Urbex Community: Talk|URBEX

Posted by sickbritain On July - 17 - 2009

After a run of mainly forum or photography sites I’ve found something a little different, a blog. Talk|URBEX is just starting out but aims to “share amazing locations, hints, tips and provide articles on camera equipment, post processing workflow and help on getting that perfect angle to provide the best record of the urbex site”, given that it’s aims are very allied to ours here at Sick Britain I intend to watch this one with interest!

www.talkurbex.com

Talk|URBEX

Urbex Community: Forsaken Places

Posted by sickbritain On June - 21 - 2009

Another personal site from a UK explorer with a North-East leaning, includes site reports and photos, some from a visit to the Urbex ‘Mecca’ that is Chernobyl…

http://www.forsakenplaces.co.uk/


Urbex Community: Pretty Vacant

Posted by sickbritain On June - 14 - 2009

Pretty Vacant is the personal site of prolific explorer and well-known forum community member Rookinella, containing site reports and a massive amount of photos.  The site is great for finding inspiration or if you want to get a good taster of what Urban Exploration is all about…

http://www.prettyvacant.fotopic.net/


Urbex Community: Subterranea Britannica

Posted by sickbritain On June - 6 - 2009

The very first time I heard of Urban Exploration, although not under that name, was a news story I saw on the local BBC channel mentioning Subterranea Britannica. SubBrit is a society that has been around since 1974 and represents people who are interested in exploring anything underground, you can even join up as a member for £17 per annum which gets you information, a thrice-yearly magazine and access to training, special events, etc. The site also has a breakout section on cold war underground sites which contains a massive amount of information on ROC posts, including a clickable map of the UK split by county.

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/



Urbex Community: ROC Remembered

Posted by sickbritain On May - 27 - 2009

The Royal Observer Corps were in existence from 1925 to 1995 and their first significant operation was to act as aircraft spotters in WW2 where their task was to radio in any sightings of enemy aircraft or flying bombs. After the war ended they were briefly stood down after being in continuous operation from September 1939 to May 1945 then as the peace transitioned into the Cold War their role changed. The new role was to report nuclear explosions and monitor the nuclear fallout, to do this the crew of three would have to be prepared to spend up to 21 days underground in a 16ft x 7ft x 7ft bunker, between 1958 and 1968 over 1,500 of these bunkers were built across the country.

ROC Remembered is a site built by the grandson of a former ROC member in memory of his grandmother, it lists the state of ROC posts around the country and includes photos and coordinates of many…

http://www.rocremembered.com/


VIDEO

TAG CLOUD

About Me

If youre into Urbex or youre trying to find out what its all about you may find yourself needing some help finding out about the art of Urban Exploration.  Here at Sick Britain Im planning to put up original content like my What is Urbex? and Urbex Safety articles as well as posting links to other community sites such as 28 Days Later or Derelicte.

Twitter

    Photos

    Fruit ExchangeFruit ExchangeBridlington Sunshine and EnergyA time of innocenceRiver Swale RichmondRiver Swale Richmond Waterfall"Euston Station Reconstruction"Queens Stores CompanyToward the C&SLR Island PlatformFlying blind"Brushwave"Queens Stores CompanyToward the CCE&HR Booking HallBritish Rail PostersGrass roots patriotismToward the L&NWR Booking Hall