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UER Forum > UE Photography > Safari House (Viewed 396 times)
mookster 


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Safari House
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I remember a time a couple of years ago when I would never have dreamed about doing as many houses as I've done in the last year and a half. There was a time I'd avoid them like the plague but you could say that those days are well and truly past me now as I do try and see the more interesting ones.

To say this place is remote is a bit of an understatement - hidden off an old overgrown road impassable in a car in the far outskirts of a tiny village in the middle of nowhere and invisible from Google's aerial view, you'd never even know this house existed. As far as we could tell it's been abandoned since the mid-00s, although even back then it must have been in pretty rough shape from the state of the roof and the floors. It seemed to be your typical hoarder kind of story with all manner of things stuffed in the house - toys, three lawn mowers, dozens of blue fruit crates, hundreds of magazines etc, but the thing I most wanted to see was outside. Sitting round the side of the house is a Series III Land Rover complete with safari roof rack, covered in years of pine needles and undergrowth. Sat outside the house like it was made for an awesome sight.

I enjoyed the house more than I thought I would too. Whoever lived there must have been quite an artist as there were numerous paintings and sketch books as well as a table full of paint and art type things in the living room. A couple of rooms are pretty much inaccessible thanks to the seriously bad floors in some areas, and a hole in the roof has allowed the central upstairs landing to become very rotten in one area which cut off the bathroom from us.

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I like car graveyards.
MisUnderstood! 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 1 on 5/31/2018 4:41 PM >
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What a amazing find. Love the artwork and tables full of supplies. Cool view to the bathroom too.




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ClementRSedona 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 2 on 5/31/2018 5:19 PM >
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wow! Lots of green lol




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senzuri 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 3 on 5/31/2018 5:48 PM >
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These pictures tell such a story of the person who lived there it's kind of beautiful. They must have been a really interesting person.



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skatchkins 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 4 on 5/31/2018 5:54 PM >
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Awesome house shoot.

*in trying to find out via google what "no beating" meant (in SFW terms), all I found was another photo of this same sign on 28days.

What does it actually mean?




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mookster 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 5 on 5/31/2018 6:04 PM >
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Awesome house shoot.

*in trying to find out via google what "no beating" meant (in SFW terms), all I found was another photo of this same sign on 28days.

What does it actually mean?


It's apparently to do with hunting, I guess the owner of the property didn't want people hunting on his/her land.




I like car graveyards.
Baldran 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 6 on 5/31/2018 9:29 PM >
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IIRC, it refers to the practice of "beating the bushes" to flush out game birds for waiting hunters to shoot oh-so-sportingly.

Also, needless to say, this set is choice. The Land Rover is awesome, and I probably would have spent hours getting closeups of the various works of art.



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Saturn_Sayerz 


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Re: Safari House
< Reply # 7 on 6/4/2018 5:46 PM >
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What an amazing find! This location has so much character. Always makes me think about what kind of people lived here and why they left!




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