Each of us wary perceive the phrase “beautiful prison” or “beautiful mental hospital”, as in our concept of these places are rarely associated with beauty.
Each of us wary perceive the phrase “beautiful prison” or “beautiful mental hospital”, as in our concept of these places are rarely associated with beauty. But enough examples in the world where such a gloomy places can be called truly beautiful. With examples of the most unusual prisons and hospitals for the mentally ill, affecting its appearance, we suggest that you meet on.
Villa Sbertoli (Italy)
This Italian villa not a prison and a clinic for the mentally ill, which, however, does not negate the fact that inhabited its inhabitants are often held there against their will. This magnificent building of the psychiatric institution, built in the XIX century, is located in Pistoia. For a while it was used as a prison, but eventually came back here anyway hospital. Unfortunately, the building is in decline, but there are still traces of her former beauty.
Prison Bastia (Norway)
Basta – a prison lax regime in one of the Norwegian islands. The island is full of green trees, and the surrounding water makes this place look like a resort. It’s hard to call it a prison. Basta is also known for lax regime of detention, which is more like a free settlement.
Alcatraz (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Alcatraz – another island prison nearly two miles from the shores of San Francisco. This is one of the most famous prisons in history.This place can be called beautiful, because it is located on the island and has a characteristic architecture, but Alcatraz was a maximum security prison, and are unlikely to prisoners serving their sentences here in comfort, both in Norway. Now this is a very popular tourist attraction.
Psychiatric hospital in Athens (Ohio, USA)
Although this institution is no longer working, hospital building – a unique piece of architecture and interior decoration. In spite of the beautiful appearance, this place is not beautiful things and terrible experiments conducted on patients. Best known this hospital acquired through the introduction of the practice of lobotomy. Now here is the Kennedy Museum of Art.
Ognenny Ostrov (Russia)
This prison is located on the island of Fire on Novozero, and some call it among Alcatraz prison, so the conditions of detention there are terrible. Old buildings surrounding the prison and the water make this place mysteriously beautiful. This maximum security prison, and prisoners who have been in it or went out completely broken, or do not go, because they were killed there.
State Prison of San Quentin (California, USA)
This is a very impressive building – male prison north of San Francisco. The shape, color and location of the water make it beautiful in terms of architecture. Prison, founded in 1852, is considered the oldest in California.
Federal correctional facility Butner (North Carolina)
The colony consists of a complex of buildings, which set different modes severity of detention. The structure of the building is very modern compared to other prisons.
Prison Tsinchen (China)
This is one of the most beautiful prison in China. But let’s not green trees and beautiful architecture to mislead you: it is a prison of maximum security possible. It was built in 1958 for war crimes since the revolution in the tradition of Chinese architecture. The setting may seem peaceful, but sitting here most notorious state criminals.
Federal prison Yankton (South Dakota, United States)
The prison opened in 1988, and once there was a college campus in Yankton. Then student dormitories turned into a man’s non-strict regime colony. It is worth paying attention to the unusual architecture of the prison buildings. According to legend, it is one of the most comfortable prisons.
Federal Correctional Institution Sandston (Minnesota, USA)
This colony is also designed for male offenders. There is installed lax detention regime, the institution refers to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This is not only a beautiful and austere building, but also a statue of an eagle. The campus is very well-kept lawns, statues are kept clean and tidy.
Justice Center Leoben (Austria)
Looking at this building, it’s hard to believe that it is a prison. Nevertheless, there is not only a prison, but a court. This place is known as one of the most comfortable places of deprivation of freedom in the world. Interior and exterior reminiscent of a four- or five-star hotel. Every prisoner sitting in a separate chamber. Probably, criminals here really have a chance to go the way of correction, and not go crazy with grief and ill-treatment.
Garst Abbey (Austria)
This is another Austrian prison, and it is located in a former abbey. There is beautiful not only outside but also inside. Previously, it was a monastery of the Order of St. Benedict and the interior looks like a church. According to some reports, the abbey is known as one of the most beautiful examples of architecture Baroque heyday in Austria.
Danvers State Hospital (Massachusetts, USA)
Now this hospital is no longer working as a psychiatric hospital, but in its time it was one of the most beautiful architectural buildings in the Gothic style. It was built in the 1870s. Now it is a residential complex, but it is rumored that ghosts are found here.
Federal Colony Montgomery (Alabama, USA)
External finish of the building seen better days, but it’s still a very nice prison with lax regime and the surrounding greenery. Around the campus – very well-groomed lawn, flowers and small trees that successfully highlight the architecture of the building. It contains about 900 prisoners.
Chillon Castle (Switzerland)
Now this wonderful castle not contain the prisoners, but in the XVI century, during the religious wars, the prison was here. Now it is a popular tourist attraction with medieval walls and other pieces of architectural heritage. From the castle offers amazing views of the water of Lake Geneva and the mountains.