Earthquake damaged pub square, Christchurch, New Zealand.

This hospitality square full of pubs, clubs and a real groovy music store in Christchurch was once a hub of entertainment. Since the 2011 earthquakes devastated the city this square has remained untouched and derelict while insurance claims are disputed. Exploring the inside of the square I stumbled upon forgotten hipster clubs, lots of pigeon … Continue reading Earthquake damaged pub square, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Casino Rouge

Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia recently. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese army and the murderous Khmer Rouge from 1979 onwards. Due to it's strategic place and size on Bokor plateau it was invaluable to either side to gain an advantage over the other. … Continue reading Casino Rouge

‘Devil’s Angles’ Gang House

Urbex Central found this abandoned bar situated in Wellington a couple of years ago, on a recent revisit we noticed the location had been trashed and tagged by the 'devils angils'. Which were some kind of nazi loving, intimidation gang that can't spell very well, they were trying to spread hatred with a message they most … Continue reading ‘Devil’s Angles’ Gang House

Abandoned Strippers

Along our journey exploring what Christchurch had to offer with our new found friend, Wildboyz we found something we had never explored before, an abandoned strip club! In the past we have found the odd brothel but never a strip club and with it a load of old artifacts such as stripper dollars, stilettos, g … Continue reading Abandoned Strippers

II Casino

We explored this former Italian restaurant two years ago, just prior to demolition. Remiro Bresolin, a flamboyant pioneer of Italian cuisine in New Zealand and legend of Wellington's social scene, took drab Wellington and gave it a splash of Italian colour. For nearly 30 years his Il Casino restaurant was a capital icon and a mecca … Continue reading II Casino

Vacancy

https://vimeo.com/100685477 This former conference and accommodation complex- closed due to being "earthquake prone"- is still very, very vacant...