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Violent ward hallway in the main complex at St. Lawrence State Hospital, used to store a variety of colored desk chairs when the asylum was abandoned.

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Violent ward hallway in the main complex at St. Lawrence State Hospital, used to store a variety of colored desk chairs when the asylum was abandoned.

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'Tic-tac-toe'
Who won the game on post-soviet playground?

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'Tic-tac-toe'

Who won the game on post-soviet playground?

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Abandoned swings in Istanbul.

Abandoned swings in Istanbul.

Dean Forest Railway Sidings, Gloucestershire, UK Source: conormizen_98 (reddit)

Dean Forest Railway Sidings, Gloucestershire, UK

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ianference:

A lot of strangers have written to me over the years asking how to access specific buildings, and I refuse to give away access information.  This photograph illustrates one of the reasons I almost never share - abandoned buildings can be dangerous, potentially deadly.  In 2007, fire struck the male wards at Hudson River State Hospital, a stately 19th century Kirkbride-plan asylum in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This is one of the parts of this wing that wasn’t damaged by the fire.  This is the fourth floor of the building; beneath the looming void visible ahead is a drop straight down into the basement.  To get to the position from which I took this photograph, I had to leap from the archway off to the left and catch what was left of the floor - had I missed, it would have been about 60 feet down into a pile of metal, brick, splintered wood - in other words, almost certain death.  To me, this is just part of the job - taking calculated risks to get great shots.  But I wouldn’t recommend it to most people.  Within a year of taking this photograph, this entire area had dropped out - this floor is no longer accessible.  Had I tried to make the jump six months after I did, would the floor have held me?  I’ll never know.
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ianference:

A lot of strangers have written to me over the years asking how to access specific buildings, and I refuse to give away access information.  This photograph illustrates one of the reasons I almost never share - abandoned buildings can be dangerous, potentially deadly.  In 2007, fire struck the male wards at Hudson River State Hospital, a stately 19th century Kirkbride-plan asylum in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This is one of the parts of this wing that wasn’t damaged by the fire.  This is the fourth floor of the building; beneath the looming void visible ahead is a drop straight down into the basement.  To get to the position from which I took this photograph, I had to leap from the archway off to the left and catch what was left of the floor - had I missed, it would have been about 60 feet down into a pile of metal, brick, splintered wood - in other words, almost certain death.  To me, this is just part of the job - taking calculated risks to get great shots.  But I wouldn’t recommend it to most people.  Within a year of taking this photograph, this entire area had dropped out - this floor is no longer accessible.  Had I tried to make the jump six months after I did, would the floor have held me?  I’ll never know.

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Abandoned Train Coach - Forest of Dean, UK Source: conormizen_98 (reddit)

Abandoned Train Coach - Forest of Dean, UK

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