[ Cane Hill asylum ~ was completed in 1882 and at its peak held a maximum of 2000 patents. It was considered at the time to be a prime example for the treatment of the mentally ill. Largely unchanged this imposing Victorian asylum continued to serve the Surrey area for the next century. There are also ghost stories.... ]
Palacio Idiarte Borda (Las Piedras, Uruguay), a National Historic Landmark, is a neoclassical building built in 1896 as the residence of the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Juan Bautista Idiarte Borda (1844-1897). Although the gardens are still maintained, the mansion is vacant & is being allowed to deteriorate.
"Here sits a king upon his throne of old. Where vines grow wild on stone so cold. His bones grow weak, brittle and weary. His castle dark, brooding and dreary. Do not despair, he has lived his life. One of discord, dissension and strife."-Kira Garcia