Thursday 2 March 2006 10.42pm
Wow! It looks like an amazing building and some of the pictures are fantastic. I'm very jealous of your visit. Although it did make me imagine an episode of the Bill or something where a harmless trip turns into disaster when one of you falls throguh the ceiling or the door gets jammed and you're trapped on the roof!
The building is a beaut, and massive. Probably more an episode of Casualty rather than the Bill!
It's not an activity to take lightly. For basic problems we have a first aid kit + trained person on the team. Plus water, food, various equipment. For really bad scenarios it would be a mobile call to the emergency services - although, if only out of "professional pride" we wouldn't want to be so careless as to be wasting public resources to get us out of a fix from our jollies.
Depending on the environment we might take helmets, respirators, whatever is appropriate. It's not "mucking around in buildings"... but the after trip beers do fill us with a great sense of mischief well done. :)
Jan... no, there's nothing rude in the pics... or indeed the flickr site (they are very good at keeping potentially offensive stuff completely off). Maybe it's filtered because it's a purely "leisure interest" site?