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  1. I must be really unlucky or just draw attention from the law , we got well rinsed coming out of here two cars 4 coppers the owner gggrrrhhhhhh stripped the car searched us searched the grounds of the location even took the engine and chassis number of the car .....aahhh well all add to the experience, just another day of a euro urbexer.... any how enuf bollox on with the pics.... 1. say aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh self dentistry is the future 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ECVB revisit 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Tanx for looking Oldskool...........
  2. My first explore - over 2 years ago my set from 2013 - shit! my torch in this time - made in china >.< I hope you like my new pictures 1. Schlackebahn revisit 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Schlackebahn revisit 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Schlackebahn revisit 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Schlackebahn revisit 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Schlackebahn revisit 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Schlackebahn revisit 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Schlackebahn revisit 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Schlackebahn revisit 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Schlackebahn revisit 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr Thanks for looking
  3. Whilst on holiday with the wife & kids last week I managed to slip away for a couple of hours to check out this old abandoned zoo. Opened in 1937 and closed in 1985 and at one time housed 3500 animals. The place is massively overgrown and a lot of the old wooden buildings have collapsed onto themselves. The animal cages still survive within the undergrowth and the large greenhouse is relatively intact although pretty much full of bushes and brambles other than a very small part at one end. I didn’t see anybody else whilst I was there but there are signs that it is somewhat looked after as there were fresh tyre tracks visible on the ground and there was obvious signs of repair to the various holes that have been made in the fences over time. An unusual explore it was the first abandoned zoo for me and although not a massive amount to see it was worth a look.
  4. Secound trip to Botanica in the jungle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.
  5. Burnley Empire, Northern Trip Part 1 So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. So I arrived in Manchester on the Friday night and off to Burnley we went to explore the “Empire†Sadly a mixture of the lens wobble fault and getting to grips with my new lens meant my photos aren’t what they could be. Sadly daylight had faded by the time we got inside… The Theatre opened on Monday the 29th of October 1894 with a variety show. Back in 1894 it seated 1,935 people. James Pringle took over in 1909. The auditorium was reconstructed in 1911, to the plans of noted theatre architect Bertie Crewe who decreased seating to 1,808. Re-opening on 11th September 1911, it then remained the leading theatre in Burnley until 1930. The Empire Theatre was closed in June 1955, but it soon reopened under the independent Buxton Cinemas chain in December 1955. In December 1958; The Empire was sold to the Star Cinemas chain. Soon after this; it became a bingo club when the bingo operation was transfered from the nearby Palace-Hippodrome Theatre. Operated by Gala Bingo until its eventual 1995 closure; The future of one of Burnley’s most historic theatres is under threat after falling into a “dangerous†state. Council officials have erected safety fencing around the Grade II listed building. The Empire has been named in the Theatre Trust’s top 10 at risk theatres in Britain since 2006. The “unknown†owners have been issued with a court summons over the condition of the property which officials papers said was “dangerous and requiring part demolition and works to ensure safety.†The future of the 120 year old building is unknown, but it doesn’t look good. I neglected to take any externals so here is one used with permission of True_British_Metal. – March 2013 Onto My pics – September 2013 Northern Trip Part 2 – George Barnsley and Sons (Sheffield) More At: Burnley Empire - a set on Flickr
  6. hey lovely peeps, Is anyone a Sub brit member here? I 've just had the wonga to sign up and it appears there are open days and shiz next year, I was wondering if anyones going to any of the Landan open days and fancies makin a trip of it?
  7. Northern Trip Part 5 – Rossendale Hospital So, continuing to try and cheer myself upI went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focusing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. The light was fast fading, and a large majority of the building had gone. Sadly the camera fault was getting worse, I didn’t realise how worse till now…. The weather was pretty nasty today but we quickly made it onto the site. It was a funny evening. We kept bumping into explorers here getting it before its gone! Its hard to believe that this place has only been shut for three years and sadly we saw very little. Rossendale General Hospital was previously known as Moorlands Infirmary which opened in 1912. It was a Workhouse when built in the 1860 so has lived a relatively short life compared to other sites in the UK. Poor Lens was struggling here…. More At: Rossendale Hospital - a set on Flickr Nothern Trip Part 6 – Zuby Fashions
  8. Northern Trip Part 3 – Sheffield Crown Court So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. So onto the second site of the day; the very popular Sheffield Crown Courts. I instantly fell in love with this site. Peely Paint, miles and miles of wood carving, and every room a story to tell. The light in here was lovely and so were the views from the roof. I was really looking forward to this and the interiors did not disappoint, even if my damaged lens created disappointing photos. Sheffield Old Town Hall was commissioned to replace Sheffield's original town hall, which had opened in 1700 and was designed by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little room or chance for extension. The Old Town Hall was constructed between 1807–8 by Charles Watson; and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. Initially the building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but an extension was built in 1833 and once again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804-1864) of Sheffield and his partner. The most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. During this time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighboring Sheffield Police Offices. By the 1890s, the building had again become too small for the large, thriving city of Sheffield, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. In 1896-7 the Town Hall underwent one more extension by Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises. The building has stood empty since at least 1997. Northern Trip Part 4 – Fletchers Paper Mill Oldham More At: Sheffield Crown Court - a set on Flickr
  9. Northern Trip Part 2 – George Barnsley and Sons Cornish Works (Sheffield) So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. Day two and onto Sheffield for two explores, The Tool Maker: George Barnsley and Sons and of course the Crown Courts. I really liked this place, it had that real “Northern Industrial Decline†about it, it’s a true time-warp to Industrial Britain. It’s a shame places like this don’t really exist anymore. It’s the kind of place where you could go in and ask for a handful of bolts and they would give them to you for free. Its not in a great state by the look of it so I’m glad I captured it when I did. In 1823; George Barnsley was apprenticed into the file-makers trade by his mother, Anne. Anne was a widow. George was signed in to the apprenticeship – to a Thomas Wing of Sheffield – for seven years and two hundred and seventy one days. Later; George went in to partnership with his brother and they established themselves as one of the worlds leading manufacturers of shoe manufacturing tools and leather trades. Throughout the 19th century, the company grew and the Barnsley family were highly regarded in the thriving city of Sheffield. Eventually the vintage factory and production methods forced production to cease and give in to the increasingly competitive import market and the growing costs of production, finally closing in 2003. Northern Trip Part 3 – Sheffield Crown Courts Northern Trip Part 1 – The Burnley Empire More At: George Barnsley and Sons - a set on Flickr
  10. Northern Trip Part 4 – Robert Fletchers Paper Mill (Oldham) So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. So we wake up on Day 2/3 of the Northern Trip fairly early to make the journey to Fletchers. I had heard about this for years and years on the urbex grapevine so much that I imagined it to be ruined inside after 12 years closure. Boy was I wrong. We parked up and headed straight for the factory. First impressions were that it was a little stripped, but as I ventured in I learned how time had really stood still in this place. Nearly everything remains inside and nature is taking over all around it. So much machinery just lost in time. ‘Fletchers mill’ or ‘Fletchers Paper Mill’ as its sometimes called is Situated in the picturesque valleys of east Oldham miles from anywhere. Robert Fletcher entered the firm as a young man in his twenties in the year 1830. He was very talented, which was not missed by his employers, so he soon became manager of the bleaching department and later managed the whole site. The Crompton family held Robert in high regard and Roger Crompton whom was the last of the brothers, left him both the principal trusteeship and the option of succeeding him in the firm. After Roger Crompton died, Robert Fletcher operated the mill with conspicuous ability and integrity for many years. He later died at Vale House in Stoneclough, in May 1865, and was succeeded by his sons John and James Fletcher. They in turn were followed by their sons, John Robert Fletcher and James Fletcher, who are well remembered by many of the sites former employees today. In 1897, the firm became a Limited Company. Many things have changed since those days. The Company grew from two hundred people; now the number including to about one thousand. The top wage in those days was 6½d. an hour. There were 7 paper machines which between them produced hardly anything compared to three modern units. Throughout the years, the firm continued to expand and to increase its volume of business. A relation for high quality, reliability and fine craftsmanship was steadily built up. A second mill, at Greenfield, near Oldham which we are reporting on here; was opened in 1921. This mill specialises in the manufacture of cigarette paper. Robert Fletchers owns several hundred of acres of land around Greenfield Mill, which supports a mixed farm. Towards the late 90’s the two mills of Robert Fletcher & Son Ltd started to struggle. A combination of the increased cost of wood pulp and energy put massive financial strain on the firm. In between 1997 and 1999, the mills turnover halved as did the shareholder funds. In 2000 in an effort to save the business going to the wall resulted in the closure of the original Fletchers Stoneclough mill and 120 job losses resulted from the closure although 50 new jobs would be created at the current Greenfield site. This was short-lived and the company continued to spiral into financial ruin and in July 2001 several suppliers and creditors formally applied to wind up the company and resulted in the closure of the Greenfield site. To this day the site stands empty. Lost in time, everything left behind. Nature is taking over the place. Again; please excuse the lens wobble DHL certainly got everywhere. R.I.P. Buddy More At: Robert Fletcher Smoking Paper Factory - a set on Flickr Northern Trip Part 5 – Rossendale Hospital
  11. Northern Trip Part 6 – Zuby Fashions (Manchester) So, continuing to try and cheer myself up; I went on a long awaited Northern Tour with my close friend TBM. After replacing his rig he very kindly gave me his now not needed Sigma 10-20 lens. Unfortunately we did not notice until the last moment that this lens had a slight fault with the mount, causing some focussing issues in many of my photos. But I didn’t let this dampen my trip. What a weekend, I have got some serious photos and experiences from this under my belt now and I hope you enjoy. So here we go, time for one more before my 200 mile drive back South. We got up early in a shower of rain and bussed to this site. This whole blocked contained various different businesses all clothing firms, with the last closing in 2009, and information of some remaining derelict since 1997. The site was trashed and ripped apart; there was a builder there who was doing a bit of work for the owner who told me that the last guy was closed down because he was copying Nike clothes. Very little remains in this filthy old block and its soon going to be converted. My Lens was really struggling, but thankfully it has now been repaired! So concludes a fantastic weekend up North. I only have Tom to thank for amazing hospitality and being a great guide. The grim north certainly has more derelict potential than the South! Thanks everyone. More At: Zuby Fashion - a set on Flickr
  12. The weekend just gone, I spent a mad couple of days in France and Belgium with a group of four who'd never been before. Probably the most fun I have had for a long long time, it was non stop laughs and action all the way and, even though I was acting as tour guide so didn't see anything new to me, I enjoyed not shooting as much photos and just wandering around the locations soaking up the atmospheres and sounds, smells etc. We kicked off at truly stupid o'clock in France, with the plan seeing the sunrise from the top of Grands Moulins de Paris mill. However it soon became clear the cloud was stubbornly not going anywhere, but I managed to get a couple of shots from the top anyway. Three of the group didn't tackle the stairs up to the top, as it quickly became clear to me that in the intervening 14 months since my last visit the place has become even more of a massive death trap than it was before, and it won't be long until almost all of the top 2 floors is totally inaccessible. After it got a bit lighter we headed down and around the other parts, and three of us were halfway up the main tower when we heard the other two say from further down 'guys, there are four security guards walking across towards the building'. Staying put for a moment we tracked their movements and realised they were climbing into the site. Recognising the light blue shirts and dark trousers as those worn by the rozzers we quickly decided that as there were four of them, the best thing to do would be do go down to ground level and see what was up, no point running around a lethally dangerous derelict building hiding. The three of us emerged with the other two nowhere to be seen, and we spotted four of the police officers coming round towards us. We waved at them and they came over, and suddenly four more appeared from somewhere else! So we were surrounded by seven of the finest French policemen and one utter babe of a police woman who turned out to be the one who spoke the best English. Now it could have gone either way, but pretty much as soon as they saw we had camera gear and weren't going to burn the place down it was all laughter and smiles from both sides, we got the usual 'this is private and very dangerous' talk and a couple of other questions about our car etc, once the others in our group showed up we were free to leave with them following. Getting back to our car we found it boxed in by a trio of police cars with another officer standing guard taking the total to nine, which must have been nearly all the officers on duty at 5.30am that morning! After they had finished doing whatever amongst themselves they bid us farewell and we left, sadly without the total hottie's phone number.... More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157634651305780/ It was then off to Doel which has a separate thread, after Doel we hit up Du Parc Stockings Factory Last that day was the Swimming Stadium, we met a small group of like-minded people in here so had a good chat, it was nice to see this place not with an extra metre of water in it like it was last year! More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157634651661944/ Sunday saw us head to the awesome Villa Wallfahrt, one of my favourite Belgian residential sites. This used to be a religious hospice for terminal patients judging by the various bits of paperwork left behind and multitude of condolence cards and it closed around the mid-1990s. Sad to report though that someone has had the stuffed Pheasant away! I took a more complete set of photos back in March, this is what I got this time though. More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157634645185463/ Last stop after a change of plans was Atelier Decor, I think my group was pleasantly surprised here, it is a very photogenic location. Again, I took a much more comprehensive set of photos back in March. More http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157634651715822/ The group also did Tapioca Farm and Bowling Mill but I chose to have a little sleep in the car for both of those having covered them comprehensively back in March. The other non-urbex highlights had to be accidentally taking private service road through a tunnel in Brussels emerging in a totally different tunnel, 2 of the group walking down the Dunkirk beachfront promenade wearing Cyberman and Gorilla masks, crashing into the side of the Eurotunnel train and just general messing about the whole way...how a trip should be!
  13. Some landscapes near abandoned train stations, abandoned boats, abandoned houses (with nothing in them) and a poser on a boat
  14. Hi I am Marcin and I am Newbie here. Today I decided to spend afternoon looking for possible ways of entry to power station. To my surprise It turned out to be very easy. We found the way from river side. After wondering around the power station we bump into group of teenagers playing aroud they told us that it was not the first time they were visiting site. We spent 3 hours looknig around and there was no single security guard on sight. It looks like some work already started inside the building as there is a massive tent inside ( site office). We walked around building but we could not find the way up to chmneys. Could anybody advise were are the control rooms? As I am planning another trip soon to explore a bit more before they will turn into new development. Thanks in advance
  15. These are my short vids from in and around Pripyat..again,best viewed with the sound down really..I would never get a job with ITN as a cameraman The Azure swimming pool. Main Square in front of the Palace of Culture Main Square incorporating Lenin Avenue The Bridge of Death near Pripyat where many residents flocked to view the Reactor after the explosion Reactor4,viewed from the cooling canal road Driving away from Reactor4 towards Reactor5 Middle school 3 or more popularly known for where all the gas masks are The Avangard Stadium Avangard Stadium2 The Jupiter Plant,more well known for its use in the STALKER game..one of our party actually knew what to expect before he saw the place. And finally,the Funfair..starts off shakily but it gets better..I had never used the camera before as I bought it for this trip Thats it folks..it gives anyone planning on going here a sneak preview of what to expect,
  16. well r lass was driving so off to dodge hill as she had not been inside before, after we headed for other quarrys on our big to do list and came across this real nice house.....shame it had suffered a fire, hope they got out alright ! hope you liked the tour next stop a steam crane !...
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