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Des Res

By saltireblue    
This Desirable Residence (Des Res in propertyspeak) is just down the road from where I live. (Thankfully not that closeWink) It has been uninhabited for some years, except during the winter months when it is a welcome refuge for the odd homeless traveller or two.
So I thought it was about time to indulge in a bit of Urbex as it, well, is there, and is open so no breaking in required.

I have given the images a gritty look to match the overall look of the interior. The images out the camera looked far too good for the reality, if you understand what I mean.
As Mikbee would say, it needed som grot.Wink

Thanks for all the recent interest, and thanks for bothering.


Tags: General Chic Des res Grotty chic Yours for a quid Not The Hilton Whats that smell

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:11PM
What a fabulous subject, I could have serious fun here!
V1 and V3 my favourites, out of a great set. V1 wins I think by a whisker - the use of the low viewpoint creates terrific atmosphere.

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Great interesting set.. Good amount of dirt & filth captured. Think V1 works best.. With the composition & light on the sofa.. Well done for daring to venture in... What, no rats ?
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:18PM
These are wonderful Malc! and each of them deserves its own upload. Love v1, 3 and 4! Just brilliant and the toning is just perfect. Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Jul 2012 8:19PM
state of the art cooking! Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:29PM
Cracking set, Malc. All mod cons despite the grot. The special treatment is well judged.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:30PM
Absolutley fabulous!!
Not talking about the show, never liked itTongue
Brilliant Malc!
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
12 Jul 2012 8:43PM
All the images are worthy of an individual post, but my fave has to V4......Good stuff!

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Jul 2012 8:55PM
Where once there was splendor - evidenced by that lovely sofa in v1.


En fr hpe romerfolket ikke flytter inn.................
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
12 Jul 2012 8:58PM


En fr hpe romerfolket ikke flytter inn.................

Heldigvis s er ikke det sannsynlig, Anne...

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Jul 2012 9:07PM
A photographer's dream location. Superb set.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Jul 2012 9:10PM
Never had you down as an urbex warrior, Malc. Excellent complementary set, they're all top grot Tongue but surely it should be yours for a krona!!

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 9:34PM
Version 1 & 3 for me. What an interesting place.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 10:16PM
Gosh there's certainly some old stuff there.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2012 10:30PM
Grot upon grot here, Malc: need a few skips and more than a trip to B and Q to sort that lot out.
You must be glad it's not just next door.
Very fine record of the desolation and despair.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 1:10AM
Love your processing Malc for the ''added'' grot.
I think V2 is the star of the show.
And did you put your hand down the back of the ''sofa'' in V1 to see if there is any cash there !!
Super grotty set.
What you've done is turned this old ruin into a grot palace, they'll be flocking here from all over the globe to capture this much decay.

13 Jul 2012 7:35AM
Excellent set, my fav's are V3 & V4.

13 Jul 2012 8:38AM
Perfect processing for these images Malc, I like them all.

John Smile
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Jul 2012 8:40AM
Stunning and great set of images indeed,very well done,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Jul 2012 3:42PM
Estate agents would probably describe this has 'having potential' and asking about half a million pounds for it! A fine bit of grot indeed, Malc Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Jul 2012 4:37PM
What a great find Malcolm. A lot of photographers in this area are touring the countryside to find locations like this. I would have made these last 5 days worth of uploads as they could all stand alone. Your treatment is spot on.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 4:58PM
Reminds me of some of the homes I used to clear when in the antiques trade, and that beautiful couch in V1 is a dream, would love to restore that, and am surprised it's still there. Thanks for a glimpse behind the door.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:47PM
A bit late with my UA Malc, I'm afraid - but I'd just given it out yesterday when your wonderful collection came up! Love them all!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 6:17PM
someone loved and lived in it happily
what a set.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
13 Jul 2012 6:34PM
v1 and v4 for me.lesley
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
13 Jul 2012 7:12PM
Intriguing work, take the stove home as it very collectable.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
14 Jul 2012 12:25AM
That stove /oven in v2 is a great find .
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jul 2012 8:44PM
v2 and 4 for me, fantastic processing and lovely decay Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Jul 2012 10:44AM
Certainly looks a bit neglected, good gritty work Malc
Regards Richard
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Jul 2012 6:45PM
'Brilliant & well togged Image Set!' ~ Peter Wink

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