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Explore #139: The Grand Hotel, Birmingham – August 2015

After spending the night at a nearby hotel and enjoying some excellent Chinese food and much needed cold beers, it was another super early start the next morning. Our target: a huge Grade II* listed hotel with a truly stunning ballroom… History (from wiki) The Grand Hotel is a Grade II* listed Victorian hotel in the city centre of Birmingham, England. The hotel occupies the greater part of a block bounded by Colmore Row, Church Street, Barwick Street and Livery…

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Chernobyl: Pripyat #4 – Swimming Pool ‘Lazurny’, Piano Shop, Post office, Police Station, Jupiter factory, Vehicle Graveyard, Apartment Block, and Cafe ‘Pripyat’. – April 2015

Welcome the the last of my 4 posts from the three days I spent exploring Pripyat, which are: 1. Avanhard Stadium, Fairground with Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars, Palace of Culture ‘Energetik’, Polissya Hotel, and Music School. 2. The schools of Pripyat – Kindergartens #13 ‘Goldfish’, #4 ‘Golden Cockerel’, #15, Elementary Schools #1, #3, #2 and #5. 3. Hospital No.126. 4. Swimming Pool ‘Lazurny’, Piano Shop, Post office, Police Station, Jupiter factory, Vehicle Graveyard, Apartment Block, and Cafe ‘Pripyat’. As…

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Chernobyl: Pripyat #1– Avanhard Stadium, Fairground with Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars, Palace of Culture ‘Energetik’, Polissya Hotel, Music School – April 2015

The main reason for my trip, apart from finally getting to meet lots of fellow explorers in person rather than online, was to explore the unique abandoned city of Pripyat. As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE Over the course of three days I explored a decent chunk of the highlights of what still remains three decades on. I’ve split my photos from this incredible ghost city into four separate reports as follows: 1. Avanhard Stadium, Fairground with…

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