There’s an age old adage that says you’re never more than six feet away from a rat in any urban setting. What people aren’t so aware of is exactly where those rodents may be hiding.
Exploration: Urban, Rural and Industrial
Exploring abandoned, ruined and derelict locations in urban, rural and industrial places. http://wreckyratbird.com
Curated by Laura Brown
If we treated people the way we treat buildings, murder would be legal.
The comparison is absurd, of course; bricks and mortar are not blood and guts. But on the other hand, buildings do possess character, even personality. They are part of our lives, for better or worse. We form relationships with them. We avoid some, seek out others. Most we barely notice.
Stollerys, which has occupied the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor since 1901, was in the last category. There was never anything particularly engaging about the two-storey structure, let alone exciting. On the other hand, its handsome exterior carvings, limestone cladding and large display windows were a reminder of just how urban the Edwardians were, how they valued the street and the importance of putting the best face forward.
The men pop open a manhole cover and shimmy into it, abseiling into the depths of London’s sewer system. They’re not authorized to do this, mind you, but they’re determined. You see, they, and about a dozen other regular urban spelunkers, are on a pursuit to explore the world underneath the city, full of abandoned bunkers, shuttered tube stations and miles and miles of subterranean treasures.
SCOTTISH CASTLE IN 10 ACRES, AWAITING ITS RESTORATION.
A once magnificent Scottish Castle in private grounds of circa 10 acres and in need of complete restoration.
Situated in beautiful countryside in a quiet and private setting, this once grand and imposing property offers a buyer the opportunity to create a truly unique and stunning Scottish country residence.
Cavers Castle is steeped in history and was most recently the seat of the Douglas family for over 300 years. In its day, the castle was a grand 64 room family residence sitting in grounds in excess of 100,000 acres.
Today, the castle sits in the centre of the approx 10 acre grounds. The grounds contain a large pond to the western extremity, and amongst the woodland to the eastern edge are the remnants of a curling pond.
Once a building of note in the Scottish Borders, all that remains of the Castle are the bricks and mortar of the five storey, south-easterly wing. Some of the walls are up to eleven feet in thickness and detail around fireplaces and cornicing still remain. Existing plans are available proposing the restoration of the Castle to a single dwelling family home.
The plans are to create a family home to a very high specification, with space, design and amenities to meet today's living requirements.
No formal application has been submitted, but the local planning department have indicated they would look favourably on the restoration of the castle and would consider the existing or new design plans.
Please Note: The castle is a ruin and images used in any marketing include historic images and possible plans for renovation.