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 |2012-01-07T11:05:21+00:00September 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 |2012-01-07T11:34:49+00:00September 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 |2012-09-02T15:51:13+01:00September 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 |2012-09-02T15:25:40+01:00September 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 |2012-09-02T15:57:14+01:00September 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 |2012-09-02T16:13:51+01:00September 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 |2012-01-07T11:05:29+00:00September 11th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

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 |2012-01-07T11:13:29+00:00August 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|7 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 |2012-01-07T11:14:44+00:00August 23rd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

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 |2012-01-07T11:31:51+00:00August 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 |2012-01-07T11:13:30+00:00August 10th, 2011|Featured, Residential|2 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 |2012-01-07T11:42:34+00:00June 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 |2012-01-07T11:42:35+00:00June 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 |2012-01-07T11:42:36+00:00June 5th, 2011|Featured, Germany, Industrial|0 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 |2012-01-07T11:43:26+00:00May 16th, 2011|Featured, France, Industrial|5 Comments
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