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Abandoned Sanatorium Salve Mater in Belgium by Photographer Mooi Paars

Abandoned Sanatorium Salve Mater in Belgium by Photographer Mooi Paars

Dutch Photographer Mooi Paars visited the abandoned Sanatorium Salve Mater in Belgium and shot these Urban Exploring pictures. Some background about the Mooi Paars: "I gained a degree in Photography and Graphics from the College of Art in Rotterdam. I focused on the photography and always try to include ethics and a "social conscience" in my work. It helps keep my mind fresh and always look for new approaches to a subject. I hope you enjoy my work.".

Salve Mater in Belgium was a psychiatric centre for women. It was set up by the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ and the hospital was built on lands owned by the counts of Spoelberg and was opened in 1927 by Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. The hospital is set within parkland which was landscaped as an English scenic garden. The park was protected by the Administration of Monuments and Landscapes due to its rich collection of trees and plants, however the land has now been neglected for some time. The central building held the psychiatric clinic’s administrative offices and the sisters’ convent until it’s closure in 1997. Some of the other buildings were still in use until 2007.

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