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  1. following the decline of industries Sheffield offers plenty interns of urban exploring... from abandoned breweries, redundant steel works and leisure sites. It's difficult to experience all this in a single outing therefore I have compiled this into three years of exploring the city. Having started out at relatively low level explores and advancing this further to more harder to reach buildings here are some of the most important abandoned buildings Sheffield offers. If not for the buildings themselves Sheffield's street art is an important part of the explore. Often explorers take to photography for the art which is of a high standard coming from a far to experience this. Historically the buildings offer more than the art its self... the buildings often dating back to the victorian era give great scope to capture real history of the city. Often buildings have either been destroyed or are in the process of this. Been able to capture the buildings in their original state albeit a derelict one captures the cities past... and more importantly the history of British industry. END
  2. The former hotel has been closed in 2007 and from the outside the building was unmistakably abandoned. But inside, it largely looked as if you only have to perform a few beauty repairs in order to use the hotel again. My visit was already in 2012. I was told that the entrances were sealed later. I don't know what has become with it today. 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 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
  3. After a long drive stuck on the glorious M25 for hours on end, the Grove air raid shelters were nearby so took my chance for a quick solo mooch. I have to be honest, these have been on my list for quite some time but wondering around the tunnels the place became somewhat repetitive so I did not walk as far down the shelters as I could as they felt almost endless. None the less, it was great to finally see the shelter and a nice surprise to see graffiti at a minimum, despite nothing other than broken chairs, rusty buckets and a lot of spiders within the shelter.
  4. this house always interested me..the yard was filled with junk..old cars..and other junk..it gave the appearence of being abandoned but someone clearly lived there the area became prime real estate..mcmansions went up and taxes went up..i knew this houses wouldent last....i went by and saw it was finally empty the 1st floor was a neat gloomy house rooms that feel like a horror movie all the lights hung poorly..surpised there wasent a fir from them.. see more of that in a bit upstairs' the upstairs was nthing but an attic...no bedrooms or bathroom..this was a single floor home.. basement a wood burning heater...thats an old way to heat a house the last thing still hanging that shows the personality of the owner odd old stained glass not sure what that is... ..the dead and prarie home companion There are a few male voices caught inside one seems like another lanuage
  5. This place has been on the radar for a while now but never got the chance to properly take a look. The dome itself can be seen for quite a few miles across the surrounding areas. Not a great deal of information available other than it looks like some sort of water treatment site/reservoir possibly used by the MOD, given the land its situated on. It doesn't appear to be fully derelict either as you can still here the sound of running water and the grass seems to be trimmed. The explore went as planned, few dog walkers here and there, other than that spent a little while looking around.
  6. Explore of the year 2017

    So now is the time you start seeing this type of thread pop up. Favourite cereals, dog walking moments, cheesey tunes etc... Favourite derp should have its place For me, this is pretty easy. After a while out of exploring I finally got my feet the taste of mould and pigeon shit they had so desperately been craving. I got out once, nothing crazy, but it was out. A cash and carry in Leicester.
  7. Hello all! Time for my second post here.. This time something different again then my previous one. Last Sunday a friend and i had no clue what to do.. So we've left somewhat late in the morning to this "little-big" slatemine, that i still had to visit.. It used to be a bigger mine back in the days , but due to flooded levels and collapses that happend during the years, only a small bit of it is still explorable. Complete darkness once you've turned off the flashlight, and only the noise of water falling on the floor. Still some equipment was left inside this mine... i wonder what the flooded levels have left.. It looks like their have been divers in there before.. Spend 3hours and a half inside of the mine.. Once outside we where back in the snow ! Was actually way warmer inside of it then outside Was a bit difficult lighting out all the pictures, but the end result is good afterall Anyway one great piece of history! Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Light in the darkness by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr
  8. Germany The Funeral Carriage

    The team behind the Lost Place Tapes is looking for a rare vehicle hidden in a place where no one suspects it to be. What we find is breathtaking, morbid, frightening and depressing at the same time ... As always, English subtitles are available for the episode!!!
  9. Too lazy to walk down stairs or straighten my camera.
  10. USA army of the 12 monkeys

    lil place in my backyard... i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year: pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting. belly of the boiler. behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see. test shop. looking down the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here. in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods. even the snow doesnt cover that grime. she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling) so ladylike everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???) until next time . . .
  11. A abandoned mine in Czech... 2 visit's 1. The Moos Factory 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. The Moos Factory 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. The Moos Factory 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. The Moos Factory 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. The Moos Factory 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr revisit: 6. The Moos Factory revisit 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. The Moos Factory revisit 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. The Moos Factory revisit 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. The Moos Factory revisit 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. The Moos Factory revisit 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. The Moos Factory revisit 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. The Moos Factory revisit 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  12. Germany The clowns dancing

    So I've been to this location, which was a dancing/disco/club whatever you prefer. But not your usual one, this one exist out of tents! Seen it passing by a few times.. Started searching for it and found it. Now we only had to pick a date and go out on explore! Last weekend was the time! We already left on Friday, and wanted to do this location Friday also. But thanks to our amazing road network in Belgium and their works, we'd end up there after sunset. So we ended up here Sunday , on our way back home! Heard it was actually an easy entrance somewhere upfront the fences where laying down.. They said.. Well looks like they've put them back up! Some of these beta fences you find on every location, decorated with lovely (fresh?) razor-wire! Looked a bit around and seemed like they made work of it closing all the openings. So went around the other side only to find this small piece not having any razor-wire, perfect! Once on terrain it already looked pretty trashed outside, and of course as was inside. Seemed like people needed some club lights for their homes, and alot of other stuff that went missing.. Sadly there was a fire not so long ago, and i believe wind have destroyed on of the main tents ( or could be partial due to fire ). This club was actually already existing for a long time, i believe nearly 20 years. It had to shut down it's door, as less people started to visit the place. It got blown in a second life, but that didn't last long. Naamloos_HDR22 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR18 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR8 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR4 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR6 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR11 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR10 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR2 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR14 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR13 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR12 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9607 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9613 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr _DSC9599 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR15 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR16 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Naamloos_HDR16 by Laurens Dufour, on Flickr Hope it's a bit readable !
  13. Hello all from a longtime, somewhat rusty forum user. Having moved to the Leicester area 18 months or so ago, the exploring itch has well and truly returned. I needz derp. Although there isn't a shortage of it in my area, I do have a shortage of explorers that I know. For someone that doesn't favor solo explores, this is a slight stumbling block. So, whos about and up for wander?
  14. Moreton in the Marsh District Hospital - September 2017 Visited a few weeks ago with Mookster and two other non-members for one of their bithdays. It was a very relaxed explore as you'd expect; pretty trashed and stripped of most things, but still retained some photographic merit. We were caught on the way out by a friendly and incredibly confused security guard who didn't really have an awful lot to say and just smiled a lot! Moreton-in-Marsh Cottage Hospital was a small Victorian hospital built in the Cotswolds. It's closure in 2012 came about after a new much larger facility opened just outside the village. Moreton Cottage Hospital was built in 1873 by private subscription. Lord Redesdale gave the land at the north end of the town in Back Ends. The first small stone building had seven beds, but this was extended in 1879 following a £3,000 request by Dr. William Sands Cox, the founder of Queen's College, Birmingham. In 1886 The Joseph Phipps Charity donated a further £1,000 stock to the hospital in and an operating theatre was built in 1900. By 1919 the hospital was extended further, when £2,000 was given to the hospital, and again in 1935. Moreton in the Marsh Cottage Hospital; which had been managed by trustees, eventually came under the authority of the Banbury and District Hospital Management Committee after 1946. There are a several buildings within the site, the main hospital and a much more modernised outpatients clinic. After the hospitals closure, bits of the hospital have been used by a prop hire company as storage but now the whole site remains disused. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Thanks for Looking, more at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157686204703971
  15. Ok time to get some stuff up outta my large back log lol. History seems a little weak on this but im sure you know it by now. Explore : Ok took 2 atempts due to gardeners round back being nosey lol. And also the original planned way was sealed. Overall was a decent mooch @stranton joined me on this adventure lol. And moaned all the way. To be honest the classrooms where best bit ohhhhh and strantons now famous train lol. Anyway thanks to @Vulex for first heads up on this. Sorry i aint been posting much i deffo been getting lazy :-(.. Not sue exact date it was in 2015. Anyways on with pics. Found this heartwarming a single drawing left behind.. I tried to catch the sunset has i did the street lamps came on. It created this lol Has always thanks to everyone for looking its very apreciated .. See you soon all.
  16. I wanted to visit the building for more than two years, but I was never before in the area of this country. And I would probably not flew there this summer, if would not have been reports that the building is to be restored soon. Meanwhile, I doubt this message; but at least the rumor has had the consequence, finally to realize the visit. Currently, the former casino can only be visited with permission. Even at night a guard was present. The building was commissioned around 1900 and it was built between 1904-1910. Because maintaining was too expensive, the casino closed in 1990. Allegedly, already in 2013 the EU has approved 10 million € for the renovation. If this is true, it is surprising that nothing has happened within the last three years. I asked the town council by email whether there are plans for a renovation in the near future, but I'm still waiting for an answer. 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 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
  17. I visited here with Brewtal from over at DP. Thanks for showing us around this place, it was great! Hope you like the drone video. This former manor house was used for Chemical and Optical work. The History for this place is pretty sketchy and I can't anything on it. Its being redeveloped into housing and part of the structure has been emptied and will be demolished. The main house is remaining to be redeveloped from what I understand. The roof is completely missing and has been covered completely by a scaffold roof. The top floor is very surreal because of this. The drone video! https://youtu.be/kZJJd8V4OD0 Thanks for reading!
  18. UK The Ark, Liverpool (Sept 15)

    The Ark (Greenbank Synagogue) Liverpool. Hit this with Lavino,, Woopsahoopaa and a few others from other forums in Sep 15. I know its late but why not hey? After a fail down at Cains we headed here and with a snap, crackle and pop, we were in! History: Built in 1936, the historic building has played a part in some of the city�s most important events over the last 79 years, including acting as a refuge for homeless families during the Blitz. However, after the congregation dwindled to less than 40, there was only one service held per week and it was eventually shut down in 2007. Also known as The Ark, the Synagogue�s demise was partly due to the falling Jewish population in the city which over the last century went from 11,000 to just 3,000. Despite being closed, it was given Grade II* listed status to ensure its survival. In 2010, it was put on the �at risk� register by Historic England. In more recent years, the mammoth building has benefited from �70,000 worth of rescue funding, �51,000 from English Heritage and the rest from Liverpool City Council. The money, which was spent mainly on repairing the roof, made the building weather-proof, which is vital in ensuring it finds a suitable occupier. After the congregation left the synagogue, in 2008 there were plans drawn up to turn it into flats but ultimately they did not come to fruition. Thanks for looking folks
  19. Hi all a nice new report from me on a recent explore. This is a cracking little church with some awesome stuff still left and very photographic. And seeing has its close to christmas this seems like a good time to do it and post it. Some awesome stuff here like the tower and the bell. In what i coulden't resist to ring hell ive always wantd to have a go. But bloody hell its a lot louder than ya think lol. And that was via a little tap. Anyways met a few people here not to many just 4. So all in all was not to bad was expecting a coach to be here to be honest lol. So went with the missus and she loved every bit of it. It was a great place indeed not sure how much longer she got has wont be long before kids etc start to fook her up but for now shes a stunner. I'm sure you all going to like this one. Picked a cracking day for this has it was the village christmas party. So everone was busy. Can see why its stood the test of youth etc has its in an incredibly viewable place where loads of people can see what ya up to. And homes built right next to it practicaly on the ground lol. Anyways armed with a new camera thx to @ACID-REFLUX off we went. I would also like to add that the climb up the tower is a bitch and bloody narrow. The only shot i seem to have missed is that of the organ. Not to bad a loss has its in semi decent condition not sure how i forgot. Also there is a basement but a fat ass like me cant fit lol. And there is electric and water still on in this place. And has a word of caution in the tower the floors are in an extremely bad way. Major butt tightning. History : St John's was built between 1890 and 1892 to a design by the Lancaster architects Paley, Austin and Paley. The estimated cost of the church was �6,800 but, because of problems with the foundations, its final cost, including the fittings, was nearer to �12,000 (�1,170,000 in 2015). It provided seating for 616 people.Financial donations towards the site and structure of the church were made by Thomas Brooks, 1st Baron Crawshaw of Crawshaw Hall. Because of diminishing numbers attending the church, and because of thefts of lead from the roof of the church, the congregation has decided to opt for the church to be declared redundant. The church was declared redundant on 20 February 2012. The church is constructed in sandstone with Yorkshire stone dressings and is roofed in green Cumberland slate. Its architectural style is Perpendicular.[2] The plan consists of a nave and chancel in one range, north and south aisles, a south transept, and a north transept above which rises a tower. A clerestory rises above the aisles along the length of the nave, to the south of the chancel is a chapel, and to its north is a vestry. There is a porch in the westernmost bay of the south aisle, and another porch in the angle of the south transept.[2][6] On each side of the clerestory are ten square-headed two-light windows. The west window has five lights and contains intersecting tracery. Along the aisles are buttresses and two-light windows. The south transept also has buttresses, and a large five-light window containing Perpendicular and curvilinear tracery. The chancel has a large east window with six lights containing Perpendicular tracery. The tower has diagonal corner buttresses that rise to octagonal turrets surmounted by crocketed pinnacles. The summit of the tower has an embattled parapet.[2] Interior The interior of the church is lined with red Rainhill sandstone.[6] The five-bay arcades are carried alternately on round and octagonal columns. The chancel arch is high, and has two orders of moulding. There are carved wooden screens between the nave and the chancel, and between the chancel and the north transept. Some of the choir stalls have elaborately carved crocketed canopies containing statues.[2] The reredos dates from the 20th century, and contains statues of the Four Evangelists. The font is hexagonal. In the church are memorials to members of the Brooks family.[6] Inside the tower, and near to the tower, are carved texts from Psalm 148.[5] The Church of England Commissioners had agreed the sale of the church to a small non trading renewable energy company in 2013. However a planning application was rejected in January 2015, as the plans involved the removal of 80% of the tree's on the site, most of which have Tree Preservation Orders on them. The siting of one 40ft and two 20ft used shipping containers in place of the tree's was also cited by planners the reason for rejecting the scheme.[9][10] As the site has been removed from the Church's list of buildings for sale, its current status is unknown. PICS: Christmas shots lol The bell .. It goes DONG loudly lol Really pissed at this shot has i really really wanted it. But was major dark and fooking floor moves and shit the shit being bomb diving bloody pidgeons sure these fookers take after an old japanese custom lol. Sorry for blur but give ya idea of it. Atleast the inside bell shot came out ok. The tower stairs Sorry for pic heavy just so much to shoot. Anways these last 2 are my faves so will say thanks for looking and have a good christmas all. Merry christmas have a great time and thanks for looking at the stunning church.
  20. Visited with @stranton And @ACID- REFLUX. Thx to them both for the great time had here. Anyways on with the report and pics History Inhospitable Inhospitable is a 700yd culvert which carries the moss brook beneath Collyhurst, the infall consists of a 15ft brick arch this changes too a10ft brick arch which continues towards the outfall which consists of a 7ft brick pipe built 8ft up in a retaining wall. Halfway through the culvert theres an overflow chamber with a manual operated penstock, once the flow gets too strong the penstock drops blocking the culvert this causes the brook too divert along the works something which seldon occurs. the Works the Works is a 700yd overflow which passes alongside and below Inhospitable, consists of a 10ft red and black brick pipe. This exits the overflow chamber by droping down 2 sets of steps the latter been steep, once at the bottom you are at least 70ft below the surface. Both the moss brook and the Works discharge too the Irk, (one of Manchesters 2 secondary waterways). Hope you all enjoy thx for looking..
  21. The Derelict Toilet. AKA the Lavatory, Loo, WC, Crapper, Khazi, Bog, Dunny, Shithouse, John, Cack-Laboratory, Latrine, Little boys room, Ivory throne. An obsession I didn't realise I had until I was reviewing my pictures after visiting St. Johns and counted 33 images of toilets in various shapes, sizes, and stages of decay. I reviewed photos from previous explores and the toilet image content ratio was hovering at around 15-20%. Like watching the first series of breaking bad in two evenings, or smoking crack, the addiction had crept up on me and by this time it was too late, I was hooked... From that day forth, I can't help myself and actively seek out these attractive ceramic recepticles. Sometimes I find a lonely toilet, tucked away in an abandoned asylum and I've been overheard saying things like "there there" and "It's OK daddy's here". It has taken a long time to sift through 1000's of photographs in my dropbox but I'd like to share some of these with you. My high points have included the multitude of toilets at Severalls and St. Johns, Low points being only able to find one at Sleaford Bass Maltings and worse still, NONE at Wolverton Works. Please share your own toilet finds below, I'd love to see them The History We each spend three years of our lives on the toilet. A toilet is a plumbing fixture used for defecation, urination, and barfication. Modern toilets consist of a bowl fitted with a hinged seat and are connected to a waste pipe where waste is flushed. The Englishman with the unfortunate surname, Thomas Crapper, often gets credit for inventing the flushing toilet, and he undoubtedly was a major player in its development. His valve-and-siphon design was patented in 1891, and his company manufactured water closets that found wide acceptance all over England. In the decades preceding World War I his toilets imprinted with “T. Crapper Brass & Co., Ltd." inspired a generation of young American soldiers stationed in England during World War I, and they returned to America with a new slang term for the relatively new household fixture. Here are some of my favourite Ivory delights... Where it all began... St.John's Asylum, Lincolnshire. 1. 2. 3. 4,5,6. Severalls Hospital, Colchester. 7. 8. 9. 10. A sink photobombing my toilet shot. 11. It all became to much and she took her own life, if only i'd got there sooner 12,13(identical twin sisters),14. Ferdowse Clinic AKA Heckington Manor, Lincolnshire 15. 16. Green Peek-A-Loo 17. "The waffler" (Not strictly a shitter, but i like its body) George Dyke Forgemasters, Willenhall 18. A bit young for my liking but attractive nonetheless. Sleaford Bass Maltings, Lincolnshire. 19. Just me and her.. Anonymous Place 20. Wigston Leisure Centre, Leicestershire. (visited here the day before it got torched) 21. Intrigued by this half-toilet half-human hybrid 22. Unfortunately passed away due to smoke inhalation in a recent fire. RIP. Rauceby Asylum, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 23. "The Cross-Trainers" Derby Royal Infirmary, Derpyshire. 24. 25. Toilet action selfie Nocton Hall and RAF Hospital 26. Old and single The RAF Binbrook Toilet Massacre, Lincolnshire 27. I have several thousand more toilet shots stored away in a special place on my laptop, but they're for me... As always, cheers for looking and feedback always welcome and appreciated peeps. Good to be back in the game again after a bit of a break! Now show me yours!!
  22. 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 .........
  23. 'BLAA! BLAA! BLAA!' That'll be the alarm goin' off at stupid o'clock... Again!! 'BEEP BEEP! BEEP BEEP!' And that'll be the wellied wonder textin' me... 'GET THE FECK UP BAB... SPLORE TIME!!' Can only mean one thing.... N.K.P.S. presents 'NORTHERN MEDICAL' a whistle stop tour of Lancashire top spots... After a quick brekkie of bacon rolls n strong coffee, we jump in the splore wagon like a bargain version of the dynamic duo and its FOOT TO THE FLOOR up the M5! NKs tourettes kickin' in big time and clouds of rollie smoke billowing from the windows!! Of the 3 'med sites' we visited this was the most impressive!! Choc full of beautiful features and bits and pieces left behind, we give you... 'THE SICK POOR ORPHANAGE'.... On with some pix... NKs will follow straight after mine, shes BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! So I'll be posting on her behalf... ENJOY!! No time for catologue shoppin' tink! Splores are callin'! STEP ON IT!! Now for kittens pix... Be sure to tune in again for more N.K.P.S. Splorventures... Ta for lookin' in...
  24. We slipped upon this little beauty while heading back from another explore, and Im glad we stopped the car, It another little treasure that was full of someones belongings, The building was literally crumbling beneath our feet
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