Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Larundel Mental Asylum by KipKent Larundel Mental Asylum by KipKent
Check out my official website: www.kipscottphoto.com/ 

You can also follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kipscottphoto 

and Instagram instagram.com/kip.scott © 2014 Contact: kip@live.com.au

and Tumblr kipscott.tumblr.com/

and 500px 500px.com/kipscott
www.kipscottphoto.com/
"It was not until 1953 that Larundel was officially opened as a mental hospital. It had 387 patients, a quarter of which were women. Two years later eight additional wards opened, allowing for another 360 patients (270 of which were female).

By the early 1970s Larundel had a number of wards operating dealing with a wide variety of psychological illnesses. These included acute psychiatrics, chronic schizophrenics, chronic psychotics and geriatric patients. A clinical laboratory had also been added.
During the late 1990s there was a strong move away from institutional care of psychiatric patients and towards community based care. As a result of this a number of Victoria’s mental hospitals were closed, including Kew and Larundel. Many patients were transferred to Austin Hospital.

The site is now being developed by Deal Corporation
and there are plans to build 550 new homes on the site as part of the Lancaster Gate housing development. It is proposed to convert one building for community use.
The remaining buildings are currently derelict and there is no access to the general public."
info source: dhe.darebin-libraries.vic.gov.…
Add a Comment:
 
:iconm155-b3h4v3:
M155-B3h4v3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there

I would like to feature this on My Blog

Please could you give me a shout and let me know if you're interested.

Thanks 
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Photographer
Sure, Go Ahead Feature it! Glad you like it :) 
Reply
:iconquartermaster-008:
Quartermaster-008 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SO cool! I love the angle and the lighting is great! Fantastic picture.
Reply
:iconmrbondisamazing:
mrbondisamazing Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
It scares me I suffer from things that lead me places like these. The staff still tend to be pricks, but at least many hospitals are AS bad as this anymore.

I really feel like people with severe depression should not be put in the same place as delusional schitzos and homicidals. There should at least be,...separate wings. I mean we are sick, not criminals, necessarily.

I have mental illness too, but unlike SOME , "I" do not want to hurt others. I couldn't hurt a fly, honestly. I may be shy as hell sometimes, but I open up to people I like and give them hugs.
Reply
:iconboio8010:
Boio8010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is an awesome pic! I work in a psychiatric hospital so these photos are very interesting to me.
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you! I find the place very interesting also
Reply
:iconfluttercute1:
fluttercute1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Scary
Reply
:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...Respect.
Reply
:iconbyalicia:
byalicia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
you captured a dark and interesting atmosphere!
Reply
:iconandersstangl:
AndersStangl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Dramatic, love it !
Reply
:iconzakahia:
Zakahia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
This is beautiful. Love it!
Reply
:iconaurormish:
aurormish Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
bundoora??
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
yes its in Bundoora
Reply
:iconchoclatrix:
choclatrix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's creepy but really cool
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks :)
Reply
:iconchoclatrix:
choclatrix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome :D
Reply
:iconmortymere:
Mortymere Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Very strong picture. Faved :)
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks for the fave and comment I'm glad you like it :)
Reply
:iconweelx:
weelx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :)
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
cheers for the feature :)
Reply
:iconaplos:
Aplos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
wow! thanks for the goosebumps
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
your welcome :)
Reply
:iconmarianaerwin555:
MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
~KipKent, this is one beautiful edit. :D
It gives the tone of abandonment of was once a place where the mentally unstable where kept.
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks I'm glad you like :)
Reply
:iconmarianaerwin555:
MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
You are welcome! :D
Reply
:iconclawed50:
Clawed50 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really think the feeling and tone of this picture is cool... sooo adding this to my favorites... gives me ideas for art! Great picture taking!!
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks :)
Reply
:iconclawed50:
Clawed50 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course! you're photography is amazing and this gives me the creeps but in a way its pretty. I love it!
Reply
:iconarging:
ArginG Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wonder who did the curtains like that and since when is it like that. Creepy
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
haha so many people have vandalized this place since it closed yet those curtains stayed neatly tied
Reply
:iconarella18:
Arella18 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my word this is beautiful.
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks
Reply
:icondeixtobiallyaoi:
DeixTobiallyaoi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
how did you get the permission to waltz in and take pictures?
Reply
:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
been there done that
Reply
:icon1997dragonclaw:
1997dragonclaw Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminds me of the crazy dream I had when I was in an airship and crashed. DX
Reply
:iconboltfraction:
BoltFraction Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eerie, but steeped in history. I would love the opportunity to explore such locations myself.
Reply
:iconthe-leeward-voyage:
The-Leeward-Voyage Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy o3o and awesome!
Reply
:icontoxxicxlove:
ToxxicXLove Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous lighting <3
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks :)
Reply
:iconieatpenginz43:
IEatPenginz43 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is amazing! I've always wanted to visit an abandoned mental asylum.
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
make it happen its a high adrenalin experience
Reply
:iconashtheawesome12401:
Ashtheawesome12401 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
looks like the backround in my nightmares~
Reply
:iconprofingerboarder:
ProFingerboarder Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
no it doesn't lol loser poser
Reply
:iconashtheawesome12401:
Ashtheawesome12401 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
o rly
lol
Reply
:iconrovelae:
Rovelae Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, that's my house...XD
Nice work! The shadowy effects are really creepy and I love how things are falling apart...looks very spooky!
Reply
:icontaj-the-wanderer:
Taj-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This terrified me before I even read the name. However, I think its also really beautiful. I'm drawn to decrepit(sp?) buildings and the like.
Reply
:iconcommanderkoi:
CommanderKoi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I would love to do something like this! It must have been an amazing experience to those surroundings first hand. <3
Reply
:iconilaindar:
Ilaindar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Just looking at this makes me want to visit a mental asylum...
I've had the interest to visit one for a long time.This is a really excellent photo!
Reply
:iconkipkent:
KipKent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I have been interested in visiting them for a long time also , I did some research and this was the best one near me . I have been a few times , it's always interesting and different.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
October 21, 2012
Image Size
175 KB
Resolution
1000×679
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,273
Favourites
898 (who?)
Comments
67
Downloads
744
×