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Whitchurch Hospital - 35mm BW Film - Jan 2019

Lenston

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We all know the history of this place and with so many reports going up recently but here is a short version.​

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Inspired by Tumbles i decided to shoot some old BW Film.​

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Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital building covered 5 acres (2.0 ha), designed to accommodate 750 patients across 10 wards, 5 each for men and women. Like many Victorian institutes, it was designed as a self-contained institute, with its own 150 feet (46 m) water tower atop a power house containing two Belliss and Morcom steam engine powered electric generator sets, which were only removed from standby in the mid-1980s.​

Whitchurch Hospital finally closed its doors in April, 2016 and is due to be stripped down and dismantled.​

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Thanks for looking​

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Some great pics there mate. Need to get myself a film camera some time

 

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Lovely shots! They came out really well. Prefer your film shots to any of the digital ones I've seen. What film are you using out of interest? :)  

 
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Some great pics there mate. Need to get myself a film camera some time
Thanks mate, makes you think a bit more about the images for sure. 

Lovely shots! They came out really well. Prefer your film shots to any of the digital ones I've seen. What film are you using out of interest? :)  
Thanks :)  Shot with a roll of Kodak Tmax 400. 

 

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Thanks mate, makes you think a bit more about the images for sure. 

Thanks :)  Shot with a roll of Kodak Tmax 400. 
No worries :) Nice! I've been using Ilford 125 but I might have to try that one next.

 
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No worries :) Nice! I've been using Ilford 125 but I might have to try that one next.
Quite a bit of noise but they seem to have come out ok, not done it for years so just trying a bunch of different film, I have some HP5 which i will probably try on the next one.

 

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Looks great in BW :) . Gonna be the next severalls this place if they don't do something with it soon

 
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Looks great in BW :) . Gonna be the next severalls this place if they don't do something with it soon
Thanks Trev, you wont believe the state of the place now. 

 
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Thats really nice mate, think the black and white really captures the place as it should be. Really surprised how much this has gone downhill ? Such a shame. Corridor shots are awesome :)  

:comp

 
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Thats really nice mate, think the black and white really captures the place as it should be. Really surprised how much this has gone downhill ? Such a shame. Corridor shots are awesome :)  

:comp
Thanks Tracey :)

 

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Really ace shots. I think it's difficult to capture these sorts of locations in b+w but you've nailed it here. 

 
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