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Taken in St Augustine’s Asylum in Chartham, Kent (UK) in February 2011.

St Augustine’s Asylum opened in 1875. The hospital gained notoriety in the 1970s when it was the subject of a committee of inquiry into malpractice and mismanagement. The asylum closed in 1993 and the site is now occupied by housing, although a few of the original hospital buildings remain.

Featured in The Power of Simplicity in March 2011
Featured in Urbex: A Hazardous Addiction

Runner up in ‘Shadows’ hosted by If It Doesn’t Belong in December 2011
Runner up in the ‘Minimalism challenge hosted by B&W Photography 4 You in May 2011
Runner up in the ’Shadows’ challenge hosted by It’s What Moves Me in May 2011
Runner up in the ‘Chair Challenge’ hosted by It’s What Moves Me in April 2011


  • CJTill
    CJTillalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work Natalie.

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    You have a canny nack of seeing atmosphere – a very moody shot

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22almost 4 years ago

    Nice Work

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowalmost 4 years ago

    Neat capture, great mood Natalie!

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...almost 4 years ago

    Deeply moving, terrific capture!!!

  • Josephine Pugh
    Josephine Pughalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful intrigue Natalie!

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempalmost 4 years ago

    Wow…too creepy excellent lighting !

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 4 years ago

  • Brilliant news, many thanks!!

    – Natalie Broome

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely low light, makes for a great mysterious moody piece :)

  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingeralmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic, love the feeling of this. However we cannot accept it in our group ‘In The Shadows’ as it appears to be colour toned (its in our rules). Shame cos i would for sure feature it :)

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