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2017

  1. Landie_Man

    Monkton Farleigh Down, Ammunition Tunnel, Wiltshire – December 2017

    Monkton Farleigh Down, Ammunition Tunnel, Wiltshire – December 2017 Moving on through my backlog of explores; to one myself and Mookster visited back in December.  It was to be a nice, slow paced Pre-Christmas day of explores; but sadly this was to be the only site we explored that day...
  2. obscureserenity

    Bulgaria Mineral Springs Baths - October 2017

    Mineral Springs Bath House The construction of the Mineral Springs Bath House began in 1907. This was in order to bring in more tourism and wealth into the area. The town it was built in was an excellent location to host a bath house, as it was well known for it's rich mineral water...
  3. obscureserenity

    Germany Peppermint Powerplant - July 2017

    Peppermint Powerplant   The Peppermint Powerplant was built in conjunction to a nearby paper mill with the purpose of supplying electricity to it. The plant features a stunning peppermint colour scheme on the singular turbine and control panels. The turbine itself was produced by Siemens, a...
  4. Arborshate

    Belgium BeLux-Industry-Tour, September 2017

    Hey everyone! It's been a while since our small Belgium/Luxembuorg/France-Roadtrip in September, but now I finally had the time to recall this one and edit some of the images. As I'm totally new to photography, I would be very delighted to hear your opinion on the photos and processing! (...
  5. obscureserenity

    Colonia IL / Mono Orphanage - June 2017

    Colonia IL / Mono Orphanage History The orphanage was built on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there regarding this location. From what I've gathered it originally served as an orphanage and at some point in time, it was also used...
  6. little_boy_explores

    Tithe Barn St Christian Centre, Wakefield - September 2017

    History Horbury had a chapel of ease to the Church of All Saints in Wakefield, from before the time of the Domesday Book. The chapel was replaced by a Norman chapel with a nave and tower that stood until it was replaced by the present church in 1790. St Peter and St Leonard’s Church, the...
  7. obscureserenity

    Italy Villa Scorpio - June 2017

    Villa Scorpio History Unfortunately I couldn't find a great deal of history surrounding this location but from what I have gathered it was built at some point during the late 19th century. The former occupier owned a large cement factory in the same town. I would imagine the family were quite...
  8. little_boy_explores

    Bradfield Water Treatment Works, Sheffield - September 2017

    History The works was built in 1913 and extended in 1954, to purify water from the Strines, Dale Dike and Agden reservoirs. In 1930 it had the first telephone installed in Bradfield and served well with the Yorkshire Water Authority taking over in in 1974. The UK’s water industry became...
  9. GREGUL1979

    Mortuary, Poland- 2017

    Najbardziej dołujące miejsce, jakie udało mi się zwiedzić do tej pory. Mały stół sekcyjny, kapliczka z miejscem na trumienkę...chłodnia...cokolwiek bym nie robił, jakkolwiek bym nie ustawiał przedmiotów znajdujących w obiekcie...nic nie odda klimatu jaki panuje w środku...i ta myśl, że tu...
  10. franconiangirl

    Belgium Cemetery "of the insane" Aug. '17

    It´s a special kind of silence that´s being felt all over that place. It´s peaceful. Heather´s growing like a carpet and right between all the weathered stone crosses. Once made out of plain stone, they now mark the human remains of former patients of the nearby psychiatric hospital, who...
  11. obscureserenity

    Germany Haus der Offiezere - Germany, September 2016 & March 2017

    Haus der Offiezere   My first report. I have had this account for about a year but never posted anything from fear of my photos not being good enough to post. Decided to pluck up the courage to start contributing more but I apologise if there are any mistakes. Anyway, on to the history!  ...
  12. little_boy_explores

    George Barnsley and Sons, Sheffield - June 2017

    After visiting a different location in the city we got a tip off from others about a possible entry point so decided to take a look. Having assessed the building for security we made our way to the entry point. The building is situated in the Neepsend area of the city and forms part of Kelham...
  13. little_boy_explores

    Cellars clough mill, Huddersfield - September 2017

    History  The woollen mill was owned by Samuel Firth of Gatehead in Marsden, and opened in 1888. He also owned Holme Mill. By the 1960s, it was owned and run by Fisher, Firth & Co. which became Cellars Clough Woollen Mills Ltd, managed by another Firth son, in 1981. The company has now been...
  14. little_boy_explores

    Record Ridgeway, Sheffield - September 2017

    History The "Record" trademark was registered by the firm of C & J Hampton in the Trade Mark Journal in 1909. Charles and Joseph Hampton were Sheffield toolmakers and ironfounders located at Eagle Foundry in Livingston Road, Sheffield, who had originally started their business in 1898...
  15. little_boy_explores

    Canon brewery, Sheffield - Sep 2017

    In 1847, Joseph Watts of Dewsbury and William Stones (1827 -1894) of Sheffield began brewing together at the Cannon Brewery in Sheffield's Shalesmoor district near Kelham Island. ... He renamed it the Cannon Brewery after his original premises. Stones soon became one of the richest men in...
  16. little_boy_explores

    Great Britain Bretton Hall, Wakefield - Dec 2017

    History In the 14th century the Bretton estate was owned by the Dronsfields and passed by marriage to the Wentworths in 1407. King Henry VIII spent three nights in the old hall and furnishings, draperies and panelling from his bedroom were moved to the new hall. A hall is marked on...
  17. little_boy_explores

    Adel children's hospital, Leeds - September 2017

    "Wallpaper paper peeling heaven"   History   Eastmoor Secure Unit for Children, located near the small village of Adel in Leeds West Yorkshire opened in 1857 as the Leeds Reformatory for Boys by the Leeds Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders, on a site deliberately chosen to be...
  18. WildBoyz

    AEI Air Raid Shelter, Northfleet - December 2017

    History W. T. Henley was a cable/wire company that was founded in a small London-based workshop in 1837. William Thomas Henley is famous for having converted his old lathe into a wiring covering machine which was used to cover wire with silk and cotton as this was in high demand at the time...
  19. hmltnangel

    Edinburgh Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017

    Ok, first post on here, so hope you enjoy. Just a small explore from middle of last year but an interesting little one one nonetheless.  The Royal Victoria closed bit by bit over the last few years, finally becoming empty last year. Each time we pitched up there was always something still...
  20. Ferox

    Fisons Fertilisers, Ipswich. March 2017

    Another one from early last year. A nice mix on the same site this one with the awesome old wooden part next to a burned out, vandalised, graffiti strewn new part. It brought into sharp contrast the difference between a interesting and unique explore with loads to see and photograph and a...

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