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Providence Hospital, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Providence Hospital has been around since the 30's and was closed over 10 years ago. But as all closed buildings in an urban surrounding it had to surrender itself to vandalism & destruction.
I had the opportunity to capture some images of this first hand. Have a walk with me has I enter the hospital from the ground floor and peer out the missing windows and look at the doors on the first, second & third floors. I then make my way to the elevator shafts down the hallway of graffiti and peer into the odd room which looks out over the missing walls. As I get to end of the hallway you can now see the three story pile of rubble and twisted steel, I spend a few moments here and head back to photograph some more empty rooms and find empty cans of spray paint in many of them. The wind makes spine tingling sounds down the hallway to the stairwell that will take me back to the ground level. Once back outside I capture more images of the demolition of this grand old building. Oddly the front entrance and brick work still stands at a cost of $20,000 to save it. You can see the bricks being salvaged & saved on old beds. Workers peer at the twisted metal and pipes not knowing were to start next. I leave the confines of the work site and shoot some images from outside the fence. The last image is the bus stop sign. The last bus to stop here was most likely years ago. This is going to take months to complete this salvage opperation, so I may be back to shoot some more ground level images. It's doubtful that anyone else will set foot inside here................................I hope you enjoy this images...........Mike
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