A Walk Around The Kirkbride Insane Asylum

I visited the grounds of the impressive abandoned Kirkbride Insane Asylum in Fergus Falls, MN on Monday. The state hospital was built in 1885 outside a very small town. There was no access inside the building but I was able to get a few shots through glass or holes in windows. Eventhough it was a beautiful summer day, the place remains eerie to say the least… Here are a few snapshots I grabbed along the way.

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Shadow figures haunting the halls… ©Valérie Jardin

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Not a breeze, yet the swing was still moving… ©Valérie Jardin

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10 thoughts on “A Walk Around The Kirkbride Insane Asylum

  1. Thanks for sharing these. Really wonderful to learn there are plenty of objects around us to photograph, even in an abandoned building. As I’m a biginer, I really enjoyed these great pictures and its a huge learning resource. And your ability to detailing is really great.
    Keep up the good work…

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  2. Your photos are great – you picked up a lot of details I missed on my short visit there last year . . . also looks like there are even more broken windows and such since then too. I visited once when it was still in use, it was more sad than creepy or scary. They used to give tours once a week (which booked up way in advance), but it seems they aren’t doing that this year. I have a contact up there if you ever wanted to see about doing a small group tour and photo shoot inside.

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  3. Nice photos of an historic place. Many of my nursing associates from North Dakota and Minnesota did psychiatric practicum there. (We’re old nurses, to say the least!)

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