Exploration of derelict residential 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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Manor House T – The Chapel

I've been to several large houses in Europe that have chapels attached, nothing quite like this one though. In keeping with the rest of the property the whole room was painted with trompe-l'œil pretty much everything in the image apart from the alter is painted. It's obviously been a long time since the chapel was [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential|7 Comments

Urbex Palace – The White Room

Finally back from Italy, around 3,000 miles driven over 11 days, what a great trip. My exploring partners and I have seen some wonderful locations, got some great photos all with little incident despite getting caught three times. The picture below was taken at an abandoned manor house, well, its a bit more than that [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Residential, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Italy – En Route Post

Half way through the Tour d'Italia with RomanyWG and EllisD and things are going well for us. After a slow start of one location a day we've done three today. We hooked up with some locals for a convent, but unfortunately it had been recently boarded so entry wasn't possible. Luckily they had a backup [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|., Blog, Featured, Medical, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Sheffield – Phlegm

Here's some more Phlegm from the hotel!

By | February 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Residential, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|3 Comments

Some Assorted ROA

I just realised that I've not blogged my ROA images from Doel in Belgium - so here you go!

By | February 7th, 2012|., Belgium, Blog, Featured, Overseas, Residential, Street Art|0 Comments

Rocket01 vs. Phlegm

I recently took a trip up to Sheffield with my friend RomanyWG. We wanted to check out a hotel that we knew was in the process of demo and had some cool street art. Luckily we had one of the artists with us which made things a little easier. I really think that we would [...]

By | February 5th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Residential, Sheffield, Street Art, UK, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Chateau Y – Disconnected By Your Smile

Another great example of my recent Euro Tour #2 and the state that houses are left in. The house was chock full of 'stuff' all the cupboards were still full with books and jars, some clothes left too. A really nice find. I've processed this one a bit more sympathetically and tried to bring out [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|4 Comments

Chateau Y – Daydream

This is the reason why Europe is awesome for exploring - houses / chateaus and the like all left in good condition, possibly things get moved around, but generally things are left as they are. This house is an excellent example where the owner has looked after the property (as we found out). All that [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|2 Comments

Chateau Y – Jesus Saves

Here's a fairly straight forward image from Chateau Y- one of the many religious images hung on the walls here. An interesting point is that the paper has obviously fallen from the right of the hung picture, however its been replaced after the paper has left the wall. The owner obviously still cares about the [...]

By | September 26th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Residential|0 Comments

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

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

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

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
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