Molly Stark // land camera photos - The Dainty Squid

Molly Stark // land camera photos

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Last week I met up with Jesi to do some exploring at Molly Stark. Molly Stark Hospital served as a tuberculosis sanatorium in the 1930s. It later became a state hospital for the mentally ill and the aged, and eventually closed it's doors in 1995. The grounds have since been made into a public park.

I kind of consider Molly Stark to be the holy grail of abandoned buildings. There aren't many photos of the inside online, at least not tagged, and lots of people get busted there. I kind of had a bad feeling about the whole idea but to my relief/disappointment Molly Stark is closed up tight so we didn't get to go inside.

I rarely take my land camera along when I know I'm going to be inside building just because I don't own a flash for it and it really does best in very bright light. But since I knew the exterior of the building was so beautiful I brought it along and captured these photos.
I also shot a bunch of photos of the exterior with my 60D which maybe are a little bit more fun to look at since they're in color and my goodness the ivy on this building is GORGEOUS but I have yet to even begin to sort through them. Hopefully I captured some winners that I'll be able to share sometime soon.

You can find land camera film here: black and white or color. If you're interested in buying a land camera check out your local thrift store, but if you're in a hurry there are always some floating around on ebay. I bought mine from Film Photography Project on ebay a few years back when they were having a sale. They do currently have a few in their webstore. They're slightly pricey compared to what you'd find at a thrift store or estate sale but they have been tested and come with batteries. Plus they have really great service that I can attest to! When I first got the camera I had no idea what to do with but it actually came with an instructional DVD and that's pretty stinken awesome if you ask me.

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13 thoughts

  1. looks like from another world... beautiful.

  2. Wow, it really is a beautiful building! So unique with all the arches over the balconies.

    I hope I'm not prying, but have you ever been caught on abandoned property before? I have been once. Luckily, it was an easy, "You'll have to leave" situation. But it can still be nerve-wracking!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  3. Looks like someone is standing in the window of the second picture. Creepy.

  4. Amazing! I adore these B&W photos, they remind of old photos from parents' albums!

    Take care!

  5. Wow! That place is just beautiful! :-o

  6. I've been past this place! What I wouldn't give to go inside, but I totally know the strange relief when you realize there's really no opportunity to even attempt to do something scary/illegal - although most of the time I just wish I was born with much more of a law "bending" streak than I have...

  7. Rad. I love these photos. I saw an article that reminded me of you recently - an abandoned veterinary school in Brussels.

  8. Great photos. Around where I lived, abandoned buildings are considered haunted which makes them really cool. Ha!

  9. Oh my gosh that place is so cool! It's a shame you couldn't go inside, but I hear ya on being relived at the same time. I love exploring abandoned places but I am always so paranoid about getting in trouble!

  10. I second on the person in the window on picture #2. Eeeeeeee!

  11. I have been inside, the basement is the scariest place i've ever been.. Incredibly beautiful though!

  12. How do you find all these places??


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