This is an old derelict building near to my home in Dawlish, Devon, England.

Although you cannot have a clear view of the building, I love the large double doors on the upper floor, complete with gantry.

I always think ‘What a lovely gallery and studio that would make’.

Another dream. LOL.

Thank you for looking.
Hope you like it.

Best Viewed Large.

I have included the B&W version also, so you can decide which one you like best.


  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 5 years ago

    It would indeed , you will have to keep doing the lottery Richard . Nice shot. xx

  • Thank you Irene.
    I will have to write to some famous people and make them an offer they cant refuse. LOL

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Pat Shawyer
    Pat Shawyerabout 5 years ago

    You are right Richard, it would make a wonderful go and win the lottery tomorrow please !!

  • Thanks Pat.
    Being at the back of the main car park, there will be plenty of passing trade.
    If only !!!

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Many thanks Cheryl. x

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanabout 5 years ago

    You can’t win the lottery tomorrow – it’s my turn!
    Shame to see something be left to go like this

  • Its in a good location also Stuart.
    Get your boss to give you a grant, and we can go into business together. LOL

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 5 years ago

    Nice find and Image Richard. I bet this could tell a tale or two. You are right it would be an interesting building to convert. – Ted

  • Many thanks Ted.
    It has been empty for years. :-((

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Dave Warren
    Dave Warrenabout 5 years ago

    It certainly would!! cant you find out anything about it? you might be surprised!!, great shot mate.
    ps, can you get inside?

  • Hi there Dave.
    It is all boarded up, and I have no idea who it belongs to, but I would love to see what is inside.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, lovely tones..
    although a fan of B&W, I personally think this works better in colour

  • Many thanks Mark.
    At first, I saw this as a B&W shot, but when I done the colour processing, no contest.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsabout 5 years ago

    with the sun on it like that and the doors open what a great space to work in

    cool shot Richard

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Thanks Kriss.

    Behind where I was standing, there is a river.
    Yes, an ideal place to work.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 5 years ago

    My fav is the coloured one.
    Better look out before you step out on the non-existant balcony from the first floor double doors …
    It would make a lovely gallery … just add a few more windows to have natural light.

  • Its the quick way down poupoune. LOL
    There are a few more windows on the sides, so plenty of natural light.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 5 years ago

    You can but dream! Superb shot Richard has a real air of mystery about it!! x

  • Many thanks Pauline.

    I just wish I knew someone who had loads of spare £££’s.


    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

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