Dark, Dank, and Dreadful - A Story of Urban Exploration

Just got back today from an amazing trip to Nottingham. I’m not sure why I decided a Friday was the best time to go, after a Thursday night at work… But it’s fine, because this place was so so good.

It’s not far from the centre of Nottingham, and the place is *huge*. It used to be the Great Northern Goods Warehouse, but now it’s left empty and to rot. It’s definitely ominous in both size and look, and it was easy enough to get in. I dragged a few others along for the ride, and Tom Staniforth had shown us the way to and around the location.

We walked on site, and I fell in love with the place. It was dark, grimy, and downright creepy. Perfect place for any dark, grimy, and downright creepy shoots I may have planned for the future. This post is mostly going to be filled with pictures of the place, as my descriptions will not do it justice. So please enjoy a brief spam of photos.

(Okay, I lied, it wasn’t brief.)

The only negative thing I will say about the place is that it is extremely easy to get into by other members of the public, so it does make me feel slightly uneasy about shooting there. I don’t want to get in, setup a shoot, and then have to grab everything and run, because something will get left behind, and I’m not about leaving equipment behind! There were a few young lads about, climbing in other areas ofthe building, but they left us alone. (A few of the giggled when myself and Blythe were trying to climb back over the fence, but in their defence, it was pretty funny..)

We did a little bit of shooting while we were there, as Ella and Blythe came with us for the afternoon, and we got some awesome shots of them on one of the floors. It was a venture worth having, even while still tired from the night before. I’m gonna have to think practically about using it as a shooting location, as I don’t want to use a lot of equipment to then have to book it right outta there! We shall plan something..

However, that’s it for now! I’m off to make sure all my kit’s in my bag for tonight, because I have work in about twenty minutes! Yikes!

Edit: I did also do a video for this place too. Find it here!

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