If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have an inkling that I love photographs of abandoned buildings– seeing as I have a whole board dedicated to the subject on there. It is something I really like and the creepier the place, the better. There’s just something really fascinating about the forgotten, derelict places of the past. There is an abandoned fever hospital a short drive from where I live and I’ve been meaning to go and photograph this place for years. Life has just always gotten in the way. But this weekend, I finally managed to go and photograph it. It’s the first time in months that I have shot using my DSLR, as I have been favouring the use of my mirrorless camera due to its much lighter weight.
There isn’t a whole lot of be found online regarding the history of this place. I believe it was originally used as an isolation hospital to treat patients suffering with diseases such as diphtheria, scarlet fever and meningitis in the early 1900’s. After closure, it had various alternative uses– as a children’s home, a home for the elderly and as a hotel. Unfortunately, I have no idea as to what the timeline for those uses is. What’s obvious, though, is that these are long forgotten buildings that have been left to become completely derelict. The roofs have come down in places, the floors are rotten and rooms are littered with all sorts of trash and debris. Creepily, there are lots of old children’s shoes and toys scattered around the place– hinting to its history. There is definitely an eerie feeling to this place and I wanted to capture that in my photographs. As I took a number of photos I have decided to split this into two posts, you will find the link to Part 2 down below where you can see the rest of my photographs. I will also talk more about how I photographed this abandoned fever hospital.
You can find Part 2 here.