Category: destroyed

sovietgoner: ‘Dystopus VI.’There are more people like me.

sovietgoner:

‘Dystopus VI.’

There are more people like me.

ianference: This was indeed a strange thing to stumble across….

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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ianference: Small plastic syringe found on bedframe, 2005….

ianference:

Small plastic syringe found on bedframe, 2005.  It’s not unusual to find things such as this in abandoned sanatoriums (and the asylums which are my bread and butter).  It looks rather like an insulin syringe, but that’s almost certainly not what it was in the late 60s/early70s.  This syringe most likely contained the latest neuroleptic or a tranq; maintaining order on the wards was paramount.  Patients were routinely drugged if they were making a “disturbance”; in the Women’s Ward Pavilions, a “disturbance” could include demanding a call to a husband or family.

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Destruction of old dormitories on the campus of Virginia Tech in…

Destruction of old dormitories on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

Photo by dbaughphoto.net

Destruction of old dormitories on the campus of Virginia Tech in…

Destruction of old dormitories on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

Photo by dbaughphoto.net

A view from a bedroom  in The House of Books – abandoned late…

A view from a bedroom 

in The House of Books – abandoned late 1980’s guest house

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A view from a bedroom  in The House of Books – abandoned late…

A view from a bedroom 

in The House of Books – abandoned late 1980’s guest house

http://red-queen-to.tumblr.com/image/174948570998

sovietgoner: ‘Dystopus V.’A friend I didn’t get to know well.

sovietgoner:

‘Dystopus V.’

A friend I didn’t get to know well.

sovietgoner: ‘Blackened’ Gouged eyes and empty sockets.

sovietgoner:

‘Blackened’

Gouged eyes and empty sockets.

sovietgoner: ‘Dystopus IV.’ Intensive care whorehouse.

sovietgoner:

‘Dystopus IV.’

Intensive care whorehouse.