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After a bit of searching on Google Maps and Google Earth I found an old abandoned country house that I'd never visited. It wasn't too far away either, which was great because it was bloody cold.

The building itself was part house and part cave.......so no telling how many rooms were actually built into the hillside.

The main construction was in pretty good order, but all access points had been secured. Though I was able to get some shots through the broken windows.

And after checking the house out I found another construction behind it.....and more caves!

First off......a short vid! 

Now onto the house.......Bit of a rough track to get to it as well! There'll be some beak cleaning going on tomorrow for sure!

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As you can see, it's in pretty decent order!

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A few shots through broken windows! It's not the same when you can't get in......cos you don't get the buzz of walking into the unknown!

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Then it was round the side and onto the hill that it was built into!

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And you can see the building that was behind it......

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......so it was clamber down the bank to access it!

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Where you could see the cave built into the hillside! Once again, all secured!

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Then back onto the bike and away!

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As you can see, there's no van there! And no riding buddies to hold my hand either! It's as real as it gets!

You Casuals could learn a lot from this you know! 

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Just now, boboneleg said:

Good video Pete, nice and clear and the angle is spot-on 👍

I put it on Vimeo this time cos it does enhance it a bit!

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2 minutes ago, Rob M said:

Top stuff, love it! Those pictures remind me of a Spaghetti Western.

See the crappy bit of road early in the vid? They're everywhere!

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22 hours ago, Clive said:

We had a day trip to the film sets in Almeria, they looked derelict in 2004

When things are finally set up here they’re on my hit list.. the hell I won’t.. the hell I will! I’m expecting it to be a a bit of a touristy let down but growing up with limited tv offerings meant Westerns n John Wayne were waaaay up there on a kids watch list! 
 

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48 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

I’m expecting it to be a a bit of a touristy let down

By all accounts it is.......we've never been for that reason.

No point in us paying to visit a place that looks like something out of a Spaghetti Western, when everybody tells me that wherever I go it looks like something out of a Spaghetti Western!

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1 hour ago, XTreme said:

By all accounts it is.......we've never been for that reason.

No point in us paying to visit a place that looks like something out of a Spaghetti Western, when everybody tells me that wherever I go it looks like something out of a Spaghetti Western!

There’s a little bit of me that still wants to see the actual place.

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7 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

There’s a little bit of me that still wants to see the actual place.

If you want film locations.....

 

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Really like your abandon villages/buildings posts!  Here and on FB.   You would have a blast at Bodie, California.  A whole mining town that was walked away from, but now has some park rangers living there.IMG_2140.thumb.JPG.d3830a5fbd5e2fc1cd9683753de8c4c5.JPGIMG_2139.thumb.JPG.7eabc1a32c64860c81121a21cb908b80.JPGIMG_2145.thumb.JPG.b4a1270636d07023927defa5e590ba28.JPGIMG_2151.thumb.JPG.6703b9103e46ab0ee1f7e48fa721ac82.JPG

 

 

Pop over sometime and we will take you there!  (open invite to all you furriners)

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18 minutes ago, alfalfa said:

Really like your abandon villages/buildings posts!  Here and on FB.   You would have a blast at Bodie, California.  A whole mining town that was walked away from, but now has some park rangers living there.IMG_2140.thumb.JPG.d3830a5fbd5e2fc1cd9683753de8c4c5.JPGIMG_2139.thumb.JPG.7eabc1a32c64860c81121a21cb908b80.JPGIMG_2145.thumb.JPG.b4a1270636d07023927defa5e590ba28.JPGIMG_2151.thumb.JPG.6703b9103e46ab0ee1f7e48fa721ac82.JPG

 

 

Pop over sometime and we will take you there!  (open invite to all you furriners)

Cheers Rick......I've been saying I wanted to visit the States for 50 years!

Haven't made it very far!:classic_sad:

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4 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Cheers Rick......I've been saying I wanted to visit the States for 50 years!

Haven't made it very far!:classic_sad:

I seem to recall them having these big metal things with wings 🙂   (Spending a week out west with us should convince you to try harder.  There is a great group of riders i associate with that would let you couch surf and uber bike the whole trip! So, all you need is airfare and some gas money)

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2 hours ago, alfalfa said:

I seem to recall them having these big metal things with wings 🙂   (Spending a week out west with us should convince you to try harder.  There is a great group of riders i associate with that would let you couch surf and uber bike the whole trip! So, all you need is airfare and some gas money)

Work and life has always got in the way Rick......and I don't see that changing anytime soon! :classic_sad:

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13 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Work and life has always got in the way Rick......and I don't see that changing anytime soon! :classic_sad:

Hopefully, someday then. 👍

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12 hours ago, XTreme said:

Work and life has always got in the way Rick......and I don't see that changing anytime soon! :classic_sad:

Can't you do your job from anywhere with a laptop and connection like everyone else?
I know you've nailed yourself down a bit with the animals.

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