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UK Crich Quarry, Derbyshire, England - December 2018

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The end was nigh for Mookster and my North Midlands Roadtrip back before Christmas.  Mookster remembered seeing this site when visiting the Crich Tramway Museum in the 1990s and had made it a goal to visit it when he discovered it had not been demolished, he previously thought it had.

 

We parked in the Museum and walked up the driveway to the site.  An older chap and some friends who frequent the site and had keys, had been feeding the birds and we exchanged some pleasantries; "As long as your not smashing anything, go for it"; was the general opinion; so we filled our boots.

 

Sadly; much is inaccessible due to flooding; and it is overall, pretty trashed, but it had some great photo ops!  I enjoyed it, and the lighting the evening was producing.

 

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Thanks for Looking!

 

More At:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157678698751578

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Nice set in the evening light and also just because of the flooding.

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