The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Back in the day…

Back in 1966 to be precise…..

No big write up or anything to go with this one, but it’s another from the oh so mysterious urbex paradise that is Potters Manor… So much old stuff in this place, and I couldn’t help but grab a shot of this old travel case and a diary from 1966…. which was fascinating, especially as it’s older than me… just…. lol…

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24 responses

  1. aswirly

    Just older huh? ;) lol… Love that “Delayed by Weather”. Amazing how all this is just laying around like the owners had left it. Kinda eerie… Amazing that you found this place and what a great shot. The comp is fasntasic!:)

    June 23, 2010 at 1:47 am

    • Well ok… quite a bit older… “ahem”… WHY are you laughing…. I can hear you laughing !!!…. Yeah there was stuff in there that was as old as you too… Lol… That diary was a great find though… Quite the place I have to say… Cheers A… ;)

      June 23, 2010 at 1:50 am

  2. That is astounding. The place is like a living museum! How did you get in?

    June 23, 2010 at 5:08 am

    • Ahhhhh… Well we kinda snuck in unseen… which to be honest is part of the fun… lol.. It was pretty amazing in there… :)

      June 23, 2010 at 8:10 am

  3. Great mood and nice contrasts.

    June 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

  4. This is so fascinating. I’m so surprised that a place like this stands untouched. Here in the US I’m sure some developer would have either torn it down to build something new or attempted to turn it into a tourist attraction!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    • Thanks Karma… Well it is actually earmarked for demolition and development… The land itself is up for circa $4 million… lol… and in the current economical climate I’m guessing there isn’t many interested parties… If you’re interested though then I’ll happily act as middle man (for a cut)… lol… ;)

      June 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  5. Nice processing on this, Brian. Did you lay the stuff out like that for the shot or was this all found this way?? This place is so intriguing. I’d go back time and time again and probably end up in jail for trespassing. I hope someone buys it and restores it to it’s original beauty.

    June 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    • Ummm… I might have moved a few things around… lol… but the room this stuff “was” in really wasn’t too interesting… and I’m not ruling out a return visit (or two)… lol… Not too sure about restoring it though, as despite appearances the structure is none too sound in quite a few places… Thanks Tracy…

      June 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

  6. This is such an interesting place and I love the detail you captured. There are no places like that here ;)

    June 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

    • Oh I’m sure there are places like this everywhere… In fact most of the urbex stuff I see is from your side of the pond… Mind you, it’s mostly old industrial plants, but they’re still great to explore…

      June 24, 2010 at 9:17 am

  7. JJ

    Me likes, me likes alot! When we going back then lol…..you should see some of the emails ive had from those Flickr Urbexers, all scared im going to reveal the location….prats!! :o)

    June 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

    • I can imagine… Yeah they’re worried… but as we don’t have our officially recognised masters degree of urbexing, and aren’t part of the “inner circle”, then we’re allowed to… if we want to… lol… And any time you like… :)

      June 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

      • And I hope you told them to take a jump… lol…

        June 24, 2010 at 9:23 am

  8. Super shot Brain, really atmospheric. Like the new look site.

    June 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    • Many thanks Graham… Got to get back there I think to do the shots I didin’t think of while I was there..

      June 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  9. I love all the details that you managed to captured Brian. The composition works very well for this one. Excellent job! ;)

    June 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

    • Thanks Attiev… I want to go back again to focus more on the details like this, as most of my shots I took were 10mm… but sometimes the details convey just as much atmosphere…

      June 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

  10. This is my favorite shot yet! So personal…
    I am so intrigued by this place and cannot help but wonder at the circumstances surrounding the abandonment of a life, and I can’t help but feel saddened that no one was there to follow up and pick up the personal treasures left behind after such an abrupt “leaving.”
    How does the place “feel?” Is it creepy? Lonely? Warm? So curious!

    June 29, 2010 at 2:40 am

    • It’s a fascinating place for sure, and since processing my shots I’ve been trying to find out some history on it… with a tiny bit of success… I’m definitely going back though to rummage and photograph some more of the personal stuff… and have a better look at this diary too… I’m still yet to find out why it was left the way it was… and when…

      As for the place itself and how it feels… Well it was broad daylight when we went, and it felt fine… Not creepy at all.. but then it does take a lot to creep me out… I’d imagine dusk or night-time though would bring about a whole other mood to the place…

      June 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

  11. absurdoldbird

    Time travel! I love it. I’ve kept some old diaries, I wonder how others – in the future – would react to them if they were preserved in time in this house. Not that our house is anything like Potters Manor.

    June 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    • I kept a diary or two as a kid, but I’d most definitely not want anyone reading those… lol.. Even I’d be reluctant to read them now… ;)

      June 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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