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Abandoned Places III: Stanley Dock Liverpool

We stand before the world’s largest brick warehouse, its voided bowels and shattered windows uncaring of the accolade. Since the death of the shipping industry and its abandonment in the 1980s, Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse has briefly played host to Sunday markets and warehouse raves, with plenty of evidence of squatters and other vagrants littered throughout its massive interior. Currently, it has and is nothing. We have a heritage site, a Grade II listed building rotting away in the heart of the slowly regenerating Stanley Dock area of Liverpool.

The overcast extremely windy weather of the day was as oppressive and heavy as the monolithic building, though the former was on our side in providing access across some blown apart and over fencing. The weight of history, brick and metal weighed down on us from outside and within. So much blood, sweat and tears, so little evidence. Not even the ghosts of former occupants remain. Even the wind’s howl is rendered silent.

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All black and white photography taken on a Minolta X-700 loaded with Ilford B&W 3200 Pro 35mm.

All colour photography taken on HTC One and edited with VSCOCam.