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Broken Records on a Rainy Day


Found this outside a school, at Central and Eldert. I am impressed that these kids found some records to throw out! Maybe they know something more about the history of the recording industry now, probably not.

Broken Records on a Rainy Day

Articles from Simon Cornwell


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Netherne Mental Asylum

author: Simon Cornwell : Surrey, UK
Saturday, June 24th, 2006


MoD Aquila (Part Two)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


MoD Aquila (Part One)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


 

Netherne Mental Asylum

author: Simon Cornwell : Surrey, UK


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Trying to navigate around the former Netherne Mental Asylum is quite difficult. The new roads twist, turn and abruptly end leaving the bemused, and increasingly frustrated, car driver to the whim of illogical road planning. However it allowed us to visit Admin (now restored as flats for sale, superb foundation stone), the Water Tower (clad with scaffolding and a bit of a white elephant) and The Chapel (now a swimming pool). Testament to the bizarre road layout, whilst attempting to go north, we ended up at the eastern point of the site, and admired the Main Hall. The doors were open....


MoD Aquila (Part Two)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK


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This is a continuation of my other post MOD series ’s still eccentricities that unnerved us a little). We could’ve plugged it in and checked – but we simply left it where it was. Looking outside, small substation buildings were also subsiding. This wasn’t the reason for the closure of Aquila, but the site was rather old and probably past its sell-by date. A card punch machine cried for “Help” as we walked passed. We didn’t come to its aid; just merely pointed and giggled at its predicament.


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G.M. Plant Demo


Hoisting an excavator/shear to begin demo of the upper floors. The concret floors were about 5" thick which is quite thin but, the steel re-bar inside the concrete was closely matted and heavy gauge which allowed us to put such heavy...

G.M. Plant Demo

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Moscow


Moscow

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23 Wall Street


At noon, a horse-drawn wagon passed by lunchtime crowds on Wall Street in New York City. The wagon then stopped across the street from the headquarters of the J.P. Morgan Inc. bank at 23 Wall Street, on the Financial District's...

23 Wall Street