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Manicomio di R, Italy - February 2018

The_Raw

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This had been on my to-do list for some time having seen previous reports. I suppose for that reason it was more of a pilgrimage than an explore but well enjoyable nonetheless. We made a right meal of getting in here but it was necessary with the amount of activity near where we wanted to be. :shock: Not to mention the security chickens and sheep announcing our presence to all and sundry. :roll: The snow didn't help either, making sure we had no choice but to 'leave only footprints' from one end of the site to the other. :sad: Anyway, nobody came looking for us luckily and what a belter of a place. The main building is not only stunning but has some intact operating rooms full of equipment. I could have spent all day in there and I'll most likely pop back if ever in the area again as I'm told there is a morgue somewhere. We did try a few other buildings but they were mostly bricked up and the ones we got into didn't have much inside. A fruitful trip with elliot5200 and @shaddam

Built in 1871, the site began as a charity hospital. It then became a military training college before turning into a psychiatric hospital. It was commonly referred to as "the factory of ideas" by locals. About 500 people worked there as doctors, clerks, nurses, and maintenance staff. It's busiest period of admissions came during WWII where the number of patients never fell below 1,000. The total number of patients reached it's peak of 1,400 in the 1960s. It was closed in 1981 when Basaglia law came into force. This was the act which signified a large reform of the psychiatric system in Italy.

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As usual, great pictures again. :)  
On my first visit in 2012, I was there for about seven hours. And even in this longer time I haven't seen everything. Some parts of the buildings are winding & twisty, what is partly a bit confusing like a maze - because some stairways and corridors don't lead to all floors and areas. That's why you sometimes have to go upstairs, walk along corridors & around corners, and then continue on another staircase. For example, there are also bedrooms and several beds somewhere. A friend of mine has found them by chance; I haven't seen these yet (I only found one bed inside of a small room). So worth to return. Maybe we can go there together someday... :)  

Just a pity that all the beautiful ivy in the corridors of the inner courtyard has been removed.

 
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As usual, great pictures again. :)  
On my first visit in 2012, I was there for about seven hours. And even in this longer time I haven't seen everything. Some parts of the buildings are winding & twisty, what is partly a bit confusing like a maze - because some stairways and corridors don't lead to all floors and areas. That's why you sometimes have to go upstairs, walk along corridors & around corners, and then continue on another staircase. For example, there are also bedrooms and several beds somewhere. A friend of mine has found them by chance; I haven't seen these yet (I only found one bed inside of a small room). So worth to return. Maybe we can go there together someday... :)  

Just a pity that all the beautiful ivy in the corridors of the inner courtyard has been removed.


Yeah we missed the beds as well. I could have spent the whole day in there but the other guys were already finished. I think I'm almost as slow as you taking photo these days ;)

 

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Slow? I'm just precisely while exploring and choosing the angles.  :p :-D  


Yes, 16 different angles of the same shot! ;)

Awesome captures! I especially love no. 23 and the last one with the nosy sheep. ;-)


Thanks! There were only 4 sheep to begin with, and then about 30 came running out towards us!

 

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Such beautiful photos! This is another awesome place! I need to go to Italy! I've not traveled out of the U.S sadly....haven't really traveled that far even within the U.S  :cry:

 
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Such beautiful photos! This is another awesome place! I need to go to Italy! I've not traveled out of the U.S sadly....haven't really traveled that far even within the U.S  :cry:


Thank you. Italy's a beautiful place. If you ever decide to go drop me a message :)

 

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Now that is a wonderfully decayed building, but in such good nick!  I'd love to go here.  I am well overdue a Euro Tour!  I think Italy should be the first stop!

 

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Now that is a wonderfully decayed building, but in such good nick!  I'd love to go here.  I am well overdue a Euro Tour!  I think Italy should be the first stop!


Some amazing places there. The asylums were the highlight so far for me

 

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Love love love 3 & 7! Nice crisp shots mate, building is decaying beautifully. What an amazing place (y)

 
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