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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. Continue reading »