Little London Observationist

There’s stories embedded in these derelict walls, in the hard, curled edges of peeling paint, in tousled bedsheets that still hold the shape of a twisting, turning body, in sharp edges of cracked glass in broken windows.
It doesn’t exist anymore, this mysterious building that was once home for the residents of Cane Hill Hospital in Coulsden, London Borough of Croydon. It was the Third Surrey County Pauper Lunatic Asylum, built in 1882, after the Springfield and Brookwood Asylums were filled to capacity. Built on a hill to give the patients a view over London, parts of the grounds were designated for farming so that the asylum could be as self-sufficient as possible.
These photographs were taken by Amy Connolly, an artist originally from Liverpool, now living in London. They are part of a mesmerising series called Asylum. Amy focuses her work on the human condition, now and in…

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About Sarah Rows Solo

British YouTuber and Founder of Environmental and STEM education charity Oceans Project, preparing for a solo row around the coast of Great Britain.
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