There are also more beautiful photos of asylums on Christopher Payne's personal website. I just love this genre as the photos are stunning and thought-provoking; how did people live here? Were these places really conducive to better mental health or were they just ways to keep the mentally ill out of sight and out of mind?
An old favorite of mine is Shaun O'Boyle's pictures of of Northampton State Hospital. If you have favorite sites for asylum photos add them in the comments below.