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  1. A look around the abandoned Beijing film academy which includes a large amount of Terracotta Army soldiers, a castle and a large Shanghai style town movie set!
  2. Hi all, In our continuing adventures of exploring abandoned mines, we revisit Smallcleugh Lead Mine in Nenthead, Uk, which dates back to the 1700s. In the 3.5 hour adventure, we visit the classic Ballroom, where a huge body of ore was removed, and then onto what we have named the " Second Ballroom ", which is the largest stope I have ever seen. A little history (Thanks mineexplorer.org) Smallcleugh Mine was started in about 1770, looking for the continuation of Hanginshaw's West of Nent Vein, but this was soon abandoned. In 1787 the work was restarted by an agent for the London Lead Company along the Smallcleugh Cross Vein which produced an immense quantity of ore. There where also many other rich veins worked from Smallcleugh - Middlecleugh (and 1st and 2nd Sun Veins), Longcleugh, and Great Cross. The mine over the years was also worked by the Nenthead and Tynedale Lead and Zinc Company and Vieille Montagne Zinc Company. Most of the operations in Smallcleugh had come to an end around the 1900's. In 1963 the mine was briefly reopened in pursuit of new ore reserves, but little large scale mining took place. A famous occurrence at the mine was the dinner party held down it. On September 2nd 1901, 28 members of the local Masonic branch held a dinner down the mine in a large stope know today as the Ballroom Flat.It is often assumed that Smallcleugh Mine extends all the way to Bogg Shaft and beyond, as these are reached via the Smallcleugh portal, however Smallcleugh originally only went as far as the Longcleugh Vein past the Ballroom, and the beginnings of the Middlecleugh Vein and Middlecleugh Second Sun Vein. The area past this which covers Carr's Cross Vein, Cow Hill Cross Vein, Barron's Sump Chamber and beyond are is in fact a separate mine called Longcleugh Mine, which was originally worked by shafts.Smallcleugh Mine is the one that everyone knows and goes down. We have been going down this mine on and off since 1988. It is very impressive and extensive with multiple flats, circular routes and connections to Middlecleugh, Rampgill, Carr's and Caplecleugh Mines. Enjoy, please like if you do and leave any relevant comments
  3. hello all. just thought I would introduce myself...im 6ft 2 31 years or age male from Liverpool. im a newbee and very adventurous and daring with a great personality. I know Liverpool offers a new world of hidden gems to explore. willing to try anything; even if its risky. i am looking to meet a few fellow explorers. msg back plz $ j
  4. Quick Intro to myself

    Good Evening Everyone, Just a quick intro to myself, my name is Ben, and im the Photographer at B T Frewin Photography, hence my profile name, and i currently live in Rotherham. I am pretty much new to the whole urbex scene, but have a ton of experience with my camera and love a good explore. Im just reaching out to fellow rotherham/sheffield urban explores/photographers who wouldnt mind meeting oneday to explore new places and exsisting ones and hopefully get me fully into this. If so, drop me a messege. Cheers.
  5. La Bateau has been closed for a few months, coming on a year, the front looks like shit and they have recently put scaffolding up in order to begin refurbishment of the entire pub/venue. The scaffolding will make it so easy to gain entry as there is open windows on the second and third floors of the building so it would just be a case of gaining access without passersby noticing, maybe get in at dawn and start shooting? If anyone else has any info/previous entries/wants to come with I'd love to get my first explore under my belt!!! La Bateau, Duke St, Liverpool, U.K.
  6. Evening everyone, firstly just want to say hello to everyone as ive been a lurker for a good while just reading threads etc so thought its about time i better join up and post something to contribute. One of my best mates woody is on this forum that some of you probably know and we always go exploring together so there was never much point me putting up my photos as well of the same location on the same night. also only been using my dslr for the last few explores, i used to just use point and shoot which im quite gutted about now after doing that for a couple of years. anyway i got bored on saturday and after doing the normal searching for explores for a few hours online i decided to go for a drive down to sarre and have a look to see if it was still open as looked like a good place. got to the location and there was a guy feeding his pigs and various other animals on the land so i had to do a bit of a sneaky around him, managed to shuffle through the hole and spent about an hour down there on my own having a look around, although i could have got around it in about 5 minutes as its pretty small but there was something nice about being down there alone, nice and peaceful. so only a few pics that im sure you've all seen hundreds of times before but it was a way of introducing myself and saying hello. History here if anyone needs it - http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/s/sarre_brigade_headquarters/index.shtml thanks for looking alan.
  7. After visiting the hospital back in august I decided I would get some more external shots at night. I entered the site as usual and headed towards the first set of buildings and started capturing some long exposures. It was a perfect night, the stars and the moon were shining bright, perfect! I then headed onto the main road however within a minute or so we spotted the secca and his dog walking towards us. I decided not to start running and calmly made myself around to the clock tower at the front. I crouched down for a minute or so before the secca and his dog walked past about 10ft away from me, how he didn't notice me I will never know. He then stayed on the corner of the road for what seemed like ages so I decided to head to the front gate and let myself out. Of course they spotted me walking out, so after talking to them for about 5 mins and them threatening to call the police I just walked out the gate and that was that. Being my first night explore I really enjoyed it, there's something about wandering around an abandoned building at night and taking photos that is quite peaceful Anyway along with the photos!
  8. Hi guys, A few of the photos below are from 2 x 8 hours explores that coincided with weekends of Welsh sport so guard and dog was non existant!! This place is a huge abandoned coke works that is just standing there and is likely to be left in the same way for a long time as its massive! Also very atmospheric to walk around while checking around corners If anyone wants to come down to sunny South Wales for this place, then let me know. Some from October 2011 - visited with one of the crew. I feel that looking back, a lot of my earlier UE photos were overprocessed but somethings change over time. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Some from February - 2012 #8 #9 #11 #12 #13 #14 Thanks for looking in.
  9. Not an explore as such so if admin feel it has no place here fell free to remove it. Zero81 and I spotted this on our way to somewhere else and liked the look of it and were intrigued. It is situated in the private grounds of a posh boarding school for 8-13 year olds. Info from the schools website. Work began on 29 June 1883 and completed on 01 Oct 1884. The cost was £ 7980. The height of the tower is 161 feet and it has three lower floor rooms, a sewing room and a clock room. The clock is by J.B. Joyce of Whitchurch who still service it. The tower can be seen from six counties. Features include four mosaic clock faces, a sundial and a coat of arms. The clock tower is part of a private estate and is not open to visitors except on advertised open days. On with the piccies: - 1 - - 2 - - 3 - - 4 - - 5 - - 6 - - 7 - - 8 - - 9 - - 10 - - 11 - - 12 - - 13 - - Hope you like this as much as we did
  10. This is my first splore so please go easy. Any advice is more than welcome.R B Harrison's Shipyard. Its in NE England Based On The River Tyne.A shipyard was set up in Bill Quay around 1820. This was taken over by RB Harrison in the mid-century and the yard became a repair facility. It continued in this role until the 1980s Many Thanks For Taking The Time to look at my very 1st splore.
  11. Easter Weekend - myself, Silverainbow, HitGirl, Rich, Harry, Greg and Kevin. The freezing temperatures, bitter wind and snow would not ruin a great day exploring Dover. These various sites have been done inside out by so many people, so I won't bore you with the history of them all, but their histories can all be easily found online. We began the day early with Z Rocket at St Margaret's, complete with it's own Labrador guard dog. It was extremely dry down here, but a good start to the day. Moving on to North Entrance, the roof vent had been cleared of crap, creating a lovely bright light down into the tunnel. HitGirl had to be talked through the spiders in the tunnels between the water tanks here, but she braved it well. It was then time to head to Hospital Postern, a staircase, where a few artistic shots were taken with tea lights and wire wool. The climb back from here was slippery, and the polystyrene-like snow didn't help! A quick break for lunch, where Harry got well acquainted with a local pensioner, before heading to South Casemates. A nice explore, despite the graffiti, with lovely lighting. It was then time for... the pipe. A long, very small chalk cave system including an 8ft long, 40cm diameter porcelain pipe, which involved knee bashing, mound climbing, dust inhaling, body squashing, cramped crawling and a lot of laughs. North Casemates had suffered a lot less vandalism and damage, so the rooms were well worth the crawl. On the way back, I got one arm stuck down by my side, with no room to move it in front of me, meaning I had to crawl through with only one arm ahead of me, shortly followed by HitGirl almost losing her trousers. Leaving Casemates, a quick group shot was taken, before finally heading to the Grand Shaft and then to the train station for the ride home. Thanks to those that made it a great day, such a good bunch of people! Only a few assorted photos of the places we visited, as I only have a point and shoot. Nonetheless, one or two okay shots. Enjoy! 1. Z Rocket 2. Lovely gates at Hospital Postern (excuse the flash) 3. Striking graffiti and rubbel at South Casemates 4. View out from South Casemates 5. North Casemates 6. Icicles at North Casemates 7. Huge concrete block backfill at North Casemates 8. View behind of HitGirl and Kevin emerging from the pipe into the chalk cave tunnels 9. View in front of the cramped tunnels (apologise again for the flash, no time to light paint) 10. Looking up at Grand Shaft 11.Lovely Dover sunset 12. Group shot
  12. Places to explore

    Found this:- paris catacombs everyone has heard of but the rest wow http://weburbanist.com/2007/09/30/7-und ... catacombs/
  13. A explore local.. 2010

    Right decided today was gunna meet up with "space invader" and a local bod..so as u do we decided to go to the RanK Hovis Mill and just for kicks Go for my 4th visit to the boeing 747 near by!! Ive done both sites but a revisit after a xmas stuck in was in order... some pics Hovis mill first A shot thru 4 floors up.. On with some of the Boeing!! Was just a quick revisit but fun

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