Hidden spaces

Lillesden School For Girls – Model Shoot

Recently I was approached and asked if I would like to take some photos for an online magazine that will be published soon. Of course I jumped at the chance and soon plans were hatched. We decided top head to one of my favorite urbex locations - Lillesden School for Girls. I've been here many times before, [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Residential, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Around the Bend

Its been a while since I've posted an urbex pic, so here we go. In the UK we don't 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 interesting explore, [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Factory One #1

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.

By | September 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

ECVB Panorama Collection

I posted this pano at the weekend on a pano Facebook page and a few people pointed out stitching errors that I'd not noticed previously, so I decided to have another go at it.After looking at the original I have to agree with them. This was one of the very first panorama images that I [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Panoramas, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Sea Creative – Out of Sight

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.

Terres Rouge – Red Earth

I don't often include images of the people I explore with in my pics, but decided this was a good one of my friend RomanyWG, his son Ellis is sneaking into shot on the right too. It gives an idea of the scale of the facility we were exploring. The concrete structures were tainted with [...]

By | August 13th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Terres Rouge

Terres Rouge is so named due to the red earth that covers this area. I huge industrial area ion the border of France and Luxembourg. There isn't that much left now, a few of these silos and  a powerstation remain, the rest is flattened. I particularly wanted to visit the power station again on this [...]

By | August 11th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Italian Hospital B – The Last Song

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 [...]

By | August 9th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|11 Comments

Lavoir a Charbon – Mechanised II

Here's another washerie - a different one from the previous image. After going to several locations that are similar, particular power stations its funny how they all seem to meld together - similar features and decay. All still beautiful inmy opinion. This place was in a fairly good state though - the floors were solid [...]

By | July 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Back On It!

After a bit of a hiatus I am back on it. I've had a week or so off social media and blogging whilst out in France with friends. Its the first holiday that I've had in over five years where I've done 'nothing'. We sat by the pool, drank great wine, eat wonderful food and [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Urbex Palace – Rich and Strange

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 [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

In Pursuit of Rare Meat

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 [...]

In Triplicate – Sea Creative

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 [...]

Urbex Palace – How Not to Create a 360 Panorama

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 [...]

Hospital C – Dreaming Of Escape

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 [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Hospital C – Tyred

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 [...]

By | May 31st, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Lavoir à Charbon – Mechanised

The second washerie we went to was a death trap, rusty floors and stairs. However the risk was worth it. The machinery on the top floor was lovely, decaying gracefully. I have no idea what these machines did or how they did it, the paddles look too fragile to actually sort or 'paddle' the coal. [...]

By | May 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

UE Palace – The Acid House

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 [...]

Italian Hospital A – Bedlam

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 [...]

By | May 17th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|7 Comments

Hunting Lodge A – Kitchen

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 [...]

By | May 16th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Hunting Lodge – Main Stairs

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 [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|7 Comments

Hunting Lodge A – Guest WC

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 [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Abandoned Art – Senso – Fallen Angel

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

By | May 9th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Street Art|0 Comments

Balestrino Abandoned Village – External

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 [...]

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 [...]

Abandond Art – FRESH

Another from the same location as the previous images. I think was the only piece we found by ABSOLUT here.

By | April 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Street Art|3 Comments

Abandoned Art – Sea Creative – Vine

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 [...]

By | April 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Street Art|2 Comments

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|9 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
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