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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 06:16
    Ah...OK. Will try and amend it...
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  • MrT95's Avatar
    Today, 00:40
    Thatís not Hilts Quarry, thatís Cliff Quarry
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:11
    1. The History The day after the Japaneseís attack on Pearl Harbour, leading to the USA declaring war on Japan, a Japanese aircraft attacked the RAFís base at Kai Tak airfield, Hong Kong on 8th December 1941. This was a prelude to a land invasion of Hong Kong, from the Chinese mainland, with the Colony and its entire garrison being captured in 18 days. In order to defend the mainland from the Japanese attack the British constructed a defence line known as the Gin Drinkerís Line (named due to...
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:40
    Funny you should say that Dirus: I spotted other more recent things in there and was thinking it was stolen goods haha! Some of the rooms have a wonderful '70s' colour to them. I'm unsure if it's the image processing or the actual rooms. I think the latter. They were turbulent parts not that long ago and I do wonder if they fled.
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  • rockfordstone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:21
    great take on this site. i saw a mig-21 flying this summer. still an impressive machine
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:46
    Very sadly I have been in a position to meet people who walked away from Continental properties like this, with a suitcase and the clothes on their backs. Better poverty than death in a Communist prison - as the Czech regime closed in on the countries Intellectuals, or the Poles who escaped the Nazis persecutions and then the Soviet houndings after WW2. The Poles worked in our local pits as did a some of the Czech menfolk and a number of both nationalities lived in the area I grew up in. As...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:03
    All to do with the Hong Kong sewage system - and the elevation of the surrounding land. In places sewage just eventually discharged out onto open ground/water, so the shelter sewage would do the same where the outlet could flow away from the shelter complex. Here in the UK many of the big shelters were positioned below or partly below the sewage network in areas where these big shelters were provided. Thus one could never connect the majority of the large shelters to the sewage network. There...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 21:47
    You really do find the most amazing places and write the best reports...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 21:43
    Ha ha...yeah, that made me chuckle too Krela!
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  • B W T's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 18:49
    Trophy Hunter #01 Secluded and lonely we discovered an abandoned manor-house in the rural part of the Czech Republic. On the last day of our road trip in May 2019, we were investigating the disappearing of a whole family. From one day to the next everything was simply left behind here some years ago and the residents of this big villa vanished into the night. Today, time stands still. It took us a while until we finally found an entrance but as we made it inside, we immediately set out on a...
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  • krela's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 17:26
    Love the fact they get Dalton flushing toilets where most UK air raid shelters had chemical toilets!
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    16th Sep 19, 23:12
    1. The History A number of tunnel networks or Air Raid Precaution (ARP) tunnels were built in Hong Kong with construction first beginning in the late 1930s, to connect Victoria Park to Eastern Street and Hospital Street on Hong Kong Island. Once war was declared in 1939, the scheme was ramped up with a number of ARP tunnels quickly built or upgraded. Steele-Perkins or the ARP department claimed Hong Kong could be blacked-out within 3 minutes of attack. Many of the tunnels were incomplete at...
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  • Batbones's Avatar
    16th Sep 19, 22:20
    I do remember when I was younger the house would be completely covered in blue Christmas lights perfectly aligned. I want to know what happened and why such a beautiful place was abandoned. Such a shame and you got some lovely photos! I honestly thought it was going to be worse then that inside.
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  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    16th Sep 19, 17:00
    Nice one mate! Power is on in the most bizarre places, have found it functioning before in long forgotten testing facilities before so not a major surprise in this case.
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 15:27
    Where records are so old - that the patients are long dead, it is far cheaper to leave everything and let the demolition team deal with the clearing and burning. Demolition is my familie's business and my brother has done many 'clear-outs and burns' in his day. Because many of the larger, old buildings required drainage pumps and the like to keep the foundations dry. Where the property is to be sold for conversion, it is usual to leave the power on - until that is the buyer has made their mind...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 14:52
    According to information that appeared in the '60's, the shelter in the control room was not there to protect the operators from direct bombing - It was there to protect the staff from falling shrapnel from the exploding shells from the AA defences, that might fall through the ceiling. Evidently other important Continental control rooms were also provided with these interior shelters for operating staff. Prior to the Second World War; Hungary was very Art and Design oriented, with the skilled...
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  • B W T's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 12:39
    Special K #01 Some rainy morning in Hungary: In order to stay away from security and CCTV, we had to move fast and look for cover in the overgrown parts of the site during this infiltration. We were far behind schedule but after some time we finally reached the reason why we were willing to take the great risk. Believe us when we say that it was totally worth it! Did you ever see something as crazy as this?! Mother Ship This control room in Art Deco style is a real monument to...
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  • King Al's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 08:07
    Nice pics UT, interesting that so much is left in there and with power! That would suggest that it is more mothballed rather than totally abandoned which is nicer to see, I wonder if the health authority still owns it...
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  • King Al's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 08:02
    Excellent pics and report BWT! Like your write up, looks really atmospheric :)
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  • wolfism's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 20:45
    Brilliant location, I also love thermal power stations - funnily the conveyor belt is the way into quite a few of them. ;)
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  • wolfism's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 20:43
    Well done, thanks for the update. An interesting and very historic place Ö pretty much last of the inner city cutlery works in Sheffield, following Albert Works and Rutland Works into oblivion then conversion into other uses. There were a few interesting bits and pieces of machinery left behind when Taylors moved out, hopefully they were saved. :)
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  • B W T's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 18:55
    Conquering Wastelands In the past, powerhouses used to be more than just utilitarian structures. At the dawn of the electrical age, those buildings were soaring temples which should change the world for ever. While functionality is more important than design in modern power stations, it seems like architecture had a special meaning back then. But more and more of those historical sites disappear. As fans of the aesthetics of industrialism we simply had to explore an old plant on our Hungary...
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 17:32
    An unexpected success at probably my favourite asylum I've seen as of yet was a perfect way to finish off day one of our Irish trip. St Brigid's Hospital So this report follows on from my first one at this hospital, so I'm gonna leave the history from this one and you can find it here if you desire:
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 08:30
    Have to agree with others. It's an interesting site that. A fair bit left to see too including doors with portholes?? Shame about that graff and damaged bits but what's left far outweighs that. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 08:25
    Interesting site that despite being stripped. I'm sure I spotted a compressed air tank in the boiler room - no compressor for it? I think the worst thing I spotted there (aside from a very angry tagger) was the 'dribble' flowing down walls from many surfaces. It's as if the stuff they were making was forming a sweet vapour and condensing everywhere. Was expecting a pic of concentrated bees! I wonder if they feast off both the buddleja bushes and the sugary coatings in the old factory?...
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  • urban-dorset's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 08:16
    Nice to see something from Dorset. Even though I live in Dorset, I haven't dared to venture in here on my own, so good to see what's inside.
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  • KJurbex's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 15:30
    Looks like an interesting explore to be fair, not one of your everyday visits. Fair bit of history around it as well which is always a bonus!
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  • John_D's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 11:32
    Was driving over that way today so thought I'd take a quick look and see if the vandals had destroyed what was a fairly clean and tidy ROC post when I explored it a few years ago. Imagine my surprise when I found the compound fence repaired and the gate padlocked, with a private , no entry sign on it. I walked round the compound perimeter and was really pleased to see that someone appears to have taken ownership of the post and fully restored it.:excitement: Pity a few more haven't been...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 10:05
    Cheers mate. Up force revisit.
    4 replies | 1083 view(s)
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