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Australia Mental Asylum

Abandoned Callan Park Mental Asylum, Sydney

Site Name: Callan Park Mental Asylum, SydneySite Establishment: 1885Site Size: 104.5 acres The abandoned Callan Park Mental Asylum was one the most challenging sites I’ve ever explored alone. It was extremely hard to gain access and when I managed to get into two buildings, the spooky silence and eeriness nearly had me running for the […]

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Australia Mental Asylum

Abandoned Wolston Park Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Site Name: Wacol Lunatic Mental Asylum (otherwise known as Wolston Park Hospital, Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum, Brisbane Mental Hospital or Goodna Mental Health Hospital).Size: 450 hectaresDate in use: 1865–2001Amount of patients: Over 50,000 “There are rapists and murderers walking around here, you better leave”, said the policeman as I removed my head from under the wire […]

Abandoned World Photography

Explore the Countries Ireland The UK Australia Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Types of Buildings Mental Asylums School Military Hospital Religious Powerstation Abandoned World Photography encourages adventure and urban exploration photography, and condemns vandalism, theft and littering. Lainey Tess Quinn, Creator of Abandoned World Photography Full List of Categories

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Australia

Top 5 Urban Exploration Photographers in Australia 2020

The urban exploration community is on the rise, worldwide, and nationally within Australia. Whilst it’s hard to calculate how big the community actually is, I wanted to start by shining light on some of Australia’s top urbex abandoned building photographers. These lads and lassies have been undertaking the same work as I have over many, […]

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Australia Hotel

Abandoned Broadway Hotel, Brisbane

The abandoned Broadway Hotel in Brisbane has been protected by the Queensland Heritage Register since 1992, but that hasn’t deterred arsonists, graffiti artists, squatters and urban exploring photographers like me! 🙂  Sadly, the building has been destroyed by three fires and much of the structure, walls and ceilings are totally dilapidated. The ground floor is […]

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hospital Mental Asylum The UK

Abandoned Harperbury Hospital, (The UK)

The abandoned Harperbury Hospital in Radlett (the UK) used to be a mental health and learning disabilities hospital built on the remains of World War 1 hangers. It was first opened in 1928 and because derelict in the early 2000’s. I visited this site back in 2017 and it was one of the best explorations […]

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My Experiences & Tips

Why I Love Exploring and Taking Photographs of Abandoned Buildings

One question I get asked all the time is, “why do you like exploring and photographing abandoned buildings?”. 7 years on, the answer is always the same and I want to share it with you guys. In this blog, I will explain why it’s my favourite hobby and hopefully inspire others to take it up […]

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Ireland Mental Asylum

Abandoned Portrane Mental Asylum, Co 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 […]

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Ireland Mental Asylum

Grangegorman Mental Asylum, Dublin (Ireland)

Date established: 1814 Number of patients: Over 2,000 Size: 30 hectares Status: Demolished Grangegorman Mental Asylum (otherwise known as Richmond Asylum) was part of St. Brendan’s Hospital, a psychiatric facility located in Co Dublin, Ireland. Interestingly, it was Ireland’s first ever public psychiatric hospital and it was my first “abandoned building” experience. The site was […]

About Me

Hello! 🙂  I’m Lainey, the photographer and creator behind Abandoned World Photography. I’m Irish, female and urban exploration (urbex) and the photography of abandoned buildings has been my favourite hobby for over 10 years now. For some reason, climbing through a broken window of jagged glass and jumping down into the grand hall of a […]