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    First exploring day in the UK, second location.

    A former school for girls.
    Signs everywhere. CCTV, forbidden, dangerous, prosecution. wtf.
    Open window, and in we are.
    We are the 6 of us. A English/German/Dutch group of explorers.
    I know, a big group, mostly 2 is enough, but it was fun !

    Not much remembers of a school anymore, but the building is really nice.
    Decayed, some vandalism, but very nice.

    When we all were ready shooting inside we went for some outside shots.
    Suddenly.. panic..people screaming and falling over each other... :-)
    A security car has been seen, driving high speed towards the buildings.
    6 adults running away, jumping over some mess outside, branches hits in our faces.. yeah.. !
    Once back at the cars we relax and laugh about it... what a great hobby we have!

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    Thanks to Andre Govia for this ubercool groupshot. (Andre Govia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andregovia/ )


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    I love Lillesden. It's an amazing location and you've done it probably the best I've seen it. Thank you :)

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    Nice report on what was an elegant building at one time.

    Do you have any history on it? Last day of term etc...

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    what a beautiful building !!!

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    Stunning place, I love the second and third shots in particular!

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    I agree, brilliant piks and a stunning piece of architecture

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    Really nice shots I wish I had spent a little longer shooting there the other week but we were pushed for time and my oversized body didnt feel overly comfortable on the first floor (It was flexing rather nicely).
    As for CCTV its out of date....I rang the number and it no longer exists (Teleco engineers always check the numbers :) )
    I must go back really soon as there are some shots I would love to take, if anyone is going back at some point please PM if you don't mind me tagging along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonian42 View Post
    Nice report on what was an elegant building at one time.

    Do you have any history on it? Last day of term etc...
    There's an encyclopedia of information on Google. Be careful and watch where you tread on the upper floors if you ever decide to have a look in person!

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    Great pics as always, Bart. Love the ubercool group shot, and welcome to the UK. :)
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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