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Long Since Closed

Posted by
David Ahrens (Roseville, California, United States) on 27 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I took a number of photos of a small section outside one wing of the former DeWitt Military Hospital (WWII) in Auburn, CA. The hospital served several Army bases in Northern California and Nevada for about 2 years. A section of the hospital was used as a prisoner of war camp. After the war, it was converted into a state mental hospital and later transferred control to Placer County. It sits mostly empty and neglected as a part of the greater DeWitt County Government Center.
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Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

27 Jan 2012 12:54pm

@Soheil: Thank you very much, Soheil. :)

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great colors and good angle!

27 Jan 2012 3:03pm

@maximage: Thanks Maximage. I was really surprised to find these buildings in such an untouched state for so long. The colors of the aged paint are great. I've got another that I haven't posted yet that shows a brilliant green on the underside of the peeling paint.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excelente texture and POV

27 Jan 2012 3:31pm

@Francisco Romero: Thank you Francisco. I was drawn to these doors primarily by the peeling paint and was happy to be able to show it rising from the surface so dramatically.

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great details! I like the mood of this shot!

28 Jan 2012 9:26am

@Riccardo: Thank you Riccardo. :)

rem_la from Villiers, France

le temps a laissé sont empreinte

30 Jan 2012 6:22am

@rem_la: Yes, left behind by time.

Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Very nice texture. Is a sad place.

1 Feb 2012 7:55am

@Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia): Thank you Graciel. Yes, it is sad there. A lot of history that is now forgotten.

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Nice shot, beautifiul textures.

4 Feb 2012 9:13pm

@Philou04: Thank you, Philou :)