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    The Italians don't mess around when it comes to architecture and this old sanatorium is no exception. Built in 1924 in an art deco style, it began life as a tuberculosis hospital before being converted into a generic hospital in the 1950s. In 2015 it closed down to make way for a new hospital. Most of it has been completely emptied now but the admin building and chapel are stunning regardless. The vast network of tunnels are pretty epic as well with workshops, locker rooms and some odd looking stretchers amongst other things down there. They connect every single building in the complex so you can access certain buildings that are sealed from outside. It's a big old place with a lot to see. I've been twice and still not seen it all. Wards Tunnels Admin Block The Chapel Thanks for looking
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    On my way home from an overnight explore down south, it seemed a shame to waste the beautiful summer-like days we were having in mid-February, so I decided to stop off at RAF Coningsby's old weapons storage facility. It's not all that far from where I live, and I'd been meaning to take a look whenever I had a chance, so this seemed like the ideal opportunity. History RAF Coningsby Remote Weapons Store, as the name suggests, is a facility built for the purpose of storing and preparing weapons including missiles and bombs, situated in a separate compound close to the outer edge of the main airbase. The facility was built in order to reduce the quantity of explosives stored within the base, therefore reducing the number of personnel and aircraft exposed to risk. An incident occurred in 1971 when an electrostatic discharge caused a SNEB rocket that was being prepared to initiate its rocket motor. Two armourers were killed, and this could be one of the reasons for deciding to build the store further away. RAF Coningsby itself is operational as Quick Reaction Alert station, and is home to Eurofighter Typhoons from No. 3 Squadron, No. XI Squadron and No. 29 Squadron. Little information is available about the history of the bomb store, but this is no surprise owing to the fact it belongs to an active RAF base. The facility has separate storage and preparation facilities and does not appear on historic maps dated 1977 or earlier. Hardened Aircraft Shelters were constructed within the airbase from 1981-1987 to accommodate Tornado Jets. The Tornados were capable of carrying a range of missiles and weaponry, so it is likely the weapons storage facility was built around the same time as the hangars to service the weaponry for those aircraft. The facility appears to have been out of use for a good number of years. Aerial view of the weapons store as seen on Google Maps This hand-drawn plan was found within the site View down the road of section 1 Storage areas in section 4 The entrance to storage area 14C Building 21F entrance Building 12 contained this mobile communications unit Inside the mobile comms unit There were also some opened crates of naval gun mounts Missile Servicing Bay and an ivy-clad building Inside the ivy building Missile Servicing Bay A few of the other buildings scattered around the site... Looking over to the command centre Inside the command centre Bunk beds I'm not sure what this does, but it looked pretty cool Huge diesel generator Sentry post at the east gate Eastern gateway
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    Visited with 3 non members not really knowing much about the place other than it looked pretty cool from the outside. Damp and water damage had done a pretty good job on the place but it was still well worth visiting and the start of an amazing day. History Can't really find much on this place but before its abandonment, it was owned by a local water authority in relation to the nearby reservoir of the same name. these animals were positioned exactly like this when i found them, honest...
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    A small old wellness centre that closed around 25 years ago (according the logbook). It took a nice walk through the Forrest,over some hills and over a small river to get there unnoticed. But then we were surrounded by the couloir blue. Nice to see some natural decay without the graffiti and the trashing. Enjoyed it a lot. It was a nice start of a small trip trough France. 1 IMG_4268-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 IMG_4270 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_4297-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 IMG_4303-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 IMG_4342-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 IMG_4277-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 IMG_4309-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 IMG_4378-Edit-2 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9 IMG_4373 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 [IMG_4358-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 11 IMG_4383-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 12 IMG_4321 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 13 IMG_4363-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 14 IMG_4319-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
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    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.
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    I don't know man, looks like somebody was collecting them, must have been pretty old though because every one i tried to pick up crumbled to dust lol. Nice one & thanks for the advice, tbh i had so many pics to choose from and i kinda preferred some of the darker ones but yeah getting to grips with my better camera now so hopefully my future reports will start to get better ☺️
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    Excellent that mate. Looks a cracker
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    That really is a stunning location and you've captured it perfectly. This is one on my wish list!
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    Thats really nice, love the green tiles and stair rails, and the vintage spinal column...amazing a building like this in London hasn't been developed yet.
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    Yeah i suppose it was a bit like the Latvian Consulate, except didnt feel as 'seedy' if you know what i mean. And there was no epic swimming pool like in the consulate. Ooooh, did you get a pic of the cat???
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    Yeah mate this is the one i was telling you about, big difference from last time i tried, they had practically rolled out the carpet for us haha. Yeah mate get some reports up, be cool to see what you've been getting upto
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