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Thread: St Joes Seminary,Upholland July 2013

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    Default St Joes Seminary,Upholland July 2013


    This place has been on the list now for a couple of years, the holy grail, one which I thought was impossible to see. Not going with Mars Lander, Lucky pants, project mayhem and perjury saint for silly reasons known to them, I could have kicked myself after seeing their wonderful shots of this amazing location. So i made the decision that it must be done and sod the concequences should any arise!
    This was, to me, more nerve racking than going to serenity hospital(which one day I may get around to doing a post) Visited with Mars Lander, we had the place to ourselves( or so we thought) to faff as much as we pleased! Let the faffing commence!
    While Mars had a little snooze I got to know the residents. Unfortunately I didn't get much in the way of conversation from them, though they were obliging models. Then it came time to wake Mr Lander, I began to worry that his snoring would get us rumbled.



    Sshhhh...we're in the library. no snoozing in here for you mars,you will get us kicked out. Unfortunately we forgot our library card..but then again they dont have much choice. A few years ago this still had books a plenty,we came a bit late. Mars was very disappointed, no Lady Chatterley's Lover for him tonight.




    A few resident got bored to death,the literature wasn't very stimulating.



    Finally we find a book, time to settle down and have a good read but oh its a bible, ah well...



    A lovely find,spent a few minutes taking a few shots to the angry cries of the local jackdaws,understandable, I was after all stood in their toilet.



    Unfortunately the fungi is taking up residence too, we weren't amused.



    We weren't happy with our rooms here, a little privacy wouldn't go amiss



    Looks more like stables than a dormitory





    An urbex chair shot is irresistable. If someone would have told me many years ago that I would get excited about a chair in an old abandoned building, I would have raised my eyebrows and looked at them funny, then demanded my silver back :D







    Escheresque stairs



    A stunning room which was a surprise seeing as the corridor we had come down was a bit drab, then kerpow! we come into this beautifully lit room, a delight indeed





    These guys have stood here for years, I wondered what they are thinking...I think I have breathed in too many fungi spores by this point.



    A crew shot is a must so we donned our masks, some would shout masks! I thought you both looked better, how rude..




    Mere seconds after this shot was taken we heard footsteps coming from the corridor on the left. Time for a quick exit from this spot, only our escape route was a noisy affair and a dead end. Hiding and holding our breathes we heard footfall in the room we were ensconced...Thankfully our pursuer left us, relieved, we breathed normally once more and later, finally escaped into the outside world, happy at our acheivement and smelling of stuffed birds :)

    Mars Lander has been playing around with virtuality. You can explore a room at St Joes if you click on HERE


    Thanks for looking :)
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    Excellent Report with absolute top shots and an awesome day of lools and intenseness :)
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    Great place!
    Let me in, let me in

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    Lovely pictures - love the golden yellow glow - reminiscent of a Hovis ad.

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    I'm just bamboozled how you get your shots so straight and symmetrical!
    Fantastic report, loved the write up as always! cheers for sharing :)
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    Damn it just looks better with every shot I see! Superb pics and PP ;)

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    Beautiful. Those arches are stunning. Can't get enough of the shots from here.
    Old enough to know better

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    Great pictures and report thanks for sharing.
    I Can See The Pub From Here :)

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    Stunning images Sshhhh and report too!

    What a place! I can see why it was on top of your lists. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Great shots,thanks for sharing.

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