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  1. Having seen a few reports from this place a couple years ago and nothing recently me and a pal went over to check it out, we completely winged the trip here didn't have a clue what was derelict and what wasn't due to part of the site being live! We even got locked in a courtyard at one point! A return visit is definitely on the cards as I didn't mange barely any of the inside Music by: deadmau5 - Avaritia (Dimension bootleg)
  2. I've had my eye on this Silo for a few years as my girlfriend used to work not far from this site so I used to see it everytime I would go and meet up with her. I had a wonder about a few times with a friend but it always seemed very busy down there , anyway the whole place had shut down so I had to give it a go. it was a bit foggy but on a clear night you should be able to see for miles sorry to say its gone now but it was a good one for the very short time it was there. I found a small bit of info on the net sorry its not much .. Tunnel Refineries changed its name to Amylum which is the latin for Starch The 50 acre site at Greenwich processes crops such as wheat and maize and extracts starch. The starch is then converted into glucose syrup. The syrup is then forwarded into the food chain and appears in most processed foods that we eat. this is the fire escape you have to climb. its well fucked and you have to step over a big gap but it all adds to the fun
  3. As my stay in America rolled into October I headed out of Chicago and Eastwards on an overnight train towards Buffalo, intending on spending the day with a few contacts I had made before I flew across to the States and exploring what the upstate NY city had to offer. Well at least that was the plan. I always knew the train from Chicago to Buffalo was going to be a long one, I planned to do the trip between the two cities overnight arriving in Buffalo at around 8.30am. The train left Chicago nearly an hour late, and slowly rumbled it's way onwards. That should have set alarm bells ringing because, as the train was on a major freight route, the freight trains have priority. And because we left late, everything went out of sync. I tried to get some sleep, and eventually awoke at 6.30am. The chipper train announcer came over the tannoy and happily announced we were running four and a half hours late, as if it was perfectly normal. Which, to be honest, in America probably is. Eventually, I stumbled off the train in a soaking wet Buffalo six and a half hours after we were supposed to turn up - a train journey that was timetabled to take 10 hours had actually taken 16 and a half. I could have flown from Heathrow to New York and back again in the time it took for me to get from Chicago to Buffalo. Anyway, first port of call after I fell off the train was food, I devoured some pizza slices and soon we were on our way in the relentless rain - if you aren't familiar with 'lake effect' weather look it up because thats what we were exploring in! Basically it occurs when a large body of water acts like a weather machine independant of the wider climate which is capable of producing periods of localised torrential rain, hail or snow for minutes or hours at a time and that weekend Buffalo was right in the middle of a severe bout of it. After we re-organised our plans first port of call was perhaps Buffalo's most famous abandoned spot, the so-called 'Silo City'. Silo City is the name given to a number of enormous grain silos in one area of Buffalo, we tried to talk our way into the main Silos as one of my companions knew the security guard but he wasn't playing ball - later it turned out there was a paid photography workshop tour going on in there that day. So we went further down the river a little bit and made tracks for the two standing alone - the Cargills Pool Elevator and the absolutely enormous Concrete Central Elevator which is just under half a mile in length and one of the biggest single buildings I've ever seen - even bigger than Grand Moulins de Paris in Lille. Sadly due to some absolute morons getting stuck in the higher levels of the silos a few years ago all the stairs were cut off, so unless you fancied some major spiderman climbing there is no way of getting on top any more. Had it been dry and warm I may have attempted it but it was blowing a gale and pouring with rain so I decided against it. Here are some photos from both Cargills and Concrete Central, both follow roughly the same design but Concrete Central is unbelievably massive. More from Cargills here It's quite hard to get the scale of this place from photos. It's enormous. Last shot, the angry sky over Cargills... More from Central here Thanks for looking
  4. Back in 2009 this was quite a nice little urbex, but now its trashed. At the time I was a new explorer and scared off some weeks previous to this by a scary man who worked there! 2009: Finally, we wrapped the day up with the good old Water Eaton Grain Silo! This place is amazing and is so inviting! Built in 1940, the Water Eaton Grain Silo was used up until the 1980s and has remained derelict since. It has had planning permission passed, to enable Ewelme based waste company Grundon, to build an enormous waste processing and recycling plant. The site is a mecca for retro industrial equipment, and is so interesting to walk around, although the road and nearby park and ride make for paranoia, the building also creaks and shakes in the wind. The roof is fantastic as well, and the views are breath taking. This site has been done a thousand times, I know but its still worth another report! Elevator The largely un-documented, flooded basement. Ive been VERY naughty with the volume of photos on this report….Sorry
  5. The North Wales Hospital (locally known as Denbigh Mental) was a hospital for people with psychiatric illnesses located in Denbigh, North Wales. Designed by architect Carl Johan Aru to originally accommodate between 60 and 200 patients, the building dates back to 1848, and originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure by Enoch Powell from the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 2002. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I more or less live in this place and probably spend more time here than I do in my own house. I never had the guts to climb up the coal silos until recently due the the awkward way up and the cut off ladder. It was well worth it for the view of the whole hospital site though, here is what I saw: