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    Default The Church of Giants, February 2015


    Famine Church 'aka' The Church of Giants
    Visited with: Venustas, Shane and Miz Firestorm
    Visit Date: February 2015

    Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals.

    My Visit
    This was the second location of the day out of 3 successful explores and it is by far my favourite of the day. Even though this place is decayed to a level that is almost beyond repair it still holds the most character and charm out of the 3 locations. As you can probably tell I am so glad we got to see the beauty that is ‘The Church of Giants’

    So let me start out by saying that this location is by far the hardest entry I have ever come across. The Church of Giants does not want to give up her secrets easily. After a good hour of searching we finally found an open access point and was instantly rewarded for our determination.



    I do however have to give a shout out to the one from the group who worked so hard to get us all in safely, he was knackered by the time we entered and he must have lost about 3 lb in sweat! Cheers mate you are the man!

    Anyway, on with the photos…. This is the sight that greeted us.







    Venustas hard at work.







    Tucked away in a small side room is the Baptism font.



    This was one of 5 confession chambers!



    Some of the carvings are in very good shape, however others are virtually Dust. On the second photo below here you will see an example of this decay.





    Now what do you think of the ceiling? Awesome right?





    Before leaving we had to get a group shot just to show the size of this place and the reason we also dubbed Famine Church with the name 'The Church of Giants'



    More images available on flickr
    The images above are just a small selection of the images I have edited. I will be adding lots more photos from photos on my Flickr page which can be found here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/119757413@N07/

    Final thoughts
    To me the Church had it all, decay, stonework, character, charm, stained glass, pigeons the lot. I really enjoyed my time here and would happily go back even with the fact that it is very hard work to get inside, however, it is worth the effort. I just hope I have done the place justice in my photos.

    Thanks for reading,

    Dugie
    Last edited by Dugie; 2nd Mar 15 at 12:54.

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    The hardest oysters to open often have the best pearls inside. As always Dugie stunning stuff. Thank you for sharing.

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    Oh Wow, what an amazing church and what a loss for people to visit. Some great photos you too there and woth the persiverance
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
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    Absolutely beautiful...great work
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    I so love this place and has been on my list for so long..lovely photos there..worth the hard work.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Went the other day and found it really easy to access - Best derp in Leeds this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    The hardest oysters to open often have the best pearls inside. As always Dugie stunning stuff. Thank you for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Oh Wow, what an amazing church and what a loss for people to visit. Some great photos you too there and woth the persiverance
    Quote Originally Posted by brickworx View Post
    Absolutely beautiful...great work
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    I so love this place and has been on my list for so long..lovely photos there..worth the hard work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wakey Lad View Post
    Went the other day and found it really easy to access - Best derp in Leeds this.

    Cheers all.

    Wakey, access may now be different but when we went its was sealed tight and unless we climbed there was no way in.

    Glad you got to see though.

    Dugie

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    STUNNING! There is nothing else to say. Top work as per man

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    Loved that, nice report, thanks for sharing!

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    Liking that lots
    Zero reports, zero participation and then a PM asking for info tends to offend - I delete such PM's so don't waste your time.

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