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The Forgotten Laboratory (Nov 2012) 2013

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Every so often it helps to 'know the right people' as they say...sometimes they can get you into places before they are cleared, no questions asked. Whether it's true 'urbex' or not is irrelevant as the general population wouldn't see areas like this anyway so it is a true explore in my book.

This was part of a larger college campus somewhere in the South-East UK until becoming surplus to requirements. It sat empty for about 5 years and only recently got cleared and it was the beginning of this activity last year that spurred me to sort this out.

I don't think I've ever been to somewhere that held so much fascinating stuff before, I could have spent hours rooting through it but the light disappeared on us. I've been in a fair few locations you could classify as 'timewarp' but this was like something out of a parallel universe. And the worst part is, everything you see here was going to be binned, once it shut down everything was offered to schools, universities and other institutions and they took some stuff but most of the equipment is too old to be used now.

I took a lot of photos as it was the one and only chance for anyone to get inside but will be ruthless in the selection. Apologies for the quality of light in some, 99% were shot handheld.

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Things...things everywhere!

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Darkroom...with a light that seriously messed with the camera!

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Loads more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157632019068974 :D

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Looks like a lot of fun to shoot ,good images mate even if red lights dont like dslr's

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Oooft, what a find! Well done for that one, proper time capsule that is!

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