Back in January Gabe and I had been for a long walk underground, and on our way South of the river decided to have a look at the Signal building, Elephant and Castle. The building has long been topped out now, so it's about time this went up. Getting in wasn't hard for one of us, cue minor incident involving me being worried about my camera gear on the outside and some unwanted loiterers, and then passing a ladder over so Gabe could make it in (sorry for the public shaming!).
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Here's an old report from last year that's gone public now. The site has been sealed a while now, which is a shame as I'm sure that there's plenty that I didn't get to see on my visit, and plenty of people out there that didn't get to see it. This was a walk in for quite some time last year, and on our visit we sent one person in, walked to the other door, waited a little while, open sesame, lights on, and took the lift down. Somehow, even though we were down there for hours, I only took 46 photos, most of them duplicates. Wannabe.
Thanks to Maniac for driving, and no thanks to Raptor Jesus for singing with him.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
The haters are multiplying. Time to get the boys together. See some fireworks. They will make me feel better. We met after work, and made our way to our location. Slip inside. Spot builders and take evasive action. Glass is see-through. Bail. Plan B. Did not see fireworks.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Still smarting from being called a wannabe. I decided it's time to do something epic. Prove myself to the hatorz. One day they will look up to me and shout 'Save us'... I'll look down and whisper 'No'. Gaj left a present last month that I claimed. I decided to put it to use for the River Fleet. One of London's secret rivers. One of its oldest sewers.
Shit just got real.
Saturday, 4 October 2014
I never got around to uploading these last year as I Monks Park and Ridge were non-public, and Poulton Quarry wasn't really report worthy. With another trip to Wiltshire lined up, I revisited these photos and thought I should post them.
I've just noticed that the photos have a random column on black on the right hand side for some reason (faststone, probably). I guess that's just further proof I'm a wannabe.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
I suppose it's about time I updated this thing, having elsewhere recently been branded a 'wannabe' for not sticking some sites online (not entirely sure which ones). These are various views of London I've taken since I moved up here with my career, most of which are now sealed or the crane has gone etc... Taken on a range of cameras, in array of inebriations, in a whole host of venues.
Yes I have been lazy and not done enough, but say lah vee. Some have been done, some have been failed, some are not here, some are yet to come.
Explored with many people who I love - some of the London chaps, various Kentish participants, 28ers, and some of my oldest friends - props to you all.
In no apparent order:
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
It's been a while, life has been hectic, new job, moving to London etc, but I thought I could squeeze this in. Seeing as the world and his wife have gone public with this now it's probably about time that I do too (read here for more public/non-public information). This blog is pretty much taken straight from my report on the site from October. We basically had the run of this place for a few months, and it was great. Still do-able now, hoping to nip back soon. Hope you enjoy.
Monday, 6 January 2014
I first visited Detached Bastion at Dover's Western Heights back in October. On Saturday Giacomo and I were to head off on adventures with Maniac, but he had to cancel, so we resolved to have a nose around in Dover instead. Off the back of some of what the papers have dubbed the worst weather ever etc it might have been a tad daft, but actually it was fine - just a bit slippery in places on the walk up to Western Heights and through the dry moat.
These photos have not been post-processed, apart from changing the odd white balance, so they're pretty much straight off of the camera.