Jan 27, 2016

Medicine Hat High School Interior: Part 1

Wandering the hallways of my old high school was a trip that brought a lot of memories flooding back. Last year I was contacted by Medicine Hat High School and asked if I could shoot some pictures of the interior to document its character for archival record. This is the old MHHS as so many of us remember it prior to undergoing modernization.
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Renovations on this old high school have now started, and some of you may have already heard about the demolition of one of the skywalks. This is just the beginning. My goal in photographing the school, as it is with any location, was to focus on the details. The floor of the gymnasium, the carvings in woodwork, and the colour of the linoleum are all minor things individually, but together they paint a picture of a dynamic space. These are the things that set it apart. 

Over the next several weeks I'll be sharing four unique posts full of images that I captured of Medicine Hat High School, all of which where shot in 2015. I hope the series brings back fond memories or reminds you of things you haven't thought about in years. This is the school frozen in time as so many of us remember it. This is MHHS as it was.

Complete series: PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | EXTERIOR 1 | EXTERIOR 2

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medicine hat high school skywalk

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

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That's my Dad's picture on the wall. G. Fandrich.
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medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization
Inside the tunnel under the school.

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medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization


medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

That's my Mom's picture on the wall. L. Bjork.


medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization



medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

medicine hat high school renovation modernization
The architect's rendering of the school when it was new.

medicine hat high school renovation modernization

1 comment :

Cinthia Calado said...

These photos brought me so many good memories... I was a exchange student in 2013 and I studied at Medicine Haf High School... It was the best time of my life. <3