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    ALTON TOWERS VISIT -MAY, 2007

    Have been to Alton Towers a fair few times over the years, and the Buildings and landscaped Gardens have always facinated me. So, armed with a camera for the first time here, I set out to try to capture how big this place is (as well as go on a few of the rides too!!):D
    Here goes...................

    The Buildings
















    I'll post some pics of the Gardens with the Grand Conservatories / Glasshouses, hopefully, in the next few days, time permitting.

    Lb

    P.s. -feel free to look at all me photos of the buildings on the new "Alton Towers" page on me website. Scroll right down to the bottom of the index navbar (past "Jumbo")

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    That is a heck of a nice building. Really liked seeing those, Lb, and look forward to seeing more. Love the broken window shot (my fave).
    I vaguely remember going there when quite young with my olds but the only thing I recall was a pagoda in the gardens and deliberately wandering off to try and get lost (good sense of direction though so I didn't stay lost for long! ).
    Well nice to see those pics.
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    Thanks Lb,

    Like these pics. Its good you can go on the rides as well as explore old places like this. Last time i went was when my teen was little, and had a look around these parts as well. didn't have the camera with me at the time, but would like to go again. (leave the teen on the rides and ill explore the grounds and gardens etc. :D Glad to see you got on the roof as well. (scared of heights so love to see other peoples pics from rooves. ;)

    Good pics you have there Lb, Will have a look at your new page (when im totally awake lmao).

    Cheers,

    :) Sal

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    Just had a trawl through your website and photobucket pics, Lb, and I have to say that it must have been really difficult to decide which ones to put on the thread. I never realised there was so much there. Enjoyed the history too.
    Nice to have remembered the pagoda (can't think how I'd forgotten the rest!), but had forgotten that it's a fountain.
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    Thanks very much for your comments Ladies, as always much appreciated! :)

    Sal, sounds like an excellent idea. The roofs aren't all that dangerous (so long as you don't jump!!);) although some of the safety guardings looked a little iffy -note the split wood!!!.............



    Yes Foxy, I always find it a tough call to choose which pics to put on me website (had to delete some 400 pics of the Hythe etc just to make some more space!) This is why I LOVE Photobucket so much!!!:D

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    ALTON TOWERS -THE GARDENS & GLASSHOUSES

    Hello again,

    Now that I've got all me Alton Towers pics sorted, here's a few of the lovely Gardens and fabulous Glasshouses, (or Grand Conservatories) -enjoy..........

    Gardens








    THE GLASSHOUSES (GRAND CONSERVATORIES)










    THE PAGODA & OTHER STRUCTURES




    To see all me pics of Alton Towers, please feel free to browse on me site

    Lb

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    Lb :jimlad:

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    cool! didn't know that was there. :) does this mean you are now the first person to have paid to get in somewhere to urbex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slidingloopz;13135;
    cool! didn't know that was there. :) does this mean you are now the first person to have paid to get in somewhere to urbex?

    When you put it like that, perhaps yes!!!
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    That's really interesting Lightbuoy-just out of interest, has anyone explored the rides? I dunno if this is classed as urban exploring or not coz its always open?

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    Amazing place, i might actually enjoy going there now i've seen the buildings - the glasshouses are something else - brilliant
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