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May 2009 Fred Schaad


Kamloops, British Columbia

This is the "Operating Room"

Around 1905, the British Columbia anti-tuberculosis society started looking for a site to build a provincial hospital. The offered the ideal dry and mountainous climate.

In 1958, the King Edward Sanatorium was closed. The site then became a home for the mentally handicapped. At one point, employing up to 600 staff. The home closed in 1984, a victim of government programs that dispersed the mentally handicapped into group homes and the wider community.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM ,Digital
2s, f/5.6, 21mm, ISO 100, -2/3 EV full exif

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Rob Oele01-Jun-2011 11:13
Awesome. VV
Anna Pagnacco03-Mar-2011 02:02
Very interesting interior!
lou_rozensteins02-Mar-2011 22:54
And now the building is wasted and decaying, while a whole lot of people who need care are stumbling around the community!! Great shot!!
Hans Koot02-Mar-2011 22:46
good shot and thanks for the background story
Pete Hemington02-Mar-2011 22:17
A good shot of this slightly chilling place
Peter Sussex02-Mar-2011 19:41
Has seen better days, but has a kind of charm. Lighting is awesome. BV
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography02-Mar-2011 18:55
Excellent capture and interesting story, Vote.
Bruno Lombard02-Mar-2011 15:51
Amazing story... these places are somehow full with tragedy and mysteries...places do have a "soul"...
fdt02-Mar-2011 08:10
Excellent shot. f
Raymond Ma02-Mar-2011 07:45
Wow, surgical green with blood red floors! V