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Report - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (2nd visit) Daytime - June - 2016

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Urban Artists, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Urban Artists

    Urban Artists 28DL Full Member
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    2nd visit up the cathedral, no need for ropes or slack lines, just straight up. Anyone can do an explore in the night but the real challenge is the day, especially to capture sunsets over the city!

    The adventure did end with armed police, matrix vans and fire engines, but all discussion between us and police was no bother, ended on a good note and left to be.

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  2. drhowser

    drhowser Bespectacled & irrelevant
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    Haha! I can imagine the response.
     
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    Brilliant shots!
     
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    Nice!
     
  5. tweek

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    Lol. I love the irony in your bravado...

    ...that's probably the point of doing something like this at night right there, mate.

    Still, it's your life, and you got your sunset photos and had a little gymnastics practice too. Good stuff.
     
  6. Bigjobs

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    Some more really good shots there.

    Perhaps you should talk to Matt Adams about rooftopping and parkour during daylight.
     
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  7. Urban Artists

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    TBF its one of Liverpool's most iconic buildings so was no surprise it happened, spent a good hour or 2 so that was good, & the police aint to bothered, showed them a clip or two doing some flips and stuff & there response was "impressive"
     
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    Surprised the police actually turned up.... thought minimum Liverpool police require is mass murder, minimum 7 victims. Oh and good shots from the Wigwam BTW
     
  9. Boba Low

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    I can't speak for anyone else but I don't think what I do that leads me to be a member of this forum really clicks with what you guys are up to here. It's definitely not about getting caught, and in this case it is pretty obvious that what transpired was basically a best-case scenario for you. I'll just say it's probably not going to work out as a sustainable hobby one way or another...
     
  10. Urban Artists

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    In this case it was unfortunate what happened with the police, however urban exploring isn't all about abandoned buildings, exploring man-made objects and seeing our city and views from points not many would get the opportunity to. The risk of police and being caught comes with any explore because thats just the way it is when we don't have permission to be there. It was a view we wanted to experience that no one else gets to. There is always risk involved. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Cool beans Dude, Sunday morning about 10am would prove a bit difficult to get daytime shots :D some nice cityscape phots :thumb
     
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  12. Urban Artists

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    HAHAH yeh can imagine Sunday mornings haha
     
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    First time I've put this in print, but you're on my turf so to speak, and I reckon you could do with the advice that I alluded to with my last comment.

    When we started this, the police didn't know how to deal with us. It was all "trespass this, and trespass that" kind of stuff. Maybe the odd "enclosed space" thrown in for good measure. Occasionally there'd be a suspicion of burglary thrown in that would get NFA'd, but ultimately it was all good fun that was pretty much guaranteed to lead to nothing if we didn't damage anything or take any swag.

    We could charge the press for using the pictures we took, and they'd happily pay the invoices we would send in when we found out they had, many of us made a tidy sum out of that, some of us exploited that in a few ways, some took the press out on crane climbs, others took them to asylums, others just contacted the press anonymously after they'd climbed something to complain so they'd use the pictures so they could invoice them when they used them.

    Things are a bit different now. There's been court cases that created case law that proved that the press can use our pictures if it's in the public's interest to show them, to warn them what's happening etc. One lad paid a fucking lot of money to get that finding against him, so now none of us get paid if they "steal" our pictures.

    The case that you need to look at involves a young lad that got collared on top of a tower block in the middle of the day, doing his version of parkour, or as we call it, hanging off buildings trying to look russian. He was charged with a criminal offense that allowed the police to get a criminal behaviour order against him. He's now under threat of arrest if he breaches that order, and I've seen it, it's VERY restrictive about what he can do. He now has to go either to scotland or abroad, which as you can imagine is a tad restrictive. That's without considering that he has to disclose this to every employer he's going to have for the rest of his life, and he's quite young.

    Confidence in what you can do is very commendable, especially as it seems very well placed in your case, but if you want to be able to continue what you're doing unhindered you need to be able to limit your interactions with the police as much as you can. Which means that it's generally best practice to do this stuff either when the general public are asleep or nowhere to be seen.

    My advice is this. If you want daytime shots, go up in the middle of the night or the early hours, do your shit during first or last light, come down the following night. It's a ball ache, but 100 times better than the alternative of spending your next 3 years wages on solicitors and barristers in a court case that's very avoidable, and totally unwinnable.

    Take it or leave it, I look forward to whatever you're going to get up to in the future. Definitely someone to watch.
     
  14. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    I'd say the real challenge is doing it in the day without getting caught.
     
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    Really interesting info, thanks.
    Do you think ASBO's can be dished out to crane climbers who just do it for good pictures. (Basically those who don't put their life at risk for the internet)
    Have you ever known anyone to get a criminal record for climbing cranes?

    Cheers
     
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