urban decay

by amelie riis

A DECADE OF IMAGES FROM ABANDONED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS
 

What a difference a decade makes

I returned to Mid Wales Hospital (Brecon and Radnor Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum) this month.  This was almost 11 years after my first visit - back when there were still people living in the old doctors' quarters at the back of the site.  Much of the asylum is unrecognisable from how it looked on my first visit - completely ravaged by years of water damage since most of the roof slates were stolen.