Room With A View by geirkristiansen

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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.


Nikon D300 And Sigma 10-20mm


  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    My heart is on fire here, not the beds.
    Love this photo, you are incredible Geir !!!!!! :)))) HUGS!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much, dear Ming! Your comments are truly inspiring!

    – geirkristiansen

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Geir and very interesting stopry too. Did you see or feel any ghost?

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    Sorry…should be story :)))

  • In a place like this one can almost always feel something, wether its our imagination playing games with us or something else. ;)

    Reading and listening to all the stories about places like this before visiting them adds a bit to the experience of being there, sometimes too much. Having that said, i must admit there has been a few things that I can’t explain…

    Thank you very much, Mariana!

    – geirkristiansen

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Stunning photography Geir!
    I love how you’ve given this morbid room that nice pinkish hue……………
    beautiful job……….!!

  • Thank you very much for your kind words, dear Rose! That is highly appreciated! =)

    – geirkristiansen

  • Deon Van Den Berg
    Deon Van Den Bergover 5 years ago

    this is a beautiful photo with a very dark story

  • Thank you very much, Deon!

    – geirkristiansen

  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicover 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Please join us @ Posted: NO TRESPASSING

  • Much appreciated, Jared! Thank you very much!

    – geirkristiansen

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 5 years ago
    Tremendous image…..
  • Thank you very much, SPQQK!

    – geirkristiansen

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Very creepy but, the shot and capture of light are perfect!

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchover 5 years ago

    stunning shot

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    Incredible capture, really powerful piece and sad history. Love the composition and the light coming thru the windows. Definite fave for me :)

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