Pripyat: Barbarians at the Gate

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Our first glimpse of the famed city was of the square. Before the disaster, this would have been bustling with citizens day and night. The square included fountains, housing blocs Continue Reading →

Pripyat: There’s Something Fishy Here

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Today we take a walk through the fish cannery, just a short distance from reactor #4. After the meltdown it was converted into a research center to measure the effects Continue Reading →

The Hospital of Teeth

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I have been to this psychiatric hospital more times than I can remember. I will be breaking down this old girl into different albums to prevent system overload, lol. This Continue Reading →

You are My Rock State Hospital

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Construction began in 1927 on a 600-acre rural campus, initially had 5,768 beds. With a working farm, its own power plant and industrial shops staffed by patients who manufactured everything Continue Reading →

Train Me to Care Hospital

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When it opened in 1917, the merged institution had 402 students in residence. By 1932, the resident population had grown to 1,070. During the depression and World War II, demand for Continue Reading →

Coldspell Asylum

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This visit includes the mens’ ward and admin with a few sights on the side. In 1917 they tell the sad story of 24 patients freezing to death in their Continue Reading →

Pripyat: When it all Melts Down

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The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event, the maximum classification, the Continue Reading →

Which ‘Wich is Which, Part I

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  In October, 1904 when the hospital first opened, it held ninety-five patients and was a single building. The facility quickly outgrew its meager beginnings, and by fall of 1905, Continue Reading →

Pripyat: The Village

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This past summer I had the opportunity to travel to the Ukraine and photograph Reactor #4 and the city of Pripyat. The first stop was a kindergarten and daycare on Continue Reading →

The Sad Story of the Painted Lady

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In Marriottsville Maryland, many have walked through the halls of Henryton State Hospital, photographed her inner secrets and enjoyed the story her rooms had to tell. In her present condition Continue Reading →