Visited Gartloch Hospital on Monday on the recommendation of a new like-minded chum. It was closed in 1996 after serving patients for 100 years as a hospital/asylum. It is now in the process of being redeveloped into a “luxury village”.
Shortly before its closure, it was used in the BBC television series Takin’ Over the Asylum where its distinctive French Renaissance style architecture served as the exterior of the fictional St. Jude’s Hospital. Although many of the surrounding buildings have been converted into homes, the Category A listed administration building remains derelict.
The Glasgow burns units must be busy, so many ARSonists seem to practice their craft there… The Ballroom was a nice surprise, which you’ll see at the end. Although at nearly 17st, I didn’t fancy too many of the floors.
Spent a couple of hours here today, this is the Ballroom in all it’s floorless glory. The hospital used to be an asylum, not sure why they needed a ballroom….. Best part of the trip. Film to follow.
A cheeky Friday explore. Causewayend is an old school that closed in 2008. It sits in the centre of Aberdeen and is a prominent landmark as it sits just off the Mounthooly roundabout.
Another from Causewayend. They did a good job of clearing the classroom. But the paint was still good, even 6 years later. Must be the same additives they find in a Big Mac…
Film to follow.
Believe it or not, this is an old classroom. Had a look round Causewayend School in Aberdeen tonight, closed 6 years ago. Looks like the grass has taken over the carpet. Rugby posts optional.
Inside the Mintlaw cottage, a TV Jim, but not as we know them. Apologies for the fuzziness….
An abandoned cottage near Mintlaw. Despite the Ivy barricades, managed to get inside to have a wee look. The ivy is taking hold inside too, I’ve had my eyes opened to the power of this little plant.