Photographing a Creepy and Abandoned Hospital
The photos in this blog have been taken in June 2014 and May 2015 in an abandoned hospital in Italy. The hospital has been built towards the end of the 19th century and it was used to treat people that were mentally ill. They experimented with electroshock therapy and operations on the nervous system. The hospital closed its doors towards the end of the 20th century and has not opened the doors since.
The building has been sealed pretty well and entering was only possible by going through a very dark tunnel system in the cellar of the building. We had to use our flashlights to see and we were not able to stand straight up. We also had to crawl over various objects to finally reach our destination; a staircase leading upwards. You could easily get lost down there and it was quite scary here and there.
This place was on top of my ‘wish-to-see’ list for a very long time. It’s my favourite abandoned place that I’ve been to, yet. The photos show how nature is clearly taking over a huge building and even though the building has been abandoned for 10’s of years it’s obviously still in a good shape. The objects that have been left behind in combination with the history make this a very interesting visit to me. When I first saw this place I was just flabbergasted. This place is enormous and the decay is simply breathtaking. It doesn’t get much better then this. I was so surprised to see all these objects left behind, in good shape.
When I first visited in 2014 I missed a couple of rooms and therefor revisited the place in 2015. Think I’ve seen it all now and I’m very happy I did.
To shoot the photos for this blog I’ve used a Canon EOS 650D with a Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens. When shooting abandoned buildings I mostly use my wide-angle to try and capture as much of the room as possible.
Have a look at the rest of the photos of this amazing place below: