This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “Diocletian Allegories”
The sun was setting over the Manawatu, New Zealand. The first stop-off on an Easter road trip that remains vivid in the memory. Below the chimney was…… Read more “Longburner”
This bridge was originally built to replace a flying fox that transported workers and materials between flax mills on opposite sides of the river. By the mid… Read more "River Men"
Among the many artefacts left behind at the closure of this masonic centre, one of the more interesting was a typed script for a masonic ceremony. Attempting… Read more "So Mote It Be"
It was a Monday night: the 18th of March, 1946. Forgoing the novelty of home television, including Caspar The Friendly Ghost, the audience travelled in to the… Read more "Dreamspun Sherpa"
A couple of old chimneys tower over an abandoned glass factory near the village of Krushevo, in the municipality of Sevlievo, in Gabrovo Province, northern central Bulgaria.… Read more "Above The Glass"
A longstanding employee of Tip Top’s bakery in Wellington succinctly documents personal and professional concerns in the year of its closure. A bakery had existed on the… Read more "Bye Bye Tip Top"
Built out of New Zealand native kauri wood in 1899 and the largest structure in New Zealand around in its time, this grand mansion is slated for…… Read more “The Mansion”
Until finding this place, I had no idea there was any kind of undercity in Wellington (drains notwithstanding). It seems this hulking highrise luxury hotel has been…… Read more “Undercity – House beneath the hotel”
This tower that once supported a railway bridge, now looks more like a prop from a Peter Jackson movie. A prop nonetheless, that Gunner was obliged to…… Read more “The Sentinel”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Urbex Central. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for 2014… Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall…… Read more “2013 in review”
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"
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"
https://vimeo.com/73066875 "Don't play on the tracks- head for the high ground". Why not do both? Part II of Escarpment...
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.”
In keeping with our recent racecourse posts, but this time from a different racecourse entirely, join us on a trip up to the top of an observation…… Read more “Racecourse Tower”
https://vimeo.com/68819108 Horsing around at a deserted racecourse and inspecting a disused tote building...