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Report - St Andrews, Bromley-By-Bow, London, Nov 2011

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by leanrascal, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. leanrascal

    leanrascal social constructionist
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    Place: St Andrews
    Location: Bromley-By-Bow, London
    Height: 95 metres (estimate)
    Done with Mito


    It had been a while. Long enough for me to put on a few pounds and for Mito to wonder if he could still legitimately call himself an explorer. Had we become ex-explorers? I didn’t think so. Life and circumstances may sometimes get in the way, but being an explorer is a state of mind, not a minimum number of explores to do each year. Still, after so long, we decided to leave the adrenaline-inducing security-heavy urban night explores we were used to for the more sedate pleasures of visiting an abandoned medical centre in quiet suburbia in a the middle of a week day. Unfortunately, as we drove past, we realised that the Buckston Browne Farm was infested with workmen already busy reconverting the abandoned buildings into, well, something habitable. We may have cursed our bad luck at the time, but fate must have stuck two fingers up to sedate explores on our behalf, and a few days later we were back on our way up a crane where we feel so comfortable and at home. That feeling of excitement as we climb up the ladders, this repetitive almost meditative rhythm of each step up, and the feeling of elation as we reach the top, and look around, on top of the world, with views that took our breath away. We had regained our dignity as explorers, eradicated any self-doubt we may have felt, and discovered a renewed enthusiasm for cranes, London, friendship, urban exploration, night-time adventures and life in general. We are well and truly back.

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    …drool…

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    Red star in the dark

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    Do I sound old if I call it the Millenium Dome?

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    Canary Wharf looking cool

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    I walk on there and I fly

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    Monumental Shard

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    My eye always goes back to the London Eye

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    Mito having a good time

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    Olympic Stadium and jib

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    Jib and Olympic Stadium

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    Jib and sky

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    WTF man shouldn’t you be in bed

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    Jib and cabin

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    Under the belly of the beast first episode

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    Under the belly of the beast second episode

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    Stairway to Mito
     

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  2. mito

    mito 28DL Regular User
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    Heres a few of mine. Fun night indeed, felt good to be back out and up.

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    Looking down...
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    And out to the docklands, about the only narrow shot that I got that was anything approaching clear, it was a pretty windy night...
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    I felt obligated to climb up to the crows nest...

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    For you architects out there, its the one on the right...
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