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Bed In The Corner by geirkristiansen

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Featured in ! Abandoned Asylums & Hospitals ! august 2, 2009.

I’m not quite ready to let this place go yet, so here’s the story once again… ;))

Listen to: Buckethead – Baptism Of Solitude

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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Shot with a Nikon D300 and a Nikon 10,5mm Fisheye.

Comments

  • PirateNeilsouth
    PirateNeilsouthover 5 years ago

    Fantastic series !

  • Thank you very much Pirate! ;)

    – geirkristiansen

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    I like how the whole pict. curved itself closing in on you, make your skin crawl !!! I noticed the window is enlongated, stretched upward, The shadows plays it important role here, it circle the room, sort of eating up the lights. BOO !!! :)))

  • Thank you for noticing the curves! This was shot with a Nikon 10,mm Fisheye for the simple reason that I wanted the curves in it. I was hoping it would curve slightly more in the roof too make it look even more like its inside a ‘bubble’ of some kind, but all in all i’m quite happy with it, as is… =))

    Thank you very very much, Ming!

    – geirkristiansen

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous serie Geir. Like Ming said, it makes your skin craw.

  • Thank you very much, Mariana! =)

    – geirkristiansen

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 5 years ago

    Awesome photo’s great collection, wonderful job!

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic series, love the curved angles and again you have captured thelight brilliantly. A great dark, gritty piece :)

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • DariaGrippo
    DariaGrippoover 5 years ago

    I love the use of the fisheye!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Eerily beautiful!!!!!! Wonderful use of light!!!

  • Jaytee
    Jayteeover 5 years ago

    wonderfully taken,really very well done. its a classy shot of something not classy at all. i love.

  • AsylumWitch
    AsylumWitchover 5 years ago

    This is simply stunning!

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