Saturday, October 23, 2010

Abandoned and Beautiful


I've been going through my pics of our trip to Australia last year. We're trying to put together an iBook, finally. I have to say, I love iBooks. Easy, fast and inexpensive. "My Publisher" is another good one.  How do you put your travel and family photos together?

I came across some images of an abandoned old hospital in Kyneton, Victoria. We found a door that had been kicked open (I promise, we had nothing to do with that), and ventured on in. I have a crazy curiosity for boarded up old buildings. Love them.  Kind of Scooby Doo, no?





Have a lovely weekend everyone! Back on Monday with a little something savory.

27 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What wonderful photos! Fabulous old table ... so sad on its own.

So glad you had a trip to Australia. It's often too far for you Northern Hemisphere residents to make the journey.

We are very lucky to live in Australia - I'd love everyone to have a chance to see it!

lostandfawned.com said...

Wow. These are stunning. Something very still and eerie about them but still a place I feel like I would want to be.

Pinecone Camp said...

Hey M.M.M.C! Since my husband is from Melbourne, we try to get there every year. We'll be heading back from Christmas. CANNOT WAIT! You do live in a beautiful country.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Yay Janis! Every year!
Don't forget to pack your togs!

sunday collector said...

Gorgeous pics. They remind me of some film locations I find myself entering - some can get a little spooky!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

haa scooby doo.... thats a sweet building. i would love to explore that too
~laura

Fräulein Klein said...

How beautiful! Love your photos and the house is great!
On my cupcakes are cape gooseberries ( I hope this is the right word in english )
Have a great sunday,
Yvonne

Nell said...

What a beautiful building. You're pretty brave for venturing in though, something very spooky about abandoned hospitals... xxx

the chirpy bird said...

OMG amazing!! But what's that creepy dark paint like dripping that's coming from the walls? That would've been enough to creep me out right then and there! sigh, I do love my country!
xox tash

Dawn said...

What a wonderful place!
Houses/buildings like this always make me wonder about their past....and whoever went through them.
Love these shots!

Martina said...

Beautiful pictures, a special atmosphere. So right to make a photobook! Making one is on my list for a long time now - time to do it!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great pics! Kind of eerie in a way - I totally would have let myself in too. I always find it interesting to see what people leave behind. I would bet there are a few spirits floating around in there.... :)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Janis, that first one is so striking. With the framing of the tree branches and the fence, it almost feels like a glimpse of something I wasn't supposed to see. You are a brave one!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Janis
What a fab building.. the 2nd shot reminds me of the old country pubs.. the likes of which I haven't seen since I was last in the country.. hehe... Great shots... you've really captured the atmosphere... Love the loo shot!! hehe..

Have a great week xxx Julie

koralee said...

Wow these are beautiful buildings...I love the empty room one...thank you for sharing.

Hugs for a great new week. xo

Flo said...

Yes... Like Scoubidoo... But where is the blue van...
And for a answer at your question... It's when you want that you can come in my french house...
Bises...

Charlie said...

Love the photos of the abandoned hospital in Kyneton. It's a lovely little town and there is a fabulous street with some great shops.

mise said...

Quite an adventure! It looks as though it was once quite grand, and still retains a lot of its dignity. What a fine hotel it would make.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

love these too -it is like looking into the past. xxx

c and d said...

what beautiful images! looks beautiful even now...how romantic! i too am a big fan of boarded up buildings. 'if walls could talk' always comes to mind.

Robe said...

Pass me the ether!

jonahliza said...

i haven't organized a lot of my photos.. since i've gone digital, its all just backed up. i NEED to! i have a nice big green Kolo album, bought it last year. hopefully, i can start my first scrapbook, with the box of photos and curios i have in storage. your shots are great...i'm gonna have to check that ibook <3 happy halloween

zigsma said...

I know that building!! I live in Melbourne. Those little day trips are well worth it. Looks eery. I'm going to ignore the husbandido's reluctance next time I suggest an adventure and explore!

kitty said...

Wow, it looks like people left the building and it is frozen in time. I love borded up buildings too - if you ever head to Montana, that is a state with crazy old ghost towns - unreal actually. Went into one place and there was still empty beer mugs from the gold rush miners sitting there. Fun stuff.

xo

Vikki said...

ohhh i love it :) part of me sees a converted living space with lots of potential, but the other part sees creepy creepy once the lights go out!

Matt and Kim Vallis, the lovely couple who did the photo I currently feature in my banner do crazy abandoned shoots in Nova Scotia; thought you'd like :)

http://maddenvallis.com/abandonedphotonovascotia/

xo,
Vik

Vikki said...

oops! Meant Matt and Kim MADDEN! They married this Oct! Can't be leaving Matt's namesake out like that ;)

Julie said...

A blog called Tokyo Times does a beautiful segment featuring abandoned buildings, called "haikyo" in Japanese (you can find listed on the right side of the site under "Recent Haikyo".
parhttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=5858