This one is just a quick play around with Silver Efex just to see what kind of things it can do. Apparently it’s really good at making the black, BLACK. So might give it a workout over the weekend.
This is the back part of the building where I was doing some urban exploration the past couple of weeks. Thought I’d found a new site but after a wee scout around today might not be as accessible as I thought.
Take a seat please
Stay away from the light!
Rule the world
The anatomy of a chicken
Back to last weeks urban exploration site to see if I had missed anything.
Part 1 is HERE
Had a wee wander around the Howff cemetery today looking for the gravestones to line up this old photograph.
Pretty sure this is the right one the markings on the flat stone are similar, the only thing different on the original photograph was a stone sitting on legs in the background. Had a wee look around and in that location was a flat stone and the flattened legs underneath it, result! I could have been Serpico.
Just found out there’s a name for these kind of mixes, archaeographica. Everyday’s a school day.
A wee group in Dundee are trying to restore the Howff graveyard the oldest one in Dundee.
The single story building at the left is gone ripped down and replaced with the modern.
Caffe Borsa occupies the bottom of the right hand building where I usually stop off at the weekend for a wee cuppa.
More Royal Exchange stuff here
The memorial to the Dundee men who died fighting against Franco’s fascist forces during the Spanish civil war, the memorial reads.
“Man’s Dearest Possession is Life: and Since
It is Granted to Live But Once, He Must so
life as to feel no torturing regrets for
years without purpose : so live as not too
be seared by the shame of a cowardly and
trivial past : to live that dying he can
say : all my life and all my strength were
given to the finest cause in the world
the fight for the liberation of mankind”
Roll of Honour here LINK
Doing a bit of urban exploration the other day bringing back the childhood memories.
As kids we had an abandoned hospital not far from home, it was actually a hospital for infectious diseases which we were warned to keep out because “You’ll get leprosy!” Obviously leprosy wasn’t that scary to a bunch of kids so we’d regularly venture in search of ghosts. We never did make it to the first floor though the terror was just too much but we did see the ‘bone crushing machines’
There really was nothing better as a kid than exploring an old building seeing what could be found. We used to play in a wee old cottage with a rope swing in the back garden and under the house a cellar that was probably the darkest place on earth a place as Private Joker would say ‘For the phony tough and the crazy brave’
Another old building to explore was the old Blackshade Primary School, we used to climb through a broken window to get in but bizarrely through a small air vent to get back out. This school was rumoured to have a mysterious black cat roaming the corridors and a Ouija board had apparently been draw in one of the toilets. These two things would be running through your mind especially if you were last in line to squeeze through the air vent whilst the second last would hilariously pretend to be stuck while you were screaming like a bitch for them to “Get the f**k out!”
Sadly these building are just a memory, houses are on top of the old cottage and school. The old hospital was pulled down and a fire station built in its place although I do hope I still have a mention on the foundations of that building.
Bit harder to find easy access to any empty sites what with security cameras all over the place and my bad back hindering my climbing ability. There’s a couple that I’d love to have a look around too, if I get in you’ll see it here.