Location #192

Location #192

The ruined manor at Location #192 is known to locals and also online, to a degree. As always with research, the first step is finding the right questions to ask. I visited this place some time ago, but am only just getting around to processing photos and putting blog posts together around this. My reasons for continual non-disclosure in regards to specifics of locations are outlined in my seminal (for this blog) post On Locations.

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All that aside, Location #192 was already been used quite effectively for a cosplay shoot a few years back. But I did want to explore it myself, given the chance.

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The manor suffered a series of fires, which put it out of commission, so it has just been left there to crumble. The scorch marks are still visible on number of brick walls.

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The property is huge, and there is a lot to explore. Some buildings are detached from the main house.

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Nature is slowly but surely re-taking the site, with trees and plants clambering all over parts of the brick wall. Without further interference, the entire site will be swallowed up in a forest.

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Exploring Location #192 really reminded me of my days as a child reading Prince Caspian, when the human children returned to the ruins of Cair Paravel.

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My favourite area was definitely what I have taken to calling the “chapel” with stepping stones leading to an elevated area and something resembling an altar.

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The outside of the building is also nice, but we heard a snake in the undergrowth.

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Apparently, many of the plants surrounding the area are flowering species, so a visit in spring would be much more colourful.

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As we were walking away from the property, I came across this scene.

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And further out, we found another abandoned dwelling. This one is a much more modern house, but it’s either been torn apart by human elements, or just left, once again, to crumble away naturally.

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With this location, it was important to watch our steps, as well as keep a lookout above, because a number of the roof tiles are still in place, but could come down at any movement.[pireze]L192_25 [pireze]L192_26

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I really liked the lines made by the exposed wooden structure of the house. Given it is 100 percent exposed to the elements, I don’t expect it to stay around for much longer.

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That concludes my photographic summary of Location #192. There are a number of other location scouts in my backlog which I will progressively process and blog about when I have time.

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