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These were taken on a recce to explore an old decayed building near me. The property was abandoned after a fire, and has just been left to rot (although I gather there are plans to renovate into 'luxury apartments'). I wasn't too sure about access so travelled light hence all hand-held (which wasn't ideal).

Over the years, the gardens have really taken hold, so its difficult to stand back for the bigger picture, hence a series of smaller details.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for all the comments / clicks on yesterday's Parys Mountain series.

Tags: Photo journalism Building Architecture Anglesey Decay

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mathed 12 3 England
23 Nov 2008 9:43AM
well documented,hope she comes back from the dead

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AlanBW 12 20 England
23 Nov 2008 9:43AM
Terrific series depicting sad neglect - all good images but V1 takes it for me with that great perspective, plus the wonderful tones and textures
Swanvio 9 15
23 Nov 2008 9:50AM
A lovely series, very atmospheric.
Reminds me of "The Children of Green Knowe" for some reason, think its the tree in v2!

Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 9:56AM
What a fabulous place, no1 for me. Angi
CC 9 51 Wales
23 Nov 2008 10:01AM
Thanks all, appreciate your comments Smile
Borzos 9
23 Nov 2008 10:02AM
Great set. #1 and #2 for me.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
23 Nov 2008 10:04AM
A lovely set of images. Well worth the risk as long as its safe to bring the rest of us these images. After all it wont be us going to jail lol. Smile

madbilly 9 1 4 England
23 Nov 2008 10:10AM
yup V1 for mee too, I like the view through the receding doorways
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
23 Nov 2008 10:18AM
Great series of shots Chris! Lovely work.

Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 10:27AM
Really interesting set of images. Looks like a great place. Really like the series of doorways in V1 and the beautiful old tree in V2.

DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
23 Nov 2008 11:03AM
An excellent set of pictures chronicling the decay of this old building. Andy
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Nov 2008 11:39AM
Interesting set of documentary images
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
23 Nov 2008 12:14PM
this is fabulous Chris. I love the almost dreamlike effect of doors behind doors behind doors. Focus looks good, colours are nice, and considering its a delapidated building, it has a beauty to it. Cracking job.

23 Nov 2008 12:32PM
Beautiful work and a superb portfolio too.
CC 9 51 Wales
23 Nov 2008 12:33PM
Thanks all - #1 is my favourite too - I actually remembered to post in the correct order this time. I'll get the hang of all these special e2 functions soon.

The series was posted after a conversation at the meet yesterday. Was trying to describe the place to someone else and this seemed like the most effective way to do so. I could have been a little more careful with some of the processing but didn't have much time this morning!

Not all of the images stand in their own right but hopefully they add to the overall picture.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1911 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 12:46PM
Love V1, it's the sort of not-quite-symmetrical composition that plays tricks with the eyes, demands careful attention. V7 is my favourite of the rest. Super reportage set, really conveying a sense of being there.
fatherpie 9 18 12 England
23 Nov 2008 3:18PM
v1 is a fabulous shot full of depth, mystery, textures and intrigue
23 Nov 2008 5:34PM
Nice shot Chris, look forward to your shots from yesterday. Tony
Ray42 10 3 England
23 Nov 2008 7:21PM
Some good shots - plenty more there by the look of it too.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
27 Nov 2008 11:12PM
What a cracking series of images Chris!
Excellent work Smile will have to pay it a visit! {thinks: now where's me body armour}
Cheers, Goggz
CC 9 51 Wales
29 Nov 2008 10:05AM
Thanks for your kind words folks!

Probably wouldn't have posted these if it hadn't been for our conversation last week Pete. I had a couple of images that I'd already played with & quickly processed a few more to give Nick an idea of the type of thing he's find there.

Let me know if you fancy a trip there, happy to lead the expedition!!!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Dec 2008 12:15PM
Looks a great location for photgraphy Chris.Excellent study of the place.
Franticsmurf 15 829 Wales
16 Feb 2009 7:48AM
Great series. I like the tree (2) and the stairs (7) but my favourite is the doorway (1) with it's subtle tones and depth.


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