Yesterday I took another trip to West Park Asylum, and what a fun time was had by all.
The last time I went was in December; I had no sleep the night before after spending it on a London rooftop and climbing a crane, getting home in the very early hours and feeling it was better to simply not sleep in order to ensure I was awake in time to leave the house and catch a train. I spent the 2 hours or so I had spare watching Shutter Island – a fitting film to watch before visiting a former mental home. After a few hours on location though I was spotted and kindly asked to leave…I blame this on my tiredness.
Yesterday was very different. The place was pretty much wide open; groups of photographers wandered around seeing the remaining infamous sites; security was nowhere to be seen, and construction crew didn’t seem to care that we were there. As such we could wander around as much as we wanted, and this time I was able to view many things that I had missed the previous time.
One such item was the grand piano. I have seen images of this in the past and some people have taken excellent shots with this as the subject. I think the rose petals in the above image were the remains from the shots Nick Wild had taken a few weeks ago. As most of the shots feature the whole piano I certainly wanted to try and get a little of the detail and the bashed up keys with petals provided a perfect opportunity.
I’m really pleased with how this one has turned out, and was grateful to be able to return to such an awesome location and see many of the sights I missed previously.