I came across photos of this abandoned leper colony, left to rot on the island of North Brother, just 350 yards from The Bronx. This was a quarantine zone, leper colony, and center for drug addicts, once home to hundreds of patients, now abandoned to nature. As with many abandoned buildings, this is eerie. But the nature of the building makes it perhaps more akin to the photos I’ve posted of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia in some respects.
Link: The short article is by Liz Hazelton on the Daily Mail, with photography by Ian Ference/Barcroft Media. Thanks to Scott for the link!
A couple of photos from my Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum collection of photos that I took during my visit to West Virginia in 2010:
Equipment: Nikon D90, 18-200mm VR Nikkor lens