·USS Yorktown Charleston, SC
Last updated 2 years ago
World War I: Secret Underground Cities
Jeff Gusky is a doctor, artist and explorer. In 2012, while on a trip photographing the remnants of World War I along the Western Front in France, a historian showed him something incredible: a cavern in the Picardy Region of France that was covered in carvings made by soldiers during World War I.
Vacation Time - Photo of the Abandoned Bryce Hospital
Bryce Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL - Dr. Bryce had been an assistant physician at the South Carolina State Hospital before moving out to Tuscaloosa to run the Alabama Insane Hospital. He was a major advocate moral treatment, and highly discouraged the use of shackles and straitjackets, until they were completely banned at the hospital in 1882, a first in the field.
Pottery Kiln - Photo of the Abandoned Bryce Hospital
Bryce Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL - Funding woes led to more problems, including overcrowding. By 1875, Dr. Bryce lamented on how the hospital had transformed from being named one of the five best mental hospitals in the world to a custodial warehouse for the mentally ill.
Inside Alabama's historic and creepy hospital for the insane
In 1970, Alabama was the lowest-ranking U.S. state for mental health funding. Hundreds of employees were laid off in the same year. Conditions at the time were considered so squalid at Bryce Hospital that the editor or the Montgomery Advertiser likened it to a concentration camp
The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge. It was created as Birmingham's entry for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 World's Fair) in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the seventh-tallest free-standing statue in the United States
Privacy - Photo of the Abandoned Bryce Hospital
Bryce Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL - In 1865, the hospital staff watched Union troops burn the nearby University of Alabama from this vantage point. Construction on the massive building began in 1853, but was interrupted by the lack of funding until it was completed in 1859. When the hospital opened in 1861, it was the first building in Tuscaloosa with gas lighting and central heat.
Number 2: Jemison Center (Old Bryce Insane Asylum): Built by the Jemison family, this establishment served as a home for mentally handicapped boys. Shut down years later by a lack of funding, it has since fallen into disrepair and become one of the most famous haunted locations in Tuscaloosa. Paranormal reports by visitors include the feeling of having their hair pulled, sounds of piano music, and the feeling of being kicked or punched.
Jarlshof: The Most Amazing Historical Site I've Ever Seen - Migrating Miss
Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as " one of the most remarkable archeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles ".