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  1. Evening all, A very small, but beautiful round chapel in the Italian countryside was visited as part of our trip in November. Beauty of a ceiling which is the main event as its a brief stop judging by the photos I've seen before of this. Visited with Dursty, John and Mike. 1. 2. 3. 4. Thanks for looking in.
  2. The (now well-known) castle dates from the 17th century, recent modifications / alterations were made in the 19th century. It is difficult to describe it. An overload of visual impressions ... It should be turned into a luxury hotel. But that was not begun until today, as far as I know. --- part one --- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 („Force / power in the middle“) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  3. The town was founded in 1642 . Destroyed by an earthquake and then abandoned by the inhabitants in 1968 . Inside the houses there were still a lot of ornate ceiling paintings. However, I have not set foot in a number of buildings, because sometimes it was too uncertain for me because of the danger of collapse. However, I was there for several hours and many photos were taken due to the size of the ghost town. So - sorry for the variety. But I can not decide for individual images ... 1 - The former market place. 2 - Stairs to the upper town. 3 - Wonderful ceiling paintings inside a (from the outside inconspicuous looking) house. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 - View from the marketplace to the main street of the village. 12 - Statue at the marketplace. 13 - One of several churches. 14 15 - The main street. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 - It decays more and more ... 28 - The ruins of the theater. 29 30
  4. Evening all, Another report this weekend from a brief visit at the end of the day. The light was leaving us fast and we had to be quick as we had about an hours worth of daylight left to shoot this place. We had a bit of a drive to get to the last 2 day's worth of locations that we had planned for and this was on the way. Not sure when it was vacated but there was a lot of structural damage due to the earthquakes that Italy can experience and evidence of that was littered throughout this place. Not a lot left to photograph and the majority was either the corridors or the separate chapel which gives this locations it's name. On with the photos. Thanks for looking in.
  5. Evening all, Seems like my 2nd report from Italy is another hospital. This is quite a well known spot in Italy but still quite photogenic. Abandoned sometime ago and was previously used by the Red Cross to treat children hence the amount of dormitories. The famous chapel, which the red cross after which its named is fading fast. A lot of this was derelict and with some rain, a lot of it was pouring in. On with the photos. Thanks for looking in.
  6. Evening all, First Italy report from me, as you know I don't process quickly so I have quite a lot of backlog to get through plus another trip next week to contend with so its a busy time. So off the flight in the later afternoon and this was our sleeping place / first morning explore. This abandoned place was built at the end of World War II by a religious order and used to house hundreds of children to enjoy their summertime and enjoy the activities and healthy, mountainous environment. This was closed down in the 1970s. It was fairly trashed but some nice photogenic bits which are well known on the Italian side of exploring. Light was a little dark as it was raining first thing but we made the most of it. This place is going to be renovated shortly as two surveyors turned up mid morning looking for a lost laser guide and told us that the place is being developed into apartments. On with the photos Thanks for looking in.
  7. I'm just back from a very enjoyable holiday in the hills above Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. The villa we were staying in had a fascinating surprise in store for us. The villa came with it's own abandoned chapel. It was quite small and the rafters and the vestibule were inhabited by a colony of bats. Much of the paraphernalia of the church had just been left to decay, collect dust and bat droppings. Very low light and having no tripod with me meant I had to resort to high ISO and wide apertures for most of the time. Anyways - hope you like this little insight into the past of a small church in rural Tuscany...
  8. Hi, I haven't posted anything since my subscription, here are my first pictures for OS : Northern Italy, in the Piemont area, a curious abandonned house, built on the other side of a river. Quite in a shabby state, but completely without graffiti or destruction, given that it's in the middle of nowhere, and the access is not so easy : you have to climb down and up, and cross the river (the bridge fell down to the waters).
  9. THE ITALIAN JOB PART 1 AND 2 After some thought we decided on Italy for our next tour so flights booked ,hire car booked and off we go . Now as i did most of the driving on out last tour Cloaked up said he would do all the driving on this one (MORE TIME FOR ME TO DRINK BEER) So arrive at the airport straight to the bar myself and Critical Mass knock back 3 pints and purchase a bottle of red for the plane . After a hassle free flight and a bottle of red we arrive in Italy to pick up car ........now this is were things went tits up Cloaked Ups licence had expired and i was the back up driver who was well over the limit ....now bare in mind i had two sprained ankles......erm erm erm fuck it cloaked up decided to drive to first location without insurance (good lad ) now on our approach to the first toll road no one knew what to do so we just drove straight through it and we got flashed by a camera but we haven't heard any thing about that ;-) Now the access to the first location should have been simple but we went left instead of right and ended up crawling through woods and foliage.....night of fails ...... First spot Crying Baby Hospital were we spent the night .....ill refrain... tried to spentd the night but with Critical Mass & Shandos snoring either myself or Cloaked Up got any sleep in fact it was so noisy we started to set up rooms at 4am for the morning shoot ... 1. Crying Baby Hospital our first stop for the night an abandoned hospital and the Italian border by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 2. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 3. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 4. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 5. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 6. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 7. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr Next stop the classy Red Cross 8. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 9. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 10. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 11. urbex oldies Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr Next Villa Poss 12. Villa Poss Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr Onwards to the stairs 13. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 14. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 15. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr Next stop palazzo conti L 16. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 17. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr Next is one of my top locations in Italy the fantastic ... Castello di L 18. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 19. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr 20. Untitled by Paul Morris aka Mr.Oldskool.. Thanks for 300 views, on Flickr
  10. Hi, I just joined Oblivion State and I'd like to say hello to you all. I'm from Milan (Italy), and I hope you can understand my English... It's far from being good. I work in a television and my greatest interest is taking photos in abandoned places. I started this hobby more than 3 years ago and I began to wander north and center of Italy. This hobby gathers photo, adventure, research and I learn a lot about the history of the places I visited, I saw places I'd have never seen otherwise, and that's why I love this passion too. Bye Anna
  11. I visited this place twice in 2012. The first time was in the summer and the second in the winter. Like Non Plus Ultra (NPU) which I reported on, this is another abandoned castle. Although not as big as NPU, it still has an air of grandeur about it, especially the big, red room! I took loads of pictures here, and I don't think I've fully done the place justice. I tried to keep the numbers of pictures to a limited number but I wanted to capture the feeling of this wonderful place - so sorry in advance if there is an overload in pictures! History of the castle is a bit sketchy but as far as I can research it had it’s foundations built in the 1170, being mainly used for military functions and then became a noble house when it was then abandoned. Pictures:
  12. I visited this place three times in 2012, twice in the summer and once in the winter. All I can say that no one picture can really do justice to the place. Just being there is a jaw-dropping experience. It is definitely one of the top explores I have done so far. Researching the place, I found that building started in the 17th century. I’ve read that a major hotel chain are going to turn it into a luxury resort starting in 2011, but there were no sign there when I visited. My guess is the recession in Italy and the Euro crisis is impacting development. A part of me is glad as I got to see parts of it but also if it’s a hotel they’ll preserve this beauty. Here are the pictures and sorry for the overload of them! Pictures:
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