Photos of derelict building

24 Jul

Managed to get old photo so you can see what it looked like not too long ago!!

This was until not too long ago the children hospital in Durban. It was to have been demolished some time ago but has been left to deteriorate to the state that it is in now.

I would have liked to have taken photos inside the building but the security would have none of it 🙂

All this is a stones throw from uShaka a major tourist attraction which is all nice and clean…


Posted by on 24/07/2012 in Envioronment, Photo


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21 responses to “Photos of derelict building

  1. Pussycat44

    24/07/2012 at 19:49

    Long ago, very long ago, I visited a sick girl there. It’s simply disgusting how that building has been trashed and left in this state. I wonder whatever happened to the plan to renovate it. That was mentioned (also) very long ago.

    • paul

      25/07/2012 at 14:00

      Even the beggars living in the shadow of the building had heard about it being renovated at some time. Not one of them any any clue when this was supposed to happen but are quite happy if it never happens because then they would not be able to sleep close by.

  2. Pussycat44

    24/07/2012 at 19:58

    • paul

      25/07/2012 at 13:58

      Will try read it tonight. Firewall is causing it to time out.

  3. Ruth2Day

    25/07/2012 at 07:17

    I bet is was a magnificent building in it’s day. What a shame it was allowed to deteriorate once it’s use was no longer needed

    • paul

      25/07/2012 at 13:57

      With the shell that we now see the building still has an aura around it which must have been totally inspiring in its glory days.

  4. optie

    25/07/2012 at 07:21

    How sad to see a building that must have been very gracious in its day in such a neglected and derelict state.

  5. adinparadise

    25/07/2012 at 08:17

    Absolutely shocking! Cry the beloved country.

    • paul

      25/07/2012 at 14:47

      I am hoping to do some photos of buildings here in Pretoria that have gone the same way.
      I wanted to do a photo shoot of the new building housing the diplomatic services as I really like it, but was told to put my camera away as it was not allowed. (Will still try to do it but maybe from a longer distance)

  6. 68ghia

    25/07/2012 at 15:15

    Such a lovely old building!
    My heart breaks whenever I see this happening…

    • paul

      27/07/2012 at 18:18

      Just dont go visit some of our rural areas Some of the small towns are practically ghost towns with dilapidated buildings dating back to early 1900’s which are being systematically being destroyed as they are stripped to go build a shack somewhere

      • 68ghia

        29/07/2012 at 06:57

        That’s always astonished me – why screw up a perfectly good building, to go build something else, somewhere else…

  7. evea192

    25/07/2012 at 20:55

    This is truly sad. From what is left, it looked like a lovely old building?

    • paul

      27/07/2012 at 18:15

      It was a great building. At one stage it was one of the best builings along the beach front

    • paul

      27/07/2012 at 18:47

      wish I could have seen the finishes inside when it was still in good repair. hear it was very nice.

  8. Lisaman

    29/07/2012 at 13:44

    Stunning photos Paul!! Lets hope they repair it well!!

    • paul

      29/07/2012 at 18:45

      I think they have left the building to deteriorate to such a stage that it is no longer a feasible proposition to repair it. And seeing as the local government department is squandering the budget on parties and fancy cars I cant see them putting up a new building for some time.

      • Lisaman

        29/07/2012 at 20:05

        Pity isn’t it…Apparently talks were taking place!!

      • paul

        30/07/2012 at 14:51

        Did upload old photo of childrens hospital

  9. Harmony

    01/08/2012 at 06:57

    Hard to believe it’s the same building. How sad. Gotta love the irony of the sign “We’re making it better.”

    • paul

      06/08/2012 at 19:26

      Agreed. Suppose it meant something in the days when they still helped little kids


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