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Bob Rogers

New member
In the 1950s, Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, was the largest insane asylum in the world. There are hundreds of buildings, mostly empty now. I imagine that for some people, those caged balconies were the closest they ever got to being outside.


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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Bob,

Your picture, (with mind-blowingly long coded url), is not being pulled in! Is there some syntax error?

Asher
 

Bob Rogers

New member
Hmmm. It worked before, as did the panorama that you commented on, but now it doesn't. I've deleted the link as I search for a solution.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It now appears. Amazing!

When it didn’t appear, I thought .jpg was missing, but I tried correcting that and it didn’t work. In addition, I looked back at the pano and it had vanished, but now the pano is there again!

So it might have been a server problem!

..........Now I wonder how your images work without a .hpg or .png suffix?

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
In the 1950s, Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, was the largest insane asylum in the world. There are hundreds of buildings, mostly empty now. I imagine that for some people, those caged balconies were the closest they ever got to being outside.


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One thing about insanity is that I was also used for dealing with persons who were difficult, to get them out of the way.

So someone wronged and amazingly angry or another sadly down and depressed could end up locked up and no one would believe their story once locked up, where the presumption is, “You wouldn’t be here in the first place if you weren’t actually nuts!”

Asher
 

Bob Rogers

New member
It now appears. Amazing!

When it didn’t appear, I thought .jpg was missing, but I tried correcting that and it didn’t work. In addition, I looked back at the pano and it had vanished, but now the pano is there again!

So it might have been a server problem!

..........Now I wonder how your images work without a .hpg or .png suffix?

Asher
I changed the links for both files. I found a website that will convert the link from a google photos image to a link that can be embedded:

https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/

The neat thing is that I can upload a large file to google photos, and then put in the width to display at the end of the link (w=1000) and the google server will provide the re-sized image.

Regarding the file extension, I'm under the impression that they are conventionally used, but not really necessary. The HTML code is <img src="https:.....> So the browser knows it's an image. My understanding is the server itself sends a MIME type (jpg, png, or whatever) in a header separate of the file, and so the browser knows what kind of image it is, and therefore the browser doesn't care how the file is named.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I changed the links for both files. I found a website that will convert the link from a google photos image to a link that can be embedded:

https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/

The neat thing is that I can upload a large file to google photos, and then put in the width to display at the end of the link (w=1000) and the google server will provide the re-sized image.

Regarding the file extension, I'm under the impression that they are conventionally used, but not really necessary. The HTML code is <img src="https:.....> So the browser knows it's an image. My understanding is the server itself sends a MIME type (jpg, png, or whatever) in a header separate of the file, and so the browser knows what kind of image it is, and therefore the browser doesn't care how the file is named.
Bob,

You know far too much to be walking around saying this stuff! Check yourself in to anyone of those buildings and a team of 12 men with suitcases and diplomatic passports will meet you. Of course you will not be armed....I meant “harmed”!

Asher
 

Jerome Marot

Well-known member
That is certainly an interesting building. I think it deserves more pictures to show what it was like in its prime time.
 

Bob Rogers

New member
I am not seeing "caged balconies" but I do see windows with bars. Indeed it would be interesting to see more of this place.
The central portion of the frame is a cage, open on three sides. The diagonal metal grid was never glazed. Perhaps porch is a better word than balcony.

This is the same building from the other side. Someone named Ricky has climbed on the roof and painted his name. I would have liked to get closer to the building to get the wires out of the frame, but there were signs up that the ground was dangerous to walk on. Apparently there are sinkholes all over the property due to unmarked graves.



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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Heavens, sounds gruesome. I imagine electric shock therapy was carried out there.
Electric shock therapy, gruesome and “Frankenstinian” it sounds, actually works as a last resort treatment of depression. A friend of my wife was totally without will to live and drugs no longer worked. ECT brought her back and with counseling support, she is once more a vibrant and effective artist and businesswoman!

Asher
 

Bob Rogers

New member
Here is one of the caged porches on a different building. At the time the buildings were built, there was no air conditioning. Central Georgia can get over 100F (38C) in the summer with stifling humidity. One can imagine the unfortunate occupants of the building hoping for a breeze. Perhaps with their fingers grasping the metal grid while smoking.

Someone who was in a mental institution in the 1970s told me the common room (then air conditioned) had a pay phone, and a cigarette lighter on a chain.

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