I took this photo in July, 2020 at Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA. It’s a door on one of the mothballed buildings at the facility. (For more info on this site, look here.)
I love peeling paint, so this door caught my eye right away. And what about the reflection of the building across the way in the windows?
This hospital site has a long history. Now it is waiting for what happens next, with the marks and signs of its past still very clear for those who take the time to look.
I think I am mostly drawn to abandoned and decaying buildings because of all of the wonderful textures.
Yes. And there is always a certain melancholy about them too.
That is beautiful – good eye!
I have a love for peeling paint. Both how it looks and for how layers are revealed.
Yes, peeling paint is beautiful and so is brickwork with algae and stones covered in moss. I always wonder why people spend so much time trying to keep everything look ‘perfect’.
The don’t really “look” very well.
Yes. There is a certain “standard” in lots of neighborhoods around where I live (perfect grass, very trimmed bushes, certain colors on the houses…) it is a little too much. Like people, buildings need to be allowed to let themselves age, I think, and acquire some quirks!
And in doing so scrub all the interest out of it… (my opinion)