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This was indeed a strange thing to stumble across.  The US Marine Hospital Memphis was decayed to the point that you’d swear it had been abandoned for ages.  Ceiling tiles were crumbling, paint was peeling… and then there’s this strange room connecting the patients wards to the surgical ward.  Almost bizarrely white, the only vibrant thing here was… a relatively recent looking Coke machine?  How odd!

ianference:

This was indeed a strange thing to stumble across.  The US Marine Hospital Memphis was decayed to the point that you’d swear it had been abandoned for ages.  Ceiling tiles were crumbling, paint was peeling… and then there’s this strange room connecting the patients wards to the surgical ward.  Almost bizarrely white, the only vibrant thing here was… a relatively recent looking Coke machine?  How odd!

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View down the hallway in the Middletown State Hospital through a seclusion room in the violent ward.  Seclusion rooms were once very prominently used in the asylum system; sometimes, orderlies would stick a straitjacketed patient in one for days - or even weeks - at a time, before drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine) could help to control patients.  As early as the late 1800s, however, superintendents were beginning to realize that they were more harmful than helpful in most cases.  Here is the view a patient would have through a door in an upstate NY asylum; this tiny little 3-inch window was really there so that nurses and orderlies could have a view in.

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View down the hallway in the Middletown State Hospital through a seclusion room in the violent ward.  Seclusion rooms were once very prominently used in the asylum system; sometimes, orderlies would stick a straitjacketed patient in one for days - or even weeks - at a time, before drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine) could help to control patients.  As early as the late 1800s, however, superintendents were beginning to realize that they were more harmful than helpful in most cases.  Here is the view a patient would have through a door in an upstate NY asylum; this tiny little 3-inch window was really there so that nurses and orderlies could have a view in.

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX Source: HankandPeggyHill (reddit)

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX

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Castle Miranda aka Château Noisy at sunset on a summers day Source: proj3ctm4yh3murbex (reddit)[[MORE]]proj3ctm4yh3murbex:more photos and internals if you’re interested: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2014/07/08/urbex-castle-miranda-aka-chateau-de-noisy-belgium-may-2014-revisit/

Castle Miranda aka Château Noisy at sunset on a summers day

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Climbing through the attic of the long-abandoned Hotel Empire in Sharon Springs, NY, I was surprised to come across this room built out of one of the turrets - the only finished room in the attic, and containing this antique bedframe with a pile of mattresses placed on top of it.  Water damage has caused them to bow in the middle, but this still leaves the question of why they were all piled on a single bedframe to begin with…

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Climbing through the attic of the long-abandoned Hotel Empire in Sharon Springs, NY, I was surprised to come across this room built out of one of the turrets - the only finished room in the attic, and containing this antique bedframe with a pile of mattresses placed on top of it.  Water damage has caused them to bow in the middle, but this still leaves the question of why they were all piled on a single bedframe to begin with…

Abandoned Streetcars in the Woods Source: skfoto (reddit)[[MORE]]skfoto:Pentax K1000, Tokina 19-35mm zoom, Ilford HP5+

Due to concerns for this spot’s safety I will not post any details of its location. Please do not ask. The owner is regularly onsite, it’s completely unvandalized and unscrapped, and I want to keep it that way.

Abandoned Streetcars in the Woods

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The Sliding Shack. Chimney Corner Cape Breton Island. -More info in comments- Source: yusernametaken (reddit)[[MORE]]yusernametaken:This shack slid down from a cliff behind me. 5 years ago was the last time I saw it and it was pretty old then. Not sure what the equipment inside it was used for but it seems to be some sort of winch system.

The Sliding Shack. Chimney Corner Cape Breton Island. -More info in comments-

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It really blows my mind that so many New Yorkers are unaware that, right in the East River, off the Bronx, there sits 20 acres of abandoned island with a storied history.  North Brother Island was many things over the years - it opened as an extension of Riverside Hospital in 1885, treating smallpox patients overflowing from the Renwick building on Blackwell’s Island.  During this period, it was home to “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, and was the site of the wreck of the General Slocum.  Closing in the late 30s, it reopened again in the 40s to provide housing for GIs who had come back from the war, and finally, from 1953-1963, was a draconian drug rehab facility for court ordered juvenile offenders.  Abandoned now for over half a century, the island has faded into memory for most of New York City.  Pictured here is a room on the top floor of the Nurses’ Building in winter; while clearly the building isn’t in great shape - and vines are climbing in through the window - it’s held up rather well over time.
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ianference:

It really blows my mind that so many New Yorkers are unaware that, right in the East River, off the Bronx, there sits 20 acres of abandoned island with a storied history.  North Brother Island was many things over the years - it opened as an extension of Riverside Hospital in 1885, treating smallpox patients overflowing from the Renwick building on Blackwell’s Island.  During this period, it was home to “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, and was the site of the wreck of the General Slocum.  Closing in the late 30s, it reopened again in the 40s to provide housing for GIs who had come back from the war, and finally, from 1953-1963, was a draconian drug rehab facility for court ordered juvenile offenders.  Abandoned now for over half a century, the island has faded into memory for most of New York City.  Pictured here is a room on the top floor of the Nurses’ Building in winter; while clearly the building isn’t in great shape - and vines are climbing in through the window - it’s held up rather well over time.

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Burned-out Mercedes in Toronto, August 2014 Source: vugg (reddit)

Burned-out Mercedes in Toronto, August 2014

Source: vugg (reddit)