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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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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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