Wow what a month. Here was me thinking I would have nothing to talk about!
So we have parts of the hospital on the market, Admin block, the iconic Water Tower and 2ha of land. Tenders for the property are to be in by early February and from what I have heard there has been a fair amount of serious interest so we may see a backpackers or someones dream home replace these buildings in the years to come. I can't help to think though who would want to live out there :p
Security: From what I've observed the place is lacking security big time compared to the crazy wanna be police that where previously hooning around the grounds few months ago & where either slashing tyres or chasing you off the land with there pitch forks. I'm not sure whether Old McDonald has finally given up & realized theirs nothing to steal from the hospital or they just have the Marton police on speed dial. Either way the electric fences only tickle but I think that's about it!
The Old Nurses quarters which I remember spending the night in with a few friends when I first started with the Lake Alice 'obsession' was removed and has been refurbished & is now at a girl's school in Marton, where it is being used for accommodation etc. This is great I'm really glad some of Lake Alice could be salvaged from the 10 years of abandonment.
My minds gone blank but there was a few other things I wanted to mention so guess they will be for next month (Oops thats on Monday). But apart from that my blog from last month mentioning security cameras & trip wires I think I may have been miss informed, not really sure on that one but... mind your step.
Will upload a few recent photos of the place also check out the few aerial photos I added on the main galleries page, as well as some old photos & articles about the Maximum unit on the Maximum page so take a look...
Did you see the TVOne fire video footage huge bugger because I was due to visit the place with Phoenix Paranormal that coming weekend, I am glad though that I got in there last year before the fire and took loads of photos which can be seen on UrbanExplorers. Hope they catch the bastard's that burnt it down!!
Sorry this months blogs late been a busy month, I'm off too enjoy the summer sun in Australia maaaate ;)
Leave a comment or drop me a email if you've been by Lake Alice recently or wanna talk about the place it takes up 50% of my life anyway...
Enjoy the rest of your Summer all.
Just as hard as it was to escape from the place back in the day, it seems asthough it has become just as tricky to get back in, for old times sack...
Old McDonald who owns the property (yes thats his real surname but I'm still taking the piss) seems to have trip wires by the back gates so if you jump it your trapped between the gate and a trip wire, as well as infra red cameras I am told although I doubt they even go to anything with the houses been too far away and if they do actually operate then someone has alot of free time on there hands, pervert's!
So over all it's a minor warning to those over the holidays that I know will test there luck going out there but be warned that Farmer McD has teamed up with the local over paid police who together do nightly drive by's thanks to tax payers money for there gas, to check on the outside roads. If you are entering from Santoft road then I wouldnt bother because that's where abunch of people who are related to Farmer McD live although I do have to comment it's not the house up from the back gates I see there is a family who live in there so be vigilant while up that end as from what I have heard they mean no harm. So sounds like a circus out there most nights still, Hmm maybe the Lake Alice curse will cause him too sell up!!
National Letter: On another subject- Interesting and very supportive letter I posted on the site this weekend from Maori MP Tau Henare, that was sent to Prime minister's office and along with the response from ginger ninja Jonathan Coleman who does all Key's thankless task's oh and is Associate minister of Health, whom gave a very negative reply, he is always so serious can anything make this man happy. Mr Coleman if you happen to read this on the off chance then I invite you for tea & scones at my place in Palmerston North next time you are in the area. Read the letter here
Anyway enough politics, there such a anal subject...
Merry Christmas everyone and have a safe and Happy new year. 2010 has quite a few things installed for myself regarding the website but you'll have to wait and see.
Thank you Paul for your updates to the site,
Thanks Alex for helping me shape the website to what it has become!
Thank you everyone who visits for another awesome year of many comments, emails, updates with the hospital and over all 95% good feedback =]
Merry Christmas & Happy holidays,
See you in 010!!
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