Friday, February 8, 2013

Photo Essay: Linda Vista Community Hospital, Abandoned, Interior

Continued from my explorations around the exterior of the hospital...



Before I was bold enough to reach the front door of Linda Vista, the notoriously haunted hospital that's kept under constant watch to keep out urban explorers such as myself, I skulked around the outside of it, hoping to catch a glimpse of...something.



I peered through broken windows...



...and squeezed my camera between security bars.



I even walked through a side door, not brave enough to descend the stairs that appeared to lead to the basement.



But the stairs leading up to the ground floor were less ominous, and more inviting...



...leading to a warmly-lit hallway, whose floors, walls, and doors showed nothing out of the ordinary.



When I walked through the front door, I greeted a carpenter who, I confirmed, was building sets for an upcoming shoot. I told him a patrolling officer urged me to ask to come in.



That seemed enough to allow my entry.



Out of respect for the workers and the owners of the building, I stuck to the main floor...



...padding quietly down the hallways in my sneakers...



...only poking my head (and camera) into the intriguing rooms, like the chapel (with its organ)...



...whose floor was strewn with dried leaves and debris...



...and whose pews were all bunched up in the back of the room.



Other rooms gave glimpses of old 1930s grandeur...



...and some were spookier than others.



I didn't get to see the famous boiler room (which is probably downstairs), or any notoriously haunted areas like surgical facilities or the morgue.



But, given Linda Vista's rumored disturbed past of patient abuse and Emergency Room arrivals riddled with gunshot wounds, I did get a small inkling of what life was like on the inside, looking out...

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Photo Essay: Linda Vista Community Hospital, Abandoned, Exterior

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