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Amphitrite 05-17-2009 10:48 AM

Botanic Gardens - Abandoned Underground
 
I like exploring derelict/abandoned hospitals, underground stations etc and thought I'd post up details of my most recent trip.

Glasgow Botanics Station


The Botanics station was opened on 10th August 1896 and closed on 6th February 1939. Access to the tunnel is now buried in woods to the rear of the botanic gardens. On entering the site, there is an initial tunnel leading to the underground botanics station, followed by a much longer tunnel leading onto the next station. Some pictures:

Entrance
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160024.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160036.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160052.jpg

Stairs leading to nowhere

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160090.jpg

What? This was abandoned in the middle of one of the tunnels

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160104.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160125.jpg

Some sort of weird deposit on the walls. Lime or calcium perhaps?
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160191.jpg

The actual station
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160220.jpg

You'll have a long wait for a train, mate

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160236.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/P5160148.jpg


And a video taken on the day:

YouTube - Glasgow Botanic Gardens Station

Thanks for looking :-)

willow 05-17-2009 01:18 PM

wow kate,that's amazing,a little creepy,glad to see
you wern't on your own:-)
do you know why it got shut down ?

Amphitrite 05-17-2009 01:27 PM

Thanks Lainey. It was closed due to wartime economy. Although the station was underground, the station building was at ground level. Here's a picture of the original building

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...tion/bot19.gif

The old steps that can been seen in the video led up into this building.

willow 05-17-2009 01:39 PM

that's a beautiful old building,shame it was shut down,
have you got a link to how it used to look,i bet it was amazing.

Amphitrite 05-17-2009 01:50 PM

This is the only one I could find, taken in 1906. I had another one, I'm sure of it. If I find it I'll post it up.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...GSA00629_m.jpg

aunt kymmie 05-17-2009 02:02 PM

To me it is very creepy...in addition to being very cool. Had your video had been set to different music I would have been on the edge of my seat wating for something dark & scary to jump out of the shadows. It looks like nowhere I'd want to be walking alone. Has this location ever been used on a movie set? I can think of a many scary movies that I have seen where this location would have been a perfect setting :-)
Thanks for sharing!

Amphitrite 05-17-2009 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 196349)
I would have been on the edge of my seat wating for something dark & scary to jump out of the shadows

It was pretty creepy down there I must admit, especially when we got deep into the tunnel with absolutely no light except that from our torches. A couple of times we switched them off and it was total darkness. The only sound was that of water dripping from the walls and ceiling and our own footsteps.

All in all, it took over three hours to walk the tunnels. It's not been used in any movies as far as I'm aware, but you're right - it would be an excellent setting.

Kellsindell 05-19-2009 12:34 PM

Nice and a bit creepy and that's Limestone creeping down i'm quite certain.

dramaqueen 05-19-2009 01:21 PM

That was a very interesting video and I agree with the others, it WAS a bit creepy.Thanks for sharing it with us.

beweeb 05-19-2009 04:12 PM

thats awesome
graffiti artist are extremely talented


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