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

Sheffield – Filter House

The first location we visited in Sheffield was an abandoned filter house, I believe that it was originally something to do with the local water company. The water tanks are long gone though and the building appears to be used by the local artists as their canvas. There is little tagging in here and the [...]

By |2012-02-05T18:30:18+00:00July 25th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|2 Comments

University of Liege – Stair Action

We stopped over in Liege on the way through Belgium and wanted to pop into see the University. In particular the lecture theatre. . Guided by a handy map we made our entrance, this made things somewhat easier and saved a bit of time. Most of the uni is unremarkable - somewhat trashed, but generally [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:54:32+00:00May 9th, 2011|Belgium, Featured|5 Comments

Pyestock – Metal on Metal

Here's the inside of Cell 4 at NGTE, this testing facility was used to test the jet engines for Concord. If you look closely you can see the props still left for Sahara on one of the pipes on the right. The first time I walked into this area I was TOTALLY awestruck at the [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:57:25+00:00April 16th, 2011|Featured, Industrial|5 Comments

West Park Asylum – Time For A Cuppa

I'm getting towards the end of this set from West Park I think. I need a little break from relentless processing to start afresh. with renewed vigour. Its not helping that my 550D is in the repair shop after being dropped at some point. Where and when, I'm,  not sure. but the pentamirror is out [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:53+00:00April 10th, 2011|Featured, Medical|2 Comments

West Park Asylum – UP

Another nice simple shot in my series of simple shots together with a simple post! I loved the peeling pain on this switch and the almost monochrome paint colour a lot, the rust breaking through and the shine of the brass switch itself. Click the image for a larger version and full gallery

By |2012-01-07T10:52:53+00:00April 8th, 2011|Featured, Medical|3 Comments

West Park Asylum – Cleanse Me

Another quick post this evening. Here's an image from one of the bathrooms at the asylum. I'm trying to move away from my normal style taking some different images and angles. Its actually very difficult. I'm now really comfortable doing what I do well, so I have to change and try to push myself in [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:54+00:00April 6th, 2011|Featured, Medical|5 Comments

West Park Asylum – In The Mouths Of Madmen

Although West Park has been mostly cleared of trinkets and other such ornaments there is still the odd thing to be found before the demo teams continue their assault on sturdy Victorian architecture. Here is a knife and spoon, unfortunately the fork was no where to be found. Seeing these made me wonder whose hands [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:54+00:00April 5th, 2011|Featured, Medical|2 Comments

West Park Asylum – Showers

I was surprised to come across the showers in this area of the asylum. Having been there many times before I don't think I've been in this area before. It has what can only be described as paint dripping from the walls. It's probably the most impressive sheeting of emulsion that I've ever seen, the [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:55+00:00April 4th, 2011|Featured, Medical|5 Comments

Monday Morning – Sleepy Eyes

Here's an image that I've processed slightly differently to my usual manner. I'm trying to add a little more colour to this one. I've used the cross processing filter in Nik to get a more antique look along with a couple of texture overlays to get the dreamy and slightly sleepy eyed look to the [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:55+00:00April 2nd, 2011|Featured, Medical|4 Comments

Manor House GT – Main Hall

My urbex colleague and I had been planning this one for a couple of weeks. We had originally thought about doing a south coast industrial location, however he wanted to go somewhere totally different as he's a fan of  'old places' . An early start was planned - 4am kick off for the 2 hour [...]

By |2011-02-27T20:59:06+00:00February 27th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Upturned

Another bath I'm afraid - I took this one on the previous visit but from another angle - HERE. Again I have used focal point from OnOne to blur the windows and wall to the right. I have little more to say about this image at the moment - its late and I am feeling [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:40+00:00February 19th, 2011|Featured, Medical|6 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Disruption

This is a more processed image than my normal work and done with a bit more of a lighter hand. I think it shows that a little more time has been taken over this one compared to the darker images. As the UE specialists will attest - asylums and baths seem to go well together. [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:51+00:00February 18th, 2011|Featured, Medical|4 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – No Way Down

This lift has been like this since the start of my visitations at Hellingly - boarded up and with two floors down. I liked the symmetry and know that with decent processing I would be able to bring out the darkness inside the shaft. This is in one of  the blocks still standing and likely [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:52+00:00February 17th, 2011|Featured, Medical|6 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Salon Equipment

A Change from the emotional stuff this evening. Viveca an I went and had a look in the only building that is left untouched at Hellingly. I'm not sure what this was originally, I've done a little research but cant see that anyone else has taken images from here. Whilst the main asylum was still [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:52+00:00February 16th, 2011|Featured, Medical|7 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Run Like Hell

This is quite literally the end of Hellingly - the floor finishes here. As the diggers move in I have no doubt that this is now rubble. I'm going back tomorrow for what will most likely be the last time. I think I have documented the asylum almost enough and have pretty much all of [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:52+00:00February 12th, 2011|Featured, Medical|5 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Something Happened

After processing the monster pano in the last post doing single images seems somewhat dull! However I liked this one quite a bit. This was taken shot was take shortly after smashing the back screen protection on my 550D. I placed the tripod on a piece of wood board (in the foreground) and stepped on [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:53+00:00February 11th, 2011|Featured, Medical|4 Comments

Hellingly Asylum Pano – Take 2

After creating the previous panorama and seeing comments I decided to have another go. I wasn’t particularly happy with the way the top and bottom halves lined up and really wanted to add the ceiling decorations. I wasn’t able to do this on the image before. One of the comments on the previous image was [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:55+00:00February 9th, 2011|Featured, Medical|6 Comments

Hellingly Hall – Pano

The hall at Hellingly is the main attraction - huge and decorated with ornate ceiling roses. I'd been wanting to do a pano of this location for a while and actually forgot to do it the last time I went, this time it was in my mind from the outset. This has been one of [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:55+00:00February 7th, 2011|Featured, Medical|7 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Swabs and Specimens

Another trip to the partially demolished asylum for what may be my (second) penultimate visit, still a little more to see ;-) Destruction is happening at a fair speed with less there this of the building left this week than last. There's still plenty to see though. Most of the rooms are stripped - so [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:56+00:00February 6th, 2011|Featured, Medical|7 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Bath Time

One of the few items actaully left in the asylum are the baths. Being old and iron or steel they must be heavy and cumbersome for the contractors to remove so are no doubt left for the wrecking ball to deal with. This was a small bathroom off of one of the wards, like all [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:58+00:00February 2nd, 2011|Featured, Medical|7 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Exit Strategy

 As the construction / destruction is continuing at pace at Hellingly there are several parts of the remaining buildings where there were once corridors that are now open to the world. Although there are plenty of wards left, many of the connecting corridors that we used to traverse are no longer left and iopen out [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:59:59+00:00January 31st, 2011|Featured, Medical|5 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – The Great Hall

My penultimate trip to Hellingly (probably). This is almost where it all began for me and many others, my affair with photography, urbex and processing images, heck, I even met my other half at an asylum! Whilst taking the images, I'm totally in the zone, thinking about what to shoot and how to frame images, [...]

By |2012-01-07T12:00:10+00:00January 30th, 2011|Featured, Medical|4 Comments

Runwell Hospital – Blue Bath

In contrast to the twin green baths in the ladies side of the asylum are the single blue baths for the male occupants. The setting presented lots of good processing opportunities - the shiny tiles reflecting the light from the window and the grime left on the bath itself. As the room was a bit cramped [...]

By |2011-01-24T13:19:59+00:00January 24th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Runwell Hospital – The Kitchen Sink

This may not in fact be the kitchen sink, it looks more like a cleaners room! I liked the setting of this room, the five main parts of the shot work well together - cracked paint, window, sink, mirror frame and radiator. I've taken a slightly different route with the processing on this shot. I [...]

By |2011-01-21T17:54:56+00:00January 21st, 2011|Featured|3 Comments

Runwell Hospital – Out Of The Blue

One cold November morning Howzey and I went to the asylum. It was frosty on the ground still and we couldn't initially find our way in, the entrance that had been used before was boarded, but with a bit of looking and climbing we gained access. This was an early kick off and I'm glad [...]

By |2011-01-20T01:26:24+00:00January 19th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments
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