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    Default CMH, Autumn 2019


    Hospital Of Bleeding Doors

    It's been a little while since I last posted a thread and will probably remain a rare occurrence, if I'm honest. But anyway, here a thread.

    The Hospital
    Dating back to 1879 CMH, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co., was named after the duke of Cambridge and opened on the 18th of July.

    The hospital was extended numerous times with alterations from time to time and grew to become a vast structure.

    During the First World War the hospital was the first to receive the wounded from the western front during this period the hospital became the first in the British Empire to perform plastic surgery.



    Following the Second world war and the drop in military patients, as you'd expect with no wars, civilians were admitted to the hospital's wards. From then on the hospital provided services in the many wards and theatres until February 2nd 1996 where the high maintenance, Grade 2 listed, asbestos riddled building was no longer fit for purpose.

    The Hospital


    The Explore
    Having left later than planned and one we had picked up the third member of the group we eventually found ourselves trying to bodge a route into the hospital.

    Having known about securities presence a few days prior we made a swift entry and found out we were in the maternity ward.

    Some bed lamps
    Baby Monitor

    Very old Hanaulux lamp
    Natural Light

    OOOOOOOO YESSSSSSSS!
    The Bleeding Doors

    Yes I'm very aware I'm posing more like a teenager in a drunken party photo.
    Talking to the walls

    More Lamps
    Maternity

    Prime lens shot at f/2.2
    Heidelberg

    More Lamps
    Big Lamp Little Lamp

    Anyway, with maternity explored and little else to photo we moved to the main hospital.

    Once in we found ourselves in a rather empty ward and then the hallway which we knew was alarmed.
    So.
    Upstairs. It's the same deal, an empty building site with nothing.
    Our aim now was the clock tower.
    Heading cautiously down the steps we were back in the hallway, this time looking at a sensor.
    Does it work? Surely not, it should have gone off.
    Standing there with little choice either to try our luck or leave we made a decision.
    We look left,
    then right,
    and cautiously shuffled up to it.
    Nothing? Ok, we walked a little further to the tower.
    Errm, was that white panel already beeping? No. Is that the alarm then?
    I assume s....... OH SHIT.

    And with that we left

    KP
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    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    You are a teenager. Just thought I'd point out :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerX View Post
    You are a teenager. Just thought I'd point out :)
    Yes, I know, you're also younger than me.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Great photos KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Great photos KP
    Thanks man!
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Lurve the bleeding doors! very 'evil within'.

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    Not seen this place for a while! Cracking shots and write up, thanks for sharing! :)
    www.urbanXphotography.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidsdx1988 View Post
    Lurve the bleeding doors! very 'evil within'.
    Definitely adds some character and life to something rather dull.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Not seen this place for a while! Cracking shots and write up, thanks for sharing! :)
    Neither had I until i had been. Thanks a lot man!
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Wasn't someone supposed to "blow the bleedin' doors off"?

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