A view to the staircase in the central (administrative) portion of the 1872 Maples Building at Willard State Hospital. This building was built on a miniature version of the Kirkbride model. A few key things can be noted from the architectural clues in this photograph: the original arch, into which a door was retrofitted. The fact that the railing on the staircase was deemed worth saving when it was determined that the building would be left to rot. And the simple truth that they sure don’t build ‘em like they used to!
Burnt St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, Russia [OC] [1958×2937]
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Three out of twelve identical wards, each with it’s own sun porch for heliotherapy.
This wooden spiral staircase was added to the 1828 Administration Building at Western State Hospital in 1840, the same year notable superintendent Francis T. Stribling was appointed to run the Staunton, VA asylum. Now, over 170 years later, it’s holding up wonderfully; it can easily hold several people without shifting, and leads out onto a wonderful porch surrounding the cupola. They sure don’t build ‘em like they used to!
1. In fact, almost all the doors and windows on the first floor filled with concrete, but it is even more increases our interest and excitement. In the best traditions of the southern edges all around heavily overgrown with sharp prickles. Embark on a journey around the building. On the territory there is no soul, only hear the birds singing and the sound of cicadas.
2 About 5 minutes of searching, and here it is, move inside found. Writhing like a snake, climb through a narrow hole, where we get to the first floor. Since all windows laid, no pitch-dark. Turn on the flashlight and go to the research facilities. Basically, the first floor of the empty, but soon find ourselves in a room where all the walls are covered with children’s drawings. Is scary. A little further suddenly find move-tunnel. Coming in from his feet so 100, I know I’m in a long pass over the old wall, leading farther away. After a while, we find ourselves in a completely different building on the site. Wow! After seeing a couple of rooms, heading back the same way. Some segments of the ceiling where there is no, and the sunlight pours deserted tunnel, and thickets begin to penetrate into the building….
From the Abandoned Places Livejournal!
In Sariyer, an illegal construction of luxury condominiums was stopped over 10 years ago - and the site remained unchanged since. Most construction permits are obtained by paying off powerful officials; disputes are frequent, leading to landscapes of construction ruins such as these.