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  • krela's Avatar
    Today, 06:47
    What a crazy place, great stuff!
    2 replies | 108 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 05:50
    I'm stunned by all of that. There will be a lot of film fanatics drooling over those images. Has to be one of those places you never thought would still exist. One thing though - Fishermans Friend cough sweets with magazines. Quite random that! Literally blown away by that report. Thanks for posting.
    2 replies | 108 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:00
    1. The History In 1925, three Shaw brothers (Runje, Runme, and Runde) founded the Tianyi Film Company in Shanghai. They also established a film-distribution base in Singapore, where Runme and the youngest brother, Run Run (did the parents like R's?), managed the precursor to the parent company, The Shaw Organisation. Having branched-out into Malaysia, building new cinemas and operating a mobile cinema in rural areas, in 1933 they produced the Cantonese opera film ‘Normal Dragon’ which proved a...
    2 replies | 108 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:00
    A two location day trip to Leeds from back in June took us to this architecturally interesting nursery building, followed by an unpredictable capture at the nearby church where the alarms do 'mean something,' especially now as work commences. Our fault for leaving it too late I guess. Rose Court School Rose Court building was is situated on the same site and the main senior school Leeds Girls High School building. Rose Court was purchased by the High School in 1912 and before this...
    0 replies | 179 view(s)
  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:18
    Essentially a council estate, cheap as chip.
    8 replies | 3853 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:08
    Presumably the the well locked door in the face of the quarry was the original Explosive Store, when the place was fully operational. I also presume that the cost of removing all the steel work and equipment, was far more than the scrap value of said materials. Hence no profit in clearing the quarry, so just abandon the site!
    4 replies | 1500 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59
    Now thats a nice piece of history there. Brother-in-law must have lost a stone in weight, who needs to go to a gym.
    1 replies | 171 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16
    Ah...OK. Will try and amend it...
    4 replies | 1500 view(s)
  • MrT95's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:40
    Thatís not Hilts Quarry, thatís Cliff Quarry
    4 replies | 1500 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    18th Sep 19, 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...
    1 replies | 171 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    18th Sep 19, 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.
    3 replies | 327 view(s)
  • rockfordstone's Avatar
    18th Sep 19, 16:21
    great take on this site. i saw a mig-21 flying this summer. still an impressive machine
    4 replies | 1099 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    18th Sep 19, 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...
    3 replies | 327 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    18th Sep 19, 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...
    3 replies | 355 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 21:47
    You really do find the most amazing places and write the best reports...
    3 replies | 327 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th Sep 19, 21:43
    Ha ha...yeah, that made me chuckle too Krela!
    3 replies | 355 view(s)
  • 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...
    3 replies | 327 view(s)
  • 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!
    3 replies | 355 view(s)
  • 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...
    3 replies | 355 view(s)
  • 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.
    4 replies | 3481 view(s)
  • 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.
    3 replies | 581 view(s)
  • 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...
    3 replies | 581 view(s)
  • 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...
    1 replies | 412 view(s)
  • 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...
    1 replies | 412 view(s)
  • 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...
    3 replies | 581 view(s)
  • King Al's Avatar
    15th Sep 19, 08:02
    Excellent pics and report BWT! Like your write up, looks really atmospheric :)
    2 replies | 513 view(s)
  • 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. ;)
    2 replies | 513 view(s)
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