Category archives: Urban Exploration

Zurich House - Portsmouth - Urban Exploration.

Standing all dark, reflective and shiny in-between Portsmouth's Victoria Park and Commercial Road shopping misery is the former Zurich House building. Built in 1973 (designed by the Gollins, Melvin and Ward Partnership) and standing at roughly 60 meters it has been a prominent view point on the city's skyline for some time now. My first of many trips here was back [...]

A night on the Town...

For most people a night on the town involves getting lashed at your local spoons and stumbling into a kebab shop at 2am in a drunken hunger fueled haze of garlic mayo and pita. For some of us a night on the town actually means a night on the town, specifically the roof tops. For the past couple of weeks myself and a good buddy had been planning to have a look at a dis[...]

Wandering In The Dark - The Odeon, Portsmouth.

Urban Exploration is nothing new, its been around a long time and has only become a subculture itself over the past decade. For the uninitiated urban exploration (UE or urbex are other names) is the activity of exploring abandoned, disused or off limits places. Sometimes legally, most of the time illegally. For me the activity is one of escapism and challenge, the pho[...]