Hidden spaces

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

Crossness Pumpingstation and Panorama Heads

On Sunday Viveca and I went to Crossness Pumping Station. It was Open House London day and as we were a bit slow off the mark we hadn't booked to go anywhere. Its basically a weekend where-lots of usually closed houses and architectural oddities a that are normally closed are opened up to the public. [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London|1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

Sheffield Toolmakers – Cubby Holes

The tool makers was covered - wall to wall on all floors with cupboards and cubby holes where product would have been stored. There must have been some very knowledgeable people here who could actually manage to find things quickly.The floor all over is covered in pigeon poo! The image is processed with photomatix for [...]

By | August 17th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London, Sheffield|2 Comments

Sheffield – Tool Makers

Our trips to Sheffield weren't all hunting for cool graf in the city. We had another location to try and search out. The tool makers was established here in the 1860's and closed around 10 years ago. The owners manufactured tools for cutting of leather and tools for making shoes.   The location was very [...]

By | August 16th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, Sheffield|2 Comments

Reclinier

We quite often come across discarded toys at urbex locations, Never sure if these were left here by the last occupants or someone has just dumped them, either way these toys were once held and adored by young children who may even still remember them to this day. Here's a little doll that was left [...]

By | August 10th, 2011|Featured, Residential|2 Comments

Sheffield – Thornseat Lodge

Thornseat Lodge is on the border of the Yorkshire moors, built in 1855 as a shooting and hunting lodge, it was converted to a childrens home in the 1830s and remained as such for 50 years. Apparently vacated in the 80's it has been left to rot since. The building is one of the most [...]

By | August 8th, 2011|Featured, Residential, Sheffield|2 Comments

Buckston Browne Farm – Rotten Apples

In one of the farms wings there were three rooms, light and airy with large windows overlooking the spaces. One of the room was filled with what can only be called 'junk' however there were two chairs that stood out and us urbexers all like a chair as a subject. The frosted windows gave a [...]

By | June 21st, 2011|Featured, Medical|4 Comments

Buckston Browne Farm – Green Room One

After a failed attempt at a local location I set my sights on another place not too far from where I live. Buckston Browne Farm isn't exactly a farm, and nor was it ever a farm from what I can tell. This place has a far darker history having been previously used for animal testing. [...]

By | June 19th, 2011|Featured, Medical|7 Comments

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

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

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
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