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Goodbye Old Friend

 

A shot from a rather exceptional day out today with old friends, and also making of new friends too… such as the urbex legend that is Andre Govia… All in all a mixed day of sorts.. Always good to be out with old friends, always good to meet new friends, but sad to think that this was probably the last visit to Lillesdon School for Girls, as it has now been purchased, and its precise future is pretty much unknown, other than it’s earmarked for development of apartments… Will they try to keep the building ??… I do hope so, as it would be such a shame to see a building of such ornate architecture demolished to make way for new, but it’s already cost someone ¬£2.1 million ($3.3 million), and would likely cost as much again to renovate… We shall see…


Back 2 School II

Some of you may possibly recall the original Back to School post, from which visit these shots also come… I still have so many shots from that visit that require proper processing… and figured it was about time to air at least a couple more of them…

This particular school is an old abandoned girls school… and for a bit of urban exploring they don’t come much better… I find it amazing though that a mirror like this is still there, and even more amazing that it’s still in one piece… although I do know it’s now sporting some rather elaborate¬†graffiti…

The place was originally built as the privately owned Lillesdon Estate Mansion, way back in 1855, and became a public girls school just after the 1st world war… It eventually closed around 1999, and has been abandoned ever since… and I believe is now owned by a property developer who is intending to convert the building in to private apartments at some point in the future…. The place is amazing though, with so many rooms… Still need to arrange that return visit though…


Back to School

That’s exactly where I’ve been this weekend, but not to learn anything I hasten to add… Well that’s a lie actually, as I did learn that garlic hummus and celery is rather nice as a tasty snack, all thanks to my urban companion… lol…

This particular school is an old abandoned girls school… and for a bit of urban exploring they don’t come much better…

It was originally built as the privately owned Lillesdon Estate Mansion, built in 1855, and became a public girls school just after the 1st world war… It eventually closed around 1999, and has been abandoned ever since… and I believe is now owned by a property developer who is intending to convert the building in to private apartments at some point in the future…. The place is amazing though, with so many rooms, and is definitely going to warrant a return visit… or two…. or maybe even three…

There will be a few more shots appearing here soon, as soon as I can decide which ones to post… but for now here’s a taster of the exterior… :)


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