Taken with my Rebel K2 (film)

More trespassing at the abandoned Alabama Insane Hospital. A genuinely historical and spooky place to walk through, fraught with problems and mistreatment of innocent, vulnerable people.

Disclaimer: I know invalid is probably not a cool way to describe a human, but that was the word at the time of the functioning Alabama Insane Hospital.

Happy exploring, all. Cheers, R.

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Mannequins left in the attic of an second hand shop – taken with my Rebel K2 (film)

I like thrift stores and second hand stores. Someone loved a Thing then stopped loving the Thing then sold the Thing for money then someone else came to own the Thing in hopes that someone else will love the Thing and decide to own the Thing.

Or maybe the Thing will just gather dust and mold and decay in an attic until it’s forgotten forever.

Humans and Things are neat.

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Interior of the asylum outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama I took with my Rebel K2 on film.

Being devious teenagers way back when, we broke the law and snuck in to what is sometimes called Old Bryce, but officially named the Alabama Insane Hospital, to explore. Had to park in a far away lot to avoid suspicion and hike through brush and briars to reach it. Also had to sneak our way back out when we saw cop cars pull up. Fascinating and dark history behind this place that was shut down due to concerns about the way patients were being treated.

By 1970, however, the concept of patients remaining in the hospital for long periods of time while at the same time working productively became a subject of public concern, especially as many citizens felt that patients were retained by the hospital as a source of free labor.

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1564

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