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Photos taken on my HTC Desire and Olympus E-1 mostly taken while walking my 10 year old rescued greyhound, Tim.
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Daughter is in her first year of Fine Art at Falmouth (and loving it). When she was home for the Christmas holidays she asked me if I knew where The Boy's Village, St Athan was. She wanted to take some photos for a project. I've known about the Boys Village since childhood and we live only a few miles from it. In fact I'm fairly sure that my father did some work there at one time - he was an electrician. But I'd never actually been there.

The Boy's Village, St Athan was a holiday camp for the sons of Miners from the Welsh Valleys, now derelict. Further info here.

It's a fantastic place to take photographs. There are so many photo opportunities it's difficult to know where to start. And needless to say I was very glad that Daughter suggested it. I can forsee many more visits to come.
12th Jan 2012, 11:42   | tags:,,,

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Viv says:

ooh - very inspiring - strange how these places can be just left like this

12th Jan 2012, 11:52

cariadus says:

It is apparently up for sale though so at some point it could be cleared for development.

12th Jan 2012, 11:57

taniwha says:

Love the glowy-ness in the third one ... oh ... and the reflections in the first.

Boy's Village ... like Pleasure Island in Pinocchio?

12th Jan 2012, 13:12

JokerXL says:

Fabulous location! Will you take me if I get the pizzas in?

12th Jan 2012, 14:17

Wendle says:

Love these! And all the graffiti. And an empty swimming pool!?

12th Jan 2012, 15:52

cariadus says:

Taniwha, thanks. I spilled blood taking that shot. When you're taking photos in a place like this it's not a good idea to walk backwards trying to get more in the shot without looking because there just might be a big hole behind you which you might fall into. Hit my knee and grazed my hand in the process. It's a good job my camera has a titanium body because it got smacked on the concrete pretty hard.

Joker, it's a deal!

Wendle, thanks. Yes it was a swimming pool. It had a roof apparently, long since collapsed. Makes a good canvas for graffiti though!

12th Jan 2012, 19:38

Earthlad says:

Wow I love climbing around old buildings,

13th Jan 2012, 00:56

cariadus says:

Earthlad, me too, it's a fantastic place.

13th Jan 2012, 12:08

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