The Red Asylum

I chanced upon this asylum quite unexpectedly. As the site is in immaculate condition, I shall not state where it is, nor what part of the country it is in. I don’t want it to be trashed. It is to this end that I am code naming it “The Red Asylum” due to the red brick it is built of.

The asylum is a large one, comprising of numerous wards. Once inside for the first time, I felt quite disoriented. The corridors seemed to stretch for miles and echoed noisily. I’ve known about this place since October, but had no idea it was derelict – almost no information on the place at all. And then, about two months ago, I went around just to see what it was like. Lo and behold, the place was shuttered up. But, there were contractors moving things out of it. So, I went home and prepared my camera stuff. I went to bed really early and woke up at 5 the next morning, ready to go to the place.

I’ve got to say, this is the first ever asylum I have explored. And I can tell you, the seven year wait to explore one has paid off so damn well. I found one in good condition! I’ve done the maths: 95% of Victorian/early 20th century mental hospitals have either been demolished or converted. This is one of a kind.

The explore was full of adrenaline. I found my way into the hospital and began my explore. It was cold inside, but the lighting worked (at the time) so it wasn’t too dark. I began by making my way to the corridors and immediately went to the main hall, that being something I had wanted to photograph first. I think the following photographs will tell the rest of the story! Enjoy.

Thames Manor

Been a bloody long time since I’ve been able to actually post something because I forgot my login… dimwit. But I now have it back and have plenty of stuff to upload!!

This is a fairly recent exploration. I will not say where it is as it is in such immaculate condition and is guarded like a bloody fortress. This is (codenamed) Thames Manor, a Neo-Elizabethan manor house. It is pretty damn enormous and is architecturally amazing. It was an absolute mission impossible to get anywhere near the place as there are regular security patrols with multiple guards. The interior of the mansion is littered with motion sensors that go off and bleep loudly… Word of warning – once that happens you have two minutes to make a hasty getaway otherwise you’ll have an irate guard closing down on you pretty damn quickly.

Anyway, enjoy the pics! I will write up a detailed report later on today. Stay safe when exploring guys!

 

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