Demolition Through Ignorance

A common term amongst those of us who explore is “demolition through neglect”- a concept which refers to the destruction of buildings through time as nature reclaims what once belonged to the earth. However, today I photographed the purposeful demolition of the first publicly funded insane asylum in the nation. Like I said in the caption of “To Be Demolished”, it was like seeing an old friend having been crippled. As I walked the fence line of the construction site, I stared in awe at the beauty that this building still held even in its most vulnerable state with its windows ripped out and its insides gutted. Demolition through our own ignorance and need to “advance”- but is it an advance to wipe out history only to repeat it, if slightly modified?

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