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Mega Mix of Derps (2012) 2013

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Stuff here doesn't deserve it's own thread, whether it was a backup location after a fail, or I just didn't take enough shots there to stretch it to thread-length they are here. This is the 'bread-and-butter' type exploring, it can't all be epics every week and I'm just as content to have a peaceful wander through a small location as I am to run away from angry guards in an epic location, even better if it's a peaceful wander through an epic location but you get my drift!

So this is the best of the rest from last year. Click on the photos to go to the full sets.

Mosaic House

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GEC Siemens Lighting, Birmingham

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RDB Interiors, Stourbridge

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Radford Mills/Viyella Works, Nottingham

Currently being demolished.

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Gieterij Vuylsteke Foundry, Belgium

All taken handheld in low light and pouring rain so it's lucky I got anything!

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Tile Factory, Belgium

We passed this on the way to other sites and not being able to resist the allure of broken windows we went for a nose...no idea who used to own it but apparently it was a tile/ceramics factory at some point.

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Kasteel Goorhof, Belgium

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Newport Towers Hotel, Glos.

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Berkeley Vale Hotel, Glos.

Now demolished

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That makes up a right nice set Mooks, that mosaic house gives me the creeps though, did anyone ever find out what went on there?

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That makes up a right nice set Mooks, that mosaic house gives me the creeps though, did anyone ever find out what went on there?

Apparently the fire upstairs was started by the son of the family who lived there possibly as an insurance job almost as soon as they moved to a different home and before it was sold, so the word on the street goes anyway!

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I love 'the Factory'. It's huuuuuuuge! :) Mosaic house is lovely two and that second bar was well cool. I'd have that in my house. If I had room. Crackin pics mate.

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