Monday, October 24, 2005

Internal Chaos


Internal Chaos, originally uploaded by jiwasz.

This is the interior of Byberry. It's a psychiatric institution abandoned since the 80's. This is one of the hallways interconnecting the 40 some-odd buildings. The wind was strong that day. You can see the debris blown in through the windows. The place is as creepy as it looks here.

Note the green and yellow paint on the hallway. Psychaitric hospitals try to give patients something whimsical and uplifting. This was likely done sometime in the 70's, a decade that brought improved medicine and better treatment of the mentally ill. Knowledge was limited and patients were treated badly during the 40's and 50's both in this institution and around the country.

Photo by John Iwasz, Philadelphia - USA.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Blake said...

It looks so creepy there i would be terrified to just be in the building but the shot is great

8:32 PM  

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