Images taken external to the UK

Spirals of My Mind

Here's a shot of the wonderful stairs at Château Y. this was possibly the best decorated house I've seen from an abandoned point of view - walls all painted with beautiful frescos but left to rot. We were disturbed soon after this by the property owner who was less than impressed that we were in [...]

By | August 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|7 Comments

IEMZA – Panorama

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By | August 26th, 2011|Featured, France|1 Comment

Liège-Guillemins Railway Station – Panorama

I've recently got myself a panorama head and have been quietly testing it at home before taking it out on adventures abroad. This is my first 'proper' test and public showing of the results. I'm fairly happy with the results ans it certainly shows a great deal of potential for large areas such as this. [...]

By | August 25th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|3 Comments

Liège-Guillemins Station

Liège-Guillemins Station was built in 2009 by architect Santiago Calatrava. It's a very impressive structure, more so in in evening when it is deserted and lit. the stark white beams and supports looking somewhat futuristic and life like. It certainly felt organic and as if the whole structure could morph into something totally different. I'm [...]

By | August 23rd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

Zeche X – Locker Room

Another from the locker room, small lockers where the miners may have kept their positions, clothes being in the birdcages room. We walked through here before moving on to the birdcages knowing that we would return for the final shots of the location. Again this was taken with the 60mm macro, processed with Photomatix and [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|Featured, Germany, Industrial, London|4 Comments

Zeche X – The Tin

After a little diversion from the usual industry I'm back on it and will be posting images from Germany and Belgium again.It was fun doing the recent stuff, but I felt that it was time for a change so I have ventured back into the (almost) archives. This image is from the battery room at [...]

By | June 14th, 2011|Featured, Germany, Industrial|4 Comments

Zeche W – The Birdcages II

After an absence of around a week (of which I hope you'll forgive me) I intend to come back with something a bit special. German mines have locker rooms that are adorned with what look to be birdcages. These are actually hooks for the miners to hang their clothes on while they are at work. [...]

By | June 5th, 2011|Featured, Germany, Industrial|0 Comments

Grandes Moulins des Paris – Graff’d

Quick evening post tonight. I've seen a lot of totally awesome graffiti / street art in abandoned places. Some really intricate astounding pieces, both small and large with awesome placement, sympathetic to the surroundings. I've also see a lot of tagging - simple marker or paint sprays daubed and repeated all over the place in [...]

By | May 18th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|8 Comments

Grandes Moulins des Paris – Dont Look Down

Getting back to the GMdP set now.  Andy and I spent a little more time in the right hand wing of the mill as the floors looked a little more solid, only just though. There was a good deal of walking where we expected the supports to be. Luckily there were no mishaps. This side [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|8 Comments

Sinteranlage – Shore Leave

Quick break form my GMdP series . . .  .I wanted to do something heavily processed for a change and make use of all the filter armament at my disposal. This is Sinteranlage a steel foundry in Germany. Built in 1920 and deserted 85 years later. The location is made up of two distinct parts [...]

By | May 16th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|5 Comments

Les Grandes Moulins de Paris – Potential Risk #2

This shot is from the other side of the previous image. again it gives a good impression of how trashed GMdP is. The long vacant space with all of the open crossing floor supports gave a great viewpoint and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the image processing wise. I'm very happy [...]

By | May 15th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|5 Comments

Les Grandes Moulins de Paris – Potential Risk #1

This was the last location we visited on our Euro Tour and was on the way back to Calais for the ferry so it seemed rude not to pay a visit. We didn't have very much time and calculated that we could only spend 1h 30m in the location. We did our normal external recce [...]

By | May 14th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|1 Comment

University of Liege – Lecture #1

Here's the other place that we really wanted to see at the university. The lecture hall. There were a couple of broken windows so the elements had crept in, along with the pigeons - the place was covered in bird poo. evidence for how long it had been derelict. Other than that the location was [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Uncategorized|3 Comments

University of Liege – Stair Action #2

Here's another couple of shots of the sitars. I really wanted to go the high key clean processing and look for these and am very happy with the outcome. Click the images for a larger version and full gallery

By | May 10th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|5 Comments

University of Liege – Stair Action

We stopped over in Liege on the way through Belgium and wanted to pop into see the University. In particular the lecture theatre. . Guided by a handy map we made our entrance, this made things somewhat easier and saved a bit of time. Most of the uni is unremarkable - somewhat trashed, but generally [...]

By | May 9th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|5 Comments

ECVB – I’ve Got The Power

Here's a shot from the top of the 'organ pipes' room. We had driven from London to early in the morning leaving around 4.30 am - a journey of around 6 hours including the ferry to France. ECVB was the first stop on the tour, somewhere we had both been before, but very much wanted [...]

By | May 7th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|5 Comments

Crypt X – God Loves His Children

Nice little explore this one. We arrived at the cemetery after it had closed. This afforded us easy access after a bit of a climb. No tourists around to disturb entry to the crypt and no-one peering in to see 'what's in there'? My partner in crime had been here before so we knew where [...]

By | May 6th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|15 Comments

ECVB – Launch The Torpedos!

Really quick post before bedtime this evening. Here's one from the powestation turbine hall. lots of pipe goodenss! Click the image for the full gallery.

By | May 6th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|6 Comments

Powerstation X – Take The Power Back

I've been away for a couple of weeks, some doing great stuff with Viveca in The New Forest, some in Europe on urbex tour. The images below are from the interior of a cooling tower taken on the last day of our trip. we initially went to the incorrect side of a canal after following [...]

By | May 3rd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|14 Comments

Cooling tower interior

By | May 2nd, 2011|Belgium, Industrial, Mobile Uploads|0 Comments
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