The Golden Light of a Maryland Asylum | Asylum Green

They say that the best time to shoot is when the sunrises and the sunsets. When it comes to abandoned buildings, this rule may be true, however you find that it’s not always conducive to being sneaky times to get in and out of buildings. Luckily, this classic Tuberculous hospital lended its walls and peeling…

Abandoned Amusement Park Enjoyment | Asylum Green

New Orleans has become one of my favorite places to visit since the unfortunate hurricane Katrina destroyed a huge amount of the city. (Okay, that’s a little dark, let me back track…I was 15 when Katrina hit, and my parents weren’t keen on traveling when I was a kid.) Streets lined with abandoned buildings and…

An Exclusive Relationship with Abandonment | Asylum Green

An Exclusive Relationship with Abandonment We all have constants in life that we enjoy, and others we don’t. While indulging in Jameson and reflecting on where on earth the past few years have gone, I realized something; The most consistent thing in my life has been abandoned buildings. I realize this may sound dark, it’s…

The Seeing Occulus | Asylum Green

A long snowy drive led me to this hidden gem, a small state school in New York with a beautiful Occulus inside. Anxious to see this elusive abandoned building I had heard so much about, I begged a friend to make it our last stop on my two-week-stint living on her couch. I just want…

Sterilization and Discontinued History | Asylum Green

Nestled in a quiet corner of Connecticut, this state training school has a dark past with a history of sterilization for those who were mentally challenged. Some might saying they were very cutting age for the time period. Located an hour from where I live, I’ve made dozens of trips here, but the most memorable…

Clarity From A Cloud Of Sulfur | Asylum Green

There are an infinite number of things that individuals do when they are seeking clarity. Some golf, some go for a run, others paint, play music, or a personal favorite, head out to the middle of nowhere. There are an infinite number of things to do in the middle of nowhere, if you’re creative enough….

A Sour Taste of Camp Spat | Asylum Green

As the final leafs fell from the trees last fall, I ventured into a once popular area of the Catskills, in New York. The air was crisp, cold in the mornings and refreshing in the evenings. Scattered throughout the Catskills were hundreds of abandoned hotels. Over the past 8 or 9 years I’ve ventured here…

Wooden Wheelchairs and Radioactive Cereal | Asylum Green

Famous for a scandal involving testing on students in this state school, most of the sprawling campus is now empty. I visit this place frequently, slowly watching over the past few years more and more buildings become vacant. As the state pushes on with deinstitutionalization, more buildings will become vacant. This building in particular held…

Not a man in Manahoy City | Asylum Green

Pennsylvania is home to more abandoned things than any other state I have visited, making it an obvious favorite of mine. Many people are familiar with the coal industry and what a huge impact it had on our environment. What many seems to forget, is how huge of an impact its collapse had on many…

The Blue Hotel | Asylum Green

Awkwardly hidden on back road in the Catskills of New York sat a small hotel. This hotel had been abandoned for many years, yet it bore no grafiti and was standing up wel compared to its friends nestled throughout the area. With the front door swinging wide open, I was sure to find my way…

New Jersey Saints | Asylum Green

While living in New Jersey I accidentally stumbled upon a hospital with a large abandoned wing. Situated in one of New Jersey’s dirtiest cities, this hospital was surprisingly clean on the inside. Once a private catholic hospital in the 1800s transitioned into one of the biggest medical centers in the area today. From an insane asylum to a home…