Monday, January 19, 2009

Hydrotherapy for the Tortured Soul

Oregon State Hospital
2600 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Retired ice water soak tubs that were used to deter agressive behaviors in psychiatric patients. OSH is more commonly known as the mental institution backdrop for the filming of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. The majority of the decrepit building is slated for demolition to make way for a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Below, views of the south wing and main entrance of the the hospital.



4 comments:

Marie-Noyale said...

When I was a student,I saw that movie at least ten times...
It's strange to see the contrast between the beautiful light on the building and the sadness of such a place.

Hyde DP said...

now how did yu get those photos without trespassing?

JM said...

The 1st shot is very impressive! So this is the place where Jack Nicholson has played that fantastic role!

Walker said...

Just thinking about those tubs makes me cold.