Abandoned Cement Works, South Island, New Zealand.

  Having had this closed down and dilapidated cement works on the radar for a couple of years, the urbexcentral crew alongside wildboyzue (UK) finally got to take a visit! As we drove the long drive to this location, we had mixed feelings of defeat and curiosity from earlier exploration attempts but we were determined … Continue reading Abandoned Cement Works, South Island, New Zealand.

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Expired

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 is apparently getting another lease of life. There are new owners and supposedly new occupants- but the only life we saw were some homies running their dogs (who tried to … Continue reading Expired

Cathedral

Images of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral from a couple of months ago. The Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22nd 2011 earthquake (and other aftershocks) that devastated New Zealand’s third largest city. It's a surreal experience, the centre around Cathedral Square is mostly unrecognizable, apart from the iconic Christchurch Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral was built between … Continue reading Cathedral

The Farm

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 sisters often had problems that could not be resolved in their normal environment and needed the loving care of others to restore their sense of self-worth.” The first residents … Continue reading The Farm

Bridge To Nowhere

October 2013: There was no point in trying to talk Gunner out of surmounting yet another obstacle- an historic abandoned suspension bridge.