NON-ABANDONED GROTTY PLACES
I am interested in grotty places because they are grotty and forgotten about, and they make a nice change to the increasingly amount of boring places there is nowadays.
People often talk about pulling these building down or refurbishing them, but I don't want this as I like these places because they are grotty.
(I don't just like grotty, I also like ultra modern places, but most modern places are not ultra modern - they are just rather dull)
Gravesend ferry pier
There are LOADS of abandoned forts in Medway and the surrounding area. These were all built from different dates, these range from hundreds of years ago to the the Cold war (1960s). It is amazing how many abandoned forts there are in this area.
RANT: One word I absolutely hate is "restoration". What makes these abandoned places so special is that they haven't been over restored. When people talk about restoring places, they say that they are turning them back to how they used to be. THEY ARE NOT. What they are actually doing is turning them into horrid museum theme parks. I HATE so called 'historic buildings' where the building has been converted into a modern tourist experience. Like some twat has just tried to a make it look historic to attracted tourists, but have taken away the building's character.
What I like about these forts is that they have NOT been over restored. Some of them have been turned into tourist attractions, but most of them are abandoned
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