On Sunday I was up at 4:30am to go on an exploring adventure with some of Urbexia, we were going to discover steel mills. I am not going to disclose their location because one in particular that we saw was almost pristine, so wonderfully preserved in it's decay that it was a complete joy to wander around the slumbering machinery and not be confronted with childish tagging or disrespectful graffiti. So I am just going to present some of the photos, unfortunately leaving out some wonderful momentos, but images that would have disclosed their origin.
It was a drizzling day with the rain relentlessly falling, an almost vertical pouring of small droplets of water, which although not torrential was still enough to drive us inside buildings and only take outside shots where our cameras could be shielded. I managed to get some rain on my lens and some of us suffered from fogging lenses but we still persisted in trying to create art and document this monolithic structure.
We decided in the few remaining hours of daylight to race and capture another old giant before the night closed in. The next plant is already in the process of being demolished so we were fortunate to catch a last glimpse of its towering form before the wrecking balls smashed it to the ground. Piles of scrap covered the surrounding area along with skips and machinery. This old giant won't be standing much longer...
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