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  1. Built in the second half of the 18th century, abandoned for about 60 years now. The church is part of a manor house, which is also abandoned. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  2. The former children´s sanatorium ("colonia") is located somewhere in the Italian mountains and was once built for the treatment of ill children. The building itself was a mere time capsule, full of numerous sick beds, school inventory as well as old medical bottles, ointments and tinctures - all of those had exceeded their expiry date by decades. Moreover, we found old documents - old vaccination confirmations of the late 1960s as well as old patient´s lists of the 1950s.
  3. I have hardly any information about this former boarding school. Apparently it was an institute for boys only. The building is in a decaying state. Fortunately, the vandalism isn´t too bad so far. The size of this insitution almost kills you. It´s very emotional to explore this part of history, when obviously a stong religious belief was one of the most important parts of education. As already mentioned above, this institution was huge. It´s picturesquely embedded between hills. It consisted not only of numerous dormitories and classrooms but its own chapel and infirmary - with rusty bed frames and old medical stuff left behind - as well. You´ll find traces of religious importance again and again, for example old images of saints - to remind you over and over about the importance of a strong belief that was once an omnipresent theorem in this institution. Let the pictures speak for themselves.
  4. been a while but thought would share this one as usual photobucket f**** up the quality 1st day in Italy and got to say I loved this place, huge seminary with a lovely chapel
  5. Powerplant V is an abandoned Hydro-electric power plant in Italy which appears to be attached to a factory of some description. Whilst the majority of the site has been abandoned for quite some time, there are some buildings which appear to be still in use possibly still generating power from the nearby water source. The site itself was pretty massive and comprised of multiple building, the largest of which housed the main turbine halls and the iconic Control rooms which overlook the V-shaped layout of the 2 turbine rooms. Whilst Industrial location aren’t my preference, the level of decay and sheer scale of this place made it really fun to explore and we had a good climb around checking out as much as we could in the short time we had before sunset. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. A few more photos and higher res copies of the ones above on my website: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2016/03/12/urbex-powerplant-v-italy-april-2015/
  6. On a rather rushed last day this was our second to last stop. We were instantly eyed up by the residents of the flats opposite, but after a while of milling around trying not to look suspicious they disappeared. It wasn't long before we were inside and it really hit me. Rows and rows of cages lines the walls and the remains of the labs upstairs. It was interesting to shoot, something different - but one I never want to visit again. As always, thanks for looking!
  7. I've been a little bit quiet on the editing front in the last week or two - but i'm back on it now, so here's a beautiful villa from Italy! This was another early morning start but boy was it worth it! We got in whilst it was still dark and chilled out for a bit, before watching the sunrise on the balcony and beginning to shoot. We spent a while here before moving on, so here's some photos.. I did take a million and one photos here but I wasn't happy with most of them - so I hope these will suffice! As always, thanks for looking!
  8. Another beautiful castello on our trip, and one that gave me a lovely unexpected shock. I'd seen pictures of this place - pictures of the hanging giant and i'd wanted to visit for so long. I didn't know what to expect, I didn't recognise the name. After a long search we found a way in, and it was only when we were inside I recognised where we were, and it was an "ohhhhh it's this place" situation. It exceeded my expectations, and I absolutely loved it. We spent so long in here mooching around and searching for the giant, and the reward was definitely worth it when we got there. We'd run out of water and had one bottle of beer between us - so a celebratory drink was gone in seconds when we made it out As always, thanks for looking!
  9. Now looking at this giant concrete monstrosity from the outside we thought "there's no way there can be anything nice inside" - but we were pleasantly surprised. This was a massive place, and it smelt absolutely disgusting inside. We spent a fair while in here and even longer shooting the bloody spiral staircase , but it was worth it. Enjoyed the natural decay here, and although it was a little trashed there seemed to be little sign of graffiti and that - probably due to the remote location as getting in was a breeze. As always, thanks for looking!
  10. Carrying on with the Italy bits - this was an extremely beautiful we visited on our last day. It was a flying visit as we were kinda short on time, but it was nice to get it done. There were other parts to this abandoned monastery, but we focused on the chapel. It seems the vandals have just moved in with a little bit of graff on the floor, but nothing to major - hopefully it stays that way. As always, thanks for looking!
  11. So this was on the home leg of my Italy tour, and one i'd definitely been looking forward to doing. We weren't able to do this early due to time constraints, so we went for it on a sunny afternoon. It's situated in the back part of a graveyard, and the lady in the flower shop conveniently placed by the entrance. She knows what we do - so trying to act as inconspicuous as possible we wondered through the entrance, and took a fast walk to the restricted buildings to get our shots. We didn't spend too long inside, but it was one i was glad to visit. As always, thanks for looking!
  12. The small church with an octagonal dome ceiling is part of an also abandoned mansion. It was built about 1900, unfortunately that's all I know about. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  13. During my visit it was raining heavily. The old Italian villa was built about 1900 and is surrounded by a large park. Unfortunately I don't know who was the owner or when it was abandoned. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  14. The castle was built by a disgruntled Count after an inheritance dispute on the turn of the 20th century didn't go their way. The Count employed an architect from Turin and lived a lavish lifestyle for over 40 years until he passed away. A few years later the castle was left abandoned. We arrived here late in the afternoon and spent a while finding a way in, but it was definitely worth it. It's a shame we lost the light here, because there were many other ornate rooms to photography - but at least the top of the tower yielded a beautiful sunset over the hills. As always, thanks for looking!
  15. Morning all Recently returned from a trip to Italy and my backlog has just grown massively (so apologised in advance) but expect another spam of reports from me! We had such a good trip - the derps are good, the pizza's are massive and the views are stunning! I was like a mosquito target, and my legs now look like I've got some kind of disease going on here. The biggest challenge now is deciding what to edit, and looking back through my list Red Cross was instantly a favourite of mine. It's so photogenic - the rows of beds left behind, the chapel, and even the tree going in the top floor bathroom. The name come from the red cross painted on the ceiling in the chapel, but over time this has faded - to a point its barely visible anymore, which is a real shame. We bumped into a couple of Italian explorers on our way out, but as neither of us spoke a mutual language we awkwardly smiled and went our own way. As always, thanks for looking!
  16. My first visit was last year in November (see http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/topic/9919-villa-la-mattina-presto-visited-112015/ ). Actually, I just wanted to show the Villa to a friend, so I left my tripod in the car. Looking back a stupid decision.... Of course, nevertheless I was taking pictures, and I also discovered a few rooms which I hadn't seen during my first visit. But ultimately I was too lazy, to go back all the way to the car once again. So I took the pics without a tripod at a higher ISO. Anyway, that's why the quality isn't very good. 1 (Panorama, but perspectively not correct) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  17. An abandoned church near a farm somewhere in Italy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  18. Inside the villa there is not much to see anymore, except a quite nice staircase and decay. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  19. The church was built in the late 19th century. Today it's a beautiful ruin. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 (Panorama) 21 22 23
  20. Actually, we wanted to visit an abandoned church, but unfortunately, meanwhile the former entrance was sealed. But it's indeed - "When one door closes, another opens." ... Opposite to the church was this mansion, also abandoned, and fortunately accessible. Although empty, but with some nice ceilings. The mansion was built in 1861, that's all I know about the estate. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  21. Different ones, somewhere in Italy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  22. Another belting location visited with Stussy on our mini Italy tour Cheers The Baron
  23. Beautiful building in Italy Cheers The Baron
  24. We drove past there on our last trip to Italy. So we stopped, to have a look inside. Of course "Teatro" isn't the real name. I've changed it on the sighn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  25. A former factory for sinks, toilet bowls and so on. Unfortunately I know nothing about its history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15