Since recently moving to the Derwent Valley area I have a fascination with everything colonial and historical not to mention an interest in the darkside and mysteriousness around everything unexplained and unusual so where else more than interesting to go that the iconic New Norfolk mental asylum.
I have for years been interested in everything dark and mysterious watching such movies as a young boy like " The Craft" and "Amityville Horror" and "Ghosthouse" such titles made me interested and wonder more about the unknown and unusual.
When I came up with the idea to check out the abandoned site I was excited with the idea of capturing some unusual pictures of the occasion and to include the historical significance of it as it is currently in the process of possible developments and will most likely be demolished in the years to come so here is a look at some shots from my trip for you to see the actual inside of the abandoned site.
View Of the D block
Inside the D block cafeteria
light shines through the foyer to the lock up rooms
the kiosk and loungroom
the security booth
entry door to the loungeroom
view overlooking the sitting room
abandoned sitting room filled with graffiti
graffiti is filled on the walls some artful some not
a lot of years use the hinges cant hold it
the workers hanging hooks
ripped up floors made by squatters
part of D block whats left of it
overgrowth takes over
exposed floor beams to the second storey on D block
All pictures I've chosen are all original all I have done is resized them to fit on this page for you to view at some stage I will upload some edited ones of the same shots for you to see how I can bring out more from each shot and show the real rawness this location has to offer.
Van Diemen Photography