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  1. An abandoned villa, named SS after the town it resides in. Not much to say really, a waste of a perfectly good house! Not my usual kind of explore if I'm honest but it made a change and kept @Miss.Anthropehappy! Same room but with the balcony doors opened to allow the sunlight in Thanks for looking
  2. Collegio di Musica was a large religious school built in the 60s by the Salesian Society and closed in the 80s. Although it's quite well known it's still in a quite good condition. #1 DSC07073 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07074 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07076 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07078 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07110 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07111 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07079 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07080 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07081 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07083 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07112 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07084 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07086 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07114 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07093 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07095 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC07096 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC07097 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC07098 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC07100 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC07102 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC07104 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC07105 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #22 DSC07106 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #23 DSC07107 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #24 DSC07108 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  3. Italy Chiesa Blu - 09/2016

    Far in the Italian outback you can find this abandoned catholic convent. It has been used as a religios school until the late 1970s and is abandones since. #1 DSC05521 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC05519 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC05532 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC05534 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC05520 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC05523 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC05524 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC05530 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC05526 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC05527 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC05528 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC05537 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC05539 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  4. Following on from our escapades here is another report from The Derpy Rotten Scoundrels Euroderp Tour earlier this year. Having spent the previous day dicking about by Lake Como, swimming in the lake, the lads got their broga on, whilst Disco Kitten put everyone to shame with her epic yoga skills. fortytwo went jungleering and spent the day battling beasts in the wilderness and arrived back after a fight with a snake. Deciding we were on the move the next day we set up camp in a derelict house looking out over the lake. Chilled out with beer and did the only to do when your Euroderping and your derp has an awesome white wall, slammed Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom on the projector and settled in for the night! Our plan was to head for the Holy Grail of NPU, having visited previously I was still excited about the chance of a revisit. So we loaded up the limo and Zsa Zsa and headed off with a plan to hit the Animal Testing Facility on the way. This is another place that is proper trashed but good for a mini derp adventure. I have no idea of its full name, or where it is as I do an excellent job of sleeping as soon as Im in the car. Its a nice little walk in and there is still some interesting stuff in there to see. I've gleaned a little bit of history from some dude who went in 2016. The place belonged to a Swiss Company who were apparently big in the animal testing industry, they moved to this site and rented the building, however when the rental contract ran out they didn't renew the contract and it fell into disrepair. The land it is built on is partly poisoned, due to there being a chemical site their previously and isn't likely to be cleaned up anytime soon. A couple of years after the facility closed it was hit by a fire, causing acrid fumes to permeate the local area. Firefighters arrived and found evidence the fire had been started deliberately but were able to stop the fire fairly quickly. Although they contained the fire, the whole site had to be checked due to rumours of the facility being occupied by refugees and concerns over the local kids playing in the buildings. The facility still has the animal operating/autopsy table in place and there is lots of medical equipment lying around, lamps, autoclaves and a gloved box unit. Anyway here's a few pics (all from my phone as I lost the ones I took on my camera ) Thanks for looking
  5. 3 guys, a van, lots of Cuba Libre, Teatro G. #1 DSC07420 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07430 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07428 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07435 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  6. Italy Metalworks - 05/2017

    A former aluminium plant - production hall was 400 meters #1 DSC07440 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07442 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07446 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07448 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07449 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07450 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07452 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07453 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07458 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07459 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07466 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07467 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07469 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07471 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  7. A abandoned Villa in Italy... 1. Villa V 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Villa V 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Villa V 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Villa V 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  8. Another drive past find on a trip to Italy last year, never seen pics of it, so we called it Powerplant Percy. It was a sub-station of some sort, but stripped out and not much to see, but it was rather nice inside, so here you have it. Well there you have it, a stripped out shell, but they need a bit of love too, or maybe not, you got this far, so you must have enjoyed it
  9. During a Italian trip waaaay back in 2016, I visited this rather lovely Manicomio in the heart of a seaside Italian City, it was impressive to say the least. Huge stairs, huge windows, high ceilings, but sadly rather empty, but I enjoyed it enough to go back this year with Baroness Von DerpBangers. Thanks for looking
  10. This extravagant castle was originally built in 1605 to a more simple design. During the 19th century it underwent an Arabian style makeover which took 40 years to reach completion. No attention was spared to detail, with each and every one of the 365 rooms given its own identity. During the second world war it was looted by the Germans. After that it became a luxury hotel until it closed it's doors in 1990. Since then various plans have fallen through and a very recent sale attempt was upheld by Italian courts so its future remains unknown. I visited here with @Miss.Anthrope, a place we'd both had firmly at the top of our wish lists for some time. We could've spent hours in here but decided to air on the side of caution and keep our visit relatively short as we'd been asked to leave the area by security the day before. I guess it was pretty obvious what we were up to with camera bags and tripods peeking over the fence and we'd been spotted on cctv. On our return we made sure not to make the same mistake as they are definitely keeping an eye on the place. Derelict buildings don't come much more stunning than this. Ciao bella
  11. Villa Sbertoli was built in the early 1800s by wealthy merchant Agostino Sbertoli. According to some sources he decided to turn the villa into a psychiatric hospital because he had a disabled son, whom he tried to cure all his life. On his death bed he decided to devote all his possessions to a charity for the mentally ill, even their, so that his son could feel at home. It was inaugurated as a psychiatric hospital in 1868. During World War II it was used by the Nazis to hold prisoners but afterwards was sold to the province and used as a psychiatric hospital again. In 1978 "Law Basaglia" (a reform of the Italian psychiatric system) was passed and the hospital was forced to close. By 1990 it was abandoned completely. Really liked it in here, the main hall is stunning and there are a few medical rooms upstairs. Perhaps a bit staged in one or two of them but interesting all the same. The building next door had some nice bits as well. Unfortunately we got off to a bad start by bumping into Jonny the security guard. He seemed like a really nice guy but it was difficult to communicate with him. Luckily @Miss.Anthropewas on hand with her mystical ability to understand everything a foreigner says in a language she doesn't speak. He wanted 20 Euros off each of us to let us inside, and that's why he was being so nice. Now I'm not really into paying for explores so we told him we had no money on us. He didn't like this predicament much so we eventually reached a settlement of 5 Euros for the both of us. A sum we could happily live with! Nice one bruvva
  12. Italy Pharmaceutical Laboratory

    Hey guys! There is probably already a topic about this place but since I wanted to post a video I opened this new topic in the video section The facility was owned by a company which produced cosmetics. It was made of two parts: the laboratory for the creation and testing of new products and the factory, where products were produced for the market. The factory is quite worn-out and not very interesting to explore, while the laboratory and the offices are pretty well mantained. The (sadly) interesting part is that this company made a large use of animals to test their products: rats, rabbits, dogs and cats would bear unimaginable pain and eventually die just for the sake of testing cosmetics products. In the laboratory we will find an operating room (where I suppose all kind of testing were made) and rows of cages for the animals, along with a lot of laboratory equipment still there. I made a video about the exploration: it is in Italian but I added English subtitles (you'll have to turn them on in Youtube). Tell me if you like it, and if it is still enjoyable with the subtitles And here are some photos:
  13. I can't find much history about this place except it was built in the 1950s and abandoned in the 90s due to a more modern replacement being built nearby. Sadly the turbine hall has been completely gutted but the control room was absolutely pukka. A nice chilled explore with @Miss.Anthrope 1. 2. This is what used to be inside here..... (archive photo) 3. What it looks like now. Sometimes life isn't fair. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Amazing that this is in such a good state compared to the rest of the building. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. The trip wouldn't have been complete without a quick peek inside the cooling tower. 20. The smallest cooling tower I've seen I think! Grazie mille
  14. The castle was built in 1860 as a summer residence on a small island. It remained in the hands of the same family until 1975 when it was sold on. Developers eventually planned to convert it into a 5 star beauty farm but they went bust in 2010 half way through the renovation. Work stopped and the castle has been up for sale ever since. Unfortunately it's in pretty poor condition now and much of it is stripped but there were a few nice bits left, especially the church which would have been epic without the scaffolding, and some other interesting finds along the way. Italy has some cool places! Visited with @Miss.Anthropeand thanks to @Andyfor the heads up with this place. 1. What it looks like from above (not my photo) 2. The first bit we found our way into, just a tiny isolated chapel room but there was something quite interesting buried underneath the hole in the floor 3. A mass grave of human skulls and bones. Nice way to start the day off eh! 4. After much hiding from strange noises we found our way inside the main building. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. This was where the choir would have sat, hidden behind the alter. 17. Epic ceiling 18. 19. The altar completely surrounded by scaffolding 20. 21. Cheers for now.
  15. Already visited this villa two years ago, just forgot the photos on my hard drive. Two rooms were decorated with beautiful ceiling paintings, the rest of the building was unadorned and empty. Know nothing about it's history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  16. The church, already visited in May 2016, is located lonely, above a small Italian village. It's partly overgrown and hidden behind bushes and trees. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything about the history of this building. The photos with the light beam through the swirled dust were taken at the end of the visit, but I put them at the beginning of the set. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  17. Italy Black Turbines - April 2015

    This small hydroelectric power station originally powered the neighboring Crespi textiles factory that closed some time ago. Before we came here we were aware that the building was possibly alarmed, but determined to see the industrial deliciousness inside, we carried on. On our approach we were hiding in the woods, dodging dog walkers and cyclists, but it was SO worth it.. Even if I did only manage about 3 photos after setting of the alarm Visited with @PROJ3CTM4YH3M, Kriegaffe9 and @AndyK! Not a lot of information here I know.. But hopefully these will make up for it -
  18. This big complex closed down in 2006, with almost 3500 seats in 15 différents cinema room. Now it's a 21,515 square meters ghost town. The building is in poor condition. The business was managed by a Chinese billionaire. But he had some troubles with the justice and has few years in jail. Inside, the temperature was around 40 degrees. And unfortunately the cops caught us, before we visited the whole area.
  19. Italy Selection of Italian explore videos

    Selection of Italian explore videos.. enjoy!
  20. The three-storey villa dates back to the 17th century and was expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their owners changed repeatedly and the villa was damaged in the Second World War. It has been abandoned since the late 1950s. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  21. The school of a Catholic religious community was already founded in the 19th century. I don't know when it was closed, it was still in use in the 1960s. Another set from a tour with a broken camera - therefore the pics are annoyingly in a very bad quality and not really sharp as well... I was absolutely pissed! (After that trip, I sold it and bought a new one.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  22. Difficult, to find information about this place. It was built on the remains of an ancient church from the fifteenth century and was used as a convent of a spiritual brotherhood. I don't know when it was given up. Unfortunately the image quality is terrible and as well the photos aren't really sharp (because my previous camera worked faulty at times on this tour). Very annoying. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  23. Italy Tanks Graveyard in Italy

    Hello, here another post with a military graveyard in Italy that i'd visited last Summer during my holidays Here are a lot of tanks, perfect aligned, they looks pretty good, i don't know why they are parked here .... i think it's a shame when i think about the cost of one tank !!!! It was a little difficult to go there due the dense vegetation, but finally it was very impressive to see how much tanks here stayed. More pics here NS Photos
  24. Such a beautiful abandoned villa in Italy. I couldn't believe my eyes when I entered this huge hallway with a stunning ceiling and painted walls. There is also a chapel, but we had to be very quiet, I didn't take a look, cause it was very noisy. Probably you have seen this one before, but I couldn't choose wich one to show you #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12
  25. Two posts in one night, i hope y'all don't mind! Back to Italy, and this is (albeit slightly repetitive) one for the stair porn lovers! This absolute gem is tucked away in a disused building on a live hospital. After scoping the place out for well over half an hour in the blistering heat we went for the obvious approach. Trying out best to pretend we belonged there (and hiding our tripods) we took a brisk walk through the main gate, occasionally glancing over our shoulders to check security wasn't onto us. After trying our best to avoid staff and look inconspicuous we found ourselves inside, looking for the staircase. We found it, and after a gawping at it's beauty for a few moments we got on with shooting in. Soon enough we finished up and made our escape, before moving onto our camp site for the night. As always, thanks for looking!
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