Another temple of cellophane. Like coming home.
Now demolished, the British Celanese complex in Derby was established in World War One to make acetate dope that was used to stiffen and waterproof the fabric covering of early aircraft. In the Thirties, it fed the haute couture market for acetate drape and in World … Continue reading
The Wiltshire location that never stops giving. We were supposed to be going draining when a last minute phone call provided a much better distraction. The first shall be last to see this one, judging by subsequent events.
One of the highlights of an excellent little Cornish tin mine that is accessible at various points in a sea cliff.
Maybe the best industrial explore of 2009 / 2010. I covered the whole site over several visits, both solo and with various accomplices. This was the most memorable of the visits, an 8 hour marathon with Bukowski Jr. Somehow we walked … Continue reading
but it was hard to suppress a giggle or two as we entered this sublimely preserved slice of industrial history. Spinning Mules at Mill S. Thanks to Clebby for supplying the beta on this one
Winter 09/10, London.
The chemical storage area of the utterly photogenic British Cellophane plant.
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.
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
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