Belvidere Hospital, Parkhead

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Belvidere Hospital, Parkhead

Postby deebers » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:00 pm

My pal says there's an old hospital in Parkhead that's been shut for a while that should be interesting to photograph.

Does anyone know which one this is?
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Postby Sharon » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:15 pm

That would most likely be Belvadere ... which actually isn't all that amazing to photograph:? Oh and has security. With dogs. 8O
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:23 pm

The dog is a sweet-heart as myself and Duncan found out when first meeting it.

The security gaurd was OK too - just escorted us off site with the dog.

We could not find an entrance anyways.

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Postby deebers » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:40 pm

Oh right... sounds like fun ;)

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Postby Apollo » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:10 pm

I wouldn't have thought there was anything to explore there, I've often looked at in recent times and thought it was an opportunity missed. The hospital proper was demolished after it was closed, and the site is practically flat, apart from a few large houses to the west end of the site, which look derelict.

But, I could be wrong.

If I recall correctly, the west end near the houses has tree cover, so approaching from west or south would be difficult to spot, and those side are bounded by industrial or housing areas. Both are kind of sparse.

Watch for the mad Gatso on London Road, just before the main entrance. Whenever I spend any time there, it just take a flakey every now and then and starts flashing whether or not there's traffic about. Nice to know they're reliable.
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:14 pm

Apollo wrote:I wouldn't have thought there was anything to explore there, I've often looked at in recent times and thought it was an opportunity missed. The hospital proper was demolished after it was closed, and the site is practically flat, apart from a few large houses to the west end of the site, which look derelict.

But, I could be wrong.

If I recall correctly, the west end near the houses has tree cover, so approaching from west or south would be difficult to spot, and those side are bounded by industrial or housing areas. Both are kind of sparse.


By 'houses' you mean 'Hospital', right ? The 'Houses' are the only listed part of the hospital that remain.

Also, it's not really an opportinuty lost as Myself Sharon and Duncan have been all over this site in depth.

So there!

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Postby Apollo » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:42 pm

turbozutek wrote:By 'houses' you mean 'Hospital', right ? The 'Houses' are the only listed part of the hospital that remain.


No, not really. I had the misfortune to have family end up in there, and the hospital to me was the sprawl of buildings that covered the site, and network of roads that ran around it. I don't know what the function of the 'buildings that look like houses' was, but when you visited the wards, patients or surgical areas, you never went anywhere near them.

Saved me asking a question though, I was sure I'd seen mention that there had been a visit to the site by someone.

Is any of it posted anywhere?
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Postby turbozutek » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:54 pm

Apollo wrote:
turbozutek wrote:By 'houses' you mean 'Hospital', right ? The 'Houses' are the only listed part of the hospital that remain.


No, not really. I had the misfortune to have family end up in there, and the hospital to me was the sprawl of buildings that covered the site, and network of roads that ran around it. I don't know what the function of the 'buildings that look like houses' was, but when you visited the wards, patients or surgical areas, you never went anywhere near them.

Saved me asking a question though, I was sure I'd seen mention that there had been a visit to the site by someone.

Is any of it posted anywhere?


Apollo, you are not listening.

Those 'houses' ARE the hospital. They were built first, remain today and are in fact the hospital - the wards were a later edition. This you can tell because they are not around today - they missed the listing by a wide margin.

There is no type up anywhere that I'm aware off - we have a few pics but all pretty boring I'm afriad! :-(

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Postby turbozutek » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:55 pm

And Dazza, you are a complete fucking mentalist!!

Love it mate!!

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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:04 pm

Thats spooky... that actually does look a we bit like you in your UE jaykit Chris 8O

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Postby DMcNay » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:13 pm

The white trainers MUST die though.
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Postby turbozutek » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:11 pm

Man alive!!

You moan about the way I look for exploring ?? I'm wearing OLD GEAR!! Yes, my trainers are white, yes they are raped but also they provide needed TRACTION and GRIP and allow me to fall great distances to the hard cold ground and not break my legs!!

Ok, recently they have started to squeak a little but that's just due to a burst air pocket...

And as for my jacket - again, I wear it because I don't mind wrapping my head in it and nutting out a door!!

It's all designed to get wrecked. That's the point!

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Postby PlasticDel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:22 pm

Exactly! Mind that time I wore those strappy Gucci shoes out? The red ones... Nearly broke ma whole body!

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Postby turbozutek » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:42 pm

As my 'image consultant' Daz has a point!!

But the jacket shall remain for ever - locked safe in the 'Scottish Urban Exploration Museum'.

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Postby dazza » Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:15 am

PlasticDel wrote:Exactly! Mind that time I wore those strappy Gucci shoes out? The red ones... Nearly broke ma whole body!


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