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Pilgrim State Hospital (Brentwood, NY) | an all-encompassing darkness

Dying In Your Sleep: Photographing Pilgrim State Hospital's Remains
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Pilgrim State Hospital's Medical building crouched behind a row of skeletal trees, its central entrance like the gaping maw on the head of a monstrous eight-eyed spider. In photographs, however, it seems much smaller than it actually was - behind the facade is a maze of forking hallways that one could easily wander in for hours. Though its interior has been vandalized and its original appearance stripped away, there is a certain ominousness to the wards inside that time will never fade and an all-encompassing darkness that even the golden afternoon sun can never dispel.
Pilgrim State Hospital, Long Island NY. 2009

Photograph and text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America