The Old Hillhead Primary School: Wednesday 4 April (365.360° Day 255)
So, this was one of those gifts that just falls in your lap…
I was out doing some street photography late in the afternoon with my new V1 when I noticed the gate to the old, now abandoned primary school at the bottom of my street was open. Being the nosey, camera-toting type, I had to take a peek.
Entering the yard I then found a very narrow door into an outer hallway was also standing open. I stepped inside and walked about 50 feet down to a left turn that offered up another 50 feet of corridor that ran down to a back entrance to the main building. Curious as ever and borderline salivating at the prospect of all the empty, decaying spaces within, I was, nonetheless, also shitting myself that:
a). The council pull up outside to metal-panel the door I came in through closed and chain the gate, trapping me inside for the night,
b). On venturing in I plunge through some rotting floorboards, breaking a bone or seven in the process,
c). A gang of squatting junkies stab me in the face for the aforementioned new camera, phone, wallet etc.
Even so, I headed in and spent about half an hour wandering through the eerily empty corridors and classrooms. The school’s only been closed since June 2010 but it’s already pretty run-down. Great fun.Follow @RobJBC