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    Default Thorpe Marsh Power Station - June '09


    I've been wanting to do this place for a while, mainly for the acoustic properties within the towers & i'm pleased to say i wasn't disappointed. Along with theterrorwheel, a good 3 hours was spent exploring the whole site, but it certainly warrants another visit sometime this summer.



    A few on here have already documented it's history so i'll post a link to their posts for anyone who hasn't seen them;

    https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...earchid=877423

    Personally i'd have to rank it as one of my favourite visits, a sound & visual experience that is quite simply mind blowing. The sheer size of the towers are awesome, & i'm sure those who visited any like these would agree that you don't really appreciate that until you're stood inside one. A stunning feat of engineering & construction. We missed a perfect photo opportunity the night before as were driving along the M18 with the most glorious red sunset offering a stunning backdrop, maybe next time!



















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    I see what you mean mate thats a bloody corker. The Towers must be something else when you stand undernath them. Like the rail level shot. Good shots as ever mate, well done.:)
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    Awesome m8

    Bobby the Lawnmower ?

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    Proper quality shots Bads -ta for sharing :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    I see what you mean mate thats a bloody corker. The Towers must be something else when you stand undernath them. Like the rail level shot. Good shots as ever mate, well done.:)
    It sure is BS. You have to pay a visit sometime, i guarantee you will be in awe :)

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    Awesome m8

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    Hehe, made me laugh. Even more so when you realise it's about 100 feet up inside the tower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Proper quality shots Bads -ta for sharing :)
    Cheers LB, my little Fuji compact did me proud that day. Here's a few more pics from me;












    Can't wait see TTW's pics from a different level ;)

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    Thanks for the extra piccies -the focus in shot no. 3 is particularly fine :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Nice. Like pics 4 and 5 - still have a lot of stuff identical to that in my place of employment.

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    i must apoligise right away for the photo heavy post, and this was the cut down list! the sounds inside these were amazing, stamping your feet resulted it in echoes that went on for ages, you could even get a few stampings on the go at once! was an awesome place but trying to get pics that showed the actual size of the towers wasnt as simple as first thought.
    missed sunset








    the moon




    my fave pic

    and these are from the "small" building!









    wheres wally?

    looking at the corner where previous pics was taken

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    Fab pics, guys. Love cooling towers.
    Good stuff! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Fab pics, guys. Love cooling towers.
    Good stuff! :)
    Cheers Foxy. I gotta admit, after that visit we were hooked on the place. Nice shots there TTW, was waiting to see the pics from the roof :)

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