I only had a mobile phone camera with me today when I found an access to two derelict amphibians in Portsmouth. Soon I am going there again with a decent camera 🙂
Sony C6603 (4.1mm, f/2.4, 1/800 sec, ISO40)
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Racton Monument (known locally as Racton Ruin) is a folly situated on a hill in Racton, West Sussex, England. It was commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, possibly as a summerhouse for the nearby Stansted Estate, though an alternative theory suggests it could have been constructed so the Earl could watch his merchant ships dock at the nearby port village of Emsworth. Continue reading Racton Ruins
These few pictures below are from the old car graveyard in Hevingham. Unfortunately not much left there…
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Porth Wen is the site of a now mostly unknown Anglesey industrial heritage. You’ll have come across the works if you’ve ever wandered to the east along the Anglesey Coastal Path from Cemaes Bay on the North Anglesey coastline.
The brickworks has now fallen into misuse and decay as local difficulties and world markets shifted their attention to cheaper manufacturers.
Nonetheless, it’s a lovely discovery that brings out the inquisitive child in you as you peek in every hold, doorway, chute and inside the intriguing beehive kilns. There’s plenty of evidence of regular visitors to the site that you’ll discover inside these kilns.
It is thought that the making of bricks started in the early part of the 20th century. The type of brick produced was based on the local yellow clay rather than the usual red house brick. They were capable of withstanding a higher temperature that normal bricks and may have been used for the lining of kilns and furnaces.
In 1906 a German by the name of Steibel took over the running of the works and tried to make it a profitable concern. The bricks were cut into shape with a sharp wire before they were baked. To assist in the baking two experts were employed from Ruabon and the quality of the bricks made at this time was extremely high.
In 1908 the works were again taken over by a Mr. Charles Tidy. He introduced a new method for brick making in which the clay was pressed into shape rather than cut with wires. The result was that the bricks were left with a hollow frog.
Continue reading The Old Brickworks, Porth Wen, Bull Bay
Last Wednesday me and my mates went to abandoned chalk mine in Norwich. A few panorama and few pictures below:
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Yesterday was a sunny, warm and lovely Sunday. Arleta and I decided to visit another derelict church. This time it was the church in East Somerton.
Continue reading The Ruin of St Mary’s Church – Panorama 360° x 180°