I don't know if any of you have seen ITV news this afternoon (possibly the London regional version) but the Millennium Mills has been used in a training exercise for the emergency services. A simulated aircraft crash was set up to test the response times of the fire crews, medical teams and security services etc. in time of crisis. As soon as the news started I recognised the place. Scrutinising the footage it would appear that the 'Leap of Faith' window has been boarded up! How mad it would have been to be inside the building 'sploring' while all this was going on... another missed opportunity!
I went out for a walk with my camera. Only objective no bugs or macro as that is what I mainly shot. Walked out of the town and see an old bridge. I figured it was the test track underneath and thought I would take a look. This is what I found..
DSC_2422 by darbians, on Flickr
So I worked out how to get to the tunnel and took the above shot on the way to it.
Once inside I set up.... Let the fun begin.
DSC_2439 by darbians, on Flickr
31 seconds by darbians, on Flickr
tunnel vision by darbians, on Flickr
DSC_4250 by darbians, on Flickr
Time to wander through and get to the other side.
time tunnel 2 by darbians, on Flickr
I had a look around the other side and found a few interesting bits.
022 by darbians, on Flickr
the pump by darbians, on Flickr
pumphouse 2 by darbians, on Flickr
Later on after some research I found out that there were 3 tunnels in total so a return trip was in order.
DSC_4452 by darbians, on Flickr
DSC_4427 by darbians, on Flickr
DSC_4446 by darbians, on Flickr
Sadly I never thought of this shot at the time so I made another return for this very shot.
spot light by darbians, on Flickr
Thanks for looking guys I hope you enjoy my first explore.
here is a brief history on ally pally but more can be found at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Palace
pigeon sh*t everywhere luckly the builders have left this table for my bags
these are the room the stars/guest would have stayed in each with there own log fire and butler
some rooms are completely trashed
good place to watch a free concert/darts from
wish i had my ladder