We found this broken time capsule of creativity temporarily parked on the edge of a highway awaiting its inevitable and imminent collapse. A book on surrealist photography…… Read more “Photography & Surrealism”
Erskine college built in 1905 is due for demolition this year and any day now the demolition crews will move in. Urbex Central decided to take one…… Read more “Rest in peace Erskine College.”
This large (by NZ standards) purpose built former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it…… Read more “Expired”
The teacher in this Bulgarian classroom clearly wanted her/his students to fully know their surroundings and themselves. Anti-fascist partisan artwork was still on display well beyond the fall…… Read more “Anatomy Class”
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”
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls school/farm/’rehabilitation unit’ we visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 -“the girls who came into the care of the…… Read more “The Farm”
This International School was one of the main international schools in Christchurch, after extensive demolition in the central business district of Christchurch this is one of the…… Read more “International School”
https://vimeo.com/100685477 This former conference and accommodation complex- closed due to being "earthquake prone"- is still very, very vacant...
A re-posted video of Petone College from early 2013. This former high school- abandoned, vandalized and the victim of numerous arson attacks- has finally been euthanized to… Read more "Escuela Mala"
One of our old haunts has finally been demolished. Hutt Valley High School (formerly Petone Technical College) was closed in 1998, but partially used up until 2002.… Read more "Bad Education (redux)"
An Anglican school founded in the 1840’s and once home to some of New Zealand’s Maori leaders sits decayed and vandalised after closing its doors due to…… Read more “School of Poor Achievements (Part One)”
This unique Spanish-style building was its city’s first three-storey building and opened in the late 1800’s. Up until recently this facility housed thousands of Christian girls devoted to God;…… Read more “The keys of Jesus”
This former high school closed in 2007, and despite more than $85,000 spent on security since, fed-up residents have arranged patrols after systematic vandalism and theft. A… Read more "Carpe Diem"
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"
An old Primary school near Taupo my friend used to attend, now left to ruin after a decline in numbers.
https://vimeo.com/74441479 Okay- so what else do you call a video exploring an abandoned school gymnasium full of pigeon poop...? 🙂
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"
http://vimeo.com/71327520 "I've never let my school interfere with my education." Mark Twain
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”
https://vimeo.com/69722320 "I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers." Woody Allen
Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve tension, for gratification or for… Read more "Pyro"
http://vimeo.com/64886462 Some more Chemistry experiments from a former tertiary institution... This is both a sequel and companion to Gunner's Big Science.
We returned for another look at this location: urbexcentral.com/2013/02/03/e-college/ A lot of vandalism occured here last year, graffiti and general destruction. Thankfully the landlord and the new…… Read more “Sacred”
This old building was once a nursery which helped to raise numerous children in the Wellington region. The building's future is now questionable as it sits right in the… Read more "We’ll Take Care Of Your Children"
This former highschool was closed about 15 years ago… It’s still standing- just. The decay and vandalism that has occurred in the interim is astounding! It’s finally…… Read more “Bad Education”
This school was closed in the 1980s and has been mostly left to ruin. The main building was "red stickered" last year, and like many buildings in… Read more "The College"