The ghostly beauty of abandoned asylums around the world
Eerie, decaying, yet beautiful
The state of mental health care around the world is far from perfect, but it has come a long way. Just a few decades ago, people could be institutionalized for nearly any reason and become the subject of cruel and experimental methods. Upon a growing understanding of mental health followed by health care reforms, asylums around the world shuttered their doors. While many have been repurposed, many others were abandoned, and they remain as decaying reminders of those who once walked their halls.
Click through the gallery to enter the eerie world of abandoned mental institutions.
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