Posts from in and around London

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

London Rooftops – The Shard

Whenever there is a night excursion there is a law that you must take a picture of The Shard, soon to be the tallest building in Europe (I think). It dominates the London skyline even now and is WAY taller than any other building in the City. I cycle to work, the journey is about [...]

By | June 13th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

London Rooftops – Southside

Well , Saturday night came and it was time to head to town, camera in hand. 10.30pm kick off was slightly off-putting, but well worth it. I'm quite a fan of rooftops, quiet, great views and almost certainly undisturbed away from the hustle and bustle below. My fellow explorer and I met at the location [...]

By | June 12th, 2011|Featured, London|8 Comments

Crystal Palace High Level Station II

Another couple of images from the underpass at Crystal Palace. The image is rather similar to the previous post, but taken from the other corner of the location. I've tried to bring out the texture of the flagstones a little mor in this one. The image below I have processed a bit more heavily and [...]

By | June 7th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

Crystal Palace High Level Station

I've been wanting to do this location pretty much since I got into urbex, it's right on my doorstep - within walking distance in fact. Crystal Palace is so named after the iron and glass structure that was originally built in Hyde Park was moved here in 1854 after The Great Exhibition of 1851.  A [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|Featured, London|10 Comments

Motorsport at the Palace in Crystal Palace Park

This weekend we had some car racing in the local park. Crystal palace was once used as a proper car racetrack, however it closed many years ago, but recently there has been a two day event hosted here. I was keen to try my hand at shooting moving cars and wondered how I would fare. [...]

By | May 30th, 2011|Featured, London|7 Comments

SHOK-1 in Borough

Here's another couple from yesterday's trip home. The artwork is awesome close up and I can see the time and skill required to make these images work. Here's the previous page from the other angle. Click the image for full gallery and larger versions.

By | April 13th, 2011|Featured, London|2 Comments

London Street Art – SHOK-1

This evening I went out with the express intention of shooting some images down by the Thames. I pretty much knew what and where to go to get the images I was after and managed to catch what I wanted. On the way back I remembered that there was a little secluded square on my [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Featured, London|3 Comments

Heygate Estate – Locked Up

The front of the housing block looked pretty bleak, all doors and windows shuttered and welded closed. The estate was deserted except for a few people passing through as a short cut. Yet the London traffic was always present. I'd really like to go and shoot some more here, but felt more unsafe than I [...]

By | February 26th, 2011|Featured, London|5 Comments

Heygate Estate – Claydon House

I though that I would finish off the Heygate images this evening. As the area is somewhat 'dodgy', with lots of under under and overpasses and covering quite a large area I didn't really hang around and only took about 6 or seven sets of brackets.My apprehension wasn't helped by a medic on a motorbike [...]

By | February 24th, 2011|Featured, London|2 Comments

Heygate Estate – RAGE

On Sunday I took a trip to the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle in London. This estate was completed in 1974 and was originally conceived as a model of modern urban living with large airy rooms and great views over the center of London. However in recent years due to architectural  and maintainence issues [...]

By | January 25th, 2011|Featured, London|8 Comments

Crystal Palace Park In The Snow

With very little urbex going on and snow holding up proceedings pretty much everywhere, there was only one option - head for the park. Crystal Palace Park has quite a bit of varied history, it has held motor racing, athaletics, most famously the structure that housed The Great Exhibition of 1851 was moved here and [...]

By | December 24th, 2010|Featured, London|3 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

Manorhouse S – Close The Windows

I recently went cycling with some friends and went past abandoned house VERY close to where I live. I'd not seen it before despite the location being so close to home. Several times I've driven past, and as the leaves have fallen to the ground its been obvious to me that the place was properly [...]

By | December 19th, 2010|Featured, London|3 Comments

London Rooftops – North Side and Twitter Madness

After posting a few images of the fireworks and shots from the weekend I was surprised and totally shocked to find out the power of Twitter. Until now I've been a bit skeptical about how many people my blog and twitter actually reach and who actually gets to see my images via this means. I [...]

By | November 15th, 2010|Featured, London|0 Comments

London Rooftops – Two Consecutive Evenings

I had a friend asking me about rooftops and as we've been out together before I thought it would be good to arrange a meet and go somewhere with a vies. Initial plan was to go up for the fireworks on Saturday, but i was unsure of the security and amount of people that may [...]

By | November 14th, 2010|Featured, London|0 Comments

Abbey Mills – The Steampunk

Another from the archives. I visited this place some time ago. Its a Victorian sewage pumping station believe it or not. All the grandeur that has now given way to functionality in the modern world, overblown visual enhancements are no longer required. This was a truly amazing explore, bright colours and beautiful ironwork. An early [...]

By | November 2nd, 2010|Featured, London|3 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

Tate Entertaining

Its been a while since my last post, and to be honest my time has been taken up with processing shots for Tate Entertaining. I was asked to come and take some shots for Tate a couple of weeks ago, specifically their wine cellar, some portraits of Hamish Anderson, the sommelier and cocktails. Its the [...]

By | July 26th, 2010|Featured, London|3 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

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

East London Pool

Another test to Twitter  . . . With any luck i will have everything up and running this evening and will stop dicking about and actually be able to post some content.

By | May 11th, 2010|Explored, Featured, London|6 Comments
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