You can’t beat a day of urban exploring in derelict buildings around Wales (aka urbexing) and this day took us to the South Wales valley town of Abercarn.
The 1890’s Chapel laid abandoned and forlorn amongst the leafy valley which had deteriorated slowly since it’s closure in 1980.
Even though there was space to park directly outside we decided to be more covert and park a few minutes away to avoid suspicion on this wet Sunday morning.
The formidable structure dominated the landscape and a graffiti’d doorway enticed us inside….
Once inside the stone structure revealed lots of archways but not much else!
It was only once you ventured down to the spooky basement that some graffiti and street art was present – featuring a few bits from Ekstrataternek and others.
The greatest find was this work by Cardiff-based artist Colour Doomed who painted this vast piece on the crumbling wall.
Local photographer and urbexer Ieuan Barret stumbled across the artist painting the piece and managed to capture a work in progress picture.
Ieuan explained how the artist wanted normal civilians entering the house at one end with soldiers coming out the other.