“There’s a pub round the corner… did you see it?”
My comrade wasn't talking about downing a pint between our explores, I knew better than that.
We were inside an abandoned Care Home (not written yet), and @anidiotexplorers was already talking about the next potential victim.
I had not seen it but you never know if you don’t look.
The street was busy, so much so that I had problems getting car-free shots. It was not looking promising from the front and I had seen zero reports of The Unicorn anywhere.
We crept around the back noticing the newly attached security sign secured to the fence.
This is one of those places where I don’t want to blab in public about access. Suffice to say those security blokes should get the sack.
Even better the electricity was switched on. To me that is a danger sign; we explore abandoned places, not habitable ones.
It quickly came apparent The Unicorn was far from liveable unless you are homeless.
I found some information that the pub was used as a homeless refuge for some time before the owners changed their minds.
Like many pubs, it is scheduled for demolition and the locals are none too happy about it. This will be another hundred-year-old building we are losing.
We entered what looked like an old kitchen. Maybe the guard had left his comfy chair to get some McDonalds in the local town.
Still feeling uncomfortable I hasted @anidiotexplores to get on with it, not that he needs any pushing.
To progress farther than the kitchen, some internal climbing was necessary. Had they stacked all this crap here intentionally? It was a little awkward but no more than what we are used to.
The bar was a mess and looked like someone had taken a sledgehammer to it. Again I noticed the lights were on, and we had not done it.
Was all this the result of vandalism or were they taking it all down whilst doing some enjoyable smashing and trashing?
There was little to be seen behind the bar beside the odd soda machine.
We climbed the stairs to find most of the floorboards ripped up. From experience, I knew that my feet were at severe risk from all those nails sticking up.
This room I did not fancy exploring any more than from the doorway. Large planks had been ripped up exposing equally large and lethal nails.
Walking along the edges I spotted a toilet in the distance. Having checked my bodily organs for the need I decided it was not going to be required for the moment.
It was just as well as that would have made for an uncomfortable shit. I noticed the burning in this section of the pub.
I noticed the hooligans have been up here. At least they left the nice stained glass windows and smashed the regular ones.
We descended feeling a little conned. Was there going to be anything worth looking at in The Unicorn?
Close to the area with all the crap intended to impede our progress was a slide going downwards. It must have been a basement once, but now it was a slide. Use it or don’t go there.
I always loved the snow and sliding when I was a kid. Hoping that the banister was sturdy for the escape route I slid to the corner and descended.
This one was looking ominous, what had we found?
Was it a secret bar, an after-hours illegal one, or a small seedy club? There were no clues and little behind the bar to tell us more.
Some other tourists had also been down here.
Washing my hands here may have made them dirtier than they already were.
That’s not a bad piece of artwork on the backside of the ‘private’ door.
I almost missed this archway and gasped at the sight. Reaching out toward what appeared a wall I pulled back at the last minute.
Would some globby gluey creature grab my hand and pull me through this extraterrestrial dimensional green gateway?
I suggested @anidiotexplorers touch it but he declined also not being a fan of Mr. Blobby and his pals.
This would have been a terrible bore if not for that dire dreadful secret in the private room. Don’t go telling anyone, will you?
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