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Sanitarium Sean 


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A fading first
< on 9/15/2017 10:20 PM >
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It's been forever since I've put up a photo thread; college and summer work have left me a bit low on time to explore and with not a ton to share. Once I get myself some four-wheeled transportation (within the next couple weeks, fingers crossed) traveling outside of Maine should be a lot easier. Thankfully, I've still had some fun trips and adventures over the last several months.


This particular state school is beyond worse for wear, and has been for a long time. Before my first visit in January 2015, however, my adventures had consisted of small rural locations, and this place totally blew me away; here was a whole state-built series of abandoned buildings, in varying stages of decay, begging to be wandered through and explored. Since then, I've been privileged to check out a number of hospital and school complexes, most of which are larger and in better shape. Despite the endless tagging and destruction here, though, this place was a personal first, and I've always had a soft spot for it.

This past January, I made what will likely be my last visit. Over the past couple of years, a handful of buildings have been demolished in phases, including the hospital and several cottages. A few new developments as of this trip: the theater building (arguably the most interesting building on campus) was completely demolished, one of the cottages had been burned to the ground, and most of the remaining buildings were sealed tight. Ultimately, there are plans to construct senior housing on the property, and the town seems eager to get rid of what's left.


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Pulling up to the main entrance, I was greeted by this gigantic "Absolutely No Trespassing" sign. I had read that patrols were stepped up, and although the site had previously been used as a park of sorts, visits of any kind were no longer tolerated. From what I had been hearing, I definitely planned on seeing at least one or two local cops lurking around.

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...However, after entering at the other side of campus and treading cautiously, I realized I was completely alone. In fact, throughout the entire trip, the site was eerily silent, save for a few minutes when a freight train passed by.

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Cafeteria

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Burnt out cottage

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One last look

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I suppose watching locations deteriorate and fade away is an unfortunate inevitability that comes with this hobby, and of all the unique places that are being demo'd or are long gone, it seems silly to get sappy about this one. Still, I'll miss it.


Thanks for looking!



*All photos shot with my Galaxy s6*









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Re: A fading first
< Reply # 1 on 9/16/2017 5:33 AM >
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The composition on #6 is perfect. Nice shots. Not much left here, except for a lot of history.




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Re: A fading first
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Nice post dude. Took my final trip here in the fall of 2015 and was super bummed about losing the hospital building in addition to the exponential increase of graffiti, but at least the infirmary was still there. I had a lot of fun times here, its too bad it got trashed beyond recognition in the last 7 years or so. Thanks for the shots and write up. For those that haven't spent a lot of time here or if you enjoy history, check this youtube link out-it has a lot of footage from when this place was still operational.


https://www.youtub...TDzEmB7yNA&t=2111s




Before a big explore I like to work with leather. The Native Americans always said that working with hides and pelts releases the soul.
Sanitarium Sean 


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Re: A fading first
< Reply # 3 on 9/23/2017 6:48 PM >
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The composition on #6 is perfect. Nice shots. Not much left here, except for a lot of history.


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Nice post dude. Took my final trip here in the fall of 2015 and was super bummed about losing the hospital building in addition to the exponential increase of graffiti, but at least the infirmary was still there. I had a lot of fun times here, its too bad it got trashed beyond recognition in the last 7 years or so. Thanks for the shots and write up. For those that haven't spent a lot of time here or if you enjoy history, check this youtube link out-it has a lot of footage from when this place was still operational


Thanks, and I agree, there was always a lot of fun to be had here even if it was far from pristine. Also, that video is awesome, thanks for the link!




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