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28DL and UE in the News Westen Echo, Cardiff - Nice article on web and in print

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pixman

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Forgotten city unearthed by photographers

Apocalyptic images that show a forgotten and abandoned Cardiff unknown to most have been taken by a band of anonymous guerrilla photographers keen to commemorate the derelict.

One claimed to have taken his shots inside a disused nuclear bunker in the “heart of Cardiff”. Bunkers existed at Coryton, Whitchurch, Wenallt and one was even rumoured to be beneath what is now Superdrug on Queen Street.

Writing on internet forum 28 Days Later – the name is taken from a Danny Boyle zombie movie set in a deserted London – under the name DieHardLove, the photographer called the “Cold War sub-command bunker” a “little gem”.

He said: “I’ve been here twice. Once in the middle of the year and then more recently. And each time I find it so hard to believe how the residents really don’t have a clue what’s in there.”

He claims the building is fitted with an air purification system – though the filters have rotted away.

DieHardLove said: “Power [is] still on, the place is full of old paperwork, maps, drawings and [it] really makes you think what it would have been like in its heyday with people busy making sure all its supplies were in order. And that at a minute’s notice it could be up and running, dealing with fallout and arranging evacuation and supply routes to the remaining victims.”

Another photographer, known as Pixman, took a series of haunting images within the empty Cardiff Coal Exchange – taken shortly before it reopened in 2009 having closed in 2007. A cavernous hall festooned with carved wood panels and pillars is home to a pair of cheap chairs. The long-stopped clock marks “high water” in Cardiff.

Other snappers, Rookinella and Oxygen Thief, visited Cardiff Royal Infirmary before work to redevelop it began in 2009.

Other rooms were lit eerily by electric bulbs. Other-worldly operating equipment poked from ceilings.

Oxygen Thief said: “On the way out we found a room full of the most strange stuff, a slice of jaw with the teeth still in, bits of baby rats, medical photos of pinned and plated bones. Weird.”

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My friends pointed this out to me, I think its a great article. It shows people place value on the photographs we take of buildings that are either now gone or facing major change and moving away from their important past and history.

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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardif...ty-unearthed-by-photographers-91466-28184068/
 

diehardlove

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Thats a good article very well written and shows us in a good light well done mr press man and sorry for not answering your calls but i thought it would be the usual rubbish ,Really wish id have answered his calls but i thought it would be the usual rubbish.
 
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diehardlove

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forget that im being stupid.
 
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diehardlove

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Rookinella

I should have danced all night
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That's nice:)
 

pixman

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Theres pictures in the printed article apparently. I'm getting a copy tomorrow via my girlfriend who's in wales :-)
 

diehardlove

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Theres pictures in the printed article apparently. I'm getting a copy tomorrow via my girlfriend who's in wales :-)
Can you ask her to get me a couple please mate or scan it.
 

diehardlove

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Pm on its way mate.
 

brocker_uk

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Hi been trying to post these since i joined.
2 scans of the article hope there o.k

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<a href="http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/brocker_uk/?action=view&amp;current=Image.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/brocker_uk/th_Image.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>
<a href="http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/brocker_uk/?action=view&amp;current=Image1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/brocker_uk/th_Image1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>
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diehardlove

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They are not showing but im sure we can sort it out cheers for sharing mate its very much appreciated
 
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