A revisit @ The Christallerie didnt have much time first visit .........
If anyone can tell what the House Of Esher was going to be i would love to know visited with Critical Mass & Host
Cheers for looking Oldskool .........
This battery was constructed to house six 9 inch guns on high angle mounts (70 degrees) which would fire heavy projectiles upto ten thousand yards down onto the deck of ships attacking the harbour of Portland. The guns were directed by Position Finding Cells, two at Priory Corner on West Cliff and four on East Cliff.
Magazine entrance - feeding the guns by rail and delivering the shells at muzzle height.
Two storage buildings.
Another magazine and the rail still remains.
Bombproof shelter and laboratory entrance.
... and that's the lot!
It was my Father's birthday... so i took him down to Plymouth and over to Drake Island as a present... in an 8ft dinghy!
It's a fantastic place, steeped in history from way back in 1135 and this is worth a read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake%27s_Island.
Sorry the pictures lack quality, the majority were taken with a camera phone but that's another story, alas, here are a few...
My shorts were on and the chicken legs on show.
Old meets new... Napoleonic fortification with WWII addition.
Waves crashing against the island, over and over with spray coating the pillbox, day in and day out.
Up top on the centre battery, looking back towards the barracks with Plymouth in the distance.
Where things went... boom!
... and last but by no means least, more guns!
Following on from our escapades here is another report from The Derpy Rotten Scoundrels Euroderp Tour earlier this year.
Having spent the previous day dicking about by Lake Como, swimming in the lake, the lads got their broga on, whilst Disco Kitten put everyone to shame with her epic yoga skills. fortytwo went jungleering and spent the day battling beasts in the wilderness and arrived back after a fight with a snake.
Deciding we were on the move the next day we set up camp in a derelict house looking out over the lake. Chilled out with beer and did the only to do when your Euroderping and your derp has an awesome white wall, slammed Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom on the projector and settled in for the night!
Our plan was to head for the Holy Grail of NPU, having visited previously I was still excited about the chance of a revisit. So we loaded up the limo and Zsa Zsa and headed off with a plan to hit the Animal Testing Facility on the way.
This is another place that is proper trashed but good for a mini derp adventure. I have no idea of its full name, or where it is as I do an excellent job of sleeping as soon as Im in the car.
Its a nice little walk in and there is still some interesting stuff in there to see.
I've gleaned a little bit of history from some dude who went in 2016.
The place belonged to a Swiss Company who were apparently big in the animal testing industry, they moved to this site and rented the building, however when the rental contract ran out they didn't renew the contract and it fell into disrepair.
The land it is built on is partly poisoned, due to there being a chemical site their previously and isn't likely to be cleaned up anytime soon. A couple of years after the facility closed it was hit by a fire, causing acrid fumes to permeate the local area. Firefighters arrived and found evidence the fire had been started deliberately but were able to stop the fire fairly quickly. Although they contained the fire, the whole site had to be checked due to rumours of the facility being occupied by refugees and concerns over the local kids playing in the buildings.
The facility still has the animal operating/autopsy table in place and there is lots of medical equipment lying around, lamps, autoclaves and a gloved box unit.
Anyway here's a few pics (all from my phone as I lost the ones I took on my camera )
Thanks for looking
For my debut at this forum I introduce you to this hotel that was closed in 2009. Although it is situated perfectly in a nice touristic town there is no conclusive concept for the building. Currently the owner is in discussion with an investor who has a, let's say, quite "progressive" idea concerning the old fashioned town. I wouldn't give € for the investor's idea in this surrounding area.
I visited the hotel twice (2016 and 2017). Decay starts.
Here you go..
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