Margaret of "Alice and Camilla" commented on my last entry that she liked the special atmosphere that the Pukeora photos conveyed, and so I have posted a few more of them. Margaret, you are so right about the strange stillness that resonates in these old hospital buildings (can stillness resonate?!) I don't have many interior photos, unfortunately because I felt so selfconscious taking photos with lots of people around. But I have posted what I did take.
As you wander around inside the building there is a strange combination of large open rooms that feel too big and hallways with lots of little rooms that feel too small. A perfect place for accommodation. I have heard that some artists get together to have retreats there. They sleep in the little rooms, use the kitchen facilities to eat, and the larger rooms to spread out all their art and craft. Because they are in one building they can craft to any hour of the night that they want before they go to bed! Sounds like heaven!!