Heavy Metal is a very large steel works in Belgium operational during the 1960’s and closed down around 2012. A massive structure with loads to explore. So big I lost my wife whilst in here and took me an hour to find her.
Yesterday went for an explore at Pyestock. Ex MOD and about 35 acres of large metal objects. Tons of cool stuff to climb on, but not so much fun when lugging a lot of camera gear around. Red Dwarf was filmed here and this part looks familiar.
For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development. It was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. V bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. The power of the air house allowed Concorde’s engines to be tested at 2,000 mph. Every gas turbine installed in Royal Navy ships was checked here; captured Soviet engines were discreetly examined.
NGTE Pyestock closed down in 2000 and decommissioned
I took my Lexus SC430 out last night to do some night shots and light painting. After I did my light painting I drove around for a while stopping off here and there to take some shots of the car at various locations. My last stop off was at the Hackbridge industrial estate where I took this shot.
As I walked past Battersea power station the other day I took a number of pictures of it. To be honest it’s about the most ugliest eyesore of a building you could imagine, but it fills up the whole landscape and is very imposing. I expect to hear on the news any day that it will be demolished so I will saviour it incase with some photos.
I took a number of just the building itself but the one I prefer was this one with it set in the background. I jazzed up the surrounding photo to keep that grey feeling you get from looking at this building.