Images taken external to the UK

Abandoned Art – James Kalinda

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 [...]

Urbex Palace – NON PLUS ULTRA

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 [...]

By | April 21st, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Urban Exploration|8 Comments

Lavoir à Charbon A – Pincer Action

It wasn't all manor houses and hospitals on our recent tour of Italy. On the way we travelled through France and Luxembourg, stopping off at a rather tasty coke washing plant. This was an interesting one as the site that it is on is live with plenty of people around. thankfully we entered unnoticed and [...]

By | April 20th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Manor House T – The Chapel

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'œil pretty much everything in the image apart from the alter is painted. It's obviously been a long time since the chapel was [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential|7 Comments

Urbex Palace – The White Room

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 [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Residential, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Italy – En Route Post

Half way through the Tour d'Italia with RomanyWG and EllisD and things are going well for us. After a slow start of one location a day we've done three today. We hooked up with some locals for a convent, but unfortunately it had been recently boarded so entry wasn't possible. Luckily they had a backup [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|., Blog, Featured, Medical, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Centrale Thermique – Take It Away

I've been doing a lot of panoramas recently and although I really like doing them I wanted to get back to something more my usual style. I wanted PIPES this evening. I was searching through my images from last summer and came across this from Centrale Thermique, its a powerstation in Europe, disused of course. [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Atlas Hotel Casablanca

Here's the external area at The Atlas Hotel in Casablanca. Its not the best hotel in the world, but close to the airport so convenient. My room was clean and functional, so I was happy to lay my bags down and stay a couple of nights.  

By | February 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Overseas, Panoramas|1 Comment

Image Processing Tutorial

I thought that I'd create a post showing how I created an image this morning. I've been spending a bit of time brushing up on skills and looking into tutorials recently, so I thought it was time to put into use what I had learnt and share that with my viewers. Generally I use several [...]

By | February 25th, 2012|., Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Tutorials, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Reims – Iemza, Street Art

On the way back from Luxembourg we detoured through France to visit a derelict industrial compound that was due to be flattened. there were still a few buildings left, this one in particular held what we had come to see. The artist of the insect like beings is IEMZA. There's a lot of work gone [...]

Some Assorted ROA

I just realised that I've not blogged my ROA images from Doel in Belgium - so here you go!

By | February 7th, 2012|., Belgium, Blog, Featured, Overseas, Residential, Street Art|0 Comments

Notre Dame de Lourdes – Casablanca

Back to Morocco and a rather nice 360. I specifically went to the cathedral to capture this image. I'd seen interiors shots of the cathedral before but not a full 360 and certainly not an HDR 360. As you can hopefully see its a pretty impressive structure from the inside, outside is rather more mundane. [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Overseas, Panoramas, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Maison R – tell Me About It

Every urbex photographer likes a chair. I'm not sure what it evokes, but a seat in an empty room can make a picture - the subject adding interest to an otherwise mediocre space. If this chair had not been in the picture then there would have been no shot in the loft. Admittedly it was [...]

By | December 21st, 2011|Belgium, Blog, Featured|2 Comments

Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque

I've been a bit lazy and taken the info below from Wikipedia, but suffice is to say the mosque is a sight to behold - massive and intricate, built in only six years, it stands on reclaimed land, King Hassan declared that the throne of Allah was on water and therefore that is where the [...]

By | December 7th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Panoramas, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Morocco – Dakhla Attitude #1

Over the last week I have had the good fortune to go on holiday and indulge myself in a little kitesurfing in Morocco. Suffice is to say that I had an excellent time and really enjoyed the break. I'll add a few more images and hopefully some cool 360s over the coming week or so [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Panoramas|1 Comment

Chateau Y – Disconnected By Your Smile

Another great example of my recent Euro Tour #2 and the state that houses are left in. The house was chock full of 'stuff' all the cupboards were still full with books and jars, some clothes left too. A really nice find. I've processed this one a bit more sympathetically and tried to bring out [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|4 Comments

Chateau Y – Daydream

This is the reason why Europe is awesome for exploring - houses / chateaus and the like all left in good condition, possibly things get moved around, but generally things are left as they are. This house is an excellent example where the owner has looked after the property (as we found out). All that [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|2 Comments

Chateau Y – Jesus Saves

Here's a fairly straight forward image from Chateau Y- one of the many religious images hung on the walls here. An interesting point is that the paper has obviously fallen from the right of the hung picture, however its been replaced after the paper has left the wall. The owner obviously still cares about the [...]

By | September 26th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|0 Comments

Maison R – Madonna

Maison R has more religious stuff than I have seen at any other location, pictures, crosses, Madonna and Jesus adorn every room. The house even has its own chapel. Possibly the cleanest and tidiest room in the whole house. I'd known that this room was there so was happy to find it and photograph the [...]

By | September 20th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|3 Comments

ECVB – Cockerill

Here's my final panorama from ECVB - this is taken from the area furthest from the control room. More super pipes for you to scroll around. Hit the full screen icon (the right hand square) once the image has loaded  for the full screen experience.   Again this is processed in a similar [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|1 Comment

ECVB – Organ Pipes

This is the money shot at ECVB. Right in front of the control room facing the four massive silver pipes that extend to the ceiling. From here the true majesty of the site can be seen, it really is awesome.   This image is made from 162 images,18 shots made up of 9 [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|5 Comments

ECVB – Turbine Hall

Here's the turbine hall at ECVB. Compared to the rest of the facility its pretty sparse. All of the interesting stuff is below. There are two turbines housed in here, one at the far end of the hall transversely angled to the one below. I'll not say much about this and let the images do [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|0 Comments

ECVB – The Cathedral

Since the first time I went to ECVB  on a solo trip quite some time ago I have wanted to do a series of panoramas of this awesome location. The main hall is so vast that to take simple images just does not do it justice. When one arrives in here initially there is a [...]

By | September 13th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|1 Comment

ECVB – The Sky is the Limit

This weekend we took a trip to Belgium. I've been previously a month or so ago and was quite unsuccessful at getting the images that I wanted, I was after some panorama images of the turbine hall, but unfortunately wasn't well enough practised with the pano head so ended up coming away empty handed in [...]

By | September 11th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

Chateau T – Enter If You Dare

This is what I have come to expect in mainland Europe. A wonderful house / castle left to rot, it's such a shame. Its possible that the land owner also purchased some other local land and was asked as part of the purchase contract to look after this property. It's not as unsound as it [...]

By | September 8th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|4 Comments

Powerstation CT – Turbine Hall

This is one of the first places that turned me on to urbex. I'd seen images of another part of the facility and knew that I had to go one day. A couple of weeks ago my friend ROMANYWG and I ventured there at last. I wasn't disappointed. The power station is pretty big and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

Chateau Y – Adler

Its amazing when you find something like this in a room out urbexing. there was nothing else in the space excepting this old Alder sewing machine. I doubt it was put there by the (angry) owner, more than likely by another photographer, so thanks whoever you may be. I tried several different views of this [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Belgium, Featured|1 Comment

Maison R – Lay Me Down To Rest

Another from the weird house.  This is one of the numerous bedrooms in the house. I didn't set-up the shot. It looks as if this hasn't been touched for a number of years and is possibly someone's deathbed, or certainly where the occupant may have spent their final nights. At the time I was too [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|3 Comments

Maison R – My Favorite Dress

This was the first 'house' that we went to on our explore. I'll call it Maison R. This one had a really weird feeling to it, things were on the whole left as if the owner had just vacated the property. It did actually feel as if we were in 'someone's' house. There wasn't much [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|2 Comments

Chateau S – The Cutting Room

Another of the locations that we visited on the recent tour of some Benelux urbex goodness. This was a small house in a tiny village on the borders of Luxembourg and Belgium. After an initial recce we decided on a not so obvious entry and were met on entrance with a group of Dutch explorers. [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|7 Comments
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