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And the Upstairs

By chase
Another from my urbexing adventure.
Finally, some light from the magnificent glass structure on the roof which gives light to the hallway downstairs (see previous image).
The windows on this floor weren't boarded up but the lovely (?) 60's curtains were still hung up and closed.
Some fool had splattered the walls with paint, oh well at least it gives a drop of colour to the image.
The cornice had it's own plug hole...with round pins !!

Taken in available light.
3 frame HDR combined in Lightroom,finished in Photoshop with levels, tidy up crop and straighten.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
I will put in a variant which shows the back of this beautiful house in all its glory.
Janet xx

Tags: Old Architecture Decay Staircase Mess Upstairs Urbexing day out

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
20 Jan 2020 5:02PM
Looks like a exciting place for photographing!
Two great photos

20 Jan 2020 5:14PM
Beautiful light, colour and detail captured in these interior and exterior images.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 5:22PM
So many arches, with interest lying beyond. A fabulous location.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
20 Jan 2020 6:19PM
Seeing the outside of the house, and some of its interior detail, it is a tragedy that it has been allowed to fall apart in this manner...
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
20 Jan 2020 6:27PM
Thanks all.
Yes Malc, tragic and so very sad. This place must have been stunning in its time, huge grounds, such a fab place.
20 Jan 2020 6:33PM
Somebody by the name of bates didn't live there did they Janet?
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
20 Jan 2020 7:48PM

Quote:Somebody by the name of bates didn't live there did they Janet?

Not as far as I know but the last 'owner' did pass away here.
20 Jan 2020 8:01PM
I don't understand "Listing" buildings when it imposes lots of red tape and requirements on prospective investors who otherwise could save properties decaying like this. Planning would still apply no doubt, so why impose so many barriers to the process?
20 Jan 2020 10:03PM
Excellent series, beautiful photo opportunity.

Lory Smile
iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 10:14PM
Great image, a lot of stuff like this in Havana, Cuba, you would enjoy if you have not already,
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
21 Jan 2020 10:30AM
Why impose barriers? Because so many developers are completely uninterested in the building and restoring it sympathetically, and often want to wait for it to fall down, so they can build a local version of the Shard...

I know there has to be a compromise with modern standardxs fro insulation and so on, but when nothing remains except a much-altered facade, you have to wonder about developers.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 10:51AM
Love the cornice in particular and the splashes of blue paint!
clicknimagine Plus
11 796 104 India
21 Jan 2020 11:20AM
Your HDR processing is really the best i have found in this site...
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
21 Jan 2020 2:48PM
Sad to see buildings in this dilapidated state, especially the exterior in the version, but well captured and documented Janet 👍
Trev 😀
23 Jan 2020 3:44AM
Wierd to throw paint on the walls of such a grand old abanoned house...kind
Of like adding insult to injury .. amazing series you are doing Janet
Cheers Walt

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