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Photographer Explores Abandoned Italian Ruins And Takes Stunning Photographs (23 pics)

Photographer Explores Abandoned Italian Ruins And Takes Stunning Photographs (23 pics) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Italy's forgotten ruins of a past full of memories. Orphanages, hospitals, villas, mortuaries and industrial complexes left for Mother Nature to decide their fate.

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Malaise by Christian Schmeer

Malaise is a non-narrative short film and photographic series exploring Beelitz-Heilstätten. Built from 1898 as a sanatorium to care for victims of tuberculosis its intended use soon became distorted, serving as a German military hospital during World War 1 and 2, and Soviet military hospital after World War 2. Prominent historical figures recuperated in the hospital, notably; Adolf Hitler, after being wounded at the Battle of Somme during WW1, as well as Erich Honecker following his dismissal as the head of the East German government. In 1989, the grounds became the scene of 6 murders as necrophilic serial killer Wolfgang Schmidt, also known as "The Beast of Beelitz", terrorised the area. Once considered amongst the most advanced hospitals in Europe, Beelitz-Heilstätten has been abandoned and left to dilapidate due to discrepancies over ownership.

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Photographer Thomas Jorion's 'Forgotten Palaces' Capture Ghosts of Europe's Aristocratic Past

Photographer Thomas Jorion's 'Forgotten Palaces' Capture Ghosts of Europe's Aristocratic Past | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Places like this are also where photographer Thomas Jorion finds beauty resting among the ruins. Jorion traveled across Italy, Switzerland and Germany, snapping shots of some of Europe's abandoned castles and mansions -- the remnants of the old world of European nobility. He took the pictures as part of his jaw-dropping photo series called "Forgotten Palaces." Some of the grand estates were abandoned when economic calamity struck; others were vacated because of the threat of landslides or migration, according to the Daily Mail. One, though, is rather curious: The family left their prized home because of the construction of a nuclear base nearby, writes the blog, Messy Nessy Chic.

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Portfolio Review: Photographer Aaron Durand Shares Rare Images of Off-Limits Explorations

Portfolio Review: Photographer Aaron Durand Shares Rare Images of Off-Limits Explorations | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aaron Durand will go to any lengths for the perfect shot. His adventurous spirit takes him across the globe to often off-limits spaces whose locations he keeps a secret—the tops of freight trains, old railway tunnels, and the precarious side of an enormous dam.

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Family life frozen in time: Eerie images of the abandoned farm houses where even the beds are still made

Family life frozen in time: Eerie images of the abandoned farm houses where even the beds are still made | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From the pile of books in the bedside cabinet to the neatly folded duvet, this bedroom looks almost ready for its owner to turn in for the night.

Aside, that is, from the peeling walls, patches of damp, and the thick layer of filth shrouding everything in the room.

The eerie photograph is part of a series by Dutch photographer Niki Feijen, who has captured furniture, ornaments and clothes frozen in time in homes where the owners have long since departed.

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An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the latest installment of our interview series, we chat with photographer and seasoned urban explorer Chris Luckhardt, who has not only shared his incredible photography, but also taken the time to answer questions about himself and his urbex experiences.

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