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Explores #101a(revisit) and #118: Rooftops THM and LB, London – New Year’s Eve 2014/15

The fireworks over central London on 31 December 2013 looked very impressive on TV, but I knew that I wanted to see them first-hand on 31 December 2014… I also knew that I didn’t want to spend New Year’s Eve stuck in crowds for hours on end, so decided to hook up with a couple of good exploring buddies and try our luck with getting on a rooftop for a more exclusive and loftier vantage point! Our Explores James and…

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Explore #117: Castle of Sammezzano, aka Non Plus Ultra / the Fairytale Castle, Italy – December 2014

Explore #6 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. The third and final day of our wintry long weekend in Italy was a traditional pre-dawn start. Our target: an incredible disused ‘fairytale’ castle… History (compiled and rewritten from here, here, and here) The Castle of Sammezzano was originally built in 1605 by Spanish nobleman Ximenes of Aragon. However, the castle truly became unique in the 19th century when Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property, and over the course of nearly 40…

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Explore #116: College Saint Evelise, aka Collegio di Musica / College Eglise Italy – November 2014

Explore #5 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. After a wonderful morning spent exploring the Manicomio di R asylum anything else that day was going to be a bonus. Given the time of year daylight hours were at a premium, so we decided to prioritise and head to what looked like an interesting abandoned college. History This college for boys and girls was built in the 1960s by the Salesian Society – a Roman Catholic institution which was formed in…

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