Cann Tunnel, Plymouth. Win courtesy of Dangerous Dave. Cann Tunnel is a former rail tunnel, converted to a deep shelter for workers at Devonport Dockyard and later used by the Navy for storing depth charges.
Anticipating a falling demand for their services, the entire canary flock at a German coal mine left to pimp their talents elsewhere.
Offices of the Edison Swan Cable Works, Forest of Dean.
“Dancing on the pier start the weekend here Friday best, no Sunday dress and bring your dancing shoes” (The Men They Couldn’t Hang) Birnbeck Pier opened in 1867 and enjoyed a chequered existence, coping with fire, storms and accidental … Continue reading
A night in London for work, and the opportunity for a quick explore with Bukowski Jr. Not by a long way the highest, or most interesting of City roof-tops, however the view to St Paul’s is worth the effort, and … Continue reading
The former station at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens lies quietly beneath street level, cultivating it’s own unique flora, enhanced by the scent of dead urban fox.
Steam powered fire pump, Tonedale Mill, Wellington. Credit for this one goes to a old black and white photo on Geograph, though it was still a surprise to find the engines remaining on a site which has been almost completely stripped, prior … Continue reading
Former stone mine, part converted to ammunition storage and abandoned sometime in the 1950’s.
Hams Hall control room. A fisheye image that’s been undistorted a bit. Here’s the full spherical VR panorama version. I first visited Hams Hall during a full-on storm, and even though I had come “prepared” it turned out that I was … Continue reading
B side of Battersea Power Station. Cogito Jon and I returned for a second attempt, this time with celebrity backup, and the route-finding was relatively straightforward. Despite seeing countless photos of the control room, it still felt pretty special to … Continue reading
Pneumatic tubes were used to transfer canisters with Very Secret info around the bunker.
That began in the 18th century and ended with investment from a Dragon. Surviving machines in the Spinning Block, Tonedale Mill, Wellington.