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Exploring the Abandoned “Plague Fort” in Kronstadt, Russia

For more photos and videos from Fort Alexander I, explore the Форт «Император Александр I» (Чумной) location page.

In the Gulf of Finland, a tiny fortified island sits quietly off the coast of Kronstadt, Russia. The Russian military constructed Fort Alexander I in 1845 as a way to guard the waters near Saint Petersburg. Although the fort played a key role in resisting military tensions of the time, it was never used in actual battles. By the late 1800s, the entire island was handed over to the Imperial Institute of Experimental Medicine (currently known as the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences), who then converted the fort into a research laboratory for plague and other bacterial diseases. Known as the “Plague Fort,” the facility is currently preserved as a public sightseeing destination that provides mysterious, abandoned spaces to capture by visiting and local Instagrammers alike.

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…Here the Angel of Death seems to have a blueprint for the Anatomical dissection of Humanity {Jacques Gamelin c.1779}

Tenebrum:

…Here the Angel of Death seems to have a blueprint for the Anatomical dissection of Humanity {Jacques Gamelin c.1779}

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nearlya: Andres Serrano. The Morgue

Homicide
Killed by four great danes
Child abuse
Natural causes
Drowning
Rat Poison Suicide II
Infectious Pneumonia
Airplane crash

Working with a forensic pathologist Serrano photographed the bodies with a near classical beauty rarely associated with the morgue.  Serrano ensured the anonymity of each person through tight cropping or veiling the face. via

The prospect of moving soon has already got me planning the perfect Bohemian Gothic living space.  

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Idda van Munster (Aida Đapo) | via Facebook on We Heart It.

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Idda van Munster (Aida Đapo) | via Facebook on We Heart It.