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The Kwan
September 11th, 2011, 15:09
Stanley Dock Warehouse, built in 1874 and designed by Jesse Hartley in a similar style to the warehouses around Albert Dock, we did a night visit and just loved loved loved this place with all of its windows and pillars.

I made a night Visit with Maybenot1330 and sephiroth.

All of these shots are long exposure so the colours may appear off and shots blurry but I was pleased with some of them.

The Building itself is huge and very impressive and you wonder how can such a giant piece of lovelyness be left to degenerate.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/stanleydocknight.jpg

There are just floors of pillared vaults with arched cielings and most floors are like this
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/paul.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/arches.jpg


http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/lightpaint.jpg


Wonkey I know..There are all manner of stairs here, spiral, stone and steel this is a steel set on the gable of the warehouse.
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/metalstairs.jpg

Lift between floors
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/lift.jpg


And a stone set that is a bit precarious.
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/stairsup.jpg


Much of the floors are all the same until you get to the top and it is a real sight with the roof smashed in and all of the window, it was sunset and the light was gorgeous, I would advise anyone visiting this place to hit the roof first.
I used rear curtain flash here
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/topfloor4.jpg

The view of the tower and wirral from here was amazing and made for some unusual angles at 10mm
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/townhallfromwindow5.jpg

The wirral from the top floor with Wallasey town hall in the back
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/towerthroughwindow.jpg

So we moved over to the Tower as it was getting very late
views from the top
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/nighttowerbest.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/night1.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/paulc_2007/stanley%20dock%20tower%20and%20warehouse/night2.jpg

As pointed out in some other tower threads there is a big hole in the centre of the floor at the top of the tower so caution is advised to explorers