Please exit through the gift shop.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
You'd think there was more difficulty involved in infiltrating a live airport. Especially in today's anti-terror climate. But as long as you keep your wits about you, and remember where the last escape point you passed is, you should be fine (Also: be white).
I thought I might find the keys to that luggage buggy so that I could take it for a spin. Well, they were stupid enough to leave it unlocked.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
I was in London for a few days and had a gap in my schedule. What better way to keep myself occupied than by climbing a crane some 25 storeys above central London?
Shouts to Lovely (for being a muthafucking BOSS), Winch (for being my main man in The South) and Nebs (for being the sickcunt who climbed the jib on this crane).
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Two posts within 24 hours? I'm spoiling you.
Rhyl Flats is a huge offshore windfarm.
The base of operations is Mostyn Docks.
These windmill blades are huge, incredibly light, and amplify the tiniest of sounds to deafening levels.
One does not simply walk into live dockyards.
When you live in Manchester and immerse yourself in that city's rich industrial history, it's easy to overlook the rich history of the town where you grew up.
From the 1790s onwards, copper production was tha shiznit in Holywell, Flintshire. Thomas Williams developed Greenfield valley to reach this end.
Holywell copper was used to line the hull of Nelson's HMS Victory. The copper produced here was also used to make shackles on slave ships. Something, unfortunately, I'm sure a large number of Holywell's citizens would be proud of today.
Before Boulton and Watt's steam engine became the catalyst for industrial explosion in the 19th century, running water was the necessary tool used to power industry. Greenfield valley has a high number of hidden, tiny culverts which are truly ancient in terms of industry. These stone-built passageways are tiny and have a low flow of crystal clear water.
There's a lot more here that I'm yet to explore here, but this is the starting point.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
For about 24 hours, this "holy grail" of Manchester exploring was so easy to access every n00b from all over the country was driving up to follow the tourist trail, only to learn that the builders developing the site got wise to things and locked it up tight. Better luck next time eh?!