Urban exploration

A student pointed out this wonderful web page about contemporary urban explorations.


There are excellent pictures of Manchester’s Second World War air raid shelters. They have been part of my urban myth since long but I had never seen picture before.  There are also picture of Mayfield station, a huge derelict railway station right in the centre of Manchester. It must be one of the last spots of undeveloped real estate in the city’s centre. Coincidently I saw news about a major investment scheme For Mayfield station today. Hurry if you wish to see it.

Other threads are also fascinating. I found hospitals particularly intriguing although for morbid reasons. Something nightmarish hangs in these rooms. Their walls, saturated with pain, are slowly releasing the sufferings of former inmates through decomposing material, flaky paint and rotten roofs.

Voila a book by Keith Warrender about Manchester’s underground: