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Insane Asylum
The Criminal Pavilion 
 

 

 

Started  from  the  buildings  of  the  old
Chartreuse of  Collegno,  in the years of
greatest expansion the Regio Manicomio

was composed by twenty tents, including
the Criminal one shown in these photos,
to  that  time  surrounded  by  a tall wall
(see old photo on right). 
Under the long porticos, a small railway
called Decauville was connecting among
them the principal pavilions.
  

 

 

 

 

 

... because every window is blocked 
 from grilles, every door blinded up.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... Thrown down the wall that surrounded it, now the Criminal Pavilion seems 
     to be lost in the wide Park of Collegno.  But is just an illusion of freedom... 
                              

 

 

Once the obsessive diktat was
to  prevent  whoever to go out;
at the exact opposite, now  it's
to prevent from entering...
. 

 

 

 

 

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We walk around, but everything seems to be closed...  
Neighter the intrusive ivy , here, try to enter inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... but... Hey!  Look there! 
Someone has opened a passage.
A  vagabond,  or  perhaps - who 
knows - a nostalgic crazy person... 

 

Ok.. ok : not even we are completely
normal... 
In fact: with no hesitations  we jump
inside... 

 

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...  A  jump is enough to end inside the districts of madness... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... Even the light has some uncertainty in entering here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... we remember same old photos of the Insane Asylum.
It's too easy, here, to recognize
in those perspective... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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... Already the desire of came out grows up...

 

... Nobody answer... 
Just the emptiness of these corridors 
look at our steps, completely impassive...

 

... A jacket?...
... Hei!...  Who's there?!...

 

 

 

  The Criminal Pavilion
 
Insane Asylum

> pag. 2

 

 

 

 

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... the tightened cells of the Criminal Pavilion...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   site must be approved  by the authors.

 

... children of a smaller god
    that   only   sometimes,
    lost in thought ,
    remembers you
...