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    Lancaster Moor ..... where to start?

    On the Grand Asylum Road Trip 2008 this was the first stop. It started an affair with the place that led me into most corners of it over a number of years. Had pinchbeck fall out with me a million times and brought home some fantastic pics. The place was always regarded as one of the tight places, one where you didnt get round much of it before setting off the alarm and getting chased by the Security guys who were in the building with you all the time. Sometimes even their dogs were sniffing you out. My way in remained accessible for everything but the last visit.

    Now the site has been redeveloped into Moor Park - a very swanky housing estate. It is very nice to see that the main hall in my pics has been retained and the beautiful wooden beams that made up "Starkie Hall" have been retained as well. A majestic building standing proud on the verge of the M6 motorway, on the outskirts of Lancaster, I hope you see why I just had to keep returning.

    Beautiful, standing proud ....


    Moving in closer....


    Round the back


    And into the beast


    To the small operating theatre


    To the maze of corridors, including this mural corridor




    Every corridor had these beautiful arches to match the exterior


    Except the main admin one


    But it had this lovely entrance foyer


    Now we move on, to Starkie Hall - the main hall of the Annexe. This (if it wasnt for the suspended ceiling) would have been one of the finest aslum halls of them all. Absolutely gorgeous, but retrofitted with silly insulation panels :'(

    This is a drawing of it in the olden days


    And the same view, but with suspended ceiling


    And how it looks now :o






    A few titbits lying around








    Before moving up the tower


    Night


    and Day
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2gdxApk]

    A few externals to complete the bill






    Hope you enjoy as much as I did, and more than Billy did ::D

    Loads more on my flickr if youre interested


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    Great stuff, I do remember the Moor was your grand obsession for a while. Can't recall seeing shots of the mural corridor before, that's pretty nice. :)

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    A classic example of how well thought out images will tell the complete story. Some of the best I have seen in a long time - on any subject!

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    I always enjoyed reading your exploits here in the past, good to see it again! Fantastic building.

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    OK that's it - I'm packing up and going home!
    The images are stunning. The first two saw me gasp. I totally get how difficult it can be to do work in low light and difficult/challenging surroundings and you've tamed the beast!

    Loved the walkthrough with those.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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