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  1. 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
  2. Hello once again everybody, now I'll get everything right on the first try (with BB-Codes and all). This is another Mansion, where I sadly don't have much information about either. I hope you enjoy the pictures nontheless. Instagram would be @ofcdnb for anyone interested. Full Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmydBVYN DSC_3065.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3067.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3069.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3071.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3081.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3086.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3089.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3096.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3098.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr DSC_3101.jpg by anthrx, auf Flickr
  3. Pool Parc, near Ruthin, dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family and the manor house was rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s. It was apparently lost in a bet by the Bagot family and it was later sold to the District Health Authority, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before closing in 1989. Have also found an old pic of what it looked like in better times It is very dark inside and if you are doing the upper floors take a good torch as someone has removed the odd tread in the temporary staircase
  4. Been waiting all week to go here only to find it's all been boarded back . so just some from the outside.☹️
  5. Océade was an indoor waterpark in Brussels, Belgium and the largest of its kind in the Brussels Capital Region. Originally part of a 3 park franchise, the other 2 parks located in France, it was the only park to remain in business after the French divisions closed. Running at a loss, the park was acquired by the Walibi Group in 1992, with management experience built up through Aqualibi near Wavre just south of Brussels. The park has continuously expanded and been renovated, and was the Belgian leader for water slides, with 14 slides in the park. Most notably, the Hurricane is record holder for the fastest European slide (average speed 40 km/h), and the Barracuda is the longest duo slide in Belgium. With over 240 000 visitors per year and a combined volume of 1 800 m³ of water, Océade was a major leisure attraction in the Brussels Capital Region. In 2016, the Brussels city council announced Océade would be forced to close to make space for its NEO project, a redevelopment project envisioning the replacement of most of Bruparck (including Kinepolis and Océade) on the Heysel Plateau with a shopping district and residential area. Under public protest, closure was repeatedly postponed, and the final closing date was 30 September 2018. All the slides and equipment have been bought by a Romanian water park and are currently getting dismantled and re-located. The photos were taken with my mobile phone, reason being, i was on the beer and the access was a little tricky with alarms going off.... So i wanted to get in and out quickly! ?
  6. This former school swimming pool was built in 1904 and abandoned in 1997. I happened upon it randomly and had a hunch that there might be a swimming pool inside but didn't expect much given the state of the exterior. Well, it turned out to be pretty decent inside. Clearly nobody has been inside here for a very long time. The pigeons have set up shop and went absolutely bonkers when they saw me. They've really done a number on the place, or should I say a number two? It's pretty minging to be honest but at least there's no shitty graffiti or vandalism. This was a night visit so I had to light paint all my shots. I didn't do too badly considering but it would be cool to see it in daylight. Hopefully someone else will have a look soon. This long curtain covered spectator seating for some reason The floor up here was well dodgy, you can just about see some holes on the left of shot Cheers for looking
  7. I don´t know why, but for me there´s something special about abandoned swimming pools. That´s why I thought this might be a nice new topic. 1 2 3 4 5
  8. Hear we go having a go at my first post? this is the old Beaumaris outdoor swimming pool I've been coming here for 40 years and never knew it existed untill i saw someone standing on the wall and went for a look. The building has extended since it was built but like a lot old tidal swimming pools has now seen better days. You can see where its been made bigger with the more modern breeze block. I dont know a lot about it other than an old newpaper artical where is says the council sold it then wanted to buy it back some years later to reopen it. But nothing has happened for some years.
  9. It's grim up North! Myself, Drinkinbud and the Beardyemukidwhotagsalong went for a mooch around this mill, we've all passed, either discounted it, it was tight or more recently full of pikeys with diggers?!?!?!!? Comedy of the day involved drinkinbud complaining that he liked southern places better, electricity, carpet, warm........he is now our honorary southern softie LOL! Anyway, here's some stolen history: "The woollen mill was owned by Samuel Firth of Gatehead in Marsden, and opened in 1888. He also owned Holme Mill. By the 60s, it was owned and run by Fisher, Firth & Co. which became Cellars Clough Woollen Mills Ltd, managed by another Firth son, in 1981. The company has now been dissolved. Situated just off the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the mill’s pond is now a popular fishing spot. Planning permission was granted for the conversion of the mills and former offices to 101 dwelling units, 9 live/work units, a resident’s gym, pool, shop, meeting room, bike store, car park and improvements to the access road. Previous planning applications have been unsuccessful as bats were found to be residing in the mill. The bats weren’t forcibly removed, so the hope was that they would eventually choose the ‘improved accommodation’ for themselves." Beardygirlpants doing his thing. Drinkinbud attempting to stare at his strongbow till it magically fills up again.. Graffreflection, just had to. At the top. My big shaft shot. It's full of big rooms. And doors. And lift shafts. HI! Also has an outside. Actually, for somewhere with very little detail, this place was great, well worth a wonder round if you can! Cheers for looking.
  10. The small open-air swimming pool was built in the 1950s for kids until the age of 14 only. It has been abandoned for a couple of years now.
  11. After discovering this place, reading a news article I decided to take a look. Theres not a great deal of history on this place other than the fact it was used as a home for ww2 soldiers after coming back from war. It's been home to several owners of the years however the place has fallen into disrepair. The manor is currently up for sale. The explore itself went really well, after making our way through the grounds and finding an entrance, we were greeted with a stunning pool, with paintings on every wall. As we moved further on we found a sauna, bar, a superb inside courtyard, a huge basement complete with model railway and what looked like a full size tank made of wood, whoever previously lived in the manor was clearly very creative... The vast majority of rooms have Been emptied out however a few furnishings still remain. We made our way onto the roof when we noticed a man walking down the drive towards the manor, we noticed him walk around checking through the windows before leaving again. Must have been looking after the place and making sure nothing was damaged. We didn't get caught however so that's a bonus! Since then we have been back however our original entrance had been sealed back up. PHOTOS: https://500px.com/serenity4urbex/galleries/pool-manor
  12. My friend told me about this outdoor pool hidden in the woods and showed me a few pics.i just knew I had to see this.always one for something unusual and different.fast forward a few months and I was travelling back from my last trip to Scotland.i popped in on the way home.i took the stroll through the woods and there it was sunken below in the trees.it is in the grounds of a Manor House.i have no idea when it was built.but it's in a state now.the coloumns around the pool use to have statues on them.you can still see the original tiles and hand rails.it sits in a bit of a sun trap.the pool is filled with natural spring water.which has been been filtered off to feed the pool.the water still flows next to the pool.with holes in the concrete everywhere.i would say this pool was for the more well off.i fell in love with this place.the peace and tranquility was lovely.and can imagine it was grand in its hey day. The pool how it was in the sixties How it looks now from above the water filter system. Bathers steps from the changing rooms The deep end steps Pool lights I would guess this was the diving board frame
  13. Villa Spar is a modern architecture abandoned villa. Contemporary design and minimalist elements found here. Mix of wood, glass, stone and marble in a rather empty spot with an amazing swimming pool and an imposing living room ! The pictures are taken from two different visits, in the same year. One of my favorite places ever !! For now, the place is destructed.
  14. This was the second stop off on a road trip with @CuriousityKilledTheCat, @Biebs and a non OS member. We met up @stoozie there (massive thanks for the tour ) After navigating through a maze of underground pipes we were finally greeted with the pools, and what a site it was! this place was amazing, complete with a massive diving section. Enjoy Cheers for looking!
  15. Castellnou pools were tremendously popular at the end of '60s beggining '70s. With a olympic size pool, minigolf, another big pool, restaurant, etc., all surrounded by the dressing rooms for hundreds of people to come here the weekends in a place a little bit far of any beach. This closed after 3 young killed from the top of the springboard. Since then, black legends prey this pool, strange sensations damned. There was a psicosis and people left to come after that. Others come to look for paranormal phenomena or psychophonies in the pools and sports brands such as Nike, come to make commercials with Ronaldinho when this one was FC Barcelona player Uncertain fate for a unforgettable present. If you can see the full report, go to: http://the-lostsouls.blogspot.com.es/search/label/-%20PISCINAS%20DE%20CASTELLNOU
  16. Visited with Raz & Fatpanda Bit of History; Originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot, the current buildings were rebuilt in the late 1820′s. It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 80+ patients to relieve the overcrowding at the much larger Denbigh Asylum. It eventually closed in 1990 and has laid derelict ever since. It would appear that some building work has, at some stage been attempted, but then simply left. We approached stealthily as possible up the private road with FatPanda's bass system shaking the very ground beneath the car... The Explore; Once out of the car and my headache beginning to reside, we nipped under a bush and found ourselves stood outside a very attractive white building. My first impression was something off of Heartbeat (Welsh Version probably called something like "HLleysgry LleLlen" as they love their double L ) and as you walk in the door you are greeted by some serious staircase porn. So after spending 20 mins dribbling over it we moved on the the rest of the building. I say building but building is a very loose statement, perhaps 6 million seperate parts held together in close formation... Unstable as fook. Stayed on the roof for all of 20 seconds before legging it back down. Upper floors feel a bit like a bouncy castle, only this bouncy castle is 20ft in the air and covered in nails and of course, my favourite asbestos. Not the kind of thing you want at your 6 year olds birthday party right? All in all a cool day out but the staircase is pissing me right off because the architect was either an idiot or he thought "You know what, one day someones going to want to take pictures of this so im going to build it on a slant" so none of my pics are straight - Moan over, heres the rest of the pics Thanks for looking
  17. Hopefully the first of many explores over here, not as good as i was expecting but still a nice little wander. Did this before moving on to Milner's Tower which was pretty dull tbh but if any of the pics from that turn out alright will get a report of that up as well. Couldn't find much history on the place and the locals round Port Erin aren't too friendly so not asking them. Found this from a local paper, some guy kicking off about it being an eyesore, which is a bit of a joke since you can hardly even seee the place unless you know it's there. "THE former swimming baths at Traie Meanagh in Port Erin is a 'significant blemish' and should be camouflaged to make it less of an eyesore, local resident Charles Faragher has said. Mr Faragher wrote to Port Erin Commissioners in view of the refurbishment of Bradda Glen cafe (which is being transferred from the local authority to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). 'As we all know, the views from Bradda Glen constitute a big part of its unique appeal, however, the beautiful panorama has one very significant blemish,' wrote Mr Faragher. 'In full view of the glen is the eyesore of the derelict and abandoned swimming baths, which must have drawn tens of thousands of detrimental comments over the years.' He added: 'Commercial viability has eluded all who have ventured there. However, the legacy of monies invested over the years is a concrete structure whose great ugliness is matched only by its great robustness which makes it capable of defying the elements for many generations to come.' He said: 'If it cannot be removed, it should at least be disguised.' He asked the local authority to ask for specialist advice on a painting scheme. The local authority has battled since 1990 to get action taken to tidy up the site. The former swimming pool, owned by the commissioners, was leased to Clearwater International Aquaculture, who ran it as a fish farm and then bought it. It then sold it to Chattens Ltd, owned by Steve Bradshaw. At one stage, Mr Bradshaw had plans to create an extreme sports centre at the site. The local authority's prompting has resulted in the Department of Local Government and the Environment's environmental health unit to make several trips to the site — the latest was in 2008. Some work was done to tidy it up. At last week's commissioners' meeting, Jean-Pierre Depin said it was not the commissioners' property and they should pass the letter on to owner Mr Bradshaw. But Phil Crellin said they should ask environmental health officers to look at it again. Clerk Mike Kewley explained a notice was served nine years ago on Mr Bradshaw, he appealed and won his case and the local authority has been 'stymied ever since'. 'It has gone down hill,' said Mr Crellin. 'It does look awful. It would be lovely to think we could have an outdoor use swimming pool, but those days are gone, it's about time we grasped the nettle. It's an eyesore, it's a millstone round his neck and Port Erin's.' Mr Crellin proposed the commissioners write to environmental health and reply informing Mr Faragher of their action. He was seconded by Anne Kelly. Speaking to the Examiner following the meeting, Mr Bradshaw said a project to breathe new life into the former swimming pool is on the drawing board. 'There is a strategic review by somebody going on at the moment,' he said. 'There is some activity. A firm is looking at something regarding the site. 'It has got to be commercial. We are looking to work with a very reputable environmental agency from Finland.'" Didn't really fancy a dip
  18. Visited with The_Raw and MiaroDigital. Pool Park House was built for the second Lord Bagot in 1826-29. In order to counteract the overcrowding of the Denbigh Asylum, the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital bought Pool Park House and opened there a home for mentally ill people in 1937, with rooms for 87 patients. The hospital was closed about 1990. It's sad to see the present condition, compared with older photos. Much was destroyed and stolen, as ornaments on the staircase, ornate panels of wood and figures made of wood and stucco. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  19. A bit of history, shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia. HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys' training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich (from 1899) and Shotley (from 1905). She remained in service at RNTE Shotley until October 1976. In 1907 the 143-foot (44 m) high mast of the old steam corvette HMS Cordelia was erected.[3] It would become a major landmark. The old HMS Minotaur had been HMS Ganges since 1906, but was renamed HMS Ganges II on 25 April 1908. This was a great explore, I loved it. Actually I love all of them, except 1 but that's another story all together! I had seen a little about this but not too much, not many recent reports at all so decided to go and try our luck. Access was really easy. I really came for that swimming pool! Got in to a few out buildings but not too many considering how many were actually on site. Found a few little treasures in them. Then we made our way to the swimming pool. I definitely didn't anticipate a 20ft climb that's for sure but if I wanted in on the pool it was the only way so up I went, with some help of course! It was amazing, a little graffiti but relatively no damage. Lots to see including the old boiler room, changing rooms and a junk room where we found a police shield! I had seen police training manuals in one of the out buildings so presumed they had used this place for training. Anyway, pics! Old Tannoy Machine HMS Cordelia mast, which was climbed up to the platform, a bit rotten after that. The pool Changing rooms Junk room Sorry.. but had to have a pool selfie Hope you enjoyed them
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  21. I had friends down from Kent for the weekend and we managed a 350+ mile round trip around north and mid Wales. We left the house at 2am and got back at 8.30pm. We had 7 places on our list but knew there would be some let downs so the rest were for back up. I will put up a report on the first place shortly but as we were only there not long before we heard the alarm I didn't managed to take that many internal photos. The next place we now call the Alarm Farm as soon as I opened the door (Unlocked) something fell behind and a siren started sounding very loudly above my head, so we just jumped back into the car and headed to Pool Parc. The place is meant to be haunted and the clouds done their best to make it look that way. We took some externals and I headed for the entry point and was in and managed to open up somewhere for the rest to get in. All bar the stairs and a few other odds and ends there's not much in the place, its still worth a look and I plan to go back again and with more time take a better look. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/sets/72157644320465919/ Thanks for looking
  22. This was quite a strange explore. There is some really impressive Grafitti here, And I used to live about 2 minutes away so it was nice coming back here. There's also power too. Visited with Hamtagger, Session9 and Catbalou History Lesson One day there was a swimming pool, people swam, some drowned, there was also a yellow slide. The End I found this too. A group of pensioners bid a fond farewell to swimming pool as the building is set to be closed down. The swimming pool, in Station Road, Wigston, will be demolished and a six-lane replacement with a large fitness suite, built in its place for May, next year. The council is spending £9.2 million to replace the facilities at Wigston and update them. In addition, the money will also pay for a pool to be built at Parklands Leisure Centre, in Oadby, plus a refurbishment. Once this is complete, Oadby pool will be closed down (Possibly a future explore) Picture time Oops... The famous yellow tube! This must have been quite annoying to build The slide/flume This is pretty impressive! And to think Police would arrest him for doing it... Lessabled? That's a new one The amount of Tampax and Sanitary towels in here was unreal This is where the tightest Speedo's were kept The only time I have ever and will ever be in Female changing rooms with a camera Was this where people left their babies when they went for a swim? The deep end Thank you for reading my report. I apologize for the lack of imagination with the pictures but I was feeling sorry for myself because I had food poisoning and was trying to hold vomit down. P.S I lied about the yellow tube being famous, I just wanted it to sound good and not just like a tube.
  23. This place was mint when I first saw it on the forum, and I just had to visit, as it is a rare type of site. I knew it had been trashed since….. but not on this scale! I’m not a fan of graffiti; especially mindless vandalism, but I did take the time to look at some of it in there, and I have to say there was some quite good stuff in there. It was an interesting explore, and glad to have got it done before its demolition. Many thanks to Leicester Urban XP for showing me round. Thanks to RichPDG for originally posting, and Ive quoted what little is know about this place. Built 1954-1957, and closed March 2014. The existing Wigston Swimming Pool will be demolished and in its place will be built a new facility featuring a 6 lane 25m competition pool with timing equipment and starting blocks, and a 60 station gym featuring the latest fitness equipment, this is due for completion in Spring 2015. thanks for looking
  24. I dont have much information on this place; Im not even sure of where it is exactly, or how long its been closed for! Great explore, lots of fun there were um a big group of other people on site and the strongest smell of spray paint, tee hee and wee... still a cool place to have the good fortune of seeing!
  25. History off net. Pool Park House was once owned by Sir Walter Bagot, a prominent Staffordshire barrister, and was rebuilt in in its current incarnation between 1826-1829 as a residence for the second Lord Bagot. After eventually being sold to the Tate family (of Tate & Lyle), it was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much larger and much more visited Denbigh Hospital. Its official designation was as a psychiatric convalescent home, and eventually closed in 1990. Planning documents were submitted some years ago for conversion into a 60-apartment residential home, but were rejected. It's now, sadly, in a poor interior state. It is a nice little explore although the light in there can be a pain at times... Explored with 4737Carlin & Damon (a big thank you for driving mate) This is the main entrance inside... ground floor.. 1st floor.. 2nd floor.. Chapel... thanks ..