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I've been a bit absent of late! A MOUNTAIN of photos (x6 cos I duz HDRZZZ!) And getting to grips with Photoshop, at last, has kept me away from posting on this ere forum.... Best get something up then I spose.... ...Sanitorium de Foret... Thought it was about time I hit up some French tack, so off I jolly well went and one of em was this rather sizeable hospital tucked away in the middle of a forest... Couldve spent a fair while roaming the main buildings, but it was the morgue I was focused on! SUPER staged I know , but who cares when it looks sooooo good!! Anyway... Piccies... ENJOY!! ... Main Building... ...The Morgue... Thanks for lookin in... Got some NKPS Euro shenanigans to pop up soon, keep em peeled!
The Wheelbirks Estate was changed by a Quaker named David Richardson in the first decade of the 20th century. In addition to extending the farmhouse he built 6 estate cottages which along with the bridges, roadside walls and seats in the woods he adorned with carved texts. He also built a sanitorium (left unfinished at his death in 1913) for TB sufferers at his leather-works at Elswick. It is of cruciform construction and stands as if on stilts in a hollow. It is constructed mainly of steel reinforced concrete and glass, having bridges going in from the back and the front. As antibiotics were developed isolation hospitals were deemed unnecessary and this sanitorium was probably never used for its intended purpose. The building seems to be used for storage for the estate farm, so not massive amounts to see inside. On with the pics: Thanks for looking