Room With A View

geirkristiansen

Joined November 2008

Artist's Description

Listen to : Midnight Oil – The Beds Are Burning
Taken inside an abandoned building, part of an old mental institution. This place is said to be one of the most haunted places in Norway and the stories of the horror that went on here while the buildings were in use are many and they are sad.
In the early 40’s and through the 50’s, 400 people was lobotomized here. And that is just one of the many experimental treatments that was used. The patients was normally wide awake during the treatment. Other experimental treatments that was used was electroshock and LSD.


4 of the buildings here has been shut down since the late 80’s and nothing has been done since to preserve them. Inside, there is not a single wall were the paint is not falling off in big pieces. All the floors are broken, almost all the windows are broken and random furniture and items from the ‘good old days’ are spread all over the place and it is now left to rot.
These days, the owners are trying to get permission to tear these 4 unused buildings (4000 square meters each) down. Restoring them would cost a fortune.


I live 200 meters from the building were this photo was taken and I can understand the closest neighbours wish to tear them down as it is not a pretty sight. They are however a part of the communitys history and it will be sad to see them fall.

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Nikon D300 And Sigma 10-20mm

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