These pictures are developed from my first roll of film on a Nikon FM10. I traveled to and from a couple States throughout the life of the roll, such as Virginia, New York, and my home of Pennsylvania.
The following pictures are from Hudson River State Hospital in New York. Yes, it’s a Kirkbride and a fine example of High Victorian Gothic architecture, which has designated it a National Historic Landmark and is the only asylum to have entirely separate entrances for male and female patients.
The windows on the opposite ward are boarded-up and bleached by the sun light. I’m looking through the stained glass window in a small ward-cafeteria:
This is my friend taking a picture:
The curvy, rusted iron shown in this picture is part of the four-to-five story fire-escape on the side of the building:
Here’s the view from my iPhone:
The following are from a State Hospital in Pennsylvania.
This is an arched-hallway in one of the wards – at the end of the hallway is a large and spacious day room. Just about every wall on this floor has a nice coat of yellow paint:
In this picture, you can see the power plant’s smoke stack behind the ward buildings:
…and last but not least, an brick-arched walkway in a Virginia State Hospital that was originally part of the first State Hospital for the “colored” population.