Back to Hartwood Hospital, with Amber & Des

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.

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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.

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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.

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The graffiti was still as welcoming as before.

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There’s happy faces sprayed seemingly everywhere.

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Yes, my friends are unreasonably attractive.

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We climbed one of the towers, the view from the top is rad and it was an ideal spot to eat lunch.

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It’d be easy to let your imagination run wild in this place at night, on yer own.

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