to die in your sleep by blackoutangel

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what a strange thing, to die in your sleep -
not to have your spirit violently expelled by some calamitous event,
but rather to have it silently stolen away as though by a thief in the night
never to be seen again, nor to even be known as lost.
and if death itself is like sleep, as some say, it is stranger still to find yourself
wandering through the dreams of some monstrous thing
that passed away long ago
as only a random figment, to be heard of briefly and then no more.
we do not fear these places because they may contain ghosts -
we fear them because they make us realize that is in fact what we are.
photo taken at mayflower state hospital
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broken, urban, darkness, architecture, photoshop, death, sadness, decay, abandoned, rot, murray, neglect, sorrow, hospital, exploration, collapse, matthew, disease, institution, slipstream, sanatarium, dark, ruins, rust


  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicover 5 years ago

    I’d love to roam there!

  • thanks, Jared. i enjoyed it!

    – blackoutangel

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettover 5 years ago

    Great panorama

  • thank you, Ann!

    – blackoutangel

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.over 5 years ago

    I have been looking at your photos and your new book and I see a great artist. The mood, the poetry, the between paintings and photography. I am no expert but I love your work. Have a good new year! :)

  • thank you very much, friend – that’s kind of you to say so. i hope you have a wonderful new year as well :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous panorama, great light and ambiance

  • thanks, Squealia! it was a lot of work, that’s for sure!

    – blackoutangel

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Stunning pano. Brooding haunting feel in this shot.

  • thanks, Steve. i think this is one of the first night shots i’ve taken, believe it or not!

    – blackoutangel

  • robarmstrong
    robarmstrongover 5 years ago

    Cool and creepy shot!

  • thanks, Robert!

    – blackoutangel

  • InfiniteEntropy
    InfiniteEntropyover 5 years ago

    Absolutely captivating.

    Words cannot do this picture justice.

  • thank you – i agree. it’s a pretty lovely/disturbing site.

    – blackoutangel

  • Nina  Larsen
    Nina Larsenover 5 years ago

    wow!!! where is this place….gooorgeous ;)

  • Nina: thank you! and… in NY somewhere :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • thanks, Scott!

    – blackoutangel

  • shadycat
    shadycatover 5 years ago

    Great shot. How I’d love to explore it!

  • thank you! it’s a cool building, but not much left inside.

    – blackoutangel

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