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  1. Explored with Raz, but i have revisited and met various others. I apologise in advance for the amount of photos but I LOVED this location. Background; The Crescent Cinema stands on the corner of Ropergate and Front Street and was designed by local architects Garside and Pennington. It opened on 2nd November 1926 and within the complex was the 2 tier, 1,190 seat cinema which had a fully equipped stage with associated dressing rooms for such plays as Dirty Dancing, and a cafe and a substantial dance hall which in its day hosted balls for the mayor. It was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain in 1944, (as was the Alexandra Cinema in town) and as the popularity of cinemas waned the Alexandra Cinema was the property turned over to bingo in 1961 with films continuing at the Crescent Cinema. However when the Alexandra Cinema was sold off for redevelopment in 1971 Star sub-divided the Crescent Cinema forming a bingo hall in the former stalls and a new 412 cinema in the balcony that, like many of their cinemas, was renamed Studio 1. Further changes in ownership to the Cannon Group took place, bingo was superseded by snooker and the Cannon Cinema closed in 1993. It has not been used since although the snooker continues and a school of dance occupies the former ballroom. The old cinema is the upper tier of the grand film hall and is complete with full projector set and refraction mirror. The Explore; If i was to set the scene of our endevours well, it would start with something like this; "One dreery night, with the clouds covering the moon and the rain whistling in the cool wind. We approached the old oaken doors set back in the darkness of the alcove from the amber glow of the street lights..." But this is not a story. We arrived on a pleasant September evening with the sun just going down, after a stealthy entrance and a quick stoop i was instantly impressed by this place. Having been in ABC in Wakefield, I expected a pigeon shit filled, asbestos topped death trap half flooded in water that smells a lot like the swamp from Never Ending Story... However this was not the case and it is in fact filled with some of the coolest little gems ive ever seen. When myself and raz were first exploring this place we felt very very paranoid and im not entirely sure why. At every sound this old creeky building made we would stop dead still and hold our breath. In hindsight i wish id have been recording all the way round as it would have made for some hilairious and strangley fitting footage of us creeping round a derelict theatre to Benny Hill. At one point we made it into a tunnel system which we at first hoped to be the fabled "Market Run" but obviously its not as i am writing the report on the Cinema rather than still trying to find my way out after stumbling across the many beer cellers we know to be down there Over the last few days i must have spent around 4 hours just moving room to room taking it all in and really experimenting with light painting. I hope this stays in NP for some time as the minute it comes out into the public forums the local scroats will be in the rob the place blind and leave behind well... The ABC Theatre, Wakefield. Heres some of the finer areas Nice one of the dance hall to finish If you got this far, thanks for reading
  2. Hello, Two pictures from abandoned planes
  3. Some shots from our visit to this Farm in BE. Nice place to visit. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: Thank you for watching. grts P.
  4. Another installment from a recent trip up North. This location was given to me as a tip off by a good friend who the site is named after. Arriving in the area late in the evening, having only about an hour left of decent light, I decided to check it out prior to heading off somewhere to camp for the night. A fairly lengthy walk from my parking location, the farmhouse ground were definitely still in use with fresh tractor marks using the drive. Still being bold I pushed on up over the gate and along the farm track road, soon halting my progress seeing several cars next to the building which was still some distance away. I thought I could see someone in the window as well, so gave a few waves, but couldn't tell what was happening. Fuck it, I walked right up to the place through the small ford, and too soon realise, the car was on bricks and the person I was waving woo was wallpaper hanging from the ceiling, idiot. I found a nice access point, and decided to leave it at that. Early next morning I was back at the crack of dawn, everything went smoothly and got to spend a few hours in this place, having a wee nosey around. The House of Scorn There was so much stuff left inside here I only just scratched the surface, its definitely on the list for a re-visit! Thanks for looking!!
  5. This is a slightly older set, from May 2015, whe I had just the basic skills and gear: a Nikon D3200 with 18-55 lens, and NO AB -function , the pictures don't look exactly the way I want them to, guess that i have to go back now with my new equipment. these images are all single raw , processed in ligtroom, so forgive me 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  6. Hello all, Some pictures taken at "Manoir du professeur / Maison Denis" Have a nice day
  7. A abandoned and very empty Villa in Itlay, but with nice motiv's... 1. Villa TS 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Villa TS 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Villa TS 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Villa TS 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Villa TS 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Villa TS 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Villa TS 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  8. A early misty morning see me finally get one of my long awaited explores off the list. Any chance I had of doing these the water level was always to high. Wasn't impressed with losing most of the gopro footage and images from here, dam you sandisk! I made it out alive with some images, so cant grumble Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, it was built between 1935 and 1943 by the Derwent Valley Water Board to supplement the other two reservoirs in supplying the water needs of the East Midlands. It took a further two years to fill (1945). The building of the reservoir resulted in the 'drowning' of the villages of Ashopton and Derwent (including Derwent Woodlands church and Derwent Hall). Ashopton stood roughly where the road to the Snake Pass met the Snake valley. The buildings in Ashopton were demolished before the reservoir was filled, but much of the structure of Derwent village was still visible during a dry summer some 14 years later. The design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows (locally named the "plugholes") at the side of the wall. These are stone and of 80 feet (24 m) diameter with outlets of 15 feet (4.6 m) diameter. Each discharges via its own valve house at the base of the dam. The overflows originally had walkways around them but they were dismantled many years ago. Thanks for looking
  9. An abandoned prison in Northern France, constructed in 1906 and used until 2005. Despite stories of this place becoming more and trashed by the day I've still always wanted to see it for myself. Arrived late morning with maniac, merry prankster and elliot5200. We avoided the gypsy camp on the way in which was a slight worry beforehand but needn't have been, they seem to be past caring now that there's nothing left to salvage. We only made it into the men's side of the complex as the less trashed women's section was sealed on this occasion. The main wing has suffered from the worst damage, tagged from top to bottom and anything that can be ripped off has been trashed. Aside from that the rest of the joint makes for a good wander. Yes there is still tagging but also some decent graff dotted around, peely paint galore, and ultimately loads of prison cells in various states of decay. It's certainly a fun place to photograph and a novel place to have a picnic. Anyway we spent 2 or 3 hours in there until we felt we'd done our time..... Onto the pics....of which there are quite a few 1. 2. Main wing 3. 4. At one point we thought Indiana Jones had joined us but sadly it was just boring old Maniac.... 5. 6. Heading for the smaller wings 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Pics of cars on the wall, perhaps looking at page 3 cut outs gets a bit much when you're facing years of celibacy.... 12. 13. The impressive dome roof at the centre of the complex 14. Each wing had different coloured walls 15. 16. 17. Over grown prison yard with basketball court 18. 19. The most intact cells we came across 20. Above one of the small wings 21. Some cool bits of graff about the place amongst the other garbage 22. 23. 24. 25. Watch Tower 26. The women's side, sadly it was sealed on this trip but there's always a next time. Elliot's already signed up for pole vaulting tuition. Thanks for looking