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Urban Exploration of Abandoned Hospital

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by EdinburghGary, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Hi Guys,

    These photos caused quite a stir last week here in Scotland (Our National health Service left personal medical files behind in this place and I without meaning to, let it slip to the BBC). Made national news, which p*ssed a few urban explorers off (understandably), however saying that, the story has died down somewhat.

    This is Law Hospital, Central Scotland. I love this type of photography!!!


    Dead Cold:
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    Elevator Shaft:
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    The photography department:
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    Hanging out the washing:
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    C.S.I:
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    En Suite:
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    Clean Kitchen:
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    Soda Machine:
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    Don't Slip:
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    Shower Time:
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    Thanks for looking, the entire set is available to see here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishsnaps/collections/72157605889707789/

    And the news story:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7499749.stm

    As I said, I did not intend for a story to break out, I submitted a pic to their weekly gallery and it all kicked off afterwards.
    I am just off to read your rules to make sure I have broken no size limits / number of pics limits. Probably should have read first!!

    Hope you enjoy,

    Gary.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2008
  2. Great shots Gary. The deathly atmosphere of the building really comes through in the pictures. I particularly like your "shower room" picture.

    keep up the good work.

    its nice to know our nhs service does things there own way.
     
  3. eerie shots
    interesting story about the left-behind records

    thanks for sharing these with us
     
  4. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Very interesting shots, looks like a pretty creepy place to me
     
  5. Great job Gary! I love this kind of stuff, and very well done - thanks for sharing! :biggrin:
     
  6. Some good shots there Gary. I like this sort of exploration. I also saw the article on the news and none of it suprised me.

    Some time ago, when I was working at the University of Manchester I was walling past the rubbish bins when I came open cardboard boxes spilling their contents on the ground. They turned out to be thousands of record cards of student applications with all their personal details. I called the relevant departments but it was amazing how difficult it was to interest them in clearing up this privacy nightmare.

    Do I take the publicity has put an end to this photographic paradise?
     


  7. Friday it was all over the news, Sunday I was back, and access was as easy as ever :) 

    Storm in a teacup, they clearly just don't care.

    G.
     
  8. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Nice series.........I like the 1st out of the series..........I keep getting drawn to the light of the open door........very mysterious and spooky.
     
  9. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Great series Greg! Based on the paint peels, I sure hope it has been abandoned for a long time.
     
  10. Spooky! Lovely sense of an abandoned place; you can just about hear the silence! That first shot is incredible! Bravo!
     
  11. Dr A

    Dr A

    695
    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    Very good - love the first one a lot.
     
  12. ArtO

    ArtO

    Jun 14, 2008
    Florida
    I have to agree, it's scarry. Don't know that I'd be wondering around in there. But glad that you did. Great series.
     
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