The first explore of a new year, and what an absolute cracker to start with!
This stunning country house was built in the 1800s, but has been unoccupied since the 1960s, and has fallen into serious disrepair. It is clear that the current owners are trying to restore the property, but it is a daunting task which needs a huge amount of work doing if the battle is going to be won – which I sincerely hope it will.
I visited with Unexposed Exploration, and upon entering the property before dawn (after a 3am start!) we were pleasantly surprised to bump into two other groups of explorers. For me it was an unexpected bonus to get to meet some amazing photographers who until then I’d only known on t’interweb – great to meet you Behind Closed Doors, Project Mayhem, Kriegaffe 9, Zerourbex and Miss Lightyear! 🙂
I’m still struggling with get the best out of my DSLR, so these shots are the best of a bad bunch. They only really scratch the surface of doing this beautiful place justice, but I hope you enjoy them nevertheless (click on a photo to view a larger version).
It’s vital to keep your concentration when exploring locations such as this… it’s easy to get distracted looking up and around at all the beautiful details, but always keep a careful eye on where you’re treading!
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Cheers, Adam X