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    St Josephs - Jan/Feb 2013


    As William Blake described the industrial revolution as “The dark satanic mills” in his poem "And did those feet in ancient time", the mighty cogs and workings of the religious institution turned and none more so than the Catholic Faith. This huge site dominates the local skyline, built on a hill; it looks down and imposes its will on all who see it.

    The buildings designs are reminiscent to those other old institutions we have familiarised ourselves with and once explored; you do get that feeling of being within an old asylum/hospital. Perhaps in another form of madness, the site was founded to create missionaries to convert of heathens in foreign countries, so it is described within this link http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08521d.htm I will let you be your own judge on that.

    Quite literally! Looking back, that is the back angle, it does remarkably resemble one of those textile mills from days gone. Along with the industrial revolution, the religious fervour also branded its mark on the world for all to see. Carving out and forging decisions permanently made by those dark satanic mills, which either blew out foul acrid smoke or holy smoke.

    On with the images…….









































    “What a bootiful baby!”



    Something quite surreal. This is my good friend Pretty Vacant71, who is wearing her “just popping to the shops look.”





    I hope you enjoyed and thanks for viewing. ;)


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    Beautiful pics of a stunning place! Great natural light!! ;)

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    Great shots!

    The more I see of this place, the more it makes me think its even better than St Joseph's 'oop North'

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    enjoyed this report :) nice pics

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    Stunning, you had good lighting. Nice one.
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    Absolutely great!
    Puts mine to shame!

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    great stuff !!!

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    That is just stunning. Beautiful shots of a beautiful building! :)
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    Great shots mate;) luv the wide chapel and low corridor pics, very nice light u caught:)

    twas a great visit...my nose does look abit big though

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