Photographer Thomas Windisch Explores The Abandoned Mental Asylums Across Italy – Design You Trust

Photographer Thomas Windisch Explores The Abandoned Mental Asylums Across Italy

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These images of abandoned hospitals across Italy are not for the faint-hearted. Both of the hospitals featured in the photographs are Italian asylums – known as manicomios – that were used as mental hospitals. Shut down by law in 1978, the derelict buildings are visibly overgrown and make for very eerie portraits. Photographer Thomas Windisch, 32, of Graz, Austria, said the asylums, located in top-secret spots, can get very creepy when there aren’t many people there with him. Here: a ray of light beams down on a decaying theatre in an abandoned hospital.

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Old TBC reports.

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An office in an abandoned hospital. Old files litter the floor.

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A living quaters in the asylums kitchen block.

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An asylums entrance hall.

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An old treatment room.

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A hallway within an abandoned hospital.

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An angled view of a winding staircase.

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An old operating room left to decay.

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A dolls pram creepily sits underneath some graffiti.

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A hallway of an abandoned hospital.

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Looking like something from a horror movie, this freakish opearting chair sits in the bowels of an abandoned hospital.

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A pair of shoes on a dirty window ledge.

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A decrepit shower room.

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Bottles of chemicals and syringes in a shadowy room.

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Four leather waiting chairs. (Photo by Thomas Windisch/Caters News)

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An operating bed lies in the shadows as x-rays litter the window.

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Old surgical equipment.

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