Shoreditch Streetart

A bit of a break from urbex, and something i wanted to do for quite a while. Kids and banners are doing their job going over ROA's pieces, shame..

1 - Malarky 2 - ROA 3 - Pablo Delgado 4 - ROA, Malarky 5 - Unknown 6 - Malarky 7 - Pidgeons

Under Dover II

Dover has definitely a lot to offer, this time we managed to visit three locations, but because my light-painting skills are still not sufficient i will only post few pictures.. return visit is near.

Grand Shaft
This historical monument was used to get soldiers from the top to the bottom of the White Cliffs of Dover during a crisis.Therefore, a set of three intertwined spiral staircases were built for easy access.

St. Martins Deep Shelter
St Martins Battery was constructed in the 1870's and was updated at the beginning of the Second World War, part of this included extending the already present Battery Magazine into a deep underground shelter, It has suffered smoke damage and several collapses. First shelter i ever been to, shame that not much left inside.

This one was taken just outside the shelter, on the previous trip:

More locations in Dover to come.

St George's Centre Crane

It's St George... again, it must be dest0ny, he deserves a credit.

Saint George was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic (Western and Eastern Rites), Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

This building/crane is located in Canterbury, not very high, but with the lovely view on the Canterbury Cathedral, the building will be used for student housing when completed in 2012.

It was.. very foggy.

GT Manor

I wanted to visit this location for quite a while, and finally thanks to Keïteï and Subversive Photography managed to do it :) It didn't disappoint, lot's of vivid colours and a bit Mediterranean feeling to it. No problems with access and during the explore on here, St George Tower, has been done later on the same day.

info: GT Manor is a grade II listed manor house in Oxfordshire, which is on a large estate along with another two manor houses. One part of the manor is in private residence, the rest remains disused.

St George Tower

After a day of exploring we had some extra time to spent in London, just enough for a little mooch. After failing to get somewhere else, we noticed this tower and crane from the distance, and as we haven't done high stuff before, decided to give it a go, and it was well worth it.

info: St George Tower, also known as the The Tower, is a residential skyscraper under construction in Vauxhall, London, as part of the St George development. When built, it will be 181 metres (594 ft) tall with 49 storeys, making it the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.

We managed to climb up to 22 storey and that's where the construction ends at the moment, so revisit is quite possible.

Chemical Plant Wistom

Done this location during the summer with r2s, lu of sesyjni mordercy crew and our friend Sebastian. Nice location, we did expect a little bit more though, plant is partially demolished, the rest is stripped out and heavily used by paintball enthusiasts.

history: the plant was founded in 1912 initially as the artificial silk factory. It was the largest producer of synthetic fibers in the country. During the German occupation it was used for testing internal combustion engines, in 1946 original activity was resumed. In it's heyday company employed almost 10 thousand persons. As the factory was producing and releasing to the atmosphere extensive amounts of toxic gases, it was decommissioned in the late 90s.

Graylingwell Asylum

Some places you are just meant to see too late. Demolition of Graylingwell is lets say 40% done, but unfortunately it has taken the main features, the hall and the projection room. Went there in the middle of the week and perhaps i shouldn't have as it was crawling with workers, so had good time dodging them for most of the time :) Fortunately didn't get caught and managed to see most of what has left.

history: Graylingwell Asylum in Chichester, East Sussex was founded in 1894 then finally opened in 1897. 

During World War I the hospital closed temporarily and was used as a base by the Military. The patients were evacuated to other southern asylum’s. On return to civilian use plans were put in place for additional buildings to the main hospital. These buildings included an admission hospital which was to be known as Summersdale, a nurses home to be known as Pinewood, a building for female tuberculosis patients and a female convalescent home and also a home for female working patients.

Graylingwell was taken over by the N.H.S in 1948 by which time it could hold in excess of one thousand patients. The hospital was eventually wound down and in 2003 finally shut its doors. The site is now known as 9 College Lane rather than Graylingwell Asylum and is now being renovated into a site for new housing.

Glassworks Kara

Done with r2s during this summer, entrance was kind of funny as the site is still partially live, so we have been crouching behind random objects to avoid the workers and security, eventually got in and discovered that the ground floor is still being used as a storage for thousands of glass jars, after this few skips it all went fine.

First opened in 1897, this factory was producing the glass for windows, closed in 2001.