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  1. Palace Casino is huge abandoned house in Italy. The grandly named building was actually neither a palace nor a casino, however to look at you could easily imagine it as either. The stunning rooms were created when the house was remodelled by the empress of France who completely renovated the building. Rooms include an exquisitely decorated entrance hall which was unfortunately in almost complete darkness making it very difficult to photograph, and a huge double staircase sweeps upstairs. An amazing chapel also forms part of the house. The chapel features painted murals on all the walls and ceilings. 1. The grand staircase 2. Staircase angle 3. Between the stairseseses 4. View down a square stair 5. Columns! 6. The exquisite entrance hall 7. Entrance hall 8. Sitting room 9. Ornate ceiling 10. Ornate room 11. Table and wood panel cabinets 12. Bedroom 13. Kitchen The Chapel 14. Chapel from the back 15. Chapel from the front 16. Chapel from the side 17. Altar
  2. I didn't know if the property was still accessible. For this reason, I checked it the night before. The next day I visited the historic mansion in the early morning. I was very tired, but I was rewarded with some nice wall and ceiling paintings. 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
  3. This hydro powerplant is part of a larger factory. The remainder of the factory is used for storage purposes today. Amongst other stuff you can find a Pinoccio-film set. I ignored Pinoccio and focussed on the power plant instead. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 This is how it apparently looked back in the days: Want more? -> http://www.industriesafari.de/Viewer/centrale_idro14/index.html
  4. Unfortunately the curch was bricked, so only exterior shots. But in the light of the early morning also nice from outside. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  5. Opposite a small, former monastery. Probably abandoned in the mid-1980s. 1 2 3 4 5
  6. In Italy are countless abandoned farms. This is one of them, nothing really special. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  7. A small former monastery; somewhere off the beaten track in Italy. A calendar shows the year 1986, probably it was abandoned then. That's the only historical reference, I own. Most rooms were completely empty, so I took only a few pictures. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  8. On the web you can hardly find any information about this Neo-Gothic castle. Built mid 19th century, I don't know since when it's abandoned. Ceilings and intermediate floors are full of holes and mostly collapsed. One of the spiral stairs of the two corner towers is bricked up, a second was still walkable. So I was able to climb up to the roof. But it was in danger of collapsing to such an extent, so I didn't walk on it. There is also a small mausoleum about 300 meters from the castle ruins, but it's completely empty. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. 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