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    Talking St Josephs Feb 2013


    after rolling out of bed late with mr dan waiting and meeting up with cachewoo great fellow and company we headed into st Josephs for our pictures of the day i love this place its not wrecked or had graffiti all over the walls yet and i still cant believe our luck for the day as it was nice and relaxed any way i wont bore you with the history as its been done before so many times so on with the pics (i know mine are a crap quality but i need to save a bit of cash to get a dslr if anyone has one for sale?) pic heavy!



    not 100% on what this is


    i like tyres






    this place has many quirky features like this












    quite handy these signs although i cant read the first 5 words properly


    stairs i like stairs


    the lights are on but nobodys home






    at one point i thought we had been caught then i realized we had company of several pidgeons

    tea anyone?








    always got to find a chair!!!







    for some reason i loved these grates





    we also found this about 10 minutes later cachewoo and mr dan blew it up and i shouted you were only supposed to blow the bloody door off




    so i saw this in the chapel and well curiosity killed the cat so i opened it to find rather morbid contents




    i got rather bored in the chapel only having a bridge camera so i went for a wlk about and found some stairs

    and a bell







    thanks for looking sorry about the over load of pictures but this place is amazing explored with mr dan as always and cachewoo thank you for your company it was a pleasure
    Last edited by sweet pea; 17th Feb 13 at 21:14. Reason: due to MrDan being a grammar nazi
    Now remember if we get caught im deaf and you dont speak English!!..... my facebook page for more pictures!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-...01993396496625

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    Yours have turned out really well mate, Loved this shot Saw you taking it and knew it would be a good one :D


    St Joseph's
    February 2013

    A visit with sweet_pea and Cachewoo


    A thoroughly enjoyable explore, I was worried about getting to sweet's house 15 minutes late, to find
    he hadn't even gotten out of bed yet. This was followed by a really chilled explore around St Joseph's,
    where we'd arranged to meet up with a new face; Cachewoo - fantastic guy to splore with.
    I was trying out a new 35mm lens, need more practice, but I'm quite happy with the results.
    All the below photos are as taken, hope you enjoy :)

    A little word of warning, if anyone plans to go up to the statue of St. Joseph, there is an awful lot of
    pigeon mess everywhere on the way up, and the stairs are an accident waiting to happen.

    History

    The St Joseph's Missionary Society (Mill Hill Missionaries) was founded in 1866 by Father Herbert Vaughan, it was
    the first catholic missionary society to be founded in England. This college in Mill Hill was first opened in 1871 as a
    seminary for Priests training to go on missions abroad. It is set on almost 7 acres of land and has had several
    pieces of extension work over the years, most notably 1 wing in the 1930's and another in the 1950's. The mission
    sold the building and some land in 2005 though the wider surrounding land still belongs to them. There is also a
    Jesuit cemetery on the grounds. The building is Grade II listed.
    Permission was granted in 2008 for the re-use and partial redevelopment of the building for use as a care home
    and for the demolition of some of the late additions, such as the two wings mentioned above, though this never
    materialised. From what I can gather, there have been many discussions and proposals for this property.
    The college was on the market for £25m and I think Barclays Group currently own the land and they plan to start
    turning this place in to 40-50 luxury flats this Spring.
    There have been a few castings of this location in TV/Film, most notably BBC's Call The Midwife, which is rumoured
    to be writing the destruction of the convent in to their storyline, as they will no longer be able to use it once work starts.


    1. One of the main entrances


    2. Above the door


    3.


    4. Toilets - Did anyone else think there were loads of toilets here?


    5.


    6.


    7. A corridor and sweet_pea being himself on the second level of the library


    8. The library


    9. On one of the bedroom walls


    10. Random or what?


    11.


    12. ...may be masturbating


    13. Something that us explorers know only too well!


    14. The chapel wall


    15. Loved this place!


    16. Candle with a wreath of Poppies


    17.


    18. sweet_pea trying to get a shot!


    19. sweet_pea, MrDan & Cachewoo


    20. At the top of a pillar in the chapel


    21. The bell :D


    22. One from the ground, and one from the top!


    23. While the people in the houses were having a lay-in on a sunday morning... We were...


    24. A view from the top


    25. The gold leafed Statue of St Joseph


    26. Twist me


    27.


    Last edited by MrDan; 18th Feb 13 at 00:17.

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    Don't put yourself down feller. You did well and you have a good eye for detail, that most of us would miss. I enjoyed them and remember its how you use it that counts and your doing great. Keep it up :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet pea View Post
    after rolling out of bed late with mr dan
    Nice choice of words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen15 View Post
    Don't put yourself down feller. You did well and you have a good eye for detail, that most of us would miss. I enjoyed them and remember its how you use it that counts and your doing great. Keep it up :)
    yea i know its just the auto focus that annoys me i could do so much more with a dslr and a lesson or two on how to edit photos
    Now remember if we get caught im deaf and you dont speak English!!..... my facebook page for more pictures!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-...01993396496625

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    Nowt wrong with those pics! Great stuff, my fave is the grill shot too. It looks great, I'm saddened to think itll go downhill tho. Cheers for sharing!
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    Okay, all my photos have been added now.
    Hope people enjoy looking at them half as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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    Great reports/photos you two :)
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    amazing place, bags of atmosphere and liking those long LONG corridors :)

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    thanks guys and carl the corridoors are so photogenic
    Now remember if we get caught im deaf and you dont speak English!!..... my facebook page for more pictures!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-...01993396496625

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