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Wandering on the grounds of Fairfield State Hospital

Wandering on the grounds of Fairfield State Hospital

The (largely) abandoned Fairfield State Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut, is not unlike Letchworth Village in that the grounds are open and visitors are free to wander among the buildings. Entry into the buildings is strictly – and sadly – verboten, since, like Letchworth Village, one can only imagine what went on behind those closed doors… The(…)

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This Week on the Web (7/19/2014)

This Week on the Web (7/19/2014)

From Business Insider: Interior/exterior shots of Harlem Valley Psych From Scouting NY: How to visit Pawling’s Nuclear Lake From Business Insider: Inside Brooklyn’s destined-for-demo Domino Sugar Factory From the New York Times: The beautiful, brutalist Orange County Government Center may get landmark status From Matador Network: HDR-heavy but cool pics of abandoned buildings in South Korea From(…)

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Focus on… Photographer Graeme Leaf

Focus on… Photographer Graeme Leaf

At just 17 years old, Graeme Leaf has seen more than his share of abandoned places. Armed with a trusty Nikon d610, Graeme can often be found on the streets, under the bridges and in the back alleys of his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, looking for shots others miss, or in the countryside near Rhinecliff, NY,(…)

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Exploring An Abandoned Homeless Shelter

Exploring An Abandoned Homeless Shelter

Located an hour north of New York City, this former men’s homeless shelter has had several intriguing incarnations. Once a genteel farm comprising more than 250 acres, it was bequeathed to the City of New York in the 19th century and handed over to the Department of Corrections. The DOC transformed it into a prison(…)

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This Week on the Web (7/3/2014)

This Week on the Web (7/3/2014)

  From the Rhinebeck Observer: Oil spill cleaned up at Hoe Bowl; plans for assisted living facility move ahead From macsmotorcitygarage.com: Riveting aerial views of Detroit’s abandoned Packard auto factory From WCVB.com: Abandoned cities around the world From the NY Post: Creepy views inside an abandoned asylum  From Huffington Post: Read about how photographer Arthur Tress turned an(…)

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