Explored with Randy and D-Kay.
Well what started as an 1hrs drive to North Wales, which then turned into a 3.5hr drive ( After the wires had been uncrossed ) into the Welsh wilderness I finally met up with D-Kay and Randy for a top days mooch. Was a pretty relaxed explore after the run-in with Security?/Pikey?/Builder?….still don’t know what they were, but just knew they were rubbish at “Hide and Seek”
The middle of the grounds seemed to be all demolished leaving the Admin and the East and West wings.
Over to Wiki -
The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients.[clarification needed] However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse.
As part of its services the hospital provided treatments for the elderly mentally ill; rehabilitation and continuing care; occupational therapy; day care facility; psychology; reflexology; physiotherapy; electro-convulsive therapy; chiropody and psychiatry.
1 The wonderful facade that is Mid Wales Asylum. I took a straight on view but I wanted to include the chimney and water tower. Sadly the clocks have gone and the inclusion of the Heras fence give it a forbidden feel. It is slowly losing the battle against the elements and dereliction.
2 Standing opposite the Asylum was this wonderful Chapel,which from the outside seems to be in great condition. It was just a pity it was sealed and we could not gain access
3 I love the Main Halls in old hospitals, they seem such a grand affair with the arched high ceilings, plush red curtains and beams. Probably used for patient dances and entertainment. The damage done by removing the slate is so apparent on the right hand side.
4 My favourite corridor from the whole explore. With the television, big booming doors and reflections from the water, it gave me a bit of a chill. i was waiting for someone to just pop their head around one of the doors.
5 Not an eye-capturing piece but I was drawn by the colour scheme of this room. Green tiles and pink cupboards…wonderful.
6 The staircase that led from the admin to upstairs. a wonderful curved bannister with lovely details in the spindles.
7 I walked past this bottle a few times but came back to it. Sometimes it’s the little things left behind in these places that give it it’s character.
8 One of the corridors lead out of the admin area. The wonderful tiled floor and reflection from the rain made this a must capture. What lies around the corner??
9 I had seen images on the net of this television and was hoping it was still sitting on it’s table. Just waiting to be switched on.
10 Another of the fine stairwells in this hospital, tried to give a feel of the journey down them.
11 The Piano!! or what is left of it. Apparently it was still standing just a couple of months back. It seemed to represent the hospital, holding on for so long but if left alone decay always wins in the end.
12 Water damage and decay everywhere but these bay windows were standing tall it this corridor, like the captain of a ship.
13 Another of the fine corridors where the couch was the focal point. Would it be good or bad news if you were sat waiting on that chair??
14 My favourite staircase, why i don’t know. Maybe it was the red carpet ,like walking up a movie premier.
15 there was some stunning furniture in the upstairs of the admin that would have sat nice in any fine manor house or stately home. What will become of these, I don’t know.
16 The fisheye really comes into force when trying to capture everything in such a confined space. I wouldn’t be without this lens.
17 Evidence of the decay up on the rooftops with the water tower, chimney and admin as a backdrop.
18 Behind the facade, a panoramic fisheye shot of what lies behind the grand entrance.
19 Finally, I wanted to get a sense of isolation which was evident in many of the small enclosed room.
Cheers for looking guys!!