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So I've finally decided to bite the bullet and register, been hovering around for far too long looking at all the great work by everyone on here and not joining in. So as soon as I've got my head around working the site out (I'm not the brightest) I'll post a few of my pics forms various locations in wales. I've been urban exploring for about 8 months now and I do believe I'm hooked. Anyway hope you enjoy my photos when I get round to uploading them

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Welcome along,what sort of thing are you into down in wales,the mines or industry or the derps?

To be honest I like all sides of it but I haven't done any mines yet. Think I'm gonna need a guide for that

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    • By ASOM
      Here's a little selection of some of the more random, less-obvious shots from 10 years of exploring asylums.
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      Aston Hall
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      Ward block

       
      Bangour Village
      (West Lothian District Asylum, opened in 1906)
      Main administration block

       
      Barrow
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      Main corridor

       
      Bethel
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      Day room

       
      Bethlem Royal
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      Admin block staircase

       
      Cane Hill
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      Chapel altar

       
      Carlton Hayes
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      Chapel

       
      Cefn Coed
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      South-eastern view of ward block and water tower

       
      Colney Hatch
      (aka Friern, 2nd Middlesex County Asylum, later 2nd London County Asylum, opened in 1851)
      Admin block tower

       
      Denbigh
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      View from ward block window towards admin block clock tower

       
      Fairfield
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      Fair Mile
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      South-east view of main block

       
      Fulbourn
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      Main elevation (admin block in centre)

       
      Gartloch
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      Glenside
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      Chapel window

       
      Goodmayes
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      Hanwell
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      Harperbury
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      Hartwood
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      Heckingham
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      Hellingly
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      High Royds
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      Horton
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      Napsbury
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      Rauceby
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      St Clement's
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      St Crispin
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    • By Lenston
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