September 30th, 2013

Awash in Red

Antiquity Echoes on 60 Minutes

*I'm not sure if this is a 100% proper post for this community, but if too many feel it isn't I (or an admin) will remove it.*

That being said - I post here pretty often so I'm sure a decent amount of you here are familiar with the fact that I take photos and write about abandoned location.
It is also likely known that my girlfriend/partner Christina documents these places through video. Together we run a website called - Antiquity Echoes
And, well, if nobody knew any of this, now you do.

Anyway, the reason I'm posting here is that the news show 60 Minutes featured some of Christina's footage (of the now demolished Pilgrim State hospital in Long Island, NY) last evening. I thought it relevant to post here because not only did it feature some of our footage of an abandoned asylum, but the segment goes into a fair depth about the lack of proper mental healthcare on a national level, and they mention that most all of the major asylums have long since been left abandoned, leaving the penal system to look after, and house the countless masses that have no way of caring for themselves. I'm not sure how many of you watch that show, and honestly last night was the first time I did so in years, but if you did you may have seen the clips they used. If not, they now have the segment up online so I wanted to share it here.








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