Tag : Stairs

Zeche HR, Germany

Zeche HR, Germany

Zeche HR was a mine in Germany with an amazing bathhouse full of baskets, and features a huge hammerhead winding tower. There’s also an elephant!

Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Italy

Tuberculosis Sanatorium / Hospital, Italy

A tuberculosis sanatorium in Italy that later became a general hospital with a huge chapel and traditional Italian architecture.

Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

The former residence of Arthur Guinness, featuring grand wood panelling and staircases, stained glass windows and even a swimming pool.

Cahercon House, Kildysart, Ireland

Cahercon House, Kildysart, Ireland

Built around 1790 overlooking the Shannon Estuary, Cahercon House is a 60-bedroom Georgian mansion with an interesting history.

Castle MacGarrett, Claremorris, Ireland

Castle MacGarrett, Claremorris, Ireland

Castle MacGarrett was built in 1811 as the family home for a wealthy land-owner. It later became a nursing home for nuns, and features ornate ceilings.

Guildhall, Police Station and Central Fire Station, Nottingham

Guildhall, Police Station and Central Fire Station, Nottingham

Former Magistrates’ court, police station and fire station, all in one grand 1880s building with a stunning entrance hall and Art Deco features

Stora Enso Paper Mill, Corbehem, France

Stora Enso Paper Mill, Corbehem, France

Dating back to the 1920s, the industrial site in Corehem, France developed into a huge paper mill complex including several power stations.

Whitchurch Hospital / Cardiff City Asylum, Wales

Whitchurch Hospital / Cardiff City Asylum, Wales

Opening in 1908 the Cardiff City Asylum had space for 750 psychiatric patients. The hospital closed in 2016 after being deemed unsuitable for modern services.

HMP Holloway Prison London

HM Prison Holloway, London

HMP Holloway was the largest women’s only prison in Europe until its closure in 2016. Rebuilt in the 1970s, the prison’s design was recognised as a failure.

Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

The Grand Hotel Straubinger was the largest hotel in Bad Gastein until its closure in 1999. The hotel has been disused ever since.