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Offline Otto MCR

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The Potter Hill Mill
« on: May 23, 2010, 03:59:23 PM »
This used to be a textile mill. The roof collapsed some time ago and took 4 floors and all the machinery on them with it.

This was my first real exploration trip. It was pretty crazy too. There is fence with barbed wire surrounding the property so walking to it was out of the question. We got a canoe, and used the current from the waterfall to push us down river a bit. We brought the canoe up on one of the river banks and started to check out the buildings.

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I got some video too.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 12:05:26 AM »
mmHmmm SEXY place...very nice pics

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 08:46:55 PM »
Well goddamn. Do you know how tight security is, what the visibility's like, etc?

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 10:29:08 AM »
I don't believe that there is any security other than local cops passing by and the such.

The entire place is surrounded by a fence topped with barbed wire. As strange as it seems, the canoe was our best option. There are houses pretty close to the fence too. Close enough that we could hear them talking on their deck. You can see little glimpses of the houses from behind the main building, which means that they can also most likely see you.

I wouldn't suggest going either. This place is sketchy. In the places that it hasn't collapsed, the floorboards are buckling like nothing I've ever seen.

The building is easily seen from the road. See here. Luckily, the intact part of the building is in the back, away from the windows.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 11:50:51 AM »
Holy shit, sick pics.

LOVE that staircase.
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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 01:18:07 PM »
Thanks. :)

I think these are the last three I will be edition from this place.






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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 10:13:46 PM »
I'm curious. I was wondering around with some of my friends in March and we came upon a old mill that sounds like this but where unable to get in and lacked a canoe.



 It seems to match.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 08:51:29 AM »
azeron17 YES, that's it.

It looks like it's deteriorated a lot in the past year.  I took pics of it in January 09.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 11:52:34 PM »
Yep, that's it!

Its in bad shape now. :(

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 09:03:15 PM »
Here are the pics that I took, more quantity but less quality compared to Otto MCR's lol.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2042447&id=1488450057&l=00dd843ef1

Saving history one photo at a time.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 10:23:34 PM »
Just so we're clear on this, I'm foaming at the mouth.

lol

Also linking up the old topics to this one, so MovingUnit's 2004 pics are readily available.  Amazing how much it's deteriorated in 6 years.

http://www.insanebunkers.com/index.php?topic=274.0
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http://www.insanebunkers.com/index.php?topic=275.0

also, bing maps bird's eye view doesn't show it as deteriorated (that main section of the roof of the stone mill).

A+ on this guys, holy shit.  <3
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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 11:26:40 PM »
I would have liked to see the interior from before the collapse happened. It was probably amazing!

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 05:21:40 PM »
Been meaning to ask, what are you shooting with?  Your photos are gorgeous.
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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 06:54:43 PM »
Thanks!

I use a Canon PowerShot SX10IS. I'm hoping to upgrade to a D90 or it's replacement in the next year or year and a half.

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2010, 07:27:11 PM »
Damn, and here I thought you were shooting with a DSLR.  I have a Canon Rebel XS myself, picked it up on Amazon, they have awesome prices on the cameras when you're ready to upgrade.

You have mad editing skills.  Do you sell your prints anywhere yet?
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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2010, 11:10:00 PM »
Thanks!  ^_^

I dont sell any of my work... yet.

I might start getting them printed at the end of the year. I know that I will be making a photo book to use as a portfolio and the such.

Thanks for the compliments. :)

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Re: The Potter Hill Mill
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 06:38:07 AM »
Fantastic pictures!