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Denbigh County Mental Asylum Abandoned England UK Denbighshire County Lunatic Asylum photography

Designed by architect Thomas Fulljames, the Denbighshire County Lunatic Asylum was opened in 1848 as the 1st Welsh asylum built as a refuge from the maltreatment in English asylums of Welsh speaking patients. Amongst locals for many years the old Gothic institution has been referred to simply as ‘Denbigh Mental’. A small stripped chapel lies to the back of the site behind the maintenance shops and boiler house which was added to the site in 1862.

Various interesting and experimental treatments were tested and developed at Denbigh over the course of its history. In 1871 Turkish baths were installed to treat melancholia amongst other ilnesses and in 1916 all epileptic patients in the asylum were placed on a vegetarian diet since epilepsy during the early 1900’s was still at the centre of much speculative research. Electro-convulsive shock therapy was also introduced at the hospital in 1941 as a means of managing the symptoms of madness, other ‘cures’ for delirium also included Sleep therapy and the widespread practice of the pre-frontal leucotomy.

The asylum reached a maximum holding capacity in 1956 housing just over 1,500 patients. This number however slowly decreased over the years as various parts of the hospital faced closure including the farms, workshops and various wards in order to cut costs until 1995 when the asylum shut down indefinitely. The now derelict buildings featured most recently in a television series called ‘Most Haunted’. The administration block, although severely dilapidated is grade II listed but sadly in November of 2008 the main theatre was completely destroyed by an arson attack.

This incident occurred 2 weeks after a listing proposal was brought forward to the local council regarding the main halls status. Denbigh’s future looks bleak and as with most asylums, the land it lies on represents a redevelopment premium in location and so her beautiful old battered corridors man not survive for much longer.

Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum

Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum

Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum

Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum
Denbigh Asylum

Exploring Abandoned Packard Motor Plant Detroit Michigan USA

The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen involved in over eighty trades. The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.

A number of the outer buildings were in use by businesses up through the early 2000s. In 2010, the last remaining tenant, Chemical Processing, announced its intention to vacate the premises after 52 years.

Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. In one incident, vandals pushed a dump truck from the fourth floor. Karen Nagher, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Preservation Wayne, stated that she was irked to see people come from “all over the world” to poke around Detroit. “Piece by piece, they’re disassembling those buildings, making it harder and harder to restore them”.

Despite many years of neglect and abuse, the reinforced concrete structures remain mostly intact and structurally sound. Portions of the upper floors of several small sections in various buildings have collapsed or been partly demolished and lay in ruins in the wake of several aborted attempts at demolition over the years.

Many films have been shot here including most recently scenes for the Michael Bay fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg.

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

A very decayed farm house somewhere in rural Belgium, Maison le grand georges. The previous owners left or departed leaving all their possessions behind some 30 years ago.

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House
Maison le grand georges abandoned Belgium Farm House

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf urban exploration

An abandoned detached farm house in Belgium. Items around the house indicate the old owner was named Gustaaf.

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse
Abandoned Belgium Maison Gustaaf farmhouse

Belgium Urbex Maison Radio sad abandoned house with wedding photo and collection of radios

Maison Radio in Belgium is a small detached unassuming and modest abandoned house on a quiet Belgium street. Inside are the memories, possessions and photos from years gone by.

On the walls hang their wedding photos and photos of their children?

Rooms are littered with the clothing and sentimental belongings.

And throughout the house are old fashioned wireless radios in almost every room. A time warp from the 1970’s.

Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio

Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio

Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio

Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio
Belgium Urbex Maison Radio

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