Lunatic Asylum

I couldn’t come up with a clever title for this post for a number of reasons, which we won’t get into tonight. 

Anyway, I took this photo recently at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston West Virginia.  Unfortunately, they have the place all cleaned up.  It wasn’t grungy enough for me.  I wanted it in the state it was in when the Lunatic Asylum closed.  They’ve got it all “safe”, clean and “pretty”.  I think the real beauty would have been in the “dirty, stuff left behind” condition.  If that makes sense…..

I made the best of it and captured some cool photos.  This was on one of the upper floors.  Something about this hallway caught my eye.  Standing there, I could imagine all the patients (prisoners) being locked up in these little rooms.  Some of the “treatments” and “therapies” they used over the decades was rough to put it mildly.  When this facility was operational, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.       

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