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Kushal Ruia

Updated: Aug 15, 2014 5:12pm PST

The Farmers Market, Baltimore, Md. :

The Farmers Market, Baltimore, Md.

Stuart Dahne

Updated: Mar 29, 2014 9:07pm PST

Rosewood ~ Souls Trapped in Time : <b>Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.</b>
H. L. Mencken
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<b>What Some Believe:</b>
<br> "All hope abandon, ye who enter here" is the inscription fashioned by Dante for the gates of Hell. It was in no burst of poetic fancy that the sign, "Rosewood -- No Thoroughfare," was placed at the foot of the lane leading to the "training school" for the mentally deficient of Maryland; yet, that inscription is every bit as fitting as Dante's. Escape or death are virtually the only ways out for the unfortunate child committed there. Rosewood, was said to have been strictly a one way, dead-end street.
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The Rosewood Center is a psychiatric hospital located in Owings Mills, Maryland.

It was established in 1888 as the Asylum and Training School for the Feeble Minded. From 1912 to 1961, it was known as the Rosewood State Training School. In 1961, the facility was renamed as the Rosewood State Hospital.

After the state departments of health and mental hygiene merged in 1969, the facility was renamed the Rosewood Center. The antiquated facility has been threatened with closing in recent years.

Throughout Rosewood's existence, there have been numerous reports of malpractice and mistreatment. Some have even made claims that patients were tortured on a regular basis. Further investigations proved positive leading to the older buildings' being condemned in 1989.

The old and new facilities stand directly across a field from each other, the newer facility still active housing over half of the people with developmental disabilities who reside in Maryland's four state-run institutions. The old grounds have been known for ghost sightings and have been well traveled through. The main building was burnt in a 2006 case of arson and the site is now under security monitoring.

On January 15, 2008, the state of Maryland announced that Rosewood would close within 18 months.

Rosewood ~ Souls Trapped in Time

Stuart Dahne

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Ar ...

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 6:32am PST

Stock Grafitti :

Stock Grafitti

Matthew (OrLivePhotography)

Updated: Oct 30, 2013 10:20pm PST

Urban Scenes and Architecture :

Urban Scenes and Architecture

EPW-Photography

Updated: Mar 31, 2013 3:04pm PST

2013  Maison Clerckx : urbex

2013 Maison Clerckx

Melkweg

urbex

Updated: Mar 09, 2013 8:02pm PST

Rust and Decay : Not necessarily just urban.

Rust and Decay

revtim

Not necessarily just urban.

Updated: Aug 25, 2012 3:37pm PST

Pike Place Market End of Day : September 6, 2006, on the cusp of the Pike Place Market's 100th Anniversary, I took my trusty Nikon and ventured out as things were wrapping up.  So from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, starting from the North end of the upper level market, I made my way to the South entrance by the big sign.  No flash.  I was going for just an honest, raw, basic experience of what the market is like and to show some appreciation for the hard working people that make the farmers' market what it is for everyone.

Pike Place Market End of Day

jinglefish

September 6, 2006, on the cusp of the Pike Place Market's 100th Annive ...

Updated: Jun 16, 2012 2:42pm PST

Urban Decay/Urban Art :

Urban Decay/Urban Art

KLRPhoto

Updated: Mar 11, 2012 4:28pm PST

St. Louis - The Forgotten : We started off by driving around North St. Louis, in the area of Baden.  This used to be an old German section of St. Louis.  However, due to white flight, the homes are now sporadically occupied or abandoned.  Please scroll down to view all the pictures and at the bottom click the arrow to go to the next page.

St. Louis - The Forgotten

Karen Lynch

We started off by driving around North St. Louis, in the area of Baden ...

Updated: Feb 13, 2012 4:45am PST

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