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january

  1. Urban Relics

    Belgium Four de C. - January 2019

    What better way to kick off the new year then to infiltrate in a still operational steelworks? When we took on this challenge, we knew that we would come across motion detectors and that there was active security on the premises. The question wasn't so much IF we were going to be caught, but...
  2. enry98

    Italy Villa B. - January 2019

    Sadly I couldn't get much info about this beautiful mansion. Located in a very little town in northen Italy, it seems that it was built between the 19th and 20th century, and abandoned during the 80s. Photos shot with Praktica mtl3, Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 on Kodak Colorplus.
  3. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Steel Mill HFB (visited in January 2019)

    History: A blast furnace is an installation that makes steel from iron ore and coke, this happens at a temperature of around 2400 degrees Celsius. When there is quick liquid in the oven, one is drilled open and the steel flows out Steel production and further activities in this area stopped in...
  4. Landie_Man

    Great Britain Beehive Spinning Company, Bolton, Lancashire, England - January 2019

    Day two of @Mookster and my first Northern Explore of the year; and in true Mookster style; we get up from our cosy beds and leave the sleepy world of The Premier Inn before breakfast is even a thing in these hotels; a point that hurts me to the core as the Designated Driver, but clearly pays...
  5. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Cokerie Carsid - January 2019

    History: The origins of the most famous coke plant in the city of Charleroi dates back to 1838, when a coke-fired blast furnace was established along the river Sambre by the newborn company Société Anonyme des Laminoirs, Forges, Fonderies et Usines de la Providence (shorten Forges de la...
  6. Himeiji

    France Paris metro - new tunnel - January 2018

    In early 2018 we visited one of the new tunnels of Paris metro which for the moment (May 2018) is still under construction. Recently I was told that this place is no longer accessible due to active works that doesn't stop even at night, so I will publish some pictures. Btw, we managed to get in...
  7. little_boy_explores

    Bretton Hall Gymnasium, Wakefield - January 2018

    Bretton Hall Gymnasium   The history   A teacher training college founded by Alec Clegg. The collage boasted in the design and the architecture of the veroius 'new' buildings scattered around the collage campus including the Gymnasium and the student centre. The collage merged with the...
  8. klempner69

    Raouf Hotels Sharm El Sheikh January 2018

    This development is about half an hour from my home in Sharm..never realised it was totally abandoned so only had a look round the outsides but I will return...bit of history for yous: A most ambitious hotel this..a former Five star hotel complex comprising of three hotels,Moon,Star and...
  9. degenerate

    Sheffield Crown Court - January 2018

    Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little...
  10. klempner69

    Great Britain Keepers Cottage Stud,Surrey January 2018

    Former puppy farm that was often in the local news regarding poor living quarters,alleged mistreatment of dogs and the selling of dogs that often died after new owners took delivery of the young animals..the RSPCA were always closing down the business,but the owner John Lowe simply ignored them...
  11. little_boy_explores

    George hotel, Huddersfield - January 2018

    The George Hotel as stood empty for just a little over 5 years... considering this it's not half bad inside, stairways are still intact, few if any holes through to other floors, little decay in the form of mold or interior fatigue and there's still gas in the pumps in the bar area. It's a fair...
  12. Gromr123

    Dorking Deepdene Railway Control Centre - Surrey - January 2018

    Another local one that I've been wanting to do for ages, but never got round to it until now.  It's filled full of asbestos, so I made sure to bring my good PP3 mask, but even that wasn't enough probably.  History During World War 2, the Southern Railway took over the Deepdene Hotel near...
  13. Kev C

    Great Britain Victoria BS - January 2018

    Hi, this is my first report, I don't really know what to write but here goes.......   Unless you have been on Mars or in a coma for the past couple of weeks you would most probably have heard about this Manor House. Some pictures were posted & the guys who posted them had pretty much made...
  14. jones-y-gog

    Octel Bromine Works, Anglesey, January 2017

    This is a spectacular location for sure, surrounded by wonderful dramatic coastline. If you've got time I'd recommend bringing a packed lunch!! You could be watching the waves crash against the rugged cliffs, maybe if you're lucky you might spot a seal or a puffin passing by.  Here in 1951...
  15. Norfolk Explorer

    WESTLETON. Suffolk. January 2016

    Visited with clarexplres and cheers for the heads up from Black Shuck a few months ago.... But as usual I only just got round to this nice post now.  An hours drive and walking up the wrong side of the field to try and find the ROC post to start off with and eventually we were on our way in :)...
  16. sj9966

    A Lost Power Station, Cheshire, January 2016

    A recent visit to this old Power Station which has been decommissioned since 2000. A planning application has been approved to demolish it and replace it with a new sustainable energy plant. Although approval was granted in 2012 nothing seems to have happened since. Lots of stuff left in situ...
  17. Ashira Shots

    Villa K. - January 2015 (posted June 2015)

    This was not only a house but also a atelier carpets and antiques. It is a villa very strange... a part old-style and a part, perhaps renovated, very modern. Welcome to Villa K.
  18. -Raz-

    Severalls Hospital - Colchester - January 2015

    Finally got to visit the place that sparked my addiction to these places and it was worth the wait! after unintentionally using some other lads we bumped into as bait for the secca we made our way round the endless corridors like headless chickens trying to decide which way to go and after just...
  19. Session9

    Severalls Hospital, Colchester (December 2014) January 2015

    SEVERALLS HOSPITAL - DECEMBER 2014 Severalls Hospital history The 300-acre (1.2 km2) site housed some 2000 patients and was based on the "Echelon plan" - a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. This...
  20. jones-y-gog

    Epiphany Church, January 2014

    The building, which was completed in 1846, was designed by J B Cantrill and is Early English style with a gothic tower. It cost £3,700. In 1997, soon after the 150th Anniversary, it was found that the ceiling and roof were unsafe. The church closed quickly for repairs and the congregation met...

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