These days I have a lot more tales than fails. Call it a spate of good luck or maybe extreme stupidity at taking more risks when trying to gain access.
Still, there's always some that have been sealed 5 minutes before we arrive or you need to be a supreme ninja to get in.
While I can’t do anything about the former, I am working on the latter at least to the levels my body will allow.
'The House' is not going to get any more of a name than this, as it is strictly off the Urban Explorer radar, and I don't want some bastards going along and opening it up.
Yes, the house was sealed up good and proper, and to get into the grounds we found ourselves on our bellies and pushing the fat in to get under a large gate.
It was all in vain and beside a hoard of angry spiders attacking me when I approached the front window, we had to concede defeat.
I know for a fact it's been empty for years and is a semi-detached property. There must be a lot of damp and wetness seeping through to next door. Bad if you happen to live there.
This was always going to be a wreck. A black monstrosity situated in the middle of Manchester that looked like it should have been pulled down years ago should have been easy.
Alas, the demolition dudes had already arrived and placed this metal surround 'thing' completely around it.
I have to give them credit, there were also camera's with CCTV to protect the contents of the blackened wreck.
I know there's nothing in there but crap, dust, and debris. Get the thing pulled down and quickly I say.
In the heart of the Manchesters' Jewish community area lies this unused but unique looking abandoned building.
Someone has been in quite recently and I can report it is a shell inside. Shell or not, we still wanted to check it out.
My photographs do portray an empty-looking street void of cars but that can't be farther than the truth. It was 1 pm on Saturday afternoon and the area was heaving with people.
Not good for when you are trying to sneak in somewhere and bad for architecture shots WITHOUT people. I had to take many shots to get these human and car-free ones.
There was a way in past a metal shutter that has been bent back but it was too small for even @dizzydiscovery to fit, never mind a fat bugger like me.
This old looking building appears to be intact, ancient and historic from the front.
The plaque tells me it was built just about the time Queen Victoria died. That may seem old but compared to some places I visit, it's not.
The back of the building told a different story. It’s being partly demolished. Getting past the anti-climbing fencing was not a big deal but getting inside was.
See that pole? hang upside down and shimmy up it, grabbing the railings near the top and haul yourself up. That's the way in.
Not a bloody chance! What do you take me for, a performing chimpanzee?
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