The Asylum Project Part XII - Empty Bed by Erik Brede

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Lier Psychiatric Hospital in Norway has a long history as an institution. The massive buildings house the memory of a grim chapter in Norwegian psychiatric history the authorities would rather forget. There is little available information about the former activities at Lier Hospital, but it is documented experiments that were carried out on this Norwegian mental hospital in the postwar period from 1945 to 1975. Its about the use of LSD, electroshock, brain research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and drug research sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies. It is perhaps not surprising that they try to forget this place and the events taking place here.

Lier Psyciatric Hospital was built in 1926 and had room for nearly 700 patients at the most. In 1986, many of the buildings were closed and abandoned and they still stand empty to this day. Some of the buildings are still in operation today for psychiatric patients.


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  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybridealmost 2 years ago
  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Very moody mate.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks dgscotland :-)

    – Erik Brede

  • aceps
    acepsalmost 2 years ago

    great low light work

  • Thank you Stacey :-)

    – Erik Brede

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 2 years ago

  • David Dehner
    David Dehneralmost 2 years ago

    Great image – love the light stream – Dave

  • Thank you so much David :-)

    – Erik Brede

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...almost 2 years ago

    “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy”

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous, congrats on the feature!

  • michael scott
    michael scottalmost 2 years ago

    very cool work…love that light

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempalmost 2 years ago

    this shot is AWESOME !…..great contrast btwn light and darkness…Love the rays !

  • marshall calvert  IPA
    marshall calve...almost 2 years ago

    this is beautiful ……. but scary

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