SALINAS DE LEVANTE IN ES TRENC

The rosey coloration is given by the microorganisms still sitting within the crystals of salt. Salinas d’Es Trenc, Island of Mallorca. Nikon D750, 110 mm (80.0-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/400 ƒ/4.8 ISO 250

The Salinas de Levante are placed in an area, ranging 135 hectare of marshland in the South-East of Mallorca, mayor island in the Spanish archipelago of the Baleares. Thanks to its appointment to “Natural Area of Special Landscape and Rural Interest”, this area is protected from the real estate development and shielded from mass tourism. Continue reading

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VOLTERRA FORMER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion. January 2017. Nikon D810, 24 mm ( 24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/6" ƒ/8 ISO 64.

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion

Mental asylums radiate a mysterious allure soaked with anguish, injustice, prevarication and deceit.

Volterra former psychiatric hospital originated from an economic evaluation. In the XVIII century, the community of Pisa used to send its own mental patients at a dear price to Siena. To save money, the city launched an offer that was met by Volterra. Therefore, the Mendicity Hospice of this town welcomed the initial body of mental patients and, in 1989 the Mental Asylum was established. The first pavilion was erected near a hilltop called Poggio alle Croci. Continue reading