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T H E   L I G H T ~ St Augustine's  by Josephine Pugh

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A staircase in the abandoned St Augustine’s Asylum which lead to the upper floor. The light poured in as the roof had been lost in a fire.

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St. Augustine’s
Date founded: 1872
Date opened: 1875
Date closed: 1992
Location: Cockering Road, Chartham, nr. Canterbury, Kent
Architect: John Giles & Gough
Layout: Corridor-Pavilion

You can see an aerial image here

A selection of my images from abandoned places

Featured in ‘Live, Love, Dream’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘Black and White Enthusiasts’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘Stairs, Steps and Staircases’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘Dark and Industrial Imagery’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘Tunnel Vision’, March 2011.

Top Ten in the ‘Dark Artists, Dark Art’ April Avatar Challenge, April 2011.

Winner of the ‘Industrial Streets, Stairs and Passageways’ Challenge in the ‘Dark and Industrial Imagery’ group, April 2011.

Featured in ‘The Art of Peeling Paint’, April 2011.

Top Ten in the ‘Which Way’ group’s Challenge ‘Black and White’, July 2011.

Winner in the ‘Steps, Stairs, Staircases and Bridges’ group’s Challenge ‘Ruins’, November 2011.

A photograph is a trace of its subject. The viewer and the image belong to each other. Capturing these traces is a passion, an obsession for me. I hope the thrill comes through in my images.

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  • Jen Waltmon
    Jen Waltmonalmost 4 years ago

    Great lighting and composition, Jo. That’s quite a find! :)

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Cool shot! Very nice!

  • Serenity13
    Serenity13almost 4 years ago

    Gives a feeing of hope….this is awesome.

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 4 years ago

    So incredibly unsettling, love it.

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    certainly not the stairway to heaven. lovely nasty gritty burnt out textures. super shot.

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Wow………Love this!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

  • Vampvamp! Thank you very sincerely for your support.

    – Josephine Pugh

  • WolfPause
    WolfPauseover 3 years ago

    Wonderful moody shot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature great work.

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