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It is truly a strange thing when a steam pipe bursts under an abandoned building in the dead of winter, but that’s exactly what happened under the Clinic Building at Greystone Park State Hospital in 2007, a month before the building was unceremoniously knocked down.  The steam congregated near the ceiling of the abandoned asylum infirmary, condensing on the pipes and dripping down in regular patterns - and creating these ice stalagmites.  An hour after taking this photograph, demolition workers came into the building and chased us through the tunnels; we had to hide in an attic in 0 degree weather for hours while cops searched for us.  The next time I drove out there, there was no trace that a building had ever stood in this spot.

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The 2.Kompanie of the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 shortly after its creation in March 1943. These crewmembers pose in front of their new tanks. The schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 will be allocated to Army Group Center and will be sent to Orel region at the beginning of May 1943.

Flower barely clinging to the peeling paint inside a patient room above a disassembled bedframe, Glen Gardner Sanatorium.  This mountaintop hospital in western New Jersey treated pulmonary tuberculosis into the 60s, when most of it was converted for use as a psychiatric hospital.  The infirmary building - pictured here - was left abandoned.

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A new Marine of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, greets a loved one following his graduation ceremony April 25, 2014, on Parris Island. The Marines spent nearly 13 weeks away from home training to earn their places in the Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

During training and maneuvers, Tiger crews sometimes gave demonstration of their vehicles to civilians. This Tiger from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505, camouflaged with brush, is engaged in just this sort of demonstration during the early summer of 1943 in the Orel region.

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A Leibstandarte Division Tiger fires its main gun into enemy position to provide suppressive counter fire near Petrivka, Ukraine, March 1944. This was one of the new replacement tanks that were delivered in February and has a small black 2 on the forward art of the turret and on the rear turret stowage box as a tactical identifier. The vehicle belongs to 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 equipped with Tiger tanks for the Leibstandarte Division which was established at Fallingbostel at the end of November 1942.

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In the early morning of 16 December 1944, the King Tigers of the schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501 moved through the village of Tondorf on their way to join Kampfgruppe Peiper for the initial attack during the Ardennes Offensive.