Hastings Photographs:
Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building

This was Urbexed with permission!

Back in 2012 I was given permission to do an Urbex ( Urban Explore ) of the old Hastings and St Leonards Observer building. Most Urbexing is done without permission, something I admit have done a couple of times, so it made an interesting change to not have to sneak around! lol The permission to Urbex the Hastings and St Leonards Observer building was given in exchange for supplying all the photos for the people in charge of it to use, a very fair deal. The Observer building was where the local Observer newspaper was written, edited and even printed, it's an amazing and very big building. As you can see from the photos it was very run down in there, there were holes in the floor, large areas flooded, rather unsafe feeling stairs etc. BTW Yes I was still on crutches at the time!!! lol 

I understand why some people don't like people urbexing their derelict buildings, it's rather dodgy health and safety wise, plus some people do cause damage in these places, but many photographers just want to go in and capture the dark, damp, damaged, derelict, decrepit, disintegrating and slightly dangerous places! These places are amazing to photograph. These pictures are all black and white HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) Images, something I think works well with Urbex shoots. 

I am not sure of the condition of the building now, it did reopen for a little while a couple of years ago, but only a small part of it.

These were posted on my old Aspex Design web site back in 2012, but these are tweaked / re-edited / hopefully improved versions! 

Location of this building

53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT, England
A cool black and white photo of my Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A cool black and white picture of an Urbex with permission of what’s left of the Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white picture of a fun Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual black and white photograph of an Urbex with permission of what’s left of the Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Death Prone Images
An unusual picture of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A great black and white photo of an Urbex with permission of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white photograph of a fun Explore of the Observer building in Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A cool photo of a fun Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
A nice photograph of an authorised Urbex of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting black and white photograph of a fun Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An interesting black and white picture of an authorised Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
An unusual picture of a fun Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting picture of an Urbex with permission of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome photo of an Urban Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A great black and white photo of an Urbex with permission of the old Hastings Observer Building in Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An interesting photograph of an Urban Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white photo of an Urbex with permission of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A great black and white photo of an authorised Urbex of the Observer building in Hastings by Death Prone Images
A great black and white picture of an Urban Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in the town of Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white photo of an Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white picture of a permitted Urban Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice picture of a permitted Urban Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A cool photo of an authorised Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by Death Prone Images
A great black and white picture of an authorised Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual black and white photograph of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An awesome picture of an Urban Explore of	the old Hastings Observer Building	in the town of Hastings	by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An unusual black and white photograph of my Urbex of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome photograph of an authorised Urbex of what’s left of the Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
A nice picture of a fun Explore of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An interesting photograph of a permitted Urban Explore of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A great picture of my Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An interesting black and white photo of an Urban Explore of the Observer building in Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white photograph of a fun Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe
A nice picture of my Urbex of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice photograph of my Urbex of what’s left of the Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool photo of my Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting black and white photograph of an authorised Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual black and white picture of a permitted Urban Explore of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Death Prone Images
An interesting photo of an authorised Urbex of the Observer building in Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white photo of my Urbex of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome photo of a permitted Urban Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Death Prone Images
An interesting black and white photograph of an Urban Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An awesome black and white picture of my Urbex of what’s left of the Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe
A great photograph of a fun Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by photographer Dean Thorpe
A great photograph of an authorised Urbex of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice photograph of an Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white photograph of an Urban Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white picture of an authorised Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by Death Prone Images
An unusual black and white photograph of an Urban Explore of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual photograph of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white photo of an Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white photo of my Urbex of the Observer building in Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting picture of my Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
An awesome black and white photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual black and white photograph of my Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A great picture of an Urban Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An unusual black and white photograph of an Urbex with permission of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white picture of a permitted Urban Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An unusual photo of an Urbex with permission of the Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
An unusual picture of a fun Explore of the Observer building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
A nice photograph of an Urban Explore of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Death Prone Images
A cool picture of an Urban Explore of the Observer building in Hastings by Death Prone Images
An unusual black and white photograph of a fun Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white picture of my Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A cool photograph of a fun Explore of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in the town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An interesting photo of a permitted Urban Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A great black and white photograph of an Urbex with permission of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white photo of an Urbex with permission of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
An awesome photo of an Urban Explore of what’s left of the Observer Building in Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting black and white picture of an authorised Urbex of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A great photograph of an Urbex with permission of what’s left of the Observer Building in the town of Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
A great picture of an Urbex with permission of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool photograph of my Urbex of the derelict Hastings Observer Building in Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A nice picture of my Urbex of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images
A great black and white photo of a fun Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in Hastings by Dean Thorpe
An awesome black and white photo of a fun Explore of the Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white picture of an authorised Urbex of the Hastings Observer Building in Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
A great picture of a permitted Urban Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in sunny Hastings by freelance photographer Dean Thorpe
A nice black and white picture of a fun Explore of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer Building in sunny Hastings by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white photograph of an authorised Urbex of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool picture of an authorised Urbex of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
An interesting photo of an Urbex with permission of the Observer building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
An interesting photograph of an Urbex with permission of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex by Death Prone Images
A nice photo of a fun Explore of the old Hastings Observer Building in the seaside town of Hastings by photographer Dean Thorpe
A cool black and white photo of my Urbex of what’s left of the Observer Building in Hastings by Death Prone Images