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    Default St Crispin Mental Asylum, Northampton, Feb 2010


    This is one of my first reports, as a newbie UE and photographer, so please bare with me.
    Having wanted to pop my asylum cherry for a while, I finally decided to start out with an easy explore at St. Crispin Mental Asylum in Northampton. Most of the site has undergone major developments, and the few buildings that still stand have been pretty much stripped, but work has stopped. We visited in the snow and the wet conditions made some areas non accessible (in my world anyway).
    For history of the place: http://www.countyasylums.com/mentala...mptonshire.htm
    There are barely any features left, though I am sure the clock tower is worth a visit. I wasn’t feeling risking my life today though, and the place was overrun by chavs, who decided to climb the tower, just confirming I should probably stay away.
    This visit was mostly to see the place, but I am returning in the very near future to spend a whole day with my camera and a very much needed torch to capture whatever features are left. I know I missed out some essentials, such as the projector room and there are some interesting drawings in the admin building, but I didn’t have a proper torch, so my pictures of them are very ‘flash’. I am also keen to explore the basements and tunnels, though I am sure flooding will stop me. Anyone care to join, just let me know  I think we are already a good group going, though more photographers than UE’ers.
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    Love the staircase, the hand rail is really significant. The bathroom is a fine composition too.
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    Fabulous photos, Rikke...some great shots there. Love the blue door against the red brick, especially.
    Very nice work. :)
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    briliant pictures well done
    The sound of children laughing makes me happy.

    Unless I'm all alone in an abandoned hospital and my torch isn't working properly.

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    Beautiful building that, Nice pics RR
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    nice work there,and nice talking to you tonight get up that bell tower,also that celling art is my favourite

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    Some BEAUTIFUL shots -proper job!
    Ta for sharing :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Nice work man.

    I've been around and about a few times the last few months, but haven't actually ventured in for a while. I'm up for tagging along if you do a return trip?

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    Was that you and some others I bumped into yesterday, if it was Hello again.:)

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    Hi RikkeRex,

    Great pictures and a great place; thanks very much.


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