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Dunlop Slazenger Factory - Urban Decay

Last weekend I had a chance to visit the abandoned Dunlop factory in Alexandria, Sydney. It's a quite famous place for its graffitis and eerie atmosphere after not being used for more than 20 years. Such a fantastic place for photography for sure and even better when it rains like the day I visited.

The whole place looks as if the special effects team from Hollywood just finished building to shoot the party scene for drug dealers. The type of place where Jesse Pinkman would hide from Walter White. It was amazing to see that this kind of place actually exists other than the cliché gangster movies.

Definitely fun place to visit although I wouldn't go there at night, or all by myself. It's officially closed, but it's not that closed. So when you have a chance, have a visit and be safe.

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  1. Awesome photos, I too have seen how to get in but will be waiting for some friends to come along. Any issues with security or dogs?

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    1. Hi Matthew, The place is officially closed and the front gate is not opened as far as I know, so you should access from the behind of the building. There is no dogs or dedicated security, but it can't be sure. To me, the place is unofficially accessible and that's pretty much the best I can say. As I say, check the small gate which locates at the commercial district next.

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