Today see’s another dip into the archives, this time to an abandoned girls school in South East England that I explored a few times last year. As with many locations such as this, time is taking it’s toll. Holes in the roof are letting in rain water, moisture is causing plaster to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel, floorboards have been removed by copper thieves after the pipes and wires.
On one hand I see this as a shame as this derelict school was once a wonderful old mansion house with sweeping marble staircase and panelled corridors, set in landscaped gardens. Today there is little hope of renovation and the house is destined to slow collapse into decay; a shame for those who appreciate fine buildings but a haven for the Urban Explorer.
This image was made from a set of 7 brackets to capture the high variance in EV between highlights and shadows. Tonemapped in Photomatix and finished in Photoshop.
Thanks for looking.