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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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 | 458 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...
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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. ;)
    2 replies | 423 view(s)
  • wolfism's Avatar
    13th Sep 19, 20:43
    Well done, thanks for the update. An interesting and very historic place 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. :)
    1 replies | 647 view(s)
  • 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:
    3 replies | 458 view(s)
  • 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.
    3 replies | 642 view(s)
  • 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.
    5 replies | 667 view(s)
  • 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!
    3 replies | 642 view(s)
  • 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.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 09:43
    Do love the look of this I must get here before it goes. Cracking set of pics as always HD
    4 replies | 1044 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 09:38
    Yeah they do it for me too
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 09:35
    Wow thats some graff in that room lol
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  • RedX_unleashed's Avatar
    12th Sep 19, 00:31
    Great shots, thanks for sharing :)
    5 replies | 667 view(s)
  • coffeeguy66's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 19:16
    coffeeguy66 replied to a thread RAF Luffenham in Military Sites
    Hi Karl, I remember going to North Luffenham during basic training at RAF Swinderby.....it was June 1985 and we got ferried down there in a 4 tonner to do field craft exercises.....I remember nearly passing out running up the runway with a respirator and NBC kit on, couldn't breathe !!
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  • smiler's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 17:38
    Thats nicely done, I liked it just one thing, please don't refer to the destructive swine who rip the crap out of sites for a few quids worth of scrap, as copper fairies, (something I have bin guilty of) call me what they're, Thieves. Rant over, deep breaths, get the blood pressure down, Proper Job Wanderer, Thanks
    10 replies | 810 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 17:24
    Innit it just mate? You've been right? EDIT: just seen your post.
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 15:01
    Never judge what went on in a building of this age by its 'North Light Roof'. The electricity supply was both unreliable and expensive back in those days. Building designers did all they could to get as much daylight into a building's interior by the use of this design of roof. Many old Draughts-Men and Drawing Office Staff will have been well used to working under roofs like those. Certainly the old drawing offices in the Doncaster Plant Works and the old Derby Loco Works were lit by roofs of...
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  • Newage's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 09:57
    The place is a real cracker. Cheers Newage
    6 replies | 779 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    11th Sep 19, 09:56
    Those gauges are things of delight..............ummmm Cheers Newage
    11 replies | 803 view(s)
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