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Italy Blue Chapel (June 2019)

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Blue Chapel is part of a former Franciscan monastery in Italy.
The area above the altar is painted blue and the high windows flood the room with light, creating an amazing blue glow behind a hanging Jesus figure on the cross.
The chapel is beautiful.

The church and the decorations are in remarkably good condition - the benches are all still in place.
On both sides are niches with sarcophagi.

The rest of the monastery is pretty empty and decayed as moisture penetrates through the broken roof.
There are a large number of rooms in the building that were mainly used as living spaces.

From 1930 until the closure of 1984, a church boarding school was located here.
After that, it was still a police school for 10 years before here in 1997, transitional, refugees were accommodated.
Since the monastery is a bit remote, there is virtually no vandalism and no graffiti.

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This has very much become a classic location, and it's still looking good in there.
 

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It's nice to see that nothing has changed there over the years. No graffiti, as in some other places. But too bad that the access has been closed now.
 

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It's a shame that some idiots destroyed the stone plate on the floor.

I give it a week!
A friend will be in the area in a month and will have a look. Then we should know if the church is accessible again or still closed.
 
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