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    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
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    Our original plan was to spend Christmas here but weather forecasts were dire and we didn't want to die a watery death so we binned the idea off and went to Wales instead! Planning our summer road trip and this place cropped up again and it was game on! We'd do the island before heading off to foreign lands for a couple of weeks. After spending the previous night watching an awesome lightning storm we were hoping for good weather! Waking up a few hours later in the back of the limo to see rain I snuggled back into my sleeping bag and went back to sleep. When I next awoke the sky was grey and it was drizzly, and with an uncertain forecast we decided to check out a few alternative locations instead. A few fails and some epic jungleering through the undergrowth later, the sun decided to come out and we bit the bullet and decided Operation Island Infiltration was back on! A few hours later and we were busy unloading gear (lots and lots and lots of gear) by the sea and Riddlers was busy blowing up his dingy ready to take us out! There appeared to be quite a bit of interest in our little escapade but throwing caution to the wind the first three intrepid explorers set sail and it wasn't long before all 7 of us were safely on dry land. We set up camp and then went for a bit of an explore, its a lovely little place with lots to see and I proper enjoyed just mooching about whilst the boys played with the cannons and drank beer. We had fire and food before heading to bed for an early night, the Merry Prankster set up his projector and fell asleep to South Park, The Riddlers got shouted at for playing shit music and keeping people awake and me and Jobs had a hammock fail and ended up on the floor! In the morning we were getting ready to leave but when we looked out across the water it was bedlam, the police boat, RNLI and Lifeguards were out in force, initially thinking we had been spotted we awaited their arrival, but much to our bemusement they appeared to be clearing the harbour!! A quick google later and we discovered there was an airshow just about to start and for safety reasons they were clearing the public from underneath the display area. Well almost all the people, we had the choice seats directly underneath as bi-planes looped and dipped across the skies, dropping low enough for them to see us and give us a friendly wave as they passed by! After enjoying the show we got ready to leave, with The Riddlers at the helm, Bigjobs and Motionless Escape were the first to go. We watched them bobbing across the waves until we saw them land but an age passed and there was no sign of them returning. One phone call later and we discovered a pin had broken on the boat and they were frantically trying to fix it. So with visions of having to be rescued by the Lifeguards we waited and waited and waited, then boom across the harbour we spotted him! THey'd fixed the boat and The Riddlers was making his way back Not long after we were back on dry land chattering like excitable children on a school trip planning our next stop! History Located in the heart of the harbour lies Drake Island. The island was originally called St Nicholas' Island and later St Michael's Island before it was renamed and dedicated to Sir Francis Drake in the late Tudor period. Originally is accommodated an artillery battery, this was followed by a larger garrison and during the Civil War, the Island played a key role in the defence of Plymouth against Royalist Attack. In the mid-sixteenth century, the first fortification was commissioned as a result of the war with France. A stone and turf wall built and a garrison was installed in 1551. In 1580 a disagreement between the people of Plymouth and the Government over who had responsibility for paying for the defence it was taken into state ownership. By 1590s a garrison of 100 men and 40-50 guns were installed, increasing further as the war with Spain continued. After the restoration of the monarchy after the Civil War, the island was used as a prison for notable Parliamentary prisoners. Major General John Lambert, the successor to Oliver Cromwell, was held here from 1670-84. Also incarcerated here was Colonel Robert Lilburn, one of the regicides. The defences visible today mainly date from the mid-nineteenth century when the large casemates were constructed complete with supporting magazines and accommodation. Finally, the Island was garrisoned by just under 500 soldiers for much of WWII supporting coastal defence and anti-air operations. In 1963 Plymouth Council obtained a lease from the Crown and a youth centre was opened in 1964, coming under the custody of the Mayflower Trust until they surrendered the lease in 1989. The Island was bought by Dan McCauley in 1995 with a view to building a hotel and helipad. Initial plans were rejected due to the nesting egrets on the Island but as of April 2017 a further plan has been submitted with protection plans in place and work is expected to start in the not too distant future. Hope you enjoyed looking
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    A former aluminium plant - production hall was 400 meters #1 DSC07440 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07442 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07446 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07448 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07449 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07450 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07452 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07453 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07458 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07459 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07466 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07467 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07469 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07471 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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    Looks like you could eat your dinner off some of those floors. Any idea what this is?
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    Welcome along @Urbex-Discoverer, good to have you around.
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    Far in the Italian outback you can find this abandoned catholic convent. It has been used as a religios school until the late 1970s and is abandones since. #1 DSC05521 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC05519 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC05532 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC05534 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC05520 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC05523 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC05524 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC05530 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC05526 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC05527 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC05528 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC05537 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC05539 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
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    The building with the nice ceiling was the main power station Italian entrepreneurs knew how to create a nice working athmosphere.
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    Welcome along, let me know if you need anything
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    Great that you have come in from the group. ? thanks for for sharing what you have, we do have an area for the YouTube stuff, although picture based reports do have a larger audience. Maybe you can change that......? ?
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    Welcome to the forum Rob. These old rolling stock look cool, thanks for sharing
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    Been super busy lately! I finally found this forum again though, its exact name disappeared in the abyss of my mind. I started a urban exploring and such in Columbus Ohio. The places I've visited so far are mostly underground drainage tunnels. I have not really began my search for abandoned buildings yet though. I have a youtube channel where I post all the videos about the places I visit. I'm not big into photography currently but I'm making plans to expand into that.
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    Very well captured. My favorite is the photo with the dried plant in the middle of the room.
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