Cool pics of urban exploring, abandoned machines and stuff

Cool pics of urban exploring, abandoned machines and stuff

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Veeayt

2,631 posts

135 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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A few pictures of Chernobyl by Victoria Ivleva, to commemorate the 31th anniversary of the disaster. Those are not tourist photos, she's actually been inside the destroyed 4th energy block in 1990, so that scenery has been seen by a few alive. The trivia is in Russian, but google translate is your friend.

https://takiedela.ru/2016/04/chaes/


pidsy

4,272 posts

87 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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she has done some documentary work too. one of the few people allowed to get right into the interesting bits - it really is a fascinating place to visit.

rupert the dog

1,432 posts

147 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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mrmaggit said:
You want to go there, then. When I went, I was there for about 20 minutes before I realised that there was no sound other than your own footsteps and those of other people to be heard, maybe a little conversation.

When you come out, you start to hear the birds singing again. I kid you not.
Just caught up with this thread, fascinating. We went to Oradour a couple of years ago, found it almost by chance. You visit with a mix of awe and horror. A real monument to how evil man can be.

Finlandia

7,205 posts

161 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Hugh Jarse said:
Swedish forest that burnt 2 years ago
Just saw these pictures now, interesting. Is that the tractor that started the fire?

Driller

7,090 posts

208 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04

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Shakermaker

6,259 posts

30 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!

sc0tt

15,491 posts

131 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Shakermaker said:
Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!
Dr G said:

dudleybloke

14,247 posts

116 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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https://youtu.be/pg12gFixXDE

Dudley Rail Tunnel.

Edited by dudleybloke on Monday 8th May 14:39

Shakermaker

6,259 posts

30 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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sc0tt said:
Shakermaker said:
Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!
Dr G said:
Ah I didn't read the rest of this thread. The photos got shared on Facebook but I was worried that it may have been a bit cobbled together etc, though this looks much better now. Very cool indeed

maxdb

1,139 posts

87 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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A few from Chernobyl I took this week:
























pidsy

4,272 posts

87 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Who ran your tour out there?

maxdb

1,139 posts

87 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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pidsy said:
Who ran your tour out there?
I did it through SoloEast Travel.

pidsy

4,272 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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maxdb said:
pidsy said:
Who ran your tour out there?
I did it through SoloEast Travel.
dont suppose you had constantine as your guide? he's a really funny guy. we went with them last year, back again in a few months with a different group. was it weird not seeing the original reactor 4? just the huge shiny dome.

dudleybloke

14,247 posts

116 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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maxdb

1,139 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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pidsy said:
dont suppose you had constantine as your guide? he's a really funny guy. we went with them last year, back again in a few months with a different group. was it weird not seeing the original reactor 4? just the huge shiny dome.
I think it was him, although I'm not great on names. It's the 1st time I've been - I didn't think the dome was too bad but it's surprising they managed to move something so big on rails:


llewop

2,904 posts

141 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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maxdb said:
I think it was him, although I'm not great on names. It's the 1st time I've been - I didn't think the dome was too bad but it's surprising they managed to move something so big on rails:

nice picture of it in final position including at least one of the tilting panels.

It was moved with (unless they changed their minds later) 'strand jacks' or something like that, a lot of Teflon on the sliding faces and lots of checking to make sure both sides slid together! They also had practice as initially 1/2 of it was moved out the way to make room for the second half and then slid back slightly so they could be stitched together.

I think I've linked before in other threads to the EBRD video of the sliding, if not or anyone interested can't find it: google (or search engine of preference) 'EBRD' then Chernobyl and you should find a time lapse video of the move.

alfaben

142 posts

85 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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llewop said:
nice picture of it in final position including at least one of the tilting panels.

It was moved with (unless they changed their minds later) 'strand jacks' or something like that, a lot of Teflon on the sliding faces and lots of checking to make sure both sides slid together! They also had practice as initially 1/2 of it was moved out the way to make room for the second half and then slid back slightly so they could be stitched together.

I think I've linked before in other threads to the EBRD video of the sliding, if not or anyone interested can't find it: google (or search engine of preference) 'EBRD' then Chernobyl and you should find a time lapse video of the move.
There was a good documentary on BBC about the new dome including a video of it being moved into position not a full on stop .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08650s6

Well worth a watch!

dudleybloke

14,247 posts

116 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Any old iron.





llewop

2,904 posts

141 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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alfaben said:
There was a good documentary on BBC about the new dome including a video of it being moved into position not a full on stop .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08650s6

Well worth a watch!
I've watched once so far but have it recorded to rewatch when I have time. About half of the people talking in it are mates/ex-colleagues and had I still been there I have the horrible feeling they'd have talked to me too! Thankfully you've been spared that! Just coming up to five years since I left the project, but still in touch with a good number of them and getting updates.

DanielSan

13,023 posts

97 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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dudleybloke said:
Any old iron.




I'm sure I went past this yesterday but I'm buggered if I can remember where it was. Is it in/near Wolverhampton?