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.

Francesca Pompei Abandoned The door

The door

Francesca Pompei Abandoned The empty room

The empty room

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Broken glasses

Broken glasses

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Nobody's here

Nobody’s here

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Old furniture

Old furniture

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Old memories

Old memories

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Pink square

Pink square

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Room 3

Room 3

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Room 4

Room 4

Francesca Pompei Abandoned The hallway

The hallway

Francesca Pompei Abandoned The light

The light

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Strips of shadow

Strips of shadow

Francesca Pompei Abandoned Untitled

Untitled

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