Abandoned train in Pennsylvania.  Have always thought it would be cool to refurbish and remodel something like this. :)

Abandoned train in Pennsylvania. Have always thought it would be cool to refurbish and remodel something like this.

TheTalgarth Asylum in the Black Mountains of Wales has character and atmosphere with it's ornate stonework and boarded-up windows but a bleak reminder of a time when care of the mentally ill was more about long term isolation and crude experimental techniques than progressive therapy.  Built in 1903 to house 352 patients in an echelon, or “compact arrow”, style, allowing for quick movement between any two points of the 200,000 square foot hospital. Later expanded but closed in the mid 1990s.

Abandoned Talgarth Insane Asylum, Wales

Life Long Gone - Abandoned House, Memories -  Photography Print, Old Window, Forgotten Places Fine Art Photograph, Signed.

Life Long Gone - Abandoned House, Memories - Photography Print, Old Window, Forgotten Places Fine Art Photograph, Signed

Life Long Gone - Abandoned House, Memories - Photography Print, Old Window, Forgotten Places Fine Art Photograph, Signed. By Gary Heller

A pram sits on the landing of a stairwell in the Lincoln ward.

A pram sits on the landing of a stairwell in the Lincoln Ward - Worcester State Hospital, MA

Abandoned casino Jolly Harbour in Antigua.

I was after something more sinister, which I have done with the B&W version but I liked this HDR version it was sort of jolly with a hint of vampire (miami beach?

Hudson River State Hospital is a former New York state psychiatric hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA which operated from 1873 until its closure in the early 2000s. The main building, known as a Kirkbride," which has been designated a National Historic Landmark due to its exemplary High Victorian Gothic architecture, the first use of that style for an American institutional building.  Photo: flickr.com/andymilford

The Hudson State River Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY was a huge psychiatric hospital built in 1871 in High Victorian Gothic style architecture and designed by the English architect

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