Category Archives: Urban Exploration

Aging

 

A shot from inside the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly the Weston State Hospital. This place was really disappointing from a photography point of view as they have really cleaned the place up over the last few years. Most of the areas and the outbuildings were almost sterile. I understand why they did it, the first floor actually was painted and restored to supposedly how it looked back in the day, that’s where this shot was taken. The other areas were just cleaned up too much and repainted and most of the place really lost it’s a character it had a few years ago. I shot an email to them before booking this for fear of the place being too cleaned up but they never responded, now I know why.

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That Sinking Feeling

A shot from the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston WV formally the Weston State Hospital. Our group was a bit disappointed in the condition of old Kirkbride structure, they totally have cleaned the place up, including all the outbuildings as well, what once was a treasure of a building with character everywhere was ow a sterile cleaned out shell with very little photography opportunities. They even went as far as to remodel some parts of the first and second floors, which was interesting but still nothing like it was when I first visited some years ago.

We made the best of it and did take some photos, this was an oddly painted orange colored room, once a bathroom or wash area in the asylum, the light in the room caught my eye.

 

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