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    Default Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    Visited with Romanian1.

    R1 mentioned this place to me a while back and I was certainly interested, it's not everyday you get to explore a foreign country that is right on your doorstep!!

    I've driven past this house a few times recently but never put two and two together and realised it was empty and entirely doable.

    At the end of the day, it's a house, but some of the stuff the Iranians have left lying about is unreal, we found all manner of literature, including an autobiography of the Ayotollah Khomeni, and a HUGE amount of applications for either passports or visas (my Arabic is a little rusty so can't quite tell, anyone? lol).

    Anyhoo, here are the pics...



    A sundial, sadly, not much sun today...



    This chap seemed popular...



















    This was the master bedroom, sadly the ambassador wasn't spoiling us with Ferrero Roche...



    Passport or visa applications, hundreds of them....



    I liked it, we actually discussed changing the locks and squatting in the place, it's great!! lol

    TnM :)

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    Default Re: Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    Hell I'd definitely live there, not sure about the Iranian decor though.

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    What a beautiful house, with some gorgeous panelling and oak doors and surrounds. That kitchen was a shock, was expecting something old worldly, not one that looks as bad as mine lol.

    the wallpaper leaves a lot to be desired lol, but love the fireplace etc. The outside is gorgeous.

    Can't believe they've left all those visa and passport documents and pictures.

    Cheers,

    :) Sal

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    I was passing thorugh Altrincham today, which is very rare for me to do so.

    That decor & TVs look very early 1980s.

    I guess the Iranian consular corps left too quickly to run those applications through a shredder.

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    Great house. Wonder why they left? And more importantly, why they left all those applications.
    Def make a great squat!

    Cheers for that. :)
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    Default Re: Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    hehehe we could have it as the DP squat lol.

    Ill get my coat

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    Default Re: Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    the place looks lovely from the outside & that fireplace is great :)

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    Default Re: Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    Really amazing looking place. A bit creepy seeing all the Iranian photographs and religious chants.

    Looks like a good explore
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    What an excellent explore and would make a fantastic squat. When I was at Uni in London we squatted the old residence for the Bishop of London in Hampstead and were there for nearly three years before they got us out. I suppose if there were squatters in there it would be down to the landlord to get you out and if the landlord were the government of Iran then where are they to do that? Hmmmmmmmm.
    Was it you who brought me to this place beyond the moon and stars.

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    Default Re: Iranian Consulate, Altrincham - March 08


    amazing place, and what a waste of a good size house

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