Monthly Archives: December 2015

Victoria Viaduct

The Victoria Viaduct spans the River Wear and was originally part of the Durham Junction Railway, later becoming part of the Leamside line. The bridge was opened in 1838 and is raised 120ft above the river. Passenger traffic ceased in … Continue reading

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Wardley Colliery

Wardley is now largely a residential area of Gateshead but was once home to a cluster of collieries which employed thousands in the area. It was officially opened in 1855 but boring operations had commenced at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Ministry of Supply Ammunition Depot, Brasside

There is a woeful amount of information on this site. There is some evidence that it was a WWII Ministry of Supply Ammunition Depot. The formation and construction of the bunkers is similar to other ammo storage sites both retired … Continue reading

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Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America

The Centre for Land Use Interpretation is “dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived”. The name and mission statement have an official air to them—almost scientific.  Despite this they’re … Continue reading

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Explore Everything

Explore Everything is the culmination of several years of ethnographic research conducted by Bradley Garrett while embedded with urban exploration groups. Garrett starts his journey as an urbex peon struggling to gain access to the community. By the end of the … Continue reading

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Blank Spots on the Map

Trevor Paglen is a geographer and photographer whose work concentrates on making the invisible infrastructure of surveillance and military intelligence visible. Over the past decade, he has taken thousands of photographs of places connected to the so-called “black world” of classified … Continue reading

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