Tags archives: architecture

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Construction began in 1882, 135 years ago at the time of my visit in 2017. The current estimated completion date is 2026 - 2028 but this will more than likely change. Information In 1882 construction of Sagrada Família commenced under architect Francisco Paula de Villar until 1883, when Gaudí became involved when Francisco resigned as the head architect. Taking over the project, Gaudí transformed it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 192[...]
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High Royds Lunatic Asylum

High Royds Lunatic Asylum Visited with: Alex & Klare 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. History - Courtesy of www.highroydshospital.com High Royds, Psychiatric Hospital 1888 - 2003 After years of construction the new Asylum was to take in her first 30 female inmates on the 8th October 1888, all transfers from the overcrowded Wadsley Asylum, Sheffield. Elizabeth Johnson was first woman to enter the Asylum in October 1888, She died on February the 15th 1904 and was la[...]
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Portrait Shoot - Dark and Moody

Photographer: Alan Duggan assisted by Alex Burnell Model: Sarah Jane Crawford Location The building was built in 1815 and was used for assemblies, dance balls and parties by the so called 'high society'. Over the years the building has been used for Weddings, Drama Performances as well as being used as a home base for Societies. Sadly the building has been disused since the late 1990's and is in real need of repair. Shoot Ideas I had an idea in my head that I wanted to create a set of dark moody images. The feeling I wanted the images to portray was not set in stone, however, I[...]
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The Yellow Pipe Church

The Yellow Pipe Church Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2016 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History To keep this location safe from vandals and thieves all I will say is that the church opened it's doors in the late 1880's. My Visit For those who know me or read my reports you will know that I love churches and I was hoping this one would not disappoint. Although the church is not as ornate in design as some of the others I have been to the altars are by far the best I have seen[...]
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Abandoned Paper Mill

Abandoned Paper Mill, UK Visited with: Alex Visit Date: April 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The history of this mill will be held back as to not reveal the location of this site. The future for this place is not yet decided so hopefully it can be re-used. I am sure you understand. My Visit I had been wanting to visit the mill for some time, however, I kept pushing this one aside for a rainy day. Eventually myself & Alex decided it was time.... This would be my first visit and A[...]
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Abandoned Cotton Factory

Abandoned Cotton Factory, Belgium Visited with: Alex, Klare & Rick Visit Date: October 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History I cannot find any history at this time. My Visit So what can i say about this location.... Well, I know that I was expecting a little more than I got! The whole place was stripped back to the bare bones or very badly decayed. Apart from a few old files and boxes the place was basically empty. The saving grace for me was the graffiti that adorned the walls in a ro[...]
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Sacred Heart Church, Thornton-Cleveleys

Sacred Heart Church Heys Street, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4HN 01253 821637 Visit Date: 1st August 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Fr P Burns. Also I would like to say thank you to Paul Desborough for arranging the visit. History The church was built at the instigation of Canon James Taylor, Rector of Lytham, in 1899 with the foundation stone being laid on the 17th April 1898. The architects were Pugin and Pugin, who had worked for the Taylor brothers at St Anne’s on Sea and would do so again later at Ansdell. A major benefactor [...]
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Philanthropist's Library

The Philanthropist's Library Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The construction of the library was funded by a well known businessman and opened in June 1905 and remained in use up until 2006 when the building was closed due to safety concerns. The good news is that a charity who would like to renovate the building and give it a new lease of life have just received a grant. Renovation work has begun and the plan is to have work complete [...]
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Fleetwood Church, St Nicholas

Project Brief: To photograph the inside of all of the churches within Fleetwood and to supply a brief history. Project Link: Fleetwood's Churches St Nicholas Church Highbury Ave, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 7DJ 01253 874402 www.stnicholaschurchfleetwood.webeden.co.uk Visit Date: 1st August 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Fr Paul Benfield. History St Nicholas, Fleetwood may, at first glance, look very modern with its origami-like folds and massive brick arches. Yet, it is essentially a conservative building whose structure in many respe[...]
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Fleetwood Church, The Mount Methodist

Project Brief: To photograph the inside of all of the churches within Fleetwood and to supply a brief history. Project Link: Fleetwood's Churches The Mount Methodist Church / Emmanuel Church Mount Church, Mount Road, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 6QZ 01253 770646 www.emmanuelfleetwood.org.uk Visit Date: 12 July 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Minister Steve Carling. History The Mount Road Church originally belonged to the Primitive Methodists, who sprang from the great revival in the villages of North Staffordshire at the beginning of the nin[...]
 
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