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Feb. 8th, 2010 | 01:18 am
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posted by: oberst_kaizer in abandonedplaces

This is the old Torrance Hospital (insane asylum) in Pennsylvania. It is privatly owned but twice a year, we get to have a WWII re-enactment there--which scared the life out of the teenagers that were gonna party there; Germans with guns every where!!
The first floor and basement are accessible (although we all joke about asbestos) but the second floor and roof are caving in.
I also have gotten poison ivy every time I've been here, but apparently they cut down all the plants and trees around it now...
I found a little toy turtle there (not pictured) and he rode in my car ever since, until it got totalled and the turtle was lost. :( But I found one exactly like it covered in dirt at a salvage store a couple months later! :)
There is more to this post below, but there's a mysterious giant block of white space I can't get rid of on my end; I don't know if it's on your end or not...
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Because I'm lazy, pictures are here on my DeviantArt album:
http://blackmariah27.deviantart.com/gallery/#Abandoned-Insane-Asylum

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Sister Rail Gun of Compassion

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from: stormbringer986
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
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Very cool pictures!

And I just love the idea of WWII reenactments in a place like this. That must be a lot of fun :)

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I AM THE LIZARD KING. I CAN DO ANYTHING.

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from: mekthehatter
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
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It is privatly owned but twice a year, we get to have a WWII re-enactment there--which scared the life out of the teenagers that were gonna party there; Germans with guns every where!!
It's a poem!

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
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OMG! that's so hilarious. i can't imagine the expressions on the kids faces when they were confronted by a bunch of nazis! loltacular!

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Hauptmann Müller

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from: hauptmann
date: Feb. 9th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
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This! Would love to see some footage of the kids scared and confused by that. :D

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all_seaming_eye

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from: all_seaming_eye
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I was there with my German Fallschirmjaeger unit one Torrance and we rolled into that place at about 4:30 in the morning to capture the position before the GIs could get in place. It was creepy.

Not as bad as the abandoned piggery they have on site though.

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Oberst Kaizer

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from: oberst_kaizer
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
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I only got to play there once, the next year it was not "in-play"... I had a really good picture I took from the second floor through a hole with a German looking up...and it just occured to me, that, at the time, I was wearing a dress; so maybe he got a good view, too...oops...
fun scenery, but the smell of the place... :(

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
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That looks like fun!

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 Come One, Come All...

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from: dark_fetus
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Whoa

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