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All Washed Up

All Washed Up

All Washed Up…Yep, and after a week of ignoring online activity (More on that below), I am back posting again. This is a shot I took on a private photo tour of Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, aka the former Weston State Hospital, from my archives. Lots of stories about this historic Gem of a Kirkbride building nestled in the small town of Weston WV. This was a back building, not attached to the main Kirkbride structure. But still good!

I spent the week away from being online to cut the blood-sucking Cable from our household, yes, we cut the cord from those Bast***s, enough was enough. We now have more content and shows and options than we ever had with the Cable crooks, aside from keeping a 100MBS internet connection I am done and we are also saving a lot of money in the process, Oh, did I mention no commercials anymore….lol, good riddance.

One more thing….I am in the drone business again, a new Mavic Air is in my possession so stay tuned, and don’t be afraid to tell the Cable Company they are ALL WASHED UP! Cause they are.

Thanks for looking!

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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.

Thanks for stopping!

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