Posts Tagged "decay"

..is Dover boring ?

..well not unless you go out with me then it gets very exciting.

I’ve lived in and around Dover all my life and as a kid I can remember riding my bike around some of the long forgotten tunnels that the local council filled in during the 1970’s!

I’ve been down some more times than I care to remember but they always hold a fascination..sadly most are now well trashed and in a poor state and are under threat of being sealed up and lost forever..

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the prisoners have escaped

doorways of light by The Urban Adventure
doorways of light, a photo by The Urban Adventure on Flickr.

Our first stop on our little wander across France and Belgium this weekend…after waking up the small village of sleeping Romanians parked in front of the place we thought we’d better make ourselves scarce!

After a lovely walk in the sunshine we found our entry point! Easy this Urbex lark !

After 20 minutes of acting like a bunch of newbies ….first rule of urbex…always check to see if the bloody enormous door staring you in the face is open..we climbed rather unceremoniously in through a small window !

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wartime memories

wartime memories by The Urban Adventure
wartime memories, a photo by The Urban Adventure on Flickr.

Remembrance of Things Past…nestling quietly in the English countryside this sad little house opened up its treasures for us today.

After a somewhat undignified entrance – it’s lucky I’m slim! – and a life threatening walk across some very dodgy floor boards we came across a lovely collection of the former occupants life…sadly most of it has been ravaged by time and souvenir hunters…but there was some cool little bits still left..

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..alone with my thoughts

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to explore stuff..this is almost walking distance from my house!

It’s been abandoned for a while now, history tells that a fire broke out in one of the stables under mysterious circumstances killing several horses and after that the place was just left.

I’ve been back a few times, summer and winter to do various shoots..you’ll find some interesting pics on my Flickr profile !

It’s been stripped out but the original threshing machine remains in the old wooden part of the barn.

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the sun room

the sun room by The Urban Adventure
the sun room, a photo by The Urban Adventure on Flickr.

Luckily this place has been saved..unlucky for us urbex folk..it’s undergoing full renovation now..

Some minor HDR on these pics..so if that offends please don’t look…

I’ve lived round these parts most of my life..I’ve walked past this place so many times and never realised that it was abandoned..guess I should have gone to Specsavers !

It was built by a very prominent Dover man around the beginning of the 1900’s and designed by a leading architect of that day who went onto design the Garrick Club in London. As you can see there are some heavy Art Deco influences in the detailing.

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