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"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
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Great photo essay. ~V~
Robert J Kane
Have you seen the site recently? I think all that remains is 2 or 3 buildings. Even the old hospital on the corner and the power plant are gone. Great photos here brings me back home.
A wonderful set of images bringing home with such power the 'isolation' of such institutions - in so many ways. Very poignant.
what can i say? where do i start?
this month marks 6 years of my life spent in and out of various psychiatric institutions across the country (i will be 22 at the end of the month). finding this gallery has brought up a lot of really intense feelings - a real testament to the power of your photography.
i know all too well what it is like to live with a tormented mind, in a world full of psychosis, despair, loneliness, desperation...and what it is like to have to live with all of that, and more, in a hospital world that only seems to escalate those feelings. the place in your pictures is abandoned, disused, empty...but i can't see it that way. i only see a 'living' psych hospital just like those i have been in...the physical appearance and furnishings mean nothing when there are still bars on the windows and locks on the doors. feelings of loneliness and rage are just amplified when you are shut off from the people and the places you know. you retreat into your mind, and your physical surroundings are merely incidental. the broken remnants, smashed glass, vandalised posessions...they simply echo the pain, trauma, torment and chaotic emotion in the minds of the mentally ill.
mental illness is like having your mind taken hostage by your brain. psychiatric care is losing it all.
a brilliant documentary, Jude. i'm voting.
Hi Jude! You're right, all over the world the the sadness of these places is so similar...
My congratulations, your gallery is very very well done!
I love derelict subjects explored like this. Well done. Each picture stands on its own and as a part of the whole.
Ouf ! What a great photographic reportage ! I feel the desolation of the place. You have a very good eye for the light and the coposition, Bravo !! Vote
A fine documentary, Jude. Sorry I'm late to the party. You'd guess I'd love this.
Nice textures, light and mood here. You give us the atmosphere of that abandoned place. GMV.
This is such a great gallery, Jude. I've quickly gone through them all and am siimply blown away. Back when I have time to comment.
Terrific set of photographs.
Excellent gallery - the photos are wonderful. Must have been kind of creepy in there. I can only imagine what went on in there during its heyday.
Third visit and still discovering some pearls!
Nice images Jude, glad you had fun!
Great images Jude. It was nice meeting you at the meetup. Hope to see you again sometime! Here is the link to my Whitby gallery (the bottom 24 are the ones from this trip):
I'll be adding more tomorrow.
My main photoblog is here:
Nice work Jude! I would have loved shooting this place (and dodging the police). Growing up in NJ, we used to explore similar facilities but not with a camera in our hands. The graffiti in the images really adds to the story of all that's occured since this facility closed it's doors to patients.
I also have worked in a psych hospital. This is in my opinion the best work you have posted yet. Regards! Also nice to see the flag.
Having worked, a number of years ago, in a couple of places that bear a resemblence to this place, this is a gallery with images that demands my attention. I worked in a place in New Jersey, in what was at the time the largeset county mental health facility in the nation, built 100 years earlier as a place where TB patients were sent to die. Converted for use with the mentally ill, it was huge, Gothic, and largely unsuccessful except as a human warehouse. Even when I worked there in the 1970s you could almost hear the screams of patients long since gone.
Good gallery, Jude. I will study it carefully.
Interesting visit, Jude... this deserves much longer attention - I'll return
There is so much feeling in all of these images. And it runs so deep. I'm voting for the whole gallery.
Even more impressed after my second visit!
Excellent work, bravo!
Excellent gallery. Tells a tale of abandonment, deterioration and a lot of sadness.
This is wonderful series of photographs.. well done!
Beautiful light in this gallery.
Wonderful impression of this place as if filled with distant whispers and flattened emotions....
Wonderful! Fantastic images, excellent work Jude, really excellent.
interesting place , Jude
I'll be back soon ;-)
very good ideas! i like it! ^^
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