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Chair game

On a hillside somewhere in Norway, overlooking a beautiful fjord, lays this abandoned building. A majestic sanatorium built to heal and cure people with tuberculosis. It opened in 1902 with 96 beds. After several renovations the maximum number of patients that could be treated was 150 in 1950.

 

Tuberculosis is an often deadly infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. One of the treatment methods for tuberculosis was the constant exposure of fresh air. Even during the wintertime the patients laid in their beds outside underneath a shelter.

 

After WW2 effective medicines against tuberculosis were invented, people were vaccinated and the sanatorium shut down. Between 1950 and 1990 it was used as a psychiatric hospital and then the place was used as a reception center for refugees from the Balkan war. In 1994 it was abandoned completely.

 

Explored together with MartinW and ThomasP.

 

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Taken on September 2, 2010