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
That began in the 18th century and ended with investment from a Dragon. Surviving machines in the Spinning Block, Tonedale Mill, Wellington.
Pyestock visit no. 6. Getting the place pretty wired now, but there’s always something new to see. This is a detail from the Air House. Two of the eight giant Parsons turbine sets used to generate the air supply for … Continue reading
One of my favourite Pyestock photos, taken on the second trip when we focussed on the under-reported parts of the site.
Pristine Cornish beam engine. Midlands location.
The compelling hulk of British Extracting features an awesomely committing fire escape..
First contact with Battersea Power Station. And it certainly wasn’t the last.
Walking from Cell 4 towards the Air House inside one of the iconic blue pipes (the one on the right in the picture below) Pyestock visit no. 1.
The CS2 recovery plant at British Cellophane.
A highlight of the British Cellophane site.
One of the pair of giant rotating kilns at Westbury Cement works. More from the site:
The Plant House, Pyestock, August 2010. Not a blue pipe in sight. My favourite building of the entire site. More from the Plant House… Our exit from the building was timed to perfection. 10 seconds earlier and the visit would … Continue reading