Its been a while since I've posted an urbex pic, so here we go. In the UK weÂ don'tÂ have that many bendy corridors so this was a little special. The hospital was very bare, but had a few nice features but very little in the way of beds and the like so not the most interestingÂ explore, [...]
During the trip to Italy earlier this year a few of the locations we visited were disused factories. There's something tranquil and serene about these vast spaces. Quiet and relaxing, no doubt once filled with containers of wares. Now a canvas for artists.
Here's my take on the cover of RomanyWG's excellent book - Out of Sight. If you are a fan iof street art and urbex it's certainly worth a look. Art that has been presented in hidden location around Europe featuring lots by Sea Creative, Phlegm and others.
Here's an image fron the reception of an Italian hospital. The hospital itself didn't look as if it had been empty for very long, this part on the other hand was stripped and empty, a little decay was vivible, but the property was watertight so not too dangerous. I heard that a few weeks after [...]
Another superb example of the decoration in the Urbex Palace tromp l'oeil covering the centre of this wall. Although this is a rather grand bathroom, I cant imagine it was very comfortable unless being fed grapes by fair maidens. Click the image to purchase. I dont usually use the fisheye very much, but it was [...]
I'd seen this mammal in RomanyWG's excellent book Out Of Sight and was pleased to find it hidden away in the Tannery. I shot some normal images straight on, but when I walked through the door Looking back I really liked the framing of this. The Deer looks startled, as if it's heard me and [...]
The great blue walls in the tannery provide an awesome canvas for the artists Sea Creative and Vine (right). Pretty much the whole of the factory wall is covered by the work of only three or four artists, their own private play area. The almost monotone colour set that has been chosen works really well [...]
This was one of the highlights of the recent trip to Italy. I knew after seeing several images of this room that it would be awesome to create a 360 here. I wasn't going to post this image as I'm not happy with it on SO many levels, but decided in the end that it [...]
Another wheelchair from Hospital C - there were loads of these about and I am sure its not the last one I'll put up from here. This was pretty much the penultimate shot that I took at this location, and was a bit rushed. The initial image wasn't well composed and somewhat wonky so I [...]
I think this was the second hospital we visited, or maybe the third, not quite sure. There was lots of 'stuff' left around and it was somewhat reminiscent of West Park in that respect.The three of us were left to wander without any interruption, the location being large enough to not interrupt each other and [...]
Here's one of the most colourful rooms in the UE Palace, its totally bonkers as I am sure you can see. I have no idea what the designers were on when they came up with this Moorish influenced room, but I'll have a pint of whatever they were on please! The image was quite hard [...]
High up in the Alps in a small village thee is an abandoned hospital. There are two well known highlights of this location, one is the chapel which is very distinctive, the other is the fact that there are beds remaining in the wards. They've seen better days, but none the less its great to [...]
There wasn't very much left in this kitchen, a couple of sinks and that was about it. I liked the symmetry again and thought the varying textures and pastel shades on the walls would pop nicely when processed so took a bit of time with this one. Click the image for a slightly larger version [...]
After seeing where we were going on our day out I did a search to see what to expect and came across the stairs in the lodge. Pretty much everyone who goes here takes this picture and its hard to do something 'different' really so I just went with the flow and shot this. I [...]
A lot of urbex photographers have a thing about taking shots of the toilets in abandoned locations. I'm not quite sure of why this is, maybe because its sometimes the only furniture that is left as its attached to the walls. Maybe because the white porcelain is quite photogenic or that it sometimes dates a [...]
In the warehouse somewhat hidden away was this fantastic piece by Senso, I really like this, the image really jumps out of the wall and the artist has used the environment well, the fallen angel sitting on the switches. Click the image to see a slightly larger version or to purchase
As you can see the weather was lovely in the village, blue skies and sun for a change. It was great to wander around without the worry of being quiet, getting caught or falling down any holes. The village is mostly intact, nothing remains in the houses although the spaces are quite [...]
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 [...]
Another from the same location as the previous images. I think was the only piece we found by ABSOLUT here.
More excellent contact work from my travelling colleague. We met a couple of the artists at a secret spot in Italy, yet another vast location with a lot of excellent art. The guys have been painting here for a long time and will continue to do so. The art on the walls is outstanding some [...]
My travelling colleague is a bit of a street-art collector, or more accurately hidden art, a few mails and call were exchanged and we had the location of a new spot sorted. There's something affirming and ego-less about the guys that paint in hidden and abandoned locations, great works on vast walls, not for the [...]
Having seen pictures of this hall I kinda knew what to expect. However on arrival I was blown away, intricate carvings all painted white, skylights letting in wonderful light. This surly was a place to behold. I had high hopes of shooting a mega-panorama here, however it appears that it's not to be. The regular [...]
I've been to several large houses in Europe that have chapels attached, nothing quite like this one though. In keeping with the rest of the property the whole room was painted with trompe-l'Ĺ“il pretty much everything in the image apart from the alter is painted. It's obviously been a long time since the chapel was [...]
Finally back from Italy, around 3,000 miles driven over 11 days, what a great trip. My exploring partners and I have seen some wonderful locations, got some great photos all with little incident despite getting caught three times. The picture below was taken at an abandoned manor house, well, its a bit more than that [...]