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Pilgrim State Hospital (Brentwood, NY) | Greenhouses

Pilgrim State Hospital (Brentwood, NY) | Greenhouses - Pilgrim State Hospital
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While in winter it looks more like a trash pile than anything else, in the other seasons Pilgrim's greenhouse is overrun by the plants inside, making passing through them difficult, if not impossible. The trees and vines almost seem actively hostile towards intruders, as though they have finally claimed the buildings and are guarding against mankind's return. That being said, once inside the varying green shades of the leaves in the afternoon sun are extraordinarily beautiful and calming.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Long Island NY. 2009

Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America


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