Recommended Reports – some selected highlights

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Explore #84: Powerplant Gigawatt, aka XL aka The Cloud Factory, Belgium – August 2014

Explore #6 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour After racking up 5 successful explores on day one of the trip the beers that night hit us hard – with the lack of sleep on top we were all pretty merry after about 3 of the premium local beers! So much so that Dan decided that it would be hilarious if he slept al fresco on our balcony that night… …although after much childish giggling and taking of photos we did…

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Explore #76: St Joseph’s Seminary, Upholland, Lancashire – July 2014

Explore #4 of the Quality>Quantity aka Crimes Against Photography Tour This report is a pretty mammoth one – I hope you’ll agree it’s justified by the location and the story of our explore! After exploring Tower X, The Royalty Cinema and The Ark, and 40+ hours without sleep, our group finally checked in at one of the grottiest “hotels” I have even had the misfortune to stay at, somewhere in a rather insalubrious suburb of Manchester. Urbanographer had booked it…

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Explore #74: The Royalty Cinema, Harborne, Birmingham – July 2014

Explore #2 of the Quality>Quantity aka Crimes Against Photography Tour Fresh from the euphoria of our success at Tower X we pressed on through the night, and arrived at the outskirts of Birmingham to explore this abandoned cinema just as dawn was breaking. History The Royalty Cinema was built in the Art Deco style for local independent company Selly Oak Pictures Limited, and opened on 20th October 1930. Built during the early years of cinema exhibition with sound, the Cinematograph…

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