Back to the Drawing Boards

Urbex: Back to the Drawing Boards, Belgium – March 2017

I don’t know very much about the history of this place, clearly whatever this industrial complex used to be it involved a lot of schematics and drawings based on what was left behind. The site clearly had a much larger footprint but most of the other buildings had been demolished and only a couple of admin buildings remained. This one, being the better of the bunch, housed all the old drawing boards and plans along with various offices…

A Welsh Chapel

Urbex: A Welsh Chapel, Wales – November 2016

Lowri and I explored this abandoned chapel in Wales towards the end of 2016. Disused for a long time, the chapel itself was free from vandalism and graffiti and only natural decay could be found inside.  The turquoise painted plaster ceilings were a joy to shoot along with the stained wood of the pews and altar area. The organ was in great condition considering the weather damage to the building and the light was perfect when we visited.

Abbey Mills Pumping Station

Permission Visit: Abbey Mills Pumping Station, London – September 2016

Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Stratford, East London, is a sewage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver. It was built between 1865 and 1868, housing eight beam engines by Rothwell & Co. of Bolton. Two engines on each arm of a cruciform plan, with an elaborate Byzantine style, described as The Cathedral of Sewage…