Nikon D5000
Nikkor wide angle lens
3 images combined in Photomatix, CS5

Inspired by the musician “Ray Lamontagne”


michele damicol, norwich state hospital, bathroom, peeling paint, decay, abandoned, forgotten, door, tiles, black and white, norwich, preston, connecticut, bathtub, old, urban explorer, faucet, shower, water, rusty, crusty, dirty, urbex, urban exploration


  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 3 years ago

    More great work in this series, the sense of beinf deserted and of desolation comes across well

  • ty! i have been sitting on a ton of work I just wasnt sure about. But this one grew on me so I posted it. I am very happy you like it :)

    – MJD Photography Portraits and Abandoned Ruins

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    fab work

  • Thank you!!

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  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    superb , so glad you added this one !!

  • Thank you so much!!!!! I am so happy that you like it!!!! Ty for the kind words. Makes me motivated to keep creating!!!

    – MJD Photography Portraits and Abandoned Ruins

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    I love this…Looks awesome….The atmosphere is rife with lonliness and abandon!
    Would look good too with someone crouched down on thier knees in the bath holding tightly onto the end of the bath but with thier head hanging down and body and head not so much in view…the hands grasping tightly being the main focus of the body….like someone is in pain emotionally…..anyway…lol…I wish we had places like this here so I could take images like this! So jealous…lol…You really do great work Michelle!

  • Thank you Carol! i just saw your comment, sorry for the dealy in response ;)

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  • PaulPhotography
    PaulPhotographyover 3 years ago

    I can feel the ghosts in this shot

  • Awesome!!

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  • Jessica Snyder
    Jessica Snyderover 3 years ago
  • Thank you Jessica!!!!

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  • richman
    richmanabout 3 years ago

    15 July 2011
    your work has been
    Featured in Wall of the world Group
    well done michele

  • Thank you very much!!!! Honored!

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  • Debra Fedchin
    Debra Fedchinover 2 years ago


  • thanks!!

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeabout 2 years ago

    There are many serious videos on YouTube about Norwich State Hospital (not the one in England!). They explain the setup and design. The biggest change in today’s world is effective meds. (Yeah, I know, ugh side-effects!) Intentions were always good, but there is still so very much that we just don’t know about mental illness. I thought April’s comment was wonderful on the previous image. I wish I could have given her an “up arrow” but RB comments aren’t set up that way.
    You probably won’t understand, but I find “waste” very disturbing! This place was built with hope, love and best intentions. Some of the buildings are very beautiful (architecturally) and now they have been left to decay and become unsafe and unstable. Are they loaded with asbestos? I know workers will need haz-mat suits. I hope you know to wear a hepa-filter mask (at least!!) Also, many believe the place is haunted. Negative spirits love to ‘hitch a ride’ out, so don’t bring any back to your home. ♥

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