Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Half-yearly round-up - July-December 2015

The thing that sticks out about the last six months in terms of exploring is the amount of parties we've thrown. Pulled some sweet meets off, and it's really driven that sense of a community home I guess. Aside from that, I've been pretty slack on the exploring front, although I've managed to cobble together the below for a half-yearly report that I've done a few times before. There's a whole catas trip missing from this too as I haven't edited the photos yet. Need to get around to typing some of these up properly...

Visited with many, many people.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Carlton Hayes Asylum Chapel, Leicester - August 2015

Some time in August a car full of a half-hungover explorers pulled up at this little chapel just outside Leicester having just spent the night - well, a couple of hours when the sun came up - sleeping in some old cement works. We were on the way to a meet and needed a few bits in and around Leicester to keep us occupied. So here's one from the derp folder. There weren't too many photos to take of this place, although it's probably closer to the truth to say that I didn't take many photos of this place. What photos I did get aren't anything special.

Visited with Maniac, The Raw, Elliott and Angelika.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Puiselet sand mine, France - September 2015

Although the lack of posts may suggest otherwise, it has been a busy summer. Partly exploring, partly doing festivals, always partying. We recently had the honour of being invited to to this lovely sand mine near Paris for a party hosted by some of our French underground friends. The weekend previous a carload had joined us for a party in England, and seven days later three carloads of 'rosbifs' completed what was basically a jumped up French exchange. Didn't take loads of photos as it was a party, but here are a few.

Visited with a whole load of people.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Ford Dagenham, London - November 2014

Finally found the time to write this one up. Back in November we saw Speed stick up the first report of this colossus, and we immediately figured out the next evening that we could make it out to Dagenham to have a look around. The site itself has a large importance in the UK history of car making and is considered iconic. Already back in November huge amounts of the site had been stripped already, and by now must be well and truly devoid. Warning - this is picture heavy and word light. I also managed to take all of my shots on a disgustingly high ISO. Oops.

We only managed to see the stamping plant. I think that's what this is. It's a huge site, and we didn't even see half of it. 

Visited with Adders, Gabe, Monkey and The Raw.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Billingsgate Roof, London - June 2015

After our plans quite literally fell through one evening, Angelica and I were walking to another location when we happened upon this building covered in scaff. It looked as if it was worth a look, so after a quick run around the ground floor, we decided to head up, despite the sawing noise that was coming from above. I'm not 100 per cent, but I think this is London River House, where the Port Authority of London are based now. The old Port Authority building is viewable here and here.