Nature Is Reclaming This Abandoned Sanatorium In New York And It’s Hauntingly Beautiful

This crumbling castle-like sanatorium has been abandoned for more than 40 years, and is quietly rotting in the hills of New York.

The structure first opened its doors in 1870, and went on to serve many different functions over the years. Today, the once-grand building is being quickly reclaimed by nature.

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Today, the palatial structure is decaying. Much of its furniture was sold off in the 1970s, but there are still beautiful pieces of original architecture and furnishings to be found in the deepest rooms of this beautiful place.

Thanks to Flickr user “Freaktography” for these beautiful shots of the sanatorium.