The industrial metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland, has extra-large abandoned places. These include factories, stadiums, hospitals, railway stations, stockyards, pubs, and even a zoo. The institution pictured here is the interior of the imposing Gothic Gartloch Asylum.
Unnerving as it may have been in its heyday, Gartloch now is simply bleak – in a beautiful sort of way. Opened in 1896 and once serving 800 psychiatric patients, this grand, Grade A listed structure finally closed its doors exactly one hundred years later. While other buildings have been repurposed into flats, its haunting administration block has thus far remained eerily empty.
See many more pictures of the asylum and nine other sad and majestic abandoned facilities in Glasgow at Urban Ghosts.
(Image credit: Flickr user Skin - ubx)