Sunday, 23 November 2008

Green quarter tower crane, manchester. november 08

after finishing off at london road me and over finised an exploring day and went on to this tower crane over by th the M.E.N. arena it was an 81 meter hook to floor and my first tower crane!

its not as easy as you thing going to the top of one of these, i needed 20 rest at the top!

but what a view!

the cab, which was heated, had a kettle and a cracking view of manchester!

London road fire station, Manchester. November 08

after the trip to deva me and over where still in an exploring mood, so we went on to have a go at london road fire station! once we were in it didnt take long before we headed for the tower. been some where i wanted to see for a while, its mainly empty but still got intresting features! and lots of rooms to see!

a bit of history:- London Road Fire Station is a former fire station, police station and coroner's court, in Manchester, England. Designed and built between 1904 - 1906 by Woodhouse, Willoughby & Langham at a cost of £142 000. Until 1974 and the formation of the Greater Manchester Fire Service, it was the headquarters of the Manchester Fire Brigade.Built of red brick and terracotta by Burmantofts it is now a Grade II listed building in the Whitworth Street conservation area. Since 2001 the building has been listed as “at risk” by English Heritage.

was decribing this as some sort of racking earlier, but since found out that it was a victorian laundry drier.

over and me in the tower opposite Manchester Piccadilly!

deva mental asylum, Chesire. November 08

OK its been a bit over done on the forums recently, but after cutting abit off my finger and missing out on going to denbigh asylum i was doing this! :)

went along with over 5050 snowdudejohn and omega, we gained access with directions from chewy off northwest(thanks for those) its only closed in 2005 and is still attached to a working hospital. as we was in there we bumped in to a group of chav's/scrote's who was wandering around, they where as big of losers as you could imagine! when we got up to the hazard room as its called we found them again after losing them that is, and they was kicking a door in we got them to stop but left after that! here are some pics any way!

this is the main hall, it had a nasty false ceiling in, there was some tiles missing which showed the roof. dont know why they covered it up!

this was the last photo before we called it a day as we bumped in to the chavs again kicking in doors and was going to get caught! :(

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

st. Marks church preston

saw the scaffolding on this church driving past on the way to play football and thought got to do that! :) on the night i went to do it i was amazed the front door was open and the light where on! but that didn't put me off, and away i went. here is the outside

stone work of the tower

below is looking at preston docks

as it turns out its no longer a church! its been converted to apartments! that explains the open doors at mid-night!

grange over sands lido

went here on the way to following up some leads was well worth nipping in to not really that much to see! its an open air swimming pool that by the looks of it has been closed awhile, and these are the only photos i got befour the weather changed and it started to really rain!

my photos make it look slightly better then it was! the water was a nasty shade of green! :)