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Foggy path in an abandoned psychiatric center
Photo: Rob Miceli

Foggy path in an abandoned psychiatric center

Photo: Rob Miceli

ianference:

Exam table in the morgue, North Brother Island, 2008.  The morgue is the first building one sees off to the right as the boat lands at the old dock and gantry crane on the Western side of the island, and is not immediately recognizable as such - since it was not originally a morgue.  Originally, the morgue building was the chapel on the island; when a larger chapel was needed, a wooden structure was hastily constructed deeper on the island, and the old chapel became the morgue (to the right in this photograph).  This was the building in which “Typhoid” Mary Mallon learned to be an assistant pathologist; it is also the building in which she was autopsied upon her death, finally proving that she was a healthy carrier of typhoid fever.  Bizarrely, the exam table pictured here disappeared some time between November and December 2008.
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ianference:

Exam table in the morgue, North Brother Island, 2008.  The morgue is the first building one sees off to the right as the boat lands at the old dock and gantry crane on the Western side of the island, and is not immediately recognizable as such - since it was not originally a morgue.  Originally, the morgue building was the chapel on the island; when a larger chapel was needed, a wooden structure was hastily constructed deeper on the island, and the old chapel became the morgue (to the right in this photograph).  This was the building in which “Typhoid” Mary Mallon learned to be an assistant pathologist; it is also the building in which she was autopsied upon her death, finally proving that she was a healthy carrier of typhoid fever.  Bizarrely, the exam table pictured here disappeared some time between November and December 2008.

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Abandoned Supermarket in UK Source: StarHopper26 (reddit)

Abandoned Supermarket in UK

Source: StarHopper26 (reddit)

Strange sculpture at an abandoned psychiatric center

Photo: Rob Miceli 

Strange sculpture at an abandoned psychiatric center

Photo: Rob Miceli 

ianference:

Some aspects of the Hotel Columbia, one of several abandoned lodging spaces in the semi-derelict resort community of Sharon Springs, always remind me of the hotel in “The Shining”.  The red carpets, the architectural fineries, the outdated design all echo the grand hotel from that film, at least when viewed from the right angles.  Of course, the Columbia was nowhere near so grand - there were two higher-end hotels in town, the Adler (still extant, though heavily vandalized) and the Pavilion (demolished).  But the tone of the place is much like that in Kubrick’s movie.  Of course, this was a sulfur spring resort and not a ski mountain; it catered to Brooklyn’s Ashkenazi population rather than the wealthy.  But the visual similarity in images such as this one evokes something of that film for me.
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ianference:

Some aspects of the Hotel Columbia, one of several abandoned lodging spaces in the semi-derelict resort community of Sharon Springs, always remind me of the hotel in “The Shining”.  The red carpets, the architectural fineries, the outdated design all echo the grand hotel from that film, at least when viewed from the right angles.  Of course, the Columbia was nowhere near so grand - there were two higher-end hotels in town, the Adler (still extant, though heavily vandalized) and the Pavilion (demolished).  But the tone of the place is much like that in Kubrick’s movie.  Of course, this was a sulfur spring resort and not a ski mountain; it catered to Brooklyn’s Ashkenazi population rather than the wealthy.  But the visual similarity in images such as this one evokes something of that film for me.

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Central City Cemetery. Central City, CO Source: B00TY0L0GIST (reddit)[[MORE]]B00TY0L0GIST:Full album

Central City Cemetery. Central City, CO

Source: B00TY0L0GIST (reddit)

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ianference:

This is one of two semi-intact rooms left in the crumbling Doctors’ Cottage from Riverside Hospital, the famed quarantine hospital housed on North Brother Island, once home to “Typhoid” Mary Mallon.  Reaching it involves choosing a way into the building - whether through a door or a missing wall - and then climbing staircases that bend under one’s feet, the railings long gone, and across landings that lead to nowhere but holes in the side of the building.  The reward is this scene - and it’s totally worth all the hassle.

ianference:

This is one of two semi-intact rooms left in the crumbling Doctors’ Cottage from Riverside Hospital, the famed quarantine hospital housed on North Brother Island, once home to “Typhoid” Mary Mallon.  Reaching it involves choosing a way into the building - whether through a door or a missing wall - and then climbing staircases that bend under one’s feet, the railings long gone, and across landings that lead to nowhere but holes in the side of the building.  The reward is this scene - and it’s totally worth all the hassle.

A rotted out handicap spot in the parking lot of the abandoned Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL.

A rotted out handicap spot in the parking lot of the abandoned Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL.

mattlambros:

While the Franklin Park Theatre was open, it was robbed several times by such local, notorious groups as “The Box Office Boys,” “The Polite Bandits,” and my favorite, “The Toothbrush Twins.” One of the thieves, Edgar W. Cook, was eventually sentenced to 19 years in Alcatraz Prison for his crimes.Find out more about the Franklin Park Theatre tomorrow on http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/

mattlambros:

While the Franklin Park Theatre was open, it was robbed several times by such local, notorious groups as “The Box Office Boys,” “The Polite Bandits,” and my favorite, “The Toothbrush Twins.” One of the thieves, Edgar W. Cook, was eventually sentenced to 19 years in Alcatraz Prison for his crimes.

Find out more about the Franklin Park Theatre tomorrow on http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/