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  1. 9 points
    The office building of the Textima company in east germany was left behind with most of the stuff inside after the wall was fallen. Really beautiful to see the natural decay without much of vandalism. We couldn't see everything of the building cause the demolishing had already started while we have been inside. The only part which was saved is the old Textima logo. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  2. 7 points
    Since many years we knew this manicomio of the italian south but we never tried to go there. It's not the best place to be cause of the crime in this region. Italians warned us that we had to take care of our gear if we explore this region. Sometimes it's not good to hear to many stories cause you begin to think too much of it while exploring. This areal is really huge but we coulnd't explore everything cause we heard and saw guys who stole things there with using heavy tools. We didn't want to meet them, so we had to skip some parts. Few years ago there must be some untouched parts but now nearly every part is vandalized, empty or full of mess and most things you can sell are taken. I've never seen so many corridors with Cells before, this must be a really bad place for the mental deseased patients once. I only took pictures of the interesting things: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  3. 6 points
    The above ground part of an old slate mine. This one was quite deep but unfortunately totally flooded now. This one is in the centre of a small village so care needed to be taken not to bee seen. There is also the administrative building but that one seems to get renovated,hence the new coat of paint. Also the camera on the side was a good indication. The slate and the miners went down on the same structure. Not sure what the future will bring for this one. Most likely demolishing. 1 IMG_3749-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 IMG_3784-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_3777-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 IMG_3770-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 IMG_3759-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 IMG_3736-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 IMG_3721-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 IMG_3724 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 9IMG_3743 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 10 IMG_3742-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  4. 5 points
    Closed due to two local schools merging and getting a newly built school to move into Planning permission has been given to demolish the site and build houses Visited with the elusive , and thanks for the tipoff K On with the snaps thanks for looking
  5. 5 points
    I don't do often small houses but due to my interest in radio,was this a nice location. It's been abandoned for several years. There is a big collection of radio's there with some that deserve a restoration. The house next to it is not abandoned and the neighbours were at home so i could here some noises .So being quite and not making to much noise was needed. 1 like sprewells on a wheelchair IMG_3879-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 are you lonesome tonight IMG_3894-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 lucid dreams IMG_3834-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 video killed the radio star IMG_3827 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 the white shoes IMG_3862-HDR by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 birdcage IMG_3846-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 I can't live in a living room IMG_3873-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  6. 5 points
    Hello everybody. Today I want to share an especially untouched location with you guys. This resort has been closed since the early 2000's and has since then been sitting around in Austria. Due to its remote location, there was no vandalism beside two broken down windows. Originally, this was used as a rehabilitation center for the elderly, as far as I know. Also located on site are a medical facility for routine check-ups and dietary advice. I'd say this was the best location I ever visited in terms of how well it was preserved. Full Album (Flickr): https://flic.kr/s/aHskMyQEbT Instagram: @ofcdnb Raw Exploration (YouTube) !no ads and not selling shit, if anyone is concerned with that, just sharing explorations!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJKQwaVas0 DSC_3688.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3690.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3692.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3697.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3710.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3712.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3716.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3718.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3732.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3744.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3751.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3763.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3765.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3775.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3776.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3777.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3780.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3783.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3784.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3798.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3816.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3825.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3833.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3845.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3846.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3855.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3858.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3859.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3861.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3862.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3864.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3872.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3886.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3888.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3889.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3890.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3899.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3901.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr
  7. 4 points
    RAF Coningsby is a partially active RAF base and was opened in 1940 as a bomber station. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find more about the history of this place. So I don't know when the abandoned part has been closed. Stupidly I had forgotten the plate of my tripod at home. That's why I had to take the photos without a tripod and with a higher ISO setting. Visited with @The_Raw and others, before we joined the "End of summer party" in September last year. 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 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 - The_Raw's new friend 46 47 48
  8. 4 points
    I already visited this former school in Italy last summer. I don't know if the rumor is true; but I heard that the globe is not original. Allegedly, the previously existing globe was stolen. Then, so is said, a photographer brought another globe and put it there. But as I said, I don't know if this story is true. Anyway, there were other beautiful things in this school along with old maps. Mostly you can only see photos of the one classroom with the globe online. That's why it was important for me to photograph and show other rooms from there as well. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  9. 3 points
    This is my personal sweet spot. It is an abandoned cement factory. It was built in 1949 and was the big employer of the residents in the nearby small town. After ww2 the need for cement was enormous due to the building of new houses. It was closed in 1981, after that some recycling experiments were done until the place was completely abandoned in 2003.
  10. 3 points
    The history of the Albanian Navy dates back to 1925, following the creation of the Albanian Republic. Albanian naval forces operate out of two main bases; Bishti-i-Palles in Durrës, and Pasha Liman in Vlorë, with four reserve bases respectively in Shëngjin, Porto Palermo, Saranda and a submarine base on Sazan island. The vessels of the Albanian naval force are mostly patrol craft and support craft as well as four whisky class submarines (Soviet Union built in the early Cold War period) which have been taken out of service at Pasha Liman. In Shëngjin a Soviet built minesweeper M-111 and an AFD-115 gunship remain abandoned at the entrance to a bunker. The Albanian navy still operates out of Shëngjin in a low capacity so it's still an active military zone but you are allowed to drive through it to reach a beach resort on the other side. Handy for us! Visited with adders, extreme_ironing, otter and reenie. Here's what we found.... AFD Mujo Ulqinaku M-111 - A mine warfare ship designed for the location of and destruction of naval mines which combines the role of a minesweeper and minehunter in one hull. Minesweepers are equipped with mechanical or electrical devices, known as "sweeps", for disabling mines, so waterways are maintained clear for safe shipping. This one appears to have been disused since 1996 (the date of a calendar on board), just prior to the Albanian civil war, when many vessels of the Albanian navy were seriously damaged. Behind it sits this half-submerged AFD P115 - Albanian Navy gunship (Chinese type 62 "Shanghai-II") which has had its 57mm gun mount removed They sit in front of the entrance to a navigable bunker which was inaccessible. Another entrance parallel was also sealed although we reached the blast door for that one The AFD Mujo Ulqinaku M111 was named after Mujo Ulqinaku, an Albanian sergeant of the Royal Albanian Navy, known for his resistance to the Italian forces during the Italian Invasion of Albania in 1939. Armed with only a machine gun, he was placed at the centre of the defense line and fought uninterruptedly until he was eventually killed by an artillery shell from an Italian warship in the last hour of the battle. He was given the People's Hero of Albania award posthumously. On board the AFD - M111 An old gun at the front You can see an active patrol boat moored up on the left of the shot Inside the AFD - M111 Communications cabin A small engine room Hatches and squat toilets Kitchen All the cabins were locked except for this one Some old military posters Back on land, this AFD S104 - Huchuan class 'motor torpedo boat' is waiting to be scrapped. Powered by Soviet-era engines, these hydrofoil-equipped boats are capable of 50 knots (93 km/h; 58 mph) and carry two torpedo tubes for torpedoes, with some known to be armed with naval mines. A few dilapidated buildings remain nearby This building to the left was manned but we were just out of view so we took a quick peek at these old military vehicles Some rusty torpedoes lay on the ground alongside one of them A couple of old trucks overgrown by vegetation above the bunker. We were aware of someone from the base heading in our direction at this point so we hopped in the car and made tracks We made it to the beach resort on the other side of the military zone where unfortunately the pigs were waiting for us. Thankfully they just grunted a bit and we were on our way 😮 Just in time to catch the sunset! Thanks for looking
  11. 3 points
    History: This cokes facory was founded in 1924 by the belgium steel company cockerill, this factory made cokes for the nearby steel mill, also known as HFB. In 1994 there was an accident in this factory, this accident killed 7 workers. In 2010 the nearby blast furnace was mothballed which caused the cokes factory to be closed down. However in 2014 the steel mill was supposed to be reopened again, after these plans were announced the cokes factory was expanded, however after only 6 months the complete production for steel in that area was closed down permanently, which meant that it was abandoned after 80 years of producing cokes for the steel industry in Liege. Photos: I also made a documentary of this place (It is in dutch, but it has subtitels) Thanks for reading!
  12. 3 points
    The abandoned pool at Detwiler Park. It was opened in 1970, closed in 2009 after thieves broke in and stole water pumps and other plumbing. I
  13. 2 points
    During the Cold War, this bunker was built as an auxiliary hospital. The overlying school was opened in the 60s while the hospital was officially inaugurated in the 80s. It offered 2,370 places and never went into operation. At the turn of the millennium, it was relieved of its responsibilities, the inventory transferred to other states, and the hospital will be soon demolished.
  14. 2 points
    This is my first post on here, and these were taken with a cell camera, but I found this site interesting. This is a former control site for a Nike Missile Base that was part of a defense ring around a major city during the Cold War. The location where the missiles were stored/lauched in a few miles away and in use. Eventually this was used as a State National Guard Unit until abandoned around 1996. The night photos are of 2nd base in this region which is partially used
  15. 2 points
    There were four different types of munitions factory: Engineering factories producing the metal casings for bombs and shells or, in some instances, producing parts, rifles, guns and tanks. Small-arms factories producing the bullet casings. (These factories were often existing engineering factories turned over to war production.) Explosive factories manufacturing various explosive agents. Filling factories to fill the bomb and shell casings with the explosives. This site produced Cordite and was chosen for its distance from German bomber bases in Europe, while having good rail networks and a rural location that provided a good supply of labour. This ROF employed circa 13000 during WW2 mainly women. The Ministry of Works built a large water abstraction and treatment plant , just to supply the plant. To connect the site to the national rail network, a large marshalling yard of 10 separate roads was constructed, and these connected to the works' internal network of rail lines. A passenger platform was built for military usage. All the cordite produced at the plant was taken by these sidings to Crewe. The site was well defended, both on the ground and from the air; several Type 22 Pillboxes and Type 24 Pillboxes and the entire site was under a mile away from RAF base, which was home to at least one fighter squadron, for defending the region's industrial assets from bomber attack.
  16. 2 points
    A explore of an old slate mine. The mining started a few hundred years ago but is abandoned for several decades. This mine is not the safest and some parts are already collapsed. All the train rails are gone but you can see where they were. Only some bats live in these parts now. The white dots on the walls are all dead spiders with a layer of calcium. Not sure why there were so much dead spiders there. The person with whom I exploring with had done the research of this mine. You had to walk some distance through the woods to get to the entrance. . There was yet another level but we couldn't make a safe connection point for a rope so we skipped that. It was a steep incline 10 meters down. 1 all the white dots are dead spiders. IMG_3796 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 2 left or right IMG_3824 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 3 IMG_3820 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 4 going down IMG_3813 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 5 triangle corridor IMG_3801 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 6 accidents are bound to happen.... IMG_3810 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 7 a steep incline IMG_3803 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr 8 more inclines IMG_3792-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
  17. 2 points
    I do tend to agree with most comments posted here. I also appreciate you not tarring us all with the same brush. What I specifically like about watching a video is you can be taken on a "tour" and have a proper look around. With images, I find it hard to imagine myself at the location. When I set out to film a location I try and provide a video that provides some information. I do my research. A lot of the locations I visit are wartime ruins, so there is very often a lot of history surrounding them. As for people trashing locations... They aren't explorers. They may try and lay under the guise of being explorers but we all know what they are.
  18. 2 points
    This cooling tower and the adjoining gasometer have been abandoned for some time.
  19. 2 points
    I don't know very much about this location unfortunately. Lots of cool photos though! IMG_5958 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5959 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5960 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5961 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5962 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5963 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5965 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5966 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5967 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5968 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5970 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5973 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5974 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5976 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5977 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5978 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5979 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5980 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5981 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5982 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5985 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5986 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5987 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5988 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5989 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5990 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5991 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5995 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_5997 by Ken Durham, on Flickr IMG_6004 by Ken Durham, on Flickr
  20. 1 point
    Lots of pictures here! I've always been partial to an underground space, the weirder the better! Sat in my research for many years was a place seldom seen. Armed with a vague idea I set off with Lucan on a hunt to see what we could find! Luckily it wasn't as difficult to find as expected! Most decorated underground spaces i've come across are normally very small, usually made of sandstone and very very dark! These were a nice contrast although a little bit tricky to capture with the light lime stone and the light pouring in! These are 19th century carvings of mythical creatures and emblems tucked away in such a quirky little space! I think there's the head of a a couple things, a cyclops remains of a bird, headless man some kind of boar some kind of bear/pig? many had glass around the eyes pushed into the stone!there was remains of a stone circle and lots of carved seating There was also the remains of some kind of tower a shell grotto and a cemetery! slightly puzzling thing to find in the location it was not an easy location to get the bodies too but the metal headstones just kept going into the brambles and the woods. The Cemetery
  21. 1 point
    Looks like the perfect place to smoke some crack 😁
  22. 1 point
    Some nice bits left there, nice images there Andy
  23. 1 point
    Interesting site, cheers. Good description.
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  25. 1 point
    Brill write up, some interesting history there. Loving the staircase too, very well covered
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