Haunting Asylum for the InsaneBlack & White Buffalo, NY Ever since I finished reading Lauren Belfer's City of Light set in the 1900s Buffalo I wanted to photograph the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, or the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a name it goes by these days, or Hotel Henry, a name that may become a reality in Spring 2017.
Starring at the cages for quite a while I could feel the chill in my bones imagining people standing on the balconies with their hands against the screens only fingers getting through as if reaching out to be free. How many were truly insane? How many ended up here because it was more convenient for the society? Human cages!
Later, I found another striking view of the complex. One that was possibly more uplifting than the first since I did not feel haunted while looking through the magnificent old tree towards the building towers, however, still mysterious. There is something about the interaction of trees, especially bare ones, and architecture. Have you been following my blog for a while? Then you might remember the South Grand Island Bridge behind trees, as well as the International Railroad Bridge.
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