SC Lunatic Asylum (Babcock Building)

reese.leblancreese.leblanc Big grinsPosts: 79 Big grins
edited November 5, 2009 in Landscapes
These are shots from within the now defunct Babcock building In Columbia, SC. It was built in its entirety between 1857 and 1885 to be the then new Lunatic Asylum. Creepy place...
I tried a couple of different looks for a couple of the pics. Let me know what you think. C&C welcome!
Solitary View
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Stained Glass 1
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Stained Glass 2
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Hallway
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Life Out There
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Insanity Outside
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Comments

  • emeraldroseemeraldrose Major grins Posts: 324 Major grins
    edited November 3, 2009
    wow I'd love to go there, did you have to get a permit to go in?
  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 3,986 Major grins
    edited November 3, 2009
    wow I'd love to go there, did you have to get a permit to go in?

    No he was committed... (just kidding)

    The interior didn't look like it was ready for prime time (tours), the halls are a liability nightmare.

    These abandoned buildings are always interesting, I love to look...

    thanks for the post (BTW I like the last selective color image)
    Rags
  • reese.leblancreese.leblanc Big grins Posts: 79 Big grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    permit? ummmm...no. :) It's closed off. I just found an entry that was left open.

    Committed? Laughing.gif. Maybe!

    Thank you for the input!
  • emeraldroseemeraldrose Major grins Posts: 324 Major grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    permit? ummmm...no. :) It's closed off. I just found an entry that was left open.

    Committed? Laughing.gif. Maybe!

    Thank you for the input!

    I love that I love abandoned buildings, always have lol, In Ireland I went into an abondoned house from a guy that was on the titanic lol
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    I love a good spooky asylum! The stained glass windows look like a really nice feature. Were there many other relics still in this place or is it mostly cleaned out? We're not seeing any of the classic wheelchairs-in-a-corner shot that usually come from asylums. :D

    The complex looks absolutely huge from your upper views.
  • reese.leblancreese.leblanc Big grins Posts: 79 Big grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    More shots soon, I hope! A couple friends checked it out today and said they found an area with gurneys, etc. I'm looking forward to heading back out to snap some pics.
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited November 5, 2009
    More shots soon, I hope! A couple friends checked it out today and said they found an area with gurneys, etc. I'm looking forward to heading back out to snap some pics.

    Nice! Yes please do!! :D
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