Gunner hardly requires an introduction here at Urbex Central. No doubt you'll be more than familiar with his antics- in particular his dizzying, vertigo inducing videos. Our… Read more "Gunner"
Once a firing range, gym and sauna this colourful location ravaged by nature now awaits demolition.
Closed since 1987 this old meatworks has lay idle to decay. Its days are up and demolition is now in full swing.
This former quarantine site is still full of macabre reminders of its former life, it now sits abandoned and vacant.
This 253 meter long former railway tunnel- constructed in the 1870′s- came to the end of it’s working life in 1955 when a replacement tunnel was opened.… Read more "Portal"
https://vimeo.com/78395397 Exploring the labyrinthian maze of a former cool store complex…
With the beginning of summer we cracked 4 new drains in one day, and met plenty of friendly eels along the way.
Opened in 1980 as a standalone abortion clinic. A place of much controversy and protest throughout the years now lays idle with little remaining of its past…… Read more “Termination”
Exploring some of the wards of the abandoned hospital in central New Zealand featured in our previous posts. Click on each thumbnail to view the full picture.…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 4: Wards”
Now that Wellington’s violent (some reaching 200km/hr winds) spring storms are finally ebbing away we can get back down into the slippery drains running through the city.…… Read more “Drainy Season”
One of Wellington’s defining features is our fleet of trolley buses, we found a couple of older models rusting in a paddock and decided on an inspection.…… Read more “Trolleying”
Once upon a time this complex housed New Zealand’s largest hospital complex, catering primarily towards those of an unsteady state of mind. The site now houses a…… Read more “Hospital Complexities”
Fording a stream in a rather unconventional manner, because here at Urbex Central we feel you don’t always need to take Urban Exploration seriously 🙂 https://vimeo.com/76758514
Gunner gets in some tight rope walking practise up the cables of an abandoned suspension bridge. This particular bridge was a crucial factor to the success of… Read more "Man on Wire"
Some exterior shots of the Battersea Powerstation- late 99. This iconic London structure is arguably the most recognisable face of British industrial architecture today. Famous for its… Read more "Battersea"
This defunct reservoir is no longer used to supply Wellington’s northern suburbs with water, despite that the weir remains full. The sunny day made for a good…… Read more “Water Wall”
Exploring abandoned buildings offers all sorts of opportunities to see areas that would normally be off limits to the general public, including dimly lit service tunnels and…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 3: Utilities”
An old Primary school near Taupo my friend used to attend, now left to ruin after a decline in numbers.
This imposing building on the hill overlooking a small country town has had several uses in it’s lifetime. It was initially constructed as a hospital for veterans…… Read more “Hilltop Sanatorium”
One of the first buildings we came across on the site was the hospital laundry, these machines once cleaned sheets, scrubs, and other laundry for the entire…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 2: Hospital Laundry”
This abandoned hospital is currently being demolished from its imposing perch high up on a hill above a smaller town/city, we managed to inspect it before it’s…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt. 1 – Exterior”
Driving through the Manawatu at night can be boring, but not when you have abandoned buildings and stars to take photos of! Featured in this post are…… Read more “Night Riding”
While in Sydney, after visiting cockatoo island, I made a beeline up the harbour bridge to take some photos. There are guided tours where you can…… Read more “Sydney Harbour Bridge Tower”
As I was rattling by on the train I noticed this small train boneyard in the middle of the countryside – and we decided that it deserved…… Read more “NZR – Boneyard”
https://vimeo.com/74441479 Okay- so what else do you call a video exploring an abandoned school gymnasium full of pigeon poop...? 🙂
These huge abandoned warehouses still contain a plethora of heavy machinery including huge lathes and industrial sized milling machines.
This old nurses home was built in 1910 to serve the nearby hospitals, it now lays crippled and decaying for the last decade with it’s only visitors…… Read more “Nurses Quarters”
The Crusader fortress of Beaufort Castle- constructed in the 12th century- has been the focus for countless battles and the home of many occupiers over the centuries.…… Read more “Beaufort”
This former highschool was closed about 15 years ago. The decay and vandalism that has occurred in the interim is astounding. It’s finally due for demolition soon… Read more "Bad Education"
https://vimeo.com/73066875 "Don't play on the tracks- head for the high ground". Why not do both? Part II of Escarpment...
This factory is one of our favourites and was closed in 2008 with many jobs losses, now earthquake prone, crippled and extremely vandalised – for more information…… Read more “Factory of Loaves – Revisted”
Aswan, Egypt, Dec 2005: Anba Hatre is an earlier name for the 7th century Coptic Christian monastery of St Simeon- featured here in the previous post. During… Read more "Anba Hatre"
Aswan, Egypt, Dec 2005: After exploring some ancient tombs on the westbank of the Nile (featured here)- we decided to walk across the open desert to the…… Read more “The Monastery”
This station was constructed in 1938 on the eve of World War Two just before resources would become scarce and be redirected towards the war effort; there was…… Read more “Cops Quarters”
The power station which at one point powered the island, from what I can tell the facilities now on the island are now powered in part by…… Read more “Cockatoo Island 4 – Power Station”
While out on a parkour jam with the guys from Wellington Parkour and Freerunning we came across a bag full of trash that someone had dumped in…… Read more “Parkour harbour cleanup”
Following on from the success of our last collaboration with these traceurs we tagged along with them for a day, this is the first video in a…… Read more “Mind the (kina) gap.”
Vukovar, Croatia, 2002: Vukovar was utterly destroyed after a three month seige against the mostly Croat defenders by the Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army (JNA) in November 1991. Some…… Read more “Vukovar”
http://vimeo.com/71327520 "I've never let my school interfere with my education." Mark Twain
This former notorious rural psychiatric hospital- see this post- was visited by one of our group back in 2008. The majority of the buildings then were mostly…… Read more “Psych”
The islands prison, and the garrison to guard them were a readily available source of workers for the islands shipyard and to quarry the sandstone of which…… Read more “Cockatoo Island 3 – Gaol + Fort”
At the close of the Second World War, this former Air Force base was converted into a “Mental Deficiency Colony” to house children deemed ‘backward’. By the…… Read more “The Centre”