N.I.R.D. (National Institute for Research in Dairying) In Reading - Pic heavy

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J_a_t_33

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Went for a great visit at the weekend on the rainy Saturday and went back on Sunny Sunday to finish the exploration.

Lovely site, been derelict since the 80's and the decay is beautiful and there is so much to photograph. Hence all the pics :lol: Some are a tad over edited, sorry I was playing.

More info and history here: http://www.arborfieldhistory.org.uk/properties_NIRD.htm

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my fav shot
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This room is a photographers wet dream...

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Nature fighting back
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Thank you for looking :)
 

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This is a superb collection of images - thought proviking too. National Institute for Research into Dairying? So, what, do we know all there is to know now and no further research is being undertaken? Always interesting to see what has contributed to the modern food chain.
 

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Nice one mate. It's a good mooch is this. Didn't see the old plans when I went, so good to see them.
 

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This makes me feel a bit sad. Poor old cows. I daren't even think why one of the barns was called 'Thrash House'...and what on earth an 'exciter control' is I don't even know...I mean how excited could a cow get? The words 'bovine' and 'excitement' do not seem to fit together.... Some nice shots of a grim place though, interesting in a gruesome way, to me. My faves are the shot of the weed coming up green and the chair through the smashed wall :)
 

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This makes me feel a bit sad. Poor old cows. I daren't even think why one of the barns was called 'Thrash House'...and what on earth an 'exciter control' is I don't even know...I mean how excited could a cow get? The words 'bovine' and 'excitement' do not seem to fit together.... Some nice shots of a grim place though, interesting in a gruesome way, to me. My faves are the shot of the weed coming up green and the chair through the smashed wall :)

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I know exactly how you feel, my partner and I are both vegan and keen animal activists so this was rather grim explore.

Smiler, yeah was on the Saturday but we went back on the Sunday and it was nice and sunny :)

Cheers again
 

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Wow that must have been hard for you Jay. Bordering on vegan here but honey.....eggs... mmmm.... The dairy industry is one of the cruelest imo. The blood spots on the walls really brings the violence of the whole process home. Eating death and dark energy, cause we're bought up to think it's normal :( fair play to you, I'd have been too busy crying for my bovine brothers and sisters to take photos
 

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Its a good site, but I must explore more of it one day :)

Thanks for the report, there are some good locations there :)
 

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