Spent 3 days last weekend exploring the beautiful Northern California coastline for the first time. Throughout most of the trip, the sky was filled with clouds, but it was still warm, beautiful, relaxing and perfect for long exposure photography.
Many patients admitted to psychiatric facilities in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s did not actually need mental health care. Many patients exhibited symptoms of laziness, hysteria, religious enthusiasm or other health conditions, such as menopause, leading doctors to believe the patients were mentally ill.
Once admitted, the patients would be placed in a single or double room, with one or two beds and a single window through which they would gaze upon the world. Most of us can’t even begin to imagine how devastatingly lonely that would feel.
B-52 bomber glistening beneath the moonlight in a California desert.