I’ve been meaning to make sense of the hundreds of photographs I took while Amber and Des were staying with me in Glasgow but to be honest it’s too damn difficult, so I’m going to settle for occasionally dropping a day or two in a blog every now and then and maybe write a little about it.
While they were over I wanted to make sure they saw some rad stuff – They’re from America where I’m pretty sure the oldest building is only 5 years old or something, so I thought Hartwood Hospital would be a good shout. I don’t know how old this building is, but it’s falling apart, has been set on fire a bunch of times and also abandoned for years.
I’d been before and it looks rad.
I feel like we were hungover, I can’t remember. We grabbed some food and headed there on the train.
The hole I used last time to crawl under the massive security fence was still there. Not the most practical – or graceful – of entrances, but it did the trick.
One of the outer buildings that was inaccessible last time was open and waiting to be explored. I managed to get a bunch of interior photos that I didn’t manage last time.
Surfaces and textures and all the things I love about buildings.
The graffiti was still as welcoming as before.
There’s happy faces sprayed seemingly everywhere.
Yes, my friends are unreasonably attractive.
We climbed one of the towers, the view from the top is rad and it was an ideal spot to eat lunch.
It’d be easy to let your imagination run wild in this place at night, on yer own.
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