Abandoned

Santa Maria della Pietà opened in 1914 as the largest psychiatric institution in Europe. After a very complex and controversial history and following a new legislation on mental institutions, it was officially closed in 1999. The hospital has left a priceless legacy to the city of Rome: an architectural complex full of memories of the past inhabitants.
Although it is still quite difficult to get access and capture any kind of visual material, I decided to try and document the abandoned structures and the pavilions with the traces of the people who lived there.

The door

The empty room

Broken glasses

Nobody’s here

Old furniture

Old memories

Pink square

Room 3

Room 4

The hallway

The light

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