Welcome to my urban exploring pages.
ABANDONED PLACES URBEX
Here you will find my favourite run down, abandoned, grim, forgotten and neglected buildings.Abandoned parts of the UK's railways
Matthews Equestrian center (Gillingham)
Car park in Dover
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
NON-ABANDONED GROTTY PLACES
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)Chatham Pentagon bus station
Gravesend ferry pier
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)
OTHER URBEXCOMING SOON!
Lastly, here are some places that have either been demolished, or are no longer grotty.Tesco in Chatham (unknown fate)
Chatham Trafalgar Centre (closed down)
Abandoned petrol station in Gillingham (now demolished)
Old Pembury hospital (now demolished)