I photograph the stunning paintings and frescoes that I discover in abandoned locations throughout Italy
It’s always fun to take pictures of deserted buildings in Italy. I hold a special place in my heart for this nation, and I love to travel there. I’ve been traveling to Italy frequently over the past few of years to capture the magnificent architecture of deserted homes there. On my travels to shoot abandoned buildings, I also took pictures of beautiful paintings and drawings that were either within or outside the structures. Some of these exquisite paintings even cover the ceiling as well as the entire space.
These images show some frescoes that were painted on the walls. Painting on newly installed or wet lime plaster is known as fresco. The dry-powder pigment is ‘transported’ by water into the plaster, where it combines with it to form an integral component of the wall as the plaster sets. The finished wall murals are magnificent.
You can notice the great level of skill in some of the wall murals that I found. Even in this condition of deterioration of the abandoned places, they seem stunning and very detailed. I’ll make sure to keep taking pictures of the distinctive artworks I discover in abandoned buildings while I’m visiting Italy in the upcoming years.
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#1 A bird cage mural
The majority of the derelict structures are State-owned and remain vacant and decaying for three main reasons:
- The public administration is prevented from renovating the buildings and making greater use of them by the bureaucracy’s onerous sluggishness.
- Many cities are on the verge of becoming bankrupt as a result of poor management of public funds. They lack the funds necessary for renovations.
- Because of the local public administration’s desire to sell them to “friend” entrepreneurs for a low price in exchange for “favors,” many buildings or lands are kept vacant or underused. As a result, they choose to wait.
#2 Colored Depth
Why do so many individuals object to going inside abandoned homes, structures, or structures?
Animal waste, fungus, mold, bacteria, toxic contamination, potential predator or criminal hideouts, structural damage or collapse that could result in injury, and the potential for trespassing charges or arrest are all things to be aware of.
#3 In a castle, a painted balcony
Why has Italy’s Balestrino been abandoned?
Balestrino was abandoned mostly as a result of an earthquake that occurred on February 23, 1887. All of Liguria was severely damaged by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7. However, the settlement was not immediately abandoned following the earthquake. Over the following 65 years, landslides and lesser earthquakes kept damaging the remaining structures’ instability, thus it was decided to leave. Let me know if you’re interested in learning more about Italy’s “ghost towns,” and I’ll share it.
#4 Amazing Church Frescoes
#5 Red castle room
#7 Painting on the ceiling of a dim church
#8 The room’s fresco
#9 On the walls are details
#10 paintings created at home by previous owners
#11 Scenery on a Wall
#12 Paintings Ignored
#13 Whole room is covered in fresco
#14 Balcony with 3D Effect
#15 Fantastic ceiling
#16 On the wall is a painting
#17 On top of a hill, a deserted villa
#18 There is ceiling art
#19 Lovely ceiling