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Abandoned train depot building in old East Berlin
In the dim light of civil twilight, the corridors of the Maples Building at Willard State Hospital take on an ethereal blue glow. Built in 1872, the Maples Building was a miniaturized Kirkbride Plan building, and three more soon followed. Willard - originally the New York State Asylum for the Chronic Insane - was a place from which patients were never expected to leave; some would spend the rest of their days wandering corridors such as this one.
Located at the centre of the Iberian Peninsula in the municipality of Guadalajara, the ghost town of Villaflores is one of Spain’s most impressive surviving 19th century agricultural colonies.
Designed by architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, the farming village was commissioned by aristocrat Maria Diega Desmaissières and completed in 1887.
Disused for years but reportedly poised for renovation, the striking structures, built from limestone and decorative brick, boast a grandeur not often seen in rural farming communities.
Among the abandoned buildings are an imposing collection of houses, a chapel, an unusually large palomar once used for breeding pigeons, and a large agricultural facility once known, allegedly, as ‘The Clock Tower’.
Externally, many of the ghost town’s structures appear to be in reasonable condition. But up close, graffiti, vandalism and signs of decay are all evident.
Since 2008, plans have reportedly been floated for the revival of Villaflores. Whatever the outcome, the ghost town’s abandoned buildings are certainly worthy of preservation.
garnet ghost town, montana. hotel lounge with turntable.
This grand #piano resides in the orchestra pit of the #abandoned Palace #Theater, which closed way back in 1972.