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  • King Al's Avatar
    Today, 18:51
    Simply fantastic this Mookster! The school bus is great but that oven in pic 15 makes it for me, awesome find :)
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 18:16
    I found a few abandoned houses late on in my trip, all clustered around a small area of upstate New York. One was an absolute wreck, little more than a bombed out shell of a building. The second one looked decent from the aerial view but sadly on entering it was apparent the house was half an abandoned renovation project and the living room floor had collapsed into the basement cutting off access to half the building. The third one however, as they say, was the charm. It's up there in my...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 16:33
    So like me, I assume you thought that the site that once housed the mighty and ruined British Xylonite/Wardle Storeys factory in Brantham was now devoid of anything of interest, right? Well, like me, you thought wrong however a tip off from mikeymutt had me making the trip eastwards...Whilst the BX site is long gone, there are parts of the adjacent still active works which are derelict and abandoned, and have been for years. Parts of them were explored number of years back however since his...
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 16:16
    Ah now that explains things! I honestly thought the bases were wood..
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Today, 15:55
    Because of the Company debt burden, everything of value that was owned by the Company was sold off. This included all stocks of blades, and the high end steel sheet that they were fabricated from. One cannot move the anvil bases - they are made from reinforced concrete and cast into the floor foundations and technically belong to the building. A place well known to me - the company used to sharpen the blades from my Brother's saw mill
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Today, 15:29
    The scrap value of switches, heavy duty or not, is nothing when compared with the scrap value of the vast and easily got at copper windings in the armature of a large electric motor. The design of this place is infact fairly common and is nothing to do with bedrock, it is more to do with local planning regulations and 'airspace' above large buildings. During my working years I actually visited a number of American power stations. BR were having trouble discharging coal from the 'Merry-Go'...
    2 replies | 100 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 11:10
    It doesn't fill me with too much sadness this one. Perhaps the extra furnishings help make it feel better to the mind. I do hope they helped people though despite that closure. Kinda looks ready to move into still. Looks like it'll be saved before it's smashed to pieces. Good.
    1 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 11:05
    Damn. Got rather excited there! That's a fabulous location - regardless of the fact it wants to slowly murder you.. Always beats me why thieves go for motor windings when beside them they have easy heavy duty switches to dismantle... unless they're live! A strange design but I suspect done because suitable bedrock to support a heavier building is too far down? Lifting heavy machinery around during construction would be easier and quicker too. Closest I've come to actual power generation...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 11:00
    Saw this pop up almost as soon as I got back from the States and thought I'd try and get in before the tourbus inevitably rocked up, seemed to work although the amazing asylum box had already grown legs and walked out the building.... Turned out to be a pretty decent mooch, for a care home occupying a former manor house, like a less trashed and slightly less grand Westbury. In January 2016 the home was branded inedequate by the CQC and it closed in June of that year. It was placed up...
    1 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 10:16
    The sinks were smashed for non-ferrous metals - copper pipe and brass taps. A similar type of vandalism happened recently when the last newish building at Grove Rake Mine was demolished by contractors. I wanted some lockers but instead the contractors decided to crush and bury them beneath rubble and incorporate them in to landscaping.. I'm surprised there's not a remnant of a blade left in there. Sometimes products might be used to fabricate brackets for shelves and the likes. I see where...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 09:32
    1. The History Situated between Cotton Mill Row, Cotton Street and Alma Street, Sheffield, Falcon works were built in the 1930s for light industrial use after the site was cleared as part of a 1931 Clearance Order. Originally standing three storeys tall, the premises were reduced to one storey between 1948 and 1950. Prior to this the site was used for a number of purposes. In 1896 the Alma Street end of the site played host to a rag warehouse. Due south were ten houses facing onto Cotton Mill...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Today, 08:57
    Brilliant as always that
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  • mookster's Avatar
    Today, 08:54
    Now Flickr has stopped having huge issues after the server migration I can post stuff again! Whilst on my travels I was lucky enough to be able to shoot this lovely power station, which as it turned out was a sister station to one I explored last year however overall this one I felt had more to offer. I'd known about it for some time, but the opinion I always took away whenever speaking with people about it was that it was a stripped empty shell that had been derelict for years and not worth...
    2 replies | 100 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 07:57
    Looks like the inside of my wallet. On a serious note, you can see those layers of use in the images. To see the use of modern bright colours against plain backdrops is beautiful. It reminds me of the time when jazz bands would compete in my old mining village. There really was no colour - just varying shades of grey to black. When the jazz bands marched they wore striking bright colours. The contrast was incredible. I'd be scared to sneeze in that place. Not just because a ceiling might...
    2 replies | 206 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 07:26
    Great set as always.
    2 replies | 206 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:30
    Hunting Château by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr Clean mountain air, no noise and rural idyll - This village is a paradise for those who seek rest and relaxation. Or for those who seek derelict witnesses of the past! Over the scattered cabins in the valley the landmark of the community sits enthroned. As many other buildings here this one as well is abandoned and forgotten. And yet this former hunting château has a meaningful story. Because actually a royal family was living here at one...
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  • B W T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:54
    Old Dairy by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr This is a place of cult for the German urbex community, called “Biosphere”. However, during the last years it has become noticeably quiet around the old country hostel and barely any photos get published nowadays. We had to hope that there was still a possibility to access the ramshackle hut. But actually, this was way easier than we thought it would be. Biosphere #02 by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr The most important thing was to buckle...
    2 replies | 206 view(s)
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