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  1. I found the ruins of that chapel, located at the edge of fields, while searching on Google Earth. Because unable time and to far away from the day-route, it wasn't possible to plan it into the daily program of the tour. So I've decided to visit it at night and to take the pics with long exposure or with lighting by torch. From the outside, the chapel was very unimpressive. Nothing really special, but inside a dome and pillars arches could be seen. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  2. The Blue Chapel forms part of a monastery in Italy. The area above the altar is painted blue and the high level windows flood the space with light and create an amazing blue glow behind a suspended figure of Jesus on a cross. The chapel is beautiful. It is a large space with ornate decorations, and all the seats are still in place. Alcoves at either side contain figures of people in glass boxes. The rest of the monastery is quite stripped and decaying. There are a large number of rooms in the building which would have mainly been used as living quarters. Visited with @SpiderMonkey, @PROJ3CTM4YH3M and Kriegaffe9
  3. A well-known orphanage in Italy. The access was easy. Although in the center of town, but no one is interested in it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  4. The revisit of the castle this summer was not planned. But we drove there by chance, so I visited it again. There were removed some windows and doors, since my first visit three years ago. The oldest parts of the castle are from the 12th century. There have been renovations and new buildings from the 15th century and later. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  5. Another Italy noms report from me, this place is seriously a gem and it's a place that I had wanted to see for so long. It's last use I believe was as a casino/hotel sort of thing. There were signs of it once being a public tourist sort of place. There's some proper nice architecture in here and some great fresco paintings, the chapel is just wall to wall painting porn. Part of this site is in use so it's slightly risky, looking out a window from here you can see lights on and people inside part of the building so we all tried to stay as quiet as possible in here. Photos: Representinnn
  6. Did this location on our trip in august through North Italy. One of the highlights on our trip, we did it in the very early morning, because we had a tight schedule that day. Could have easily killed a few hours in there, but after two hours we had to go... Thanks for watching
  7. Italy noms. On arrival here we began to doubt if we'd gain entry as it looked like things had changed around the perimeter of the building. Our original access wasn't looking possible, but persistence paid off and we got to see this gigantic place The main highlight of the hotel is the ballroom and there are also a couple of nicer rooms Around there too. I spent most of my time downstairs, didn't really bother to shoot the rest as I'd expected it to be repetitive and boring as most hotels are once above the lower floors. Anyway, photos: Cheers, SM
  8. The large hotel with several accommodation wings and surrounded by an old park was built in the nineteen-twenties. The spa centre in the hotel used water which was particularly rich in mineral salts. The Hotel was closed about 2007. It took a while until we found an open access. After about four hours, workers (or whoever, two men in white coats) came into the building and we had to get out quickly, but we have not been seen. But, unfortunately, therefore we could not explore everything inside. Part one 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  9. My last set of pics from our 'Tour di Bastardi'... Everybody knows this one due to its famous stairs, an excellent end to an excellent tour! ...The Palace Casino... As always, thanks for lookin' in...
  10. More Italian goodness from our recent 'Tour di Bastardi' A lovely chapel with a blue hue, hence the name, tucked away in a ridiculously beautiful part of the world!! Attached to what I presume was maybe a seminary? Heres some pics... Thanks for lookin' in...
  11. Getting on quick with these Italy reports now. I'm aiming for at least one a day for now This place is just massive, it has its own chapel and cinema, it's been left for many years and has become slowly wrecked over time, but amidst all the wreckage and graffiti some great stuff still stands here, architecturally the place is stunning and that's mainly what I shot it for. When we turned up we noticed a load of cars parked around, we walked up and saw the front gates wide open too.. We carried on in and we noticed that the place was being massively tourbussed! Once you got a photo lined up some randomer would walk into frame, notice you, and carry on snapping away like you didn't exist We later discovered that this was actually an 'Urbex Tour' (God knows) and basically the guy that organises these gathers a location, makes sure it's open and then takes about 20 odd people along with him on a given date God knows what's happened to the umbex world Visited with AndyK!, PROJ3CT M4YH3M and Kriegaffe9. Photos: The Chapel: Other housey bits: Cinema: Messing around waiting for a certain Mr. Moone.. Cheers
  12. A quickie, but a nice one...... Villa Margherita is an abandoned house in Italy. An ornate staircase curves around into the entrance hall. The house has been cleared of all content but the architecture of the staircase and hallway is lovely. That's about all I know! 1. Entrance hall 2. Behind stairs 3. Entrance hall 4. Staircase 5. Viewed from above 6. On the stairs 7. Top of stairs 8. Top of stairs 9. Tiled toilet 10. Empty room 11. External
  13. More Italy nommage is coming. This place is truly stunning, when we turned up we had no idea what to expect inside and the external of the building is also very deceiving. But this place is just flat-out ceiling porn central, including some other great features here and there.. Everything in here is intricately decorated and it's clear that this was once a very prestigious place. After about an hour or so of being inside some people turned up in the front courtyard in a van and started walking towards a neighboring building within the same grounds, whilst our friend Kriegaffe9 was still inside the little chapel which was very close to where these strangers were. He made possibly the stealthiest run over ever and came to warn us of what was going on, so we finished up and left. Once we got back to the front, we politely asked these 'strangers' if we could take some externals before going on our way, felt pretty sneaky Photos: Cheers
  14. Second report tonight, not doing too bad! Been wanting to get this set up for a while now, and here it is Visited with AndyK!, PROJ3CT M4YH3M and Kriegaffe9. A nice relaxed explore this with some great photo opportunities, after waking up early and visiting Mono Orphanage to start the day off we set off on the 2 hour journey to reach this place. On the way we managed to burst the tyre on the hire car But it didn't slow us much, spare on and on we went. Upon arrival we didn't know what to expect access-wise, but it proved to be easy enough by just walking in the door Anyway.. Photos: Cheers all
  15. A holiday camp for children ("Colonia") somewhere in Italy. What appeared to be a grey, boring concrete building from the outside turned out to be colorful from the inside... #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 For more, please visit my website: http://www.industriesafari.de/Viewer/Coloniaverde14/index.html
  16. The penultimate location on our recent Italian tour was this delightful childrens hospital... We hadn't seen any pictures of the place so didn't really know what to expect, so we were pleased to walk in and discover this... As always... Thanks for lookin in!
  17. A abandoned and very empty Villa in Itlay, but with nice motiv's... 1. Villa TS 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Villa TS 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Villa TS 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Villa TS 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Villa TS 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Villa TS 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Villa TS 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  18. For me this place is the most beautiful lost place i have ever seen. I was speechless, and i really wished i could spend more time here. It is absolutely amazing :-)
  19. 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
  20. I had seen a number of reports from this site and knew that I really wanted to get to it. Although it has been around for a few years and relatively unchanged, there were the ever increasing rumours that it had been bought and was soon to under go some renovation. So a quick trip was called for, fly out on the Saturday and back on Sunday. Yes I was really keen to get to this place. So a trip was arranged and booked. My first (and to date only) solo explore. With the help of friends, a couple of other locations were added to the route so that it was a bit more fruitful. When I landed in Malpensa (Milan - which is important as you will read later) I got a text from a friend who was already in Italy and was hitting NPU that morning. The text didn't read too well. He had found his way in, and heard some people arriving, so made his way out again. Turns out the builders had arrived... FFS!!! Could I be too late? With a couple or so stops along the way, I finally arrived at the location late on Saturday evening. My plan was to park up, sleep in the car (note to self, once again, I hate sleeping in the car) and then hit NPU early light. I got my sleeping bag out and reclined the front passenger seat. Not exactly even a 2 star bed, but OK for the night. Clearly I dropped in to a deep sleep, as I was woken up with a bright light through the window. WTF!! Yes, I was somewhat perturbed to say the least. Rather than some Italian rapist, it was the police. Phew. I gave them the thumbs up and proceeded to get my head back down, wishing they would turn the bloody light out. The next thing was a knock on the window. WTF! I turned on the ignition, all the lights came on and wound down the window a touch. Request for papers. Bloody hell. Really... Oh well, I was legit, so no dramas. As the papers were being checked, questions... What was I doing, where was I going. Sadly, when it comes to an explore, I rarely (well at that time) make any note of where I am going, in terms of proximity to towns, just plug in the co-ordinates and drive there, stopping where I need to. So where indeed was I going. Hmmm... Milan. Yep, that rang a bell at 4 a.m. from a deep sleep. Yep, I was trying to find Milan and got lost, so thought I would sleep in the car as I couldn't find a hotel. More questions, clearly not believing me. So, even more convinced my story sounds not only plausible, but totally legit... I landed in Malpensa, tried to find Milan and got lost. Seemed pretty simple to me. Clearly the policeman didn't think so though. Idiot. It was only when he indicated that I was around 300KM from Milan that I realised. Malpensa was ... Oh shit... I was not fully awake, racking my brain for some of the recent town names I had seen... Changed my story and hoped for the best. The more I said, the less I believed even myself. I had landed on Saturday, got lost, was leaving on Sunday, had a SatNav and sleeping bag and somehow didn't bother to call the friends I was meeting to get directions. If I had heard that, I would call Utter Bullshit... Fortunately the papers checked out and my things were handed back. I didn't get back to sleep, spooked by every little noise I heard. At around 5:30 I decided enough was enough and I moved the car to then make my way up to NPU. It took bloody ages. Eventually though, I was there. Getting in was pretty straightforward, at the time at least. It was still pretty dark as the sun was not fully up, but enough light to make a start. I had to admit I did smile when I saw the NPU sign I was very pleased with myself. I had decided to limit myself to a time, rather than leave when I was done. I didn't want to get caught by the builders, or worse the police. I had visions of the same police turning up again and then allowing me to explore the inside of a police cell just long enough to miss my flight. Every noise spooked me. Bloody birds flapping in the gap between the window and the shutters being the worst. The racket. I did think that my favourite room was going to be the "Peacock" room But the place has so much to offer, in terms of visual feast. I don't think I could live with that much decor though, but as a visit, it is great. I can't imagine what the place is going to look like once the renovations have been complete. Personally I think that putting anything in any of these rooms will be too much. But as empty rooms, I also can't imagine a corporation wanting to leave such valuable floor space unused. As I continued with the rest of the explore, every shot I set up, I checked my watch. The hour was disappearing too quickly. I ran out of time for the ceiling shots I wanted, and didn't see everything I wanted either. But this is my favourite shot of the visit Time up and I headed out. Fear being the driver for my discipline and I was very glad to find myself looking at this view and not being surrounded by pissed off builders and policemen As I returned to the car, there were some builders working on the construction site near where I had parked, a new set of flats or something. So, with that, I was even more pleased that I had completed my all too short visit undetected. Back in the car and on to the slow(ish) trip back to the airport - a couple of stops on the way. Generally I was and am pleased with my visit to NPU. Absolutely could have done with more time, much more. Wasn't to be for me, and I think a return visit is out of the question now sadly... From what I hear, blocked entrances, and PIRs await folk these days As always, more images on Flickr
  21. A former children's home with a chapel. Unfortunately, I know nothing about its history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  22. So this is my very first post on the forum We visited this place during our roadtrip in Italy in may 2015, we didnt know what to expect, but it was right along our way... So we had to make a stop and it was mostly in ruins. Luckily, im very much fond of ruins, especially religious ones...
  23. A abandoned Thermen hotel in a litte town in Italy... 2. Hotel T 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Hotel T 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Hotel T 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Hotel T 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Hotel T 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Hotel T 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Hotel T 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. Hotel T 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. Hotel T 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. Hotel T 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 13. Hotel T 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 14. Hotel T 14 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 15. Hotel T 15 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 16. Hotel T 16 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 17. Hotel T 17 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 18. Hotel T 18 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 19. Hotel T 19 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 20. Hotel T 20 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 21. Hotel T 21 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 22. Hotel T 22 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 23. Hotel T 23 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 24. Hotel T 24 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 25. Hotel T 25 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 26. Hotel T 26 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 27. Hotel T 27 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 28. Hotel T 28 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 30. Hotel T 30 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 31. Hotel T selfie by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr Thanks for watchin
  24. It was a very hot day, but the villa was nice !!
  25. A short stop; visited with Miaro Digital on our this year's Italy-tour. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, the small Italian church was seat of a parish in the mid-19th century. Since 1960 it has been hardly used. In the early 1980s, a wedding was performed here the last time, in 1990 the church was already documented as "neglected". 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8