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  1. An oil refinery being decommissioned... I went there with my bicycle, managed to get it past the first fence which was nice xD I hope i didn't put too many photos... D90 with sigma 17-70 cheers
  2. The small abandoned village called Polphail was built during the early 1970s to provide accommodation for up to 500 workers at a nearby oil platform construction yard in Portavadie. Unfortunately the yard was never completed and the village then lay dormant having never been occupied. The huge basin that was blasted out of the shore was dubbed ''The most expensive puddle in the world''. There have been development plans brought to the table including demolishing the site for a new marina, however due this was abandoned due to bats roosting there.
  3. Alright , wanted to do this for some time so when the chance came up i jumped to it ,visited with Chris x ... Access is some what sketchy as i found out when we were leaving , a 7 foot fall from loose extraction pipes lol soon brought me down to the ground . This place has been signed over to developers so won't be around much longer , on with the pics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cheers for looking Oldskool
  4. A great little house set in its own grounds in a sleepy Belgium village , we were just to late with this one most of the goodies had been removed by the time we got here so heres what we saw ..... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Now no road trip is complete with out a bit a graffiti or street art Mr.Mass sorted this one out a factory well gutted but with around 40 or so Roa pieces access was no joke a human ladder was needed all part of the fun 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Preventorium D a huge hospital site totally stripped but worth a look in if your in the area 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Thanks for looking Oldskool..........
  5. I think this was the most scariest thing i have ever done. A late night splore on a Russian sub. It involved knee deep mud and a dingy ride with one and a half oars. But Trog and SK done an amazing job. The sub itself was amazing, im glad i didn't bottle it but inside was so claustrophobic, i really dont know how people stay down there for so long. Splored with SK, Trog and peaches. Thanks for looking
  6. A revisit @ The Christallerie didnt have much time first visit ......... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If anyone can tell what the House Of Esher was going to be i would love to know visited with Critical Mass & Host 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Cheers for looking Oldskool .........
  7. It was my Father's birthday... so i took him down to Plymouth and over to Drake Island as a present... in an 8ft dinghy! It's a fantastic place, steeped in history from way back in 1135 and this is worth a read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake%27s_Island. Sorry the pictures lack quality, the majority were taken with a camera phone but that's another story, alas, here are a few... The target. The approach. Barracks. Seagull spotter. Cartridge Lift. My shorts were on and the chicken legs on show. Old meets new... Napoleonic fortification with WWII addition. Waves crashing against the island, over and over with spray coating the pillbox, day in and day out. Up top on the centre battery, looking back towards the barracks with Plymouth in the distance. Where things went... boom! ... and last but by no means least, more guns!
  8. I got the chance to see this place with SK, and it was amazing. With the most gorgeous chimney's and fire places i have ever seen. I could have just moved right in. Thanks SK for the external shot Thanks for looking
  9. A sunny winters day on the Jurassic Coast - drinking coffee, murdering bacon sandwiches and hunting for concrete - top day! One of our targets was Studland bay, where once upon a time the likes of King George VI, Churchill, Eisenhower along with General Bernard Montgomery and Acting Admiral Louis Mountbatten congregated to witness the largest live ammunition practice of the entire war - a full-scale rehearsal for the invasion of Europe and thousands took part - they watched from Fort Henry a demonstration of carpet bombing, followed by an assault landing by troops, a truly momentous occasion. Alas, history over, here are some pictures: Fort Henry - a lookout for the likes of King George VI, Churchill, Eisenhower, General Bernard Montgomery and Acting Admiral Louis Mountbatten. Inside Dragons teeth - anti-tank defences The area of Studland bay was also heavily fortified - here is one of the gun emplacements. The bolts that mounted the gun, set within the concrete. Inside it's magazine. ... and finally, a pillbox (i won't bore you with the others) - i do wonder if this one will last another 70 years though!
  10. visited with oliver GT and rustproofhawk ... After trying to see as much of Belgium as we could in four days, we all decided that im power station would be high on the list . The size of this place is immense and i found myself putting my tripod down wondering round and absorbing as much of the place as possible ive been back twice to this site and shots are from all three trips my apologies for not being able to find any history ... on with the pics ... IM POWER STATION control room... the cooling tower ... thanks for looking
  11. We all know and love this place so thought ide throw a few of my little pics up ..ive left the big angles out ..splored with Ps as always a memorable weekend in many ways..especially the magic mushrooms on the motorway.. hope you enjoy the pics... After doing PS,S head in with my tourettes all day i decided to irritate him more by seeing if he could drive with welly vision....... His answer was..."it looks a bit weird anyway, not sure i should of eaten them mushrooms i found in the grass at barnsleys, like pretty stripey car lights"...big grin,,.... Happy dazzzzzzze!
  12. I've had my eye on this for a while, looks like once they got going, they hit it hard cos now, well, its ruined. I'm going to start a campaign, Urbexorzzzz againzzzzt developerzzzzzz! HANDS OF OUR DERPS! A clip from the local news a few years ago gives the info. 'Most of the outpatient services will be moving to nearby Acre Mill along with antenatal services and back room offices. The concern is the hospital will run short of beds as the ageing population rises and hospital bosses say the move would mean they could run a more “efficient and effective� service. The plans were revealed at a Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust board meeting yesterday. The Z block at Acre Mills opposite the hospital will be redesigned to integrate primary and secondary care, community and social care into more of a one-stop service. Director of service development at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Lesley Hill said: “This plan will require quite a significant re-design but we want patient experience to improve and staff satisfaction to improve. Read more: Examiner http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-we ... 2NEyWW8aX' Again, no carpets, but this times we had lights, randomly placed outside lift shafts.... Anyway, visited with drinkinbud andbeardythewierdy, I wouldn't really recommend anyone else bothers LOL. Some bugger around here loves the 2 tone paint job, it's in all the mills! It had a corridor. A room. Some more rooms. One had a wheelbarrow. And a corridor on the way out. First in I think, not bloody worth it. LOL!
  13. Part of our Brummy adventures took us here..very iconic in its day but rather a state now and development has started..but it was the end of a great day with PS and we passed her so thought it rude not too really probably the best part of it was being shocked by a massive security man hiding in the undergrowth...who very kindly escorted usthrough the gates.how releived was i! the thought of the 10ft wall was not appealing and PS starting to worry about another kick on the swede from me was dawning in his eyes...not many pics but if stuck at a loose end worth a peep...
  14. I first visited this place in almost a year ago to the day, but our splore was cut short by the free roaming sec dog So we decided to go for a return to see if Fido was still there, well he was, and this time he had a friend Crank the sound up and have a little lookie at Trogs video.......... A little history Opened in 1933 by William Chandler. It had a larger attendance and income from gambling than any other dog racing track in the UK, and was at one time the largest track in the UK with capacity for over 5,000 spectators It's popularity waned and in 2008 it closed There has been a large campaign to bring it back to life including a 20,000 signature petition Developers London & Quadrant (L&Q) took ownership of the iconic site, but have infuriated campaigners by failing to submit planning applications or accept offers to buy or lease the site. Infact a £9m bid by businessman and greyhound enthusiast Bob Morton was rejected by the owners My piccies..........
  15. Built in the 1940's and closed in 2010 Splored with SK and Mr Bones & Lowri
  16. Kings Reach Tower Thank for lookin in SK
  17. This place is been on my to do list since i first saw photos of it some years back , in my mind no photo or video footage can do it any kind of justice ,you have to see with your own eyes to take in the vastness and extreme detail of the 400 year old building....Gaining access was no joke at midnight recce to check access was a must then park up just outside the city for a few hours sleep in the car or shall i say try to sleep with the Critical NOISE Machine aka Critical Mass Snorer ..........Ok skip forward to 5am checking out the city streets looking for any sign of activity ....all clear so we made out move and gained entry made our way to the main floor and sat it out till day break ....i looked for history online but wasnt able to find any but Fritz managed to get me some from a Dutch site the translation isnt 100% so bare with it .....1. The Fair in the Belgian city of Antwerp is located in the Twelve Months Street, a smallside street of the Meir. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building, "the mother of all fairs, dated from 1531. This building is not to be confused with the Old Exchange in the Hofstraat.The trade is in a late Brabant Gothic style by Joseph Schadde, after the fire in 1858 the fair in the ashes. Twice in the history of the stock market burned down in 1583 and in 1858.2.From the end of the fifteenth century, the importance of Bruges as an international huboff. After 1531 Antwerp took the role as a trading center of Brugge. Since the market wasdominated by Spanish and Portuguese. Beursplein in Antwerp was a rectangular square with four sides covered galleries, with regulations as in Bruges, as well as opening andclosing times.3.The Bourse of Antwerp is perhaps designed to preview the Bruges Beursplein: a public place in the open air with some canopies where one could hide. The design of the new exhibition refers to here. It is built on top of an existing street intersection in the planoriginally had no roof.4.On the initiative of Thomas Gresham, the representative of the British Crown in Antwerp,in 1565 the London Stock Exchange opened on the model of this square. It was also "thebourse", and to Queen Elizabeth after a visit on January 23, 1570 decided that the Royal Exchange had to be. [1] The Stock Exchange of Rotterdam was established by decision of the town council "to ordain a bruised or too Plaetse, daer the coop heure meetingordinary people were allowed to have been "dated January 30, 15955. , Amsterdamfollowed 1611.Currently the trade is deserted and neglected, when the real estate company Breevastwith the renovation of this listed building will begin is not yet clear.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.DoelDoel is a subdivision of the municipality of Beveren in the Flemish province of Oost-Vlaanderen. It is located near the river the Scheldt, in a polder of the Waasland.To the north of Doel one can find the Electrabel-owned Nuclear Plant Doel with 4 reactors with a total output of 2,8 GW delivering electricity to customers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.Doel is threatened with complete demolition due to the future enlargement of the harbour of Antwerp. This has seen many people having to sell their homes to the development corporation of that enlargement. Many historical buildings that will be destroyed.Visited with Critical Mass & Host14.15.16.17.18.19.20.21.22.23.24.Thanks for looking Oldskool..........
  18. I got a tip from a friend at work about lots of cars in the woods, so I thought I would take a look. Now this place is not normal!! Next to the road is a small compound made up of corrugated iron, random fence panels, doors and bicycles!!!! Behind this compound are loads of cars, which did hold a few hidden gems. Loads of the cars were filled to the brim with stuff, books records tvs and lots of other junk. Sorry but they are all fisheye shots, I didn't feel safe here at all and wasn't going to mess about changing lenses. It was a maze to get through and I struggled to find a route around the site. Then I see a man walk straight through, I have no idea how he went through so easily, or how he never saw me. Sadly he eventually did and wasn't best pleased. Needless to say after his rant I was happy to be leaving by foot and not being dragged into the compound to be his meal for the next week!! I hope you enjoy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I would of loved to know what was under this, I couldn't lift it high enough and the wheels gave no clue either. And here is a few processed shots to finish off 9 10 11 12 MG
  19. A stunning little Church in the country side of Belgium ...although a little drab on first appearance because of the lack of light and a miserable day outside (doom and gloom)....This little gem turned out to be a winner 1. 2. Visited with Critical Mess, Odbin Ravin and Coughed Up...... 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Thanks for looking .....Mr.Oldskool
  20. 'The Waterloo' A grade 2 listed edwardian hostelry founded in 1908, The Waterloo has the most beautiful tiles throughout, wonderfully ornate not the sort of decoration you find in pubs these days. It became renowned for its downstairs Grill Room complete with its coke fired open grill, said to be the best place for a steak in Birmingham! It has just been sold for £150,000 and the new owners say they are keen to restore it to its former glory... lets hope so as it would be a crying shame to see this amazing interior lost. splored with my besty perjury saint...
  21. Last location of the European Trespass Tour a little house set back form the main road a lovely little location for a real relaxed explore visited of two visits one in March one in April to my surprise all still in tact no theft of belongings or metal wish the UK was like Europe....Any way on wit pics...........;-) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Cheers for looking and a massive thanks to Andre Govia ,Rusty , Niki Feijen ,daanoe.nl , Marin Widlund , Anreas S and Silent Witnesses...... Next sets from the Prohobo European Vacation with Critical Mass,Host,Illogical Pierre Soff and Ro Mo..... Belgium and Germany
  22. Quick bit of history and a linky if you want to know more The steelworks in Brielle Way, Sheerness, went into administration in January but in June it was sold to a company which is part of former owners, the Al-Tuwairqi Group (ATG). http://www.kentonline.co.uk/times_guard ... _mill.aspx This has been a while coming but we managed to get all of us together and go down and have a gander...There are signs of the pikey folk being at work and some of the control rooms are now welded shut as the locks seem to have been hacked off..The site is huge and loved every minute of the place right up until i looked over my shoulder and spotted One secca stood there..3 of us waled calmly out and await the other guys from across the road just as police car number one pulled up .Quick chat as to had we been in the steelworks ,no of course not etc and off they went so we started off down the road as 3 more police cars booted it down just as the others where coming back out.We got stopped and questioned by a right stroppy fucker who was keen to discuss things at station ,so necks where wound in and we where allowed to leave.. visited with Obscurity,Stealth,Fortknox 0,Space invader and Urbanginger and sx-riffraff Heres some pics of what we got before being disturbed And yes i pushed it And a quick one as you do.. Thanks for looking was a pukka trip out
  23. After a quick text to Wevsky one bright sunny Saturday morning Dover bound we went, Was a really laid back easy going visit the place is so quiet its eery ! History, a bit scarce to say the least but heres what little I could find; During a new fear of invasion from Napoleon III two new dry moats where added to the existing citadel defences. The northern and the southern moat both had their own casemates built. Between these there was also a defensive caponier built, but sadly this was filled in during the 1960's by the Dover Corporation and they gradually destroyed many parts of the Western Heights. The northern casemates are a lot larger than the southern casemates, with six separate rooms whereas the southern casemates had eight. So here goes with a few of my Pics taken on the Day, Difficult choosing them as this place is expansive to say the least and I took a fair few Sorry about the sheer amount of pics, I took hundreds and this is just a few of them
  24. This is the newer of the buildings on this site. Only the foundations of the original building remain after it was burnt down shortly after this building was completed. Sadly there is planning for it to be demolished and rebuilt the planning has changed recently to a smaller building due to lack of interest. How ever I have recently learned a full restoration progress is being taken on. I have also seen images of a dancing bear which was a popular attraction back in the day. My first explore with company. A good job as I would not of got in like the others who have gone recently. Through sheer determination of the lady that went with me we found a way in. Yes we did get stung a lot! This is an amazing place but really is in a bad state. Big thanks to Zee!!!!!! Ground floor First floor Second floor A Bed Of Light by darbians, on Flickr
  25. When I got my fisheye, and as I am from Norfolk one of the first photos I took with it was a tractor! I was quite pleased with the results so I thought I would have a wander about this site. All are processed from 3 handheld bracketed images. I know a bit lazy. Sorry there seems to be a bit of a formula to the images but I hope you enjoy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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