Welcome to my pages about grotty places. Here you will find my favourite run down, abandoned, grim, forgotten and neglected buildings. (Note: I live in Medway, Kent, England. Most of the places on this page are near where I live. If you have any suggestions of grotty places for this page please contact me).
I am interested in grotty places because they are grotty and forgotten about, and they make a nice change to the increasingly amount of boring places there is nowadays.
People often talk about pulling these building down or refurbishing them, but I don't want this as I like these places because they are grotty.
(I don't just like grotty, I also like ultra modern places, but most modern places are not ultra modern - they are just rather dull)
GROTTY PUBLIC PLACES
Here are some places which are SO grotty. These places are all in the center of town, but despite this they are nice and grotty - AWESOME!Chatham Pentagon bus station
Car park above Tesco in Chatham
Chatham Trafalgar Centre
There are loads of grotty harbours about. They are very run down and bits of boat and other junk trashed all over the place. I like these places.Gravesend ferry pier
There are LOADS of abandoned forts in Medway and the surrounding area. These were all built from different dates, these range from hundreds of years ago to the the Cold war (1960s). It is amazing how many abandoned forts there are in this area.
RANT: One word I absolutely hate is "restoration". What makes these abandoned places so special is that they haven't been over restored. When people talk about restoring places, they say that they are turning them back to how they used to be. THEY ARE NOT. What they are actually doing is turning them into horrid museum theme parks. I HATE so called 'historic buildings' where the building has been converted into a modern tourist experience. Like some twat has just tried to a make it look historic to attracted tourists, but have taken away the building's character.
What I like about these forts is that they have NOT been over restored. Some of them have been turned into tourist attractions, but most of them are abandonedCLICK HERE FOR MY PAGE ABOUT MEDWAY's FORTS
GROTTY HOUSING ESTATES
I like grotty housing estates, they are one of my favourite places to go on a day out. When I am going somewhere and I see a housing estate I haven't seen before, I just have to stop what I am doing and go explore it. Some housing estates still have their original lifts (you can see these on my youtube channel).
There are loads of grotty looking housing estates about, but only a few of them are ultra grotty. Here are my favourite ones.Thamesmead
Heygate Estate (Elephant and Castle)
Here are my favorite abandoned places.
Exploring abandoned places is fun!.Matthews Equestrian center (Gillingham)
Car park in Dover
lastly, here are some other places that are not grotty, but still have that special something.Old Pembury hospital (now demolished)