Travel, nature, environment. Stuff about how beautiful the Earth is and whatnot. You may submit questions or comments, but I rarely answer in the blog (more photos, less talk). Thanks J'taime, J'adore...
Wikipedia says: "Forest Haven was a children's developmental center in Laurel, Maryland. It is sometimes referred to as "DC Children's Center", although this was not an official moniker. It was notorious for its poor conditions and abuse of patients. It was shut down in 1991 by a federal court." We spent more than 5 hours walking around the campus and probably only saw half of the buildings. Just a huge area of urban decay to explore. This set was featured on BoingBoing.net…
X-Ray at Forest Haven
A fire has burned part of the x-ray table but the film tray and x-ray head are still intact. Just behind me is the booth that the technician stands in as the patient gets a dose radiation.
Poveglia - The Venetian Island of the Dead
Poveglia has the reputation of a haunted island. According to legend, hundreds of thousands of people have been tortured and buried here
Abandoned Mental, Psychiatric Hospital / Insane Asylum
Abandoned Children's Center (Asylum) / Hospital that opened its doors in 1925. During the early years this facility was known as a state-of-the-art treatment facility. With a good reputation this hospital set the standard for other states to follow. With declining conditions decades later many patients filed lawsuits against the hospital for reasons of abuse, neglect, poor living conditions... even medical testing. In 1991 the Federal government ordered the facility to be closed. More photos…
West Virginia Hospital for the Insane | Indians, Insanity, and American History Blog
The West Virginia Hospital for the Insane was fairly typical. Its board of directors recognized the need to provide care for “colored” patients, yet didn’t feel the asylum could accept them until it had room to separate the races. The asylum did begin to accept black patients sometime in the late 1880s, placing them in separate wards from whites. In 1893, the board of directors asked for $6,000 to build a colored hospital.
Inside Creedmoor State Hospital’s Building 25
In Queens Village, mere inches of brick and mortar separate the world we know from one of the strangest places in the city. Once a haven for New York’s cast-out mentally ill, Creedmoor Psychi…