban explorers! I'm currently studying Tourism management on the University of applied sciences Inholland in Amsterdam. For my thesis I am doing a research about the motivations of urban exploring and if urban exploring can be linked to the concept of dark tourism. In order to know what the motivations of Urban explorers are I have made a questionnaire and have to get 380 responses. So far it is not going great and barely get people to fill in the questionnaire. So i'm asking you guys if you could fill in the questionnaire for me. The questionnaire itself takes not more than 5 minutes, and I'd really appreciate and be very thankful if you would take a moment and fill it in!( the questionnaire is 100% anonymous and the answers will only be used for my thesis) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6M5wbRZiieix7VeWyrcdfvkX1L-3aM2nUGTqdsZe7ndsIPA/viewform?hl=eng
  10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A former ballhaus somewhere in the eastern of Germany. At the moment they are renovating the building and for a small amount of money you can get acces for taking photographs.
  11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Little house somewhere in Belgium. Seems there lived an 103 year old lady and after a fire on the upper floor she left the house. Her son still comes there every week to feed the cat.
  12. So, I've been doing a lot of research on Urban Exploration and love what I've learned. I've scoped a few locations in my area, but I feel like it would be dangerous to go alone. And not just everyone or anyone is up for going. Does anyone know how to find other people who do this in my area? (Atlanta, GA) Thanks!
  13. Hey All, I recently took a trip to the middle of the California desert to see an old abandoned movie set. While I was there I shot a video of the things that transpired. Be sure to check it out. A link with more information on the site is in the description of the video. I hope you enjoy, Anthony
  14. Our first attempt to enter this beautiful house went so bad that were spotted by a guy who lives in another house of the estate... the guy was wearing a cyclist outfit on lycra so the house started to be called by my "gang" as "The Lycra House". Obviously that, two weeks latter we retourn at 6:00 a.m. and spend more than an hour in pitch black waiting for the first rays. The morning was cloudy, the light a beautifull shit, the clock was tiking and we only had one hour to "work" untill our dear good cyclist returns (we calculated that that fashion victim wolub be out of bed very soon on a sunday). Result; bad light, few pictures, will to return on Spring. The third visit is always the best... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  21. Small location with a lot of decay and a nice surprise in the basement , some old vaults ... I liked this location , because I did not expect to find the vaults there ... The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr The Bank Job by Vancolen Photography, on Flickr
  22. It doesnt get any sadder than this im afraid. More here. http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/i-did-not-want-to-drown-and-die-in-a-storm-drain-urban-explorers-prophetic-words-20150323-1m5tn5.html RIP
  23. On day 2 of the german trip we started with this location I was impressed to see such a huge building with plenty to see. my expectations weren't that big but i was wrong,after 3 hours we were ready. Some pics of this location: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
  24. While we were on a trip trough germany we visited this location A huge building with enough to see but also big parts of trashing #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
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