The Unfinished Symphony
Night photo, abandoned mental hospital. What performances were once played in this auditorium piano? The most urbex experience I've had, my friends Tim and Mike and our local "tour guide" John walked over a 1/4 mile on a humid summer Pennsylvania night through dark wet tunnels, part of a 2-mile network of underground tunnels, eventually surfacing in a long-abandoned asylum and hospital half-choked in a thick damp jungle of overgrown trees and vines.
Much of the buildings were in an advanced state of decay, the result of water damage, rot, theft, vandalism, law enforcement target practice, age, and nature reasserting its dominance. When we shined lights in the interior, it looked almost as if it were snowing, as the buildings were in a state of advanced decay, crumbling, crawling with cockroaches, with fluttering bats everywhere. We wore breathing masks for much of the time we photographed inside.