AN urban explorer has admitted being strangely fascinated by dull places such as store rooms, telephone exchanges and water pumping stations.Imagine when it looked quite similar
The 33-year-old graphic designer Tom Logan spends most of his spare time being unaccountably thrilled by locations he would not consider visiting if they were in use.
Logan said: Last night I sneaked into a disused toilet warehouse. Its completely empty now, but the thought of all those toilets just sitting there waiting to be put in lorries gave me an incredible rush.
A week ago I explored a tube station thats been closed since 1951. It was unlike anything Id ever seen, except the functioning tube station I go to every day to get to work.
You could almost feel the ghosts of people walking past you, wondering if they were going to be late for work or wishing theyd been to the toilet before they left the house.
Logan said his most memorable urban expedition had involved breaking into a World War 2 bunker after three weeks of careful planning, although he later discovered it was free to visit during the day.
He said: During the war it would have been full of telephone operators transferring calls and gossiping about each other. Its almost impossible to imagine that sort of thing nowadays.
However Logan admitted urban exploration had its risks, such as the time he broke both his legs and spent 19 weeks in a coma after falling through the floor of a derelict mop factory.