Category Archives: Abandoned

Trans Allegheny

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly the Weston State Hospital in Weston West Virginia is one of the rare old Kirkbride buildings still left in existence. Construction started way back in 1858 and was interrupted by the Civil War. The hospital’s main building is claimed to be one of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the United States, and the second largest hand-cut sandstone building in the World, with the only bigger one being in the Moscow Kremlin. This place had a very sad past but is a gem to photograph as I have visited several times, normally concentrating on sights on the inside of the building. I was recently asked if I had any of the building itself so I dug through the archives to find this one and I thought I would post it, this place offers a nice photo tour as well every year on certain dates, well worth it.

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Fixer Upper

An old abandoned house along the road on a cloudy day always makes for a great photo, especially when the house has a character like this one. Bob Lussier and I stopped by this place on our way into the White Mountains after picking me up from the airport. The area had an old weathered barn as well that was very photogenic. We shot a few shots around both buildings and then met the rest of the NxNW group. We actually stopped by this place a second time with everyone later in the week. I was almost standing on top of the front steps when I shot this, the 11mm had no issues getting all of the crusty goodness of this place in the frame.

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