Tag Archive: Urban exploring

Green spaces

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City centres. Don’t you hate them? Bricked up. Tarmacked. Blighted with boxes that belong in planning purgatory. Don’t you miss the space? Nowhere to move.  Or breathe. Or think. Or be. Don’t you hate… Continue reading

Culverts. Horses. Sea walls – a Surreal and welcome return

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  So after a crash and a clatter, swollen bits and flesh wounds, rest and recovery, the question remains; how to ease back into action? There can be only one answer. A flat,… Continue reading

Cityscape – short explorations

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Sometimes a day is so fresh, so invigorating, that to waste a moment is criminal. Riding in this morning, I took a detour along the Victorian alleyway of Womanby Street, Cardiff’s self styled… Continue reading

Urban Exploration – When industry moves on

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What happens when industry moves on? Light streams through rooflights and high windows, an empty mothership save for some bottles, a fire extinguisher and occasional detritus. Periodically the wind whistles through steel cavities,… Continue reading

Urban exploration reveals dark art

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I love urban exploring by bike. I don’t necessarily mean finding old buildings and peaking between boarded windows (though I like that too). No. I mean riding around and hunting out the nooks… Continue reading

Out and about in Cardiff

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Out and about in Cardiff, armed with a bicycle, a Canon, a photography remit (B&W abstracts) and a determination to enjoy the urban landscape (a mission sooo much easier by bike).   If… Continue reading

Urban exploring in Hull

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We’ve all been there*. You arrive at your mother in-laws, a fleeting visit equipped with single-speed, a glut of spares and the tacit acknowledgement that at some point, you’re going to need to… Continue reading

The urban explorer

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Last Wednesday I headed out for a run. Nothing unusual about that. I spent 14 years pounding pavements and competing across the disciplines (road, track, x-country, fell). These days my runs are limited… Continue reading