Weston, WV and Pittsburgh, PA
On our roadtrip down to Florida the previous year, I came across the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (TALA) on google and decided we needed to go there. However, due to there being no heat or electricity in the derelict buildings, it was not open in December. So, on the way home from Nashville in the autumn we jumped on the chance. Now, I will say the tour was underwhelming and frustrating. I've ranted at length on Flickr and to friends about it so let's just look at the photos instead. I would have much preferred an hour or two to wander the building as I felt necessary. It would be incredibly difficult to get lost! TALA is currently privately-owned and tours operate in order to fund full restoration of the main building and grounds. And then, after that, we took a very brief night in Pittsburgh.