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  1. 9 points
    Red Cross Hospital History Before it's closure at some point during the 1980's, it served as a children's hospital. It was thought to have been founded around the turn of the 20th century. The hospital was owned and managed by the charity 'Red Cross Italy' which becomes apparent from the rather large red cross on the ceiling of the chapel. The building itself resides near the edge of the mountain, roughly about 1100 metres above sea level which was a common practice for medical facilities Italy. It was believed that the air was fresher up in the mountains, more therapeutic and held medicinal properties, which was beneficial for the treatment of the patients. Our Visit Visited with @aWorldinRuins and @Ninja Kitten on a recent trip to Italy. This was the first stop on the tour and a revisit for myself. I was glad to go back, it's a very beautiful and photogenic location, in my opinion. I loved seeing all the beds, the chapel and the little classrooms again. As always, hope you enjoy my report! If you've got this far, thanks for reading
  2. 7 points
    The history A two-storey mill built in 1831 which resides two miles west of the town centre of Huddersfield. The Financial Reporting Council (FCR) of 1834 shows Armitage Bros already established here. The family name 'Armitage' pre-dates the 14th century, but it was Joseph Armitage (1778-1860) who significantly increased the family fortune and moved decisively into the gentry class. In 1822 he built the first woollen manufacturing mill at Milnsbridge, by the 1840's he handed over control of the business to his sons, who reconstituted it as a partnership called Armitage Bros, which survived until it became a limited company. By 1914 it was part of John Crowther's group. In the late 19th century John Crowther and his two sons moved from Marsden down the Clone Valley to Milnsbridge after purchasing two mills, where they began the successful production of woollen cloth. Crowther took his own life in 1931 and its thought that the death of his wife and the great depression were cumulative in this. Today parts of the mill are rented to a few small business, elsewhere derelict. The explore It's not often where in this neck of the woods... but when we are we always take a trip down Factory Lane. We've attempted this a few times... gates drawn, security breathing down our necks or locals asking us our intentions... seems if your walking round an abandoned building your the local scrap man even though your donning DSLR cameras. Anyway... been one of Crowther's we knew we were in for a treat. so.. sitting waiting.. waiting a bit more... we were in. The sheer size, the beautiful architecture, the remains of the mid century furniture... thank f*uck we drove down for a look. It looks like some of the mill buildings have been demolished at some point... but even so this place is huge!!! On entrance we were presented by a grand entrance hall which led into various areas of the mill... Of note was the sheer amount of mid- century furniture scattered around the mill... an entire floor decked with Parkay flooring... and a rather odd looking exercise bike that reminded us of a SinclairsC-5... we even came across a quad bike dumped in one of the corners of the mill. We loved it hear... its full of little gems hidden here and there we spent quite some time at the old mill as where not sure if we will be able to access this again... Some pics lbe
  3. 6 points
    A few photos from an exploring roadtrip of Essex and Kent with Mookster and our American explorer friend from back in April. Another backlog, and another one where I managed to set my camera to JPEG. DOHHH!!!! We clambered through some undergrowth and spent about 45 minutes inside. We were in one of the large corridors and heard barking. We absolutely pegged it down the corridor; I'm carrying quite a lot of extra weight so there was no chance to sneak into a side room for 10 mins. We heard the inevitable "OI!" from about 300 yards down the corridor, we'd been seen. I don't believe in running when actually caught; so we turned back and walked up to the security and explained ourselves. He asked us how we got in, marched us to the gate and let us go onto the road right by my car. result! I think our American friend was pleasantly suprised by how easy it went down. - St George's Hospital is a disused hospital situated on Suttons Lane in Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering, in North East London. It opened its doors in 1939 as "Suttons Institution" and was used during World War II to house airmen from the nearby RAF Hornchurch. In 1948 during its advent into the NHS; it was renamed St George's. The site has remained empty since 2012 and the vacant site has since been transferred into the ownership of NHS Property Services when the company was formed in April 2013. There are plans are in place for a new health centre on site, with the remaining land being converted to housing; Quelle Supríse! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157693679140750
  4. 6 points
    A. E. was a successful craftsman building music instruments. He met a girl, married her and became father of two kids. Sadly he died early. His wife, getting older, decided to bequeath everything to the kids. But she became very old and outlived her kids. When Ms E. died she was 99 years old and bequeathed the house to a religious order. For more than 10 years the house faded in obscurity. This is what remained after all those years. #1 DSC02496-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC02499-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC02500-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC02503-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC02501-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC02505-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC02506-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC02508-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC02509-Bearbeitet-2-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC02511-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC02515-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC02514-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC02516-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC02517-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC02518-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC02522-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC02523-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC02546-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC02525-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC02526-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC02527-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC02531-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC02539-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC02537-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #25 DSC02535-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #26 DSC02532-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #27 DSC02533-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #28 DSC02541-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #29 DSC02550-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #30 DSC02553-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #31 DSC02558-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #32 DSC02555-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #33 DSC02569-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #34 DSC02565-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #35 DSC02566-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #36 DSC02563-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #37 DSC02559-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  5. 5 points
    I found this villa in the middle of nowhere in Italy. I hardly know anything about the history. A calendar on the wall shows the year 1998. At this time the property was probably abandoned. The owner of the large villa with elaborate furniture was certainly not poor. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  6. 4 points
    Hi fellas, I explore a mining colony, looking for these graffiti freaks, in the video section, I've shared the video of this place. I hope to enjoy NOFILTER NOEDITION
  7. 4 points
    Predannack opened in 1941 as an RAF base, but today is the satellite airfield to RNAS Culdrose - it is a restricted MOD site and an active airfield used daily for flying training and also provides our Fire Fighting training facility. The area is heavily utilised by Culdrose helicopter squadrons, light fixed wing aircraft and, on an occasional basis by other aircraft types including jet aircraft, for a variety of reasons. Predominantly crews are involved in intensive training sorties involving a high cockpit workload. On average there is in excess of 2000 aircraft moves a month at the unit. The airfield is also used by the Fire Training School for live fire fighting and rescue instruction/exercises and there is also a rifle range at Predannack which is frequently used for live weapon firings. Additionally the airfield is used for a variety of additional tasks when the Control Tower is unmanned e.g. gliding.
  8. 3 points
    Somewhere in Germany, in a quiet park, lie those beautiful Tanks. Quiet park ? Not really, a military barrack nearby often throws training in this park, as the sign explained us kindly. 😂 We were lucky enough to dodge those training, even if i'm pretty sure it doesn't happen more than once a month, but still. We were not able to find which type of tanks it was, i read on the internet that it could be some M40 Patton or M41 Walker Bulldog, but i'm skeptical, as both of them were produced in the early 50's and were used in vietnam war and korea war, far from Germany. And, as they were demilitarized and trashed, the clues were hard to find. However, it was like a scene of war, one Tank crashed near a tree, another one half buried, very dramatic. Even if it was a short one, it was a very good exploration, with a lot of interesting light and very cool models.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    I know this place has been done many times before but it is right up my alley and was a tantalizing temptation whilst the rest of the family slept/swam in the villa pool. Thanks for the tip from a fellow member here. The last report/intel from here was 2014 so it has been a while. Things have changed security wise. The holes are patched up and there are 2 new heras style fences inside the main boundary. The main problem with these was that the point of tackling them was very exposed to the street and adjacent dock. Inside, not much has changed. The 'slot window' access point was amusing, the width being about an inch narrower than my back to chest distance and the height being about 4inches shorter than my groin to shoulder height. It took some contorting, and at one point I thought I was well and truly stuck, but in the end, I managed-I was too close to give up. 6am start meant it was a bit dark for photography. By the time I got out, the families were on their balconies and I yelled Ola to them as I jumped over the 4th and final barrier to safety. It was constructed in 1958 according to a design by the Spanish architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún. Running gear and T/G were provided by Metropolitan Vickers. In 1986 The Spanish government commissioned a new Powerplant around 10km away on the other side of the bay. The plant was closed in 1991/2. The 2 rooms I really came for-
  11. 3 points
    The palace was built in the 14th - 15th centuries and extended especially in the second half of the 17th century. Recently, the aristocratic estate was inhabited by a painter & artist. I don't know since when the palace is abandoned. Access was through lots of scrub and stinging nettles. Inside, unfortunately, a lot has been stolen in recent years. Such as art books, easels and a telescope. But the place is still very nice. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  12. 3 points
    History This factory was opened in 1900 and made cardboard out of straw, in that time this product was very popular so 8 years later the made another factory next to the other one. In 1968 the factory closed due to competition from abroad, after the factory was closed it was sold off to a men who repaired and sold off machines. The new owner only did nothing about maintenance of the old factory so the factory complex decayed rapidly. in 2005 the original factory was demolished and the other factory was luckily protected as a monument. Later in 2009 the restoration began on the still standing factory. 6 years later the company who began with the restoration began to have financial troubles so the factory was abandoned again. After being abandoned for 1 year the factory was bought on a auction for an incredible low price, after that the restoration was back on track again. Explore We went on a Sunday so the workers waren't working on the building. When we got there, there was a door opened so we could enter the beautiful old factory building. The highlight of the building was the old Turbine and the old ovens. Hope you enjoyed my post!
  13. 2 points
    This place was a restaurant, incredible restaurant!!
  14. 2 points
    Town Mansion History The Town Mansion was originally built in 1912 by a wealthy petroleum importer. During the early 20th century, the area in which the mansion was built, had become a hub for many rich German families in the early 1900's. By 1918, once the First World War had come to an end and the town was heavily damaged by the intense bombing raids at the start of the war and then German occupation of Belgium in 1914. Only two houses in that street survived, the Town Mansion being one of those. It was then later occupied by a Belgium shipbuilder until the late 1960's, when it was used as an office space. The mansion was abandoned in 1991 and hasn't been formally resided in since. Visit Visited with @PROJ3CTM4YH3M and a non forum member. As I recall it was a particularly hot spring day and we all excited to see this location, partly to escape from the intense heat. Once we got inside we spent a short amount of time wandering around before we eagerly started taking our pictures. I can confidentially say that this is one of the grandest mansions in Belgium I have visited. I did wonder what the lives of the families that once inhabited it were like and the memories they must have had. It was a very enjoyable explore for me and as always, I hope you enjoy my photos! If you got this far, thanks for reading
  15. 2 points
    Unfortunatly the Glen o dee hospital was pretty trashed , a few nice little bits
  16. 2 points
    Here to show how the s7 camera can be a useful device for any explorer that's not willing to carry equipment to high places or hard to access areas. None of these are edited in any way. Enjoy C Particularly like this sign. It says the same thing either way.. <<<
  17. 2 points
    A little gem of a place ...went here when it was guarded by a very irate bull lol
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Hi dubbed navigator, Yes im on most of the other forums, don't post very much though, bit old school when it comes to exploring, but thought I should get with the program and into the 21st century lol, i really should post up some stuff though, as realised I got over 10,000 photos of explores going back to when Hellingly mental asylum was still totally intacked and on the explore circuit. Anyway thanks for the welcome
  20. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum @Alexurbex
  21. 1 point
    Nice pics, I especially like the spiral staircase.
  22. 1 point
    Awesome looking place to mooch around!
  23. 1 point
    Some of your pics aren't showing for me either (the first 6). Have you edited the pics at all since uploading them here or changed the location? If you are having trouble updating the thread then please let one of us know who can help Its nice to see this place pop up again. This is one of my favourite explores and from the pics I can see reminds me of why I visited.
  24. 1 point
    Bowling World – Belgium Closed in late 2015. It closed due to a decline in custom and proposed development on the site of this bowling alley and dance hall next door.
  25. 1 point
    There's something about those vacant stares And there's nowhere like Chernobyl for creepy dolls.... While I'm at it here's some more Welsh ones !!! Sweet dreams
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