Monday, April 09, 2012
Easter And The Abandoned Mental Hospital
After dinner yesterday afternoon we all went for a walk and ended up at the old Essex County Mental Hospital, which is also known as Overbrook Hospital. It's been closed for about 10 years but is super creepy. You can walk around the spacious grounds, which were built in the early 1900s and even get inside with very little difficulty. (There's actually an open door in one building.)
Weather and time has taken a slight toll on the place, but it's intact. I had the wrong shoes and dress on to really scurry about inside, but there's plenty of stuff online.
I took about 140 photos in my Flickr set. Below are a few of my favorites.
Lovely spot for a picnic
A rec room
A long hallway
The bulletin boards were still up
These nature murals were in a few rooms
It was a perfect day to photograph an old nut hut.
Even the curtains were still up.
What's for lunch?
Back of the building.
On a back porch.