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  1. The painting is really great!
  2. I’ve visited this nice theater during my 10 day trip to Italy this summer. Located in the center of a small town, access was very easy. Although there were people on the street outside, but they were not interested in us. Unfortunately, I know nothing about its history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  3. Another find via the satellite images of Google Earth. Several buildings behind a small forest with partly broken roofs. On Streetview you could only see a overgrown gate and a column with fancy animals. A castle? A mansion? So I drove there to check it. We parked a little further along the roadside and walked across a field to the property. Next door were still inhabited houses, so we tried to be quiet. There was actually a small villa, but plain on the outside and, in addition, unfortunately locked and not accessible.. Next to it was a large hall, inside many figures of carnival parades, made of papier-mâché and plasticine. A strange estate, but at least a few exceptional subject for photos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  4. Hi Matteo, welcome to the forum!
  5. A small abandoned church, but with a lot and nice interior. It was built in 1927. The way through blackberry thorns was not really comfortable with shorts. During the visit, there was also a storm with lots of rain. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  6. This church was the reason why I wanted to go to Wales during my last trip to the UK. Thanks @The_Raw and @Miss.Anthrope for visiting this place with me. History (taken from The_Raw) Engedi Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel built was built in 1842, rebuilt in 1867 and modified in 1890. The present chapel, dated 1867, is built in the Classical style of the gable entry type, to the design of architect Richard Owen of Liverpool by Evan Jones of Dolyd and cost £4579. The Classical front is of granite masonry with Penmon stone dressings and a portico. The chapel is now Grade II listed. The interior contains an octagonal pulpit and an ornate organ with classical detailing including Corinthian pilasters and swags. The raked galley is on three sides and is supported by cast iron columns with brackets and foliate capitals. The ceiling consists of 15 square panels, again very heavily decorated with classical mouldings and with ornate roses to the centre of each providing ventilation and fittings for lights. The basement has a ministers room, offices and a schoolroom. The chapel was sold at auction in April 2014 for £45,000 after having been disused for a number of years. At this time it remains disused and in a state of disrepair. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  7. Not quite the kind of pictures I usually take - this time, unfortunately, only smartphone shots in a moderate to terrible quality ... The search for access took a little longer. No chance from the front. So on the back accross a field, through thorn hedges, and finally climb over a gate, a wall and over a pile of rubble ... On one side, parts of the house had already collapsed, where I was able to climb through a wall gap into the interior. The property belonged to the owner of a brickyard. A calendar showed "November 1967". Maybe the house has been abandoned at that time. 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
  8. Nice pics. Moved to "Short Reports".
  9. Hi Alex, welcome to the forum!
  10. Nice report. I like the stucco ceiling and the shots of the framed pictures.
  11. The interior looks interesting.
  12. I like the door and window arches. Nice light by the way.
  13. The villa was very winding, a bit like a labyrinth. Different stairs, different buildings, connected with each other. There is also a small chapel (access via the overgrown courtyard).
  14. I found this villa in the middle of nowhere in Italy. I hardly know anything about the history. A calendar on the wall shows the year 1998. At this time the property was probably abandoned. The owner of the large villa with elaborate furniture was certainly not poor. 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 26
  15. It was still in the car. It took a bit longer to find a way and access and I had not taken my equipment with me at first. Dennis was looking first at the back and he told me that there is no way, because the hedges were too dense. But I didn't believe him and so I've checked it myself, and finally I found a way. But going back to take the camera would have taken too much time. It was the last place before the return flight, so I had to hurry up inside anyway. But better shots with the smartphone, than no photos... I'll just go there again when I'm back in Italy someday.
  16. The palace was built in the 14th - 15th centuries and extended especially in the second half of the 17th century. Recently, the aristocratic estate was inhabited by a painter & artist. I don't know since when the palace is abandoned. Access was through lots of scrub and stinging nettles. Inside, unfortunately, a lot has been stolen in recent years. Such as art books, easels and a telescope. But the place is still very nice. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  17. Due to annoying incidents quite well known. Meanwhile, a lot was looted here and destroyed as much by vandalism. Visited May 2018 with @The_Raw and @Miss.Anthrope. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  18. An abandoned Italian villa next to the road. Nothing really special, because unfortunately stripped, but at least still with a few nice ceilings. Due to the holey floors and cracked stairs, it was partially a bit tricky to enter the upper floors to photograph the ceiling paintings. But everything went well, without any crash or collapse. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  19. Discovered while searching on Google Earth. A larger property with several buildings and holey roofs, set off the beaten track. So of course I had to go there and check it ... Decades ago it was apparently started with the renovation, which eventually came to a standstill again. The buildings were partly surrounded by overgrown scaffolding, but unfortunately completely stripped. Inside there was a large fireplace and a room with wall and ceiling paintings, that could only be accessed via one of the scaffolding. The upper floors of the partly overgrown, ruinous gate tower, whose staircase has probably caved in ages ago, were no longer accessible. On the net, I could found the information that the palazzo was originally from the first half of the 17th century. With the death of Count von M., the noble family of the builder family died out at the end of the 19th century. Most recently, the property (at this time owned by a monastery) was used as a wine store at the beginning of the 20th century. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  20. Captured very well. I like the rusty colors.
  21. I found this former marble quarry in my search for more abandoned places via Google Earth. The quarry already existed in the 13th century. In the 14th to more intensive use in the 17th century, the marble was used for monasteries. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  22. Nice place, I especially like the detail shots.
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