Abandoned Forensic Lab, Lunatic Asylum, North Island, New Zealand

This building was originally the forensic's unit of an abandoned lunatic asylum which closed for good in 2007. The decay and mold were immense in this building, the place is falling apart. Nature has began taking over this place and it almost seems like there is more vegetation than structure left. Throughout its years of … Continue reading Abandoned Forensic Lab, Lunatic Asylum, North Island, New Zealand

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’97 was Excellent

1997 may have been "excellent", but by 1998 the last resident at this psychiatric hospital which had operated since 1912 had been moved out to community care in a process known as deinstitutionalisation. When the hospital was at its peak, it held over one thousand patients and operated its own farm, bakery, laundry and clothes-making … Continue reading ’97 was Excellent

Horrors of the elderly

This explore went unexpectedly smooth and what every urban explorer hopes for - easy entry, no interruptions and a location that was full of memories of the past which offered a small glimpse into what went on at this now abandoned rest home hospital for the elderly. Soon into the explore, I came across scenes akin … Continue reading Horrors of the elderly

Hospital Down South

Standing proudly on top of the hill overlooking a lower South Island town, this once-grand hospital now sits decaying and derelict. Little positive future can be foreseeable aside from demolition for this location as the buildings were purpose built as a hospital and not a motel, there are simply too many buildings and grounds for the owners … Continue reading Hospital Down South

Abandoned Doctors Clinic

Hiding down a Wellington side street lies this abandoned doctors clinic, declared 'earthquake prone' in 2012, the fate of this building is undecided. Most things were stripped from this clinic but there was still the odd lamp and drug signs, this was a quick in and out explore, avoiding the sensors for the alarm.

Inhospitable

Filmed in late 2011- this was the final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway on the South Taranaki Hospital, with at least half the complex already gone. A compact digital camera was rigged onto the hot-shoe of a DSLR to capture on video the state the place and what was … Continue reading Inhospitable

Sea View Asylum

Located in a tiny town on a remote coast of New Zealand lies this bizarre and mysterious old mental hospital which started life as a gaol and decommissioned as a hospital in the 90's. Amazingly throughout its operation there were no reports of mistreatment unlike other hospitals of this era, however due to the remoteness … Continue reading Sea View Asylum