“Y recuerde: nunca, en ningún caso tiene que desesperarse. Esperar y actuar: tal es nuestro deber en la desgracia”///
Cairndhu house, Larne, Northern Ireland
Originally built around 1875 as a Summer home, then later opened as a convalescent hospital in 1950, Cairndhu house sadly closed its doors on 1986 due to funding difficulties. The grounds are open to the public to marvel at its beauty but the house itself is private due to its dilapidated state (oops!) This magnificent mansion is thought to be haunted given its past and it’s very easy to believe! Many other urbex explorers venture here (with maybe 20 other people when I was there) and though they had more guts to venture up the very squishy, questionable, and sometimes non existent stairs, I did not. Granted though, from my comfortable position on the ground floor, I could easily see how beautiful this house must have been in its heyday and I can’t wait to return during spooky season or even just to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of carnfunnock park and the surrounding coast.
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Father and mother
Opened in the early 1900′s, the Mountain Lake House was one of the first premiere full-service resorts in the Poconos. It consisted of a cottage colony, multiple motel structures and a gift shop. The motel pictured here was called the Lake Side Motel and was added in the 1960′s.
The entire resort closed in 2000 and has been abandoned since. It sits off a dirt road and unfortunately, Google Street View has not yet explored it. I was able to find this recent shot of the Lake Side, taken by Echo Lake Photography.
Located in Marshall’s Creek, Pennsylvania. More information here.