Urban Exploration and Photography

The Gas Masks

One of the final stops on our tour was to the school in Pripyat. This was a shot that we all wanted to capture, its been taken hundreds of times before, but to actually see the number of gasmasks left here is astounding. There must have been around a thousand of these left on the [...]

By | November 15th, 2014|Blog, Explored, Featured, Overseas, Ukraine, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Grabber

There are lots of 'things' left around Pripyat as you would expect from an abandoned city, most of these have only slightly elevated radioactivity, the majority of the vehicles have been removed to another location where they can be monitored and visitors are rarely allowed to see them due to the latency of the radiation, [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Blog, Explored, Featured, Ukraine|0 Comments

Pripyat City

I recently went on a trip to Pripyat near the Chernobyl reactor that blew up on April 26th 1986. I can just about remember this from my younger days, I would have been 15 and in the throws of preparing for my exams I think. I probably just thought that is was something bad that [...]

By | November 5th, 2014|Blog, Explored, Overseas, Report, Ukraine|0 Comments

Balestrino – Abandoned Church

The third day of our trip was a treat - an abandoned village on the side of a hill. After a little confusion we found the right place. RoamnyWG and I had different locations in mind, I'd found a different village to him! The weather was great, lovely and sunny and the small village contained [...]

Hellingly – Gone But Not Forgotten

Whilst at Viveca's the other day she was looking at her old pictures from Hellingly Asylum, this spurred me to have a look at mine. as this was the first place I went on urbex missions my early  images are almost all rubbish, however its a good testament to my perseverance in the craft of [...]

By | February 29th, 2012|Blog, Explored, Featured, Medical, Street Art, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Manorhouse S – Light The Fire

I've Been to quite a few wrecked houses and for some reason the fireplaces are always in the middle of the room or missing. Now, I can understand if they are missing, but why go to the trouble of removing it if you are not going to 'remove it'. There are a few of these [...]

By | December 20th, 2010|Explored, Featured, London|3 Comments

Burngullow Clay Driers

A couple of images from an explore last year with one of my urbex friends. We were both in The West Country visiting relatives over Christmas and decided to hook up for some photo fun. Our target was Burngullow Clay Driers. From what I remember we had a bit of trouble finding the location due [...]

By | December 8th, 2010|Cornwall, Explored, Featured|0 Comments

West Park – Open and Closed

This week I've had a hard time finding anything to process. I've mentioned before that I'm not happy with my 'old' photos. Composition, focus and general shoddy work. I've only been taking photos semi-seriously for two years so I've learnt a lot and improved a lot. Added to this I've had a very busy couple [...]

By | November 27th, 2010|Explored, Featured, Medical|1 Comment

Cristallerie – Keeping A Lid On It

Another from the glass factory Val Saint Lambert. Although I didn't see the glass that I was after there were still some artifacts left, dusty and weathered jet shiny underneath. There were many of these lids wrapped in paper ready to be finished and sent out to shops for eager people to purchase. It was [...]

By | October 11th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

London Rooftop

My exploring buddy and I decided to have a late night out on the town again. Despite getting some info on another location we decided to stick with what we knew as we both wanted to get some shots of St Paul's Cathedral. We'd been to this location before but not got up to the [...]

By | October 9th, 2010|Explored, Featured, London|7 Comments

Cristallerie – Sanding

  There were lots of rolls of sandpaper in the empty room in lovely wicker baskets. I assume that these were used for finishing the rough edges of cast

By | October 8th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Cristallerie – The Polishers Room

After eventually finding somewhere that was open and not live I came across this room. I was a bit disappointed as I was hoping to find oodles of unfinished glassware but instead was met with an empty dusty room with not much of interest. I assume that this was a finishing room from what I [...]

By | October 6th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Cristallerie – Jewel

The Cristallerie was one of the main places that I wanted to visit on my trip. The entrance was fun and despite the map pin that I had, I didn't manage to find what I went for, however I did find a rather nice couple of rooms with some left over glass. The usual 9 [...]

By | October 5th, 2010|Explored, Featured|1 Comment

Hasard Cheratte – The Report

I managed to stay in bed a fair deal longer than I really wanted. managed to get out before 10 though and took the short drive to Hassard Cheratte for a second attempt. As soon as I parked up a guy parked up behind me, got out and started checking the locks on the location. [...]

By | October 3rd, 2010|Explored, Featured, Report|4 Comments

Hasard Cheratte – Canary

I realised that I've not done any images of Cheratte yet, so had a look through the archive and selected this one to work on. as a change from my recent shots, although this is processed and HDR'd its by no means as jacked up as some of the previous images. I had to stop [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

La Porte Earthworks AKA ‘Fullers’ – No Way Up

Viveca and I were going to go further afield today, but hadn't really planned too much so decided to go to our 'local' . I've been here many times now, I think this was my eighth visit, and despite being quite small its a fairly decent explore and always a good trip. There are a [...]

By | September 26th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

SNBC – The Trains

Slightly out of order shots from my BE trip, I was enjoying processing these shots too much not to put them up! By day four I was a bit photo'd out so was slightly flexible in my plans - one of the good things about traveling alone - I'm able to do as I wish. [...]

By | September 25th, 2010|Explored, Featured|1 Comment

Filature EDP

Next Stop Filature EDP. I have no idea what EDP stands for but from the visit I can only surmise that it has to do with printing or production of garments. I was thoroughly underwhelmed with the location at first, ground floor trashed and full of junk, most of it garish, from what looks like [...]

By | September 19th, 2010|Featured, Report|1 Comment

HH3 – The Holy Hospital

Second day got off to a slow start. I didn't get up quite as quickly as I would have liked. I think my dodgy ankle may have caused me not to sleep too well, consequently I woke several times in the night. First stop was Organ Monastery. After doing a recce I decided against it. [...]

By | September 11th, 2010|Featured, Report|2 Comments

Doel

Second stop on my journey was Doel. I had other locations planned, but the weather was great, so decided to take a detour to somewhere outside for a stress free explore. This is one weird place, a deserted village, only three of four roads and to be honest, I cant see that it was ever [...]

By | September 1st, 2010|Explored, Featured, Report, Street Art|1 Comment

RTT

An early start preceded an easy journey to Dover, the sun was out and the sky was blue. As soon as I arrived in France the Satnav took over. First stop RTT the holiday home for the Belgium Telecoms workers children. I managed to walk straight past it due to bad pin positioning in my [...]

By | August 27th, 2010|Explored, Featured, Report|0 Comments

Sunny Sanatorium

By | August 26th, 2010|Explored, Featured|2 Comments

Under The Moor #4

By | August 23rd, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Under The Moor #3

By | August 22nd, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Under The Moor #2

By | August 21st, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Under The Moor #1

By | August 20th, 2010|Explored, Featured|0 Comments

London Rooftops

Last Friday a friend and I decided to go see what we could find around town in the evening. After a half fail (well total fail really) we decided to head for what we knew. The original entrance was no longer viable so we had to use a different way in, it still yielded the  [...]

By | July 1st, 2010|Explored, Featured, London|2 Comments

Deserted Reflections at Marconi

I recently went for a trip to Marconi in Chelmsford. It was a solo explore and as such I am always very cautious and generally dont stay too long due to being wired up to every niose, creak, pigoen and anything untoward. However the size and the fact that it was a lovely sunny day [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Explored, Report|2 Comments

Abandoned Quay M

Earlier this year I went home to Cornwall and did a bit of tourist sightseeing. One of the places we went to was a 'living quay' in Devon. This was somewhere that I had been to when I was much younger and quite enjoyed so thought that it would be interesting to go as an [...]

By | June 17th, 2010|Cornwall, Devon, Explored, Report|1 Comment

London at Night

Some time ago a friend and I went to see what we could find high up. We had to wait around a bit and climb many stairs - however the views were well worth it. I would certainly recommend that anyone who has the chance to go high of an evening do it at least [...]

By | June 7th, 2010|Explored, Featured, London, Report, Slider|0 Comments
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