Cool pics of urban exploring, abandoned machines and stuff

Cool pics of urban exploring, abandoned machines and stuff

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LukeBird

17,147 posts

145 months

Sunday 1st August 2010
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Morningside

22,986 posts

165 months

Sunday 1st August 2010
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Any more pictures ...Mole... ?

...Mole...

2,765 posts

127 months

Monday 2nd August 2010
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Morningside said:
Any more pictures ...Mole... ?
Heres a couple more, still got a few i havent had a look at yet.

Found the abandoned lorries in the old pumphouse for the site, must of been used as a garage at some point as there was a ramp there as well.





Bernard80

4,764 posts

123 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Love that last picture! looks an excellent place.

I need to move, I have bexed just about everything near me frown

Fume troll

4,389 posts

148 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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...Mole... said:
The tanks were certainly very cool looking on the inside, there was a few other buildings on site with some boilers,electirical stuff and a lot of pipework.

Wow! Did you have an oxygen meter with you?

Cheers,

FT.
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Ordinary_Chap

7,520 posts

179 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Bernard80 said:
Love that last picture! looks an excellent place.

I need to move, I have bexed just about everything near me frown
Have you got a site or some links to some of your stuff?

Bernard80

4,764 posts

123 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Ordinary_Chap said:
Bernard80 said:
Love that last picture! looks an excellent place.

I need to move, I have bexed just about everything near me frown
Have you got a site or some links to some of your stuff?
Yeah sure, I have posted odd pictures in the thread, and there is a few places I can't post publically unfortunatly but here is a few album links for some of my favourite places near me. Am no where near as good a photographer as Mole though, so will look a bit crap in comparison laugh

Clipstone Colliery
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

St Johns Mental Asylum
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

Goodwin Battery
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Manby
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

Nettleham Hall
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Binbrook
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Swinderby
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Upwood
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Stenigot
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

I really need to sort my photobucket account


Ordinary_Chap

7,520 posts

179 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Bernard80 said:
Ordinary_Chap said:
Bernard80 said:
Love that last picture! looks an excellent place.

I need to move, I have bexed just about everything near me frown
Have you got a site or some links to some of your stuff?
Yeah sure, I have posted odd pictures in the thread, and there is a few places I can't post publically unfortunatly but here is a few album links for some of my favourite places near me. Am no where near as good a photographer as Mole though, so will look a bit crap in comparison laugh

Clipstone Colliery
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

St Johns Mental Asylum
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

Goodwin Battery
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Manby
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

Nettleham Hall
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Binbrook
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Swinderby
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Upwood
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

RAF Stenigot
http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr54/Kit80DSLR/...

I really need to sort my photobucket account
Thanks very much!

I'm not a good photographer either but really should upload some more of my adventures!

Bernard80

4,764 posts

123 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Ordinary_Chap said:
Thanks very much!

I'm not a good photographer either but really should upload some more of my adventures!
ooh do and post them here!

Twincam16

27,646 posts

194 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Bernard80 said:
OK, who's that on the other side of the glass in the last photo? Scared the crap out of me for a second there.

Bernard80

4,764 posts

123 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Twincam16 said:
Bernard80 said:
OK, who's that on the other side of the glass in the last photo? Scared the crap out of me for a second there.
rofl

It is the ghost of a mental patient.





or my bexing partner

madala

5,049 posts

134 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Fordo said:
just stumbled across this thread- some facinating pictures.



Anyone heard about no mans land fort, out at sea?


now this would make an awesome urban exploration:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-468609/Man...





Anyone want to get a rowing boat and some cameras?...


Edited by Fordo on Thursday 29th July 12:27
....I rowed out to that Fort from the I.O.W. about 45years ago and got inside that was long long before it was renovated....it was a pretty scary place.

Fume troll

4,389 posts

148 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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That reminds me of Sealand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Seala...

Have a read of the history.

Cheers,

FT.

Jackleman

974 posts

102 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Fordo said:
just stumbled across this thread- some facinating pictures.



Anyone heard about no mans land fort, out at sea?


now this would make an awesome urban exploration:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-468609/Man...





Anyone want to get a rowing boat and some cameras?...


Edited by Fordo on Thursday 29th July 12:27
It was either this fort or http://www.amazingretreats.com/spitbankfort/ Spitbank fort that my friends dad bought quite a few years back and turned it in to a luxury bond style pad. You can stay on Spitbank fort according to that website.




Alfa numeric

2,916 posts

115 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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BigS said:
Stedman said:
LukeBird said:
Those train pics! thumbup
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+2, have you got any more info on the place?
Thanks all! Unfortunately not- I've got a photo of the station with the town name on it somewhere, I'll have to dig it out. It's in the heart of the Atacama Desert, and for a brief period about 100 years ago they had a gold rush. Nearby is a graveyard full of Dutch and German prospectors, most under 25, who often spent more time crossing the Atlantic than they did actually mining for gold. the tour I did was a backpacker one rather than a Kuoni-type and I think the only reason we went there was because the tour guide or driver was a mate of the station manager, it's not open to the public as the railway next to it is still used.

RobbieB

7,705 posts

119 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Hey guys, great thread. Only just seen it! A friend of mine and I went to an abandoned RAF base. Here are some pics:









I hate the new Flickr. If you want to see them full size go on www.flickr.com/urbanbob

...Mole...

2,765 posts

127 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Morningside

22,986 posts

165 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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...Mole... said:
The tanks were certainly very cool looking on the inside, there was a few other buildings on site with some boilers,electirical stuff and a lot of pipework.

Creepy. Are they cooling pipes?

...Mole...

2,765 posts

127 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Morningside said:
...Mole... said:
The tanks were certainly very cool looking on the inside, there was a few other buildings on site with some boilers,electirical stuff and a lot of pipework.

Creepy. Are they cooling pipes?
Heating pipes, the Fuel Oil was pumped down from another site in the hills a few miles away and because of the viscosity of the oil and the fact its usually pretty cold in Invergordon it needed to be heated, so there was that mass of heating coils in each of the tanks and also heating elements situated at points on the pipeline.

Photos really do not show the scale of those tanks they were absolutely huge.

...Mole...

2,765 posts

127 months

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
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Found this panorama of Invergordon on wikipedia, this gives an idea of the scale of the tanks and size of the actual site. The tanks are also built in "pits" about 10ft deep so they are still taller than they look in that photo.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Inve...

Edited by ...Mole... on Tuesday 3rd August 13:55