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Report - High Royds nov 07

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by zombola, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. zombola

    zombola Guest

    I know this has been done to death but...

    High Royds is seriously on its last legs in terms of whats left and what will be gone forever very very soon. A massive thanks to Phill d for letting me tag along and teaching me the code of the urbexer! And to everyone else who came that day, muchos fun! Probably about 90% o people on here will ahve been numerous times, if you havnt, I urge you to experience this before it is turned in a hurrendous toy town village.

    here are a collection of HR pics - through my lense. Enjoy!

    There were 8 of us to begin with and we spent 6 hours trawling through as much as we could. On one dark and gloomy weekend High Royds was our playground.
    Its massive expanse suprised me and you really got to feel how it was back then as a self sufficient village
    We got through its twists and turns through various different detours - without damaging a single part i might add
    all except this tragic shot the corridors are otherwise endless.
    the vacant ballroom was particularly haunting with its gorgeous decor and impressive stage. The male and female residents were eventually allowed to mingle at the annual hospital ball.
    toilet fun

    The dead things we found just added to the overall feeling of loss in this place
    there were one or two rooms which were instantly calming and different from the rest
    like the clock tower for instance, a very peaceful place
    2065777610_bc0508c733.jpg ...But even that had consumed something i was told - alive and well a week earlier, again adding to the feeling of loss and decay this building held.
    more light fun on the butchers slab
    more decay which is im sure to more people than me is quite a beautiful thing
    and finally we finished out tour with the best/shocking/raw place in the complex ...the mortuary
    we even got to play dressing up!
    ...but it didnt end there. This was just the place the bodies were prepared for burial. Next on the agenda was the place where they were laid to rest ...in unmarked graves.
    thats it, 6 hours later and we were all ready for our tea and i for one completely blown away by what we'd just explored. Having read a bit more about the history, some of its patients and seing some old photographs when it was still in use the memories i had of the place suddenly became a little more real.

    all photos and many more of thsi set can be found here: http://flickr.com/photos/zombola/sets/72157603301762725/

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    #1 zombola, Dec 20, 2007
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  2. zombola

    zombola Guest

    Re: High Royds Report nov 07

    Thanks disco!!
    i did a couple of variations of it, the green seems to work best



    Im thinking of doing a whole set on toilets, i dont think they are explored enough.

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  3. zombola

    zombola Guest

    Re: High Royds Report nov 07

    Heres a few more pics of High Royds from a second visit a while back. The recent vandalism spurred me to dig them out, i'm just glad a saw it when I did.


    the sorting room



    the ballroom wallpaper


    some graffiti in the clock tower



    and the beauty itself

    #3 zombola, Jan 15, 2008
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