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Lesneys 'Matchbox' Factory : Hackney, London : Oct.'08

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  1. Downfallen

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    Things that go 'Beep Beep' in the night...

    Spotted this one on a nice sedate Sunday walkabout, and decided then it looked good.
    A bit of online research into its info, and for sure, I was motivated to try and get in to see if 'anything' had surviced from its matchbox car days.
    Its not exactly in the best of areas .....pretty poor estate, gangs( mostly black kids ) and the associated police prescence made it a tricky entry....everyone is suspicious of anyone hanging around.
    Once inside....usual drill.....up to the top and a cheeky view to be had of the Olympic Park Cranes....all twinkling away in the distance, with The City cluster and CW all visable intruders on the skyline.
    Down the levels and unfortunatley very little is left to highlight this factorys heritage in the Matchbox Toy era.....damn shame that, but it still had that '70's factory' vibe to it in its layout, style and signage.
    Walking around, I felt uncomfortable.
    It wasnt the security who patrol the perimeter regularly that spooked me.....but I had this very strange feeling I was being followed inside the building...strange noises...and a very uneasy 'subconcious feeling'
    I'm not scared of all that shit.....but I just had this overwheleming, strange feeling I was being watched inside the building and wasnt wanted there , which put me off my game a little.
    Shrugged it off and explored the whole building....but I dont think I doucmented it as well as I could of......another time maybe.

    Apologies for the picture noise on some shots.....it was virtually pitch black inside so most of the floor shots are long exposures with light painting.

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    Up top, and looking East, Olympic Park Cranes and Canary Wharf on the skyline
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    Looking out over the Factory
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    Hackney Estate next door..
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    Key Room and Office documentation on 5th floor suggests recent use and assessment of building
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    Factory Floors...
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    Foundry...
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    Zinc smelters...
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