Machineries of Joy

This viaduct was built at the very end of the 19th century, overcoming a major valley obstacle in the construction of a national rail line in New Zealand. It is over 200 metres long and at over 70 metres high it was in its time the highest viaduct in the country. The construction took six … Continue reading Machineries of Joy

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Skylarking

The companion to Derelict Meat Killing Plant (tasty title BTW, Nilskill), this video walks through a massive freezing works closed since 2009. The whiteboard featuring the competition between respective day-shift and night-shift teams is poignant, with the final statistics of the last shift still visible long since the business failed. Shot and edited in 1080p full … Continue reading Skylarking

Waikune Prison Part two

Abandoned since 1986 this derelict prison camp located in a remote area of the North Island in New Zealand barely resembles a prison. The prison is heavily decayed with surprisingly little vandalism and the prisons strange colour schemes were meant to help calm prisoners. Our road trip taking us to this prison began with a sunny 18 degrees, five … Continue reading Waikune Prison Part two

Smash You Bro

This car wreckers yard was the set of the New Zealand cult classic film Smash Palace released in 1981. The junkyard offers a rare opportunity to see cars from multiple eras and in various states of decay - some are even in the process of being reclaimed by nature by means of plants growing inside … Continue reading Smash You Bro

Ruapehu Railways

Standing at the feet of Mt Ruapehu are the remains of several railway viaducts in various stages of decay. Modernisation of the railway network and the move towards concrete bridges in place of the historic steel viaducts has meant that these symbols of industrialisation are no longer in use. One of the viaducts has been … Continue reading Ruapehu Railways

Thermal Resort

  This abandoned thermal resort has sat vacant for years, cats both living and dead can be found throughout the premises and the place has a very peculiar air about it. The lawns are mowed, the garden tended to and the cats fed. Someone has been looking after this place, despite the fact that it … Continue reading Thermal Resort