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Thread: Birkwood Childrens Hospital, Lanarkshire May '09

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    Default Birkwood Childrens Hospital, Lanarkshire May '09


    Birkwood was our last explore in Scotland, the heavens had opened and we were all tired and fed up. Our spirits were lifted as we gradually neared the magnificent main building.

    Eventually we were inside and soaking up the grandeur of this slowly deteriorating building. The two tower staircases were quite possibly the most impressive i had ever seen - unfortunately the handheld photos didn't quite do them justice.

    A great explore, and a fantastic end to the trip. Note the basement hair salon!

    Visited with Jaff Fox, Lost and Havoc. Kate stayed in the dry!

    Please excuse Olympus C750 photos! They looked better on the camera screen.














































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    Default Nice place


    Love this place too...looks pretty much Chav free too.Pics are good as well

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    AHHHHHH this is the place which reminds me of the exterior of Ury House in Aberdeenshire.
    I'm pretty sure it was the same architect.
    Looks decent, GOod Job

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    Wicked place and wicked photos!

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    Nice to see inside at last. Wasnt so friendly when I was there. Well done and looks as I thought well worth it.

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    Love the spiral staircase and the chandelior. Great pics!

    It's all over.

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    Looks like a fantastic end to a great trip, the lack of chavification is awesome! Is that a fire hose that has not been unravelled!!!
    Aversos Compono Animos

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    This place was soooooo worth the effort, stunning building. Nice shots B.

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    It really is a stunner and would be one of my ideal homes if it wasn't in such a bad area. Some lovely features I not seen from here before. Did you go in any of the outbuildings?

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    Those ceilings are incredibly beautiful. Another wave of jealousy has just hit me!

    Now't wrong with your pics as far as I can see

    Proper job matey!
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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Thanks for all the replies, and yes Havoc it was definitely worth wandering around in the rain like a lemon for this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuban B. View Post
    It really is a stunner and would be one of my ideal homes if it wasn't in such a bad area. Some lovely features I not seen from here before. Did you go in any of the outbuildings?
    Is the area bad? I know some of the more central areas seemed pretty rough. Didn't do any of the outbuildings, and noticed one of the single storey buildings had been burnt out.
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    Fantastic place.

    Great work.

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    Yeah I've heard it's a rough area, half the shops are boarded up on the main street, even the court had boards where windows had been smashed in. When I went for a pint the bar man poured himself one whenever anyone bought a drink, once he was half-cut I whipped him at pool

    There's more hospitally stuff in one of the outbuildings, like wards with beds and furniture in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_bones View Post
    Thanks for all the replies, and yes Havoc it was definitely worth wandering around in the rain like a lemon for this one.



    Is the area bad? I know some of the more central areas seemed pretty rough. Didn't do any of the outbuildings, and noticed one of the single storey buildings had been burnt out.
    One of the outbuildings was torched a few months ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by escortmad79 View Post
    One of the outbuildings was torched a few months ago
    Theres a nice little asbestos sign attached to the fence surrounding it too.
    Loved this place and it really is the ultimate in staircase porn good pics.

    edit: one of the other buildings is full of kitchen goodies, an old type writer, computer, record player and an a nice set of red scales
    Last edited by Adrenaline; 15th May 09 at 06:53.
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