Beckomberga Hospital

Located in Bromma outside of Stockholm and once one of Europes largest Psychiatric hospitals. The first section opened in 1932 and it was finished in 1935. It held at most 2000 mentally ill patiens.

It closed in 1995 and stood empty for some years before it developed in to a new housing area.

I took photos of this place at several occations. And it always left me quite sad seing all the former patiens sitting in the park, missing their old life and comfort zone. I don´t say that all was good in the old mental institutions but a lot of the people had spent most of their life there and had a hard time to adopt to a life outside.

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