The abandoned Port Hedland Lock Hospital, WA, was built to house Aboriginal people suspected — often wrongly — of having venereal diseases 100 years ago. Many people were born on the site and even more died and were buried in unmarked graves onsite. From 1907 to 1919, over 1000 Aboriginal men and women suspected of … Continue reading Abandoned Aboriginal Port Hedland Lock Hospital, WA
I stumbled on this derelict farmhouse in County Wexford, Ireland one day as I was going for a Summer stroll. Sometimes, the best explorations are buildings you find spontaneously. There were a good few abandoned structures here but most of which were completely boarded up. The areas I did manage to get in to were … Continue reading Abandoned Farmhouse, Co. Wexford
The Clancy Barracks date from about 1857 and have had a long connection with artillery, cavalry, and ordnance. They have been associated with various military events including the Crimean War, the Boer War, World War 1, and the 1916 rising. The site is now being used for various film and TV show sets, most notably … Continue reading Abandoned Military Clancy Barracks, Dublin (Ireland)
This is one of the most challenging sites I have explored on my own. I knew security would be very high here, so I opted for a back entrance in. This meant using Google Maps to navigate through several overgrown football pitches and through very creepy woods until I came across small derelict buildings that … Continue reading Derelict Portrane Mental Asylum, Co Dublin (Ireland)
I spent months trying to find a way into this historical building that played such an important part in Irish history, specifically 1916. It is where Eamon De Valera and his men hid out when things were getting heated in Dublin during the war of independence. Another site I've explored that holds even more historical … Continue reading Derelict 1916 Bolands Flour Mill, Dublin (Ireland)
This is an article that I wrote for the Metro Herald in May, 2013 which discusses why I photograph abandoned buildings and how and where I do it. 2a588e70-beff-4194-9dd1-570a345e84f8
Many abandoned buildings are used by squatters to sleep in, drink, take drugs or perform illegal acts. Drug use has been evident in almost every building I have photographed but has never stopped me from wanting to explore. Aldborough House was a different story. Upon arriving to the site and locating an entry point into … Continue reading Aldborough House
The Dublin Docklands, where these photos were shot, comprises of an array of derelict buildings. Consisting of mostly large empty warehouses, the dilapidated area is a sharp contrast to the high rise office blocks and shiny new buildings right beside it.