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Hi =] Been meaning to check this place out for awhile and finally got round to it last weekend! The subway is almost all that's left from Crystal Palace High Level Station, a terminus on a now destroyed line, which lead directly into the back of the Crystal Palace. Passenger numbers fell after the destruction of the palace and the station was finally knocked down in the 60's. The subway survived the fire that destroyed the palace and was used as an air raid shelter during the war. Since then it's been for the most part inaccessible due to health and safety concerns and took a little bit of ingenuity to get down there. :] Not really quite as much fun but I understand there will be a small raffle to get access for London Open House next month. Looking down on the courtyard on the park side of the subway. One of the stairwells downwards. Looking out at the courtyard. The subway. Looking out towards park. Celing detail. Station side entrance to the subway, had a laugh trying to squeeze thru a gap here while some kids laughed at me from house opposite. Original retaining wall where the tracks would've once run. Here's the Paxton tunnel going under Sydenham Hill, was seriously locked up so not getting in here anytime soon. ;/ Understand the other side is bricked up and a tunnel further down the line is similar, but need to check it out sometime in case. Just a small explore but really enjoyed it none the less. Have my full set up on my website, Thanks for looking. :]
It doesn't get much more relaxed than wandering around this site, it's a walk-in with no security and is basically a playground for street artists. Apparently up until the end of last year the whole place was a tip until a street artist known as King Trev took on the task of clearing out the crap to make the place more accessible. Since then some of London's finest graffiti artists including Tizer & Mr Cenz have taken to the place and made it their own with their colourful styles. I believe it also gets used for airsoft every couple of weeks and next door there is a remote control car race track run by Nitro Heaven, apparently the biggest in London. They are currently in trouble for the illegal tipping of hundreds of tyres next to the sports centre which has caused fines running into the thousands. I couldn't find any history on when the building was built or abandoned unfortunately but then my research skills perhaps aren't the best. The building is just a shell pretty much but if you like graffiti it's a very cool spot to visit and changes frequently. Here's some pics Thanks for looking
So this is the final report from that weekend road trip in July with wevsky, sx-riff raff and space invader. This was visited after a few visits elsewhere and I think was the last one of the day. Researching this place, I believe that that this was the place where they made crystal mouldings and actual glass crystals for one of the famous crystal producers in Belgium. The factory is now downsizing and these abandoned buildings are adjacent to the active factory. For me, I think this was one of the best places I saw that weekend. It felt a bit like Tone Mills in the UK. A small workshop but with antiquated machinery and tools â€“ a return is definitely warranted in the future. I could literally spend a few hours there just explore the place and taking shots. Here are a selection of those pictures and sorry in advance for the overload! Pictures: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) .....and that's me finished for that roadtrip, finally!
On with the European Trespass Tour....A fantastic location with yet another religious site with accusations of child abuse never the less sweeping its corrupt history under the chapel carpet on with the pics ,visited with the usual suspects ......... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. Next stop The Christallerie a little gem kind of reminds me of George Barnsleys in the U.K. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Cheers for looking Oldskool.................