Giulia Blocal 271
Travel & Street Art blogger || I blog about unconventional destinations, abandoned places, street art, outskirts, urban landscapes, weird spots and basically all the places I happen to visit and become very enthusiastic about.
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Abandoned furnace, Castelveccana, ItalyAbandoned furnaceCastelveccana, ItalyThe first furnace was built in 1200 and its ruins are still visible in the park. The ‘modern’ furnace was built in 1700 and shut down after WW2....Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico Antonini, Limbiate, ItalyEx Ospedale Psichiatrico AntoniniLimbiate, ItalyThe former mental asylum in Mombello was shut down after the Italian Mental Health Act of 1978 (the Basaglia Law) and it closed for good in 1999....Park (Satellite Town) Greenland, Chalet del Laghetto, ItalyPark (Satellite Town) GreenlandChalet del Laghetto, ItalyThe abandoned amusement park Greenland was built in the 1960s and in 2002 it was sequestered by the police, due to some safety and cleanliness...Colorful Mosque Xhamia e Larme Шарена Џамија, Tetovo, MacedoniaColorful Mosque Xhamia e Larme Шарена ЏамијаTetovo, MacedoniaI stopped in Tetovo because I wanted to see the painted Mosque, which is as beautiful as I had imagined. Read about my road-trip through Mavrovo...Vevchani, MacedoniaVevchaniMacedoniaYes, I drove under a storm as far as the Independent Republic of Vevcani only to get a fake passport; you can add this to the list of unusual...Gari, MacedoniaGariMacedoniaAll around the village of Gari you can hear the river murmuring by. The day was pretty foggy, enhancing the feeling of a place forgotten by modern...Lazaropole, MacedoniaLazaropoleMacedoniaLazaropole is a picturesque, fairy-talish mountain village well-known for the freshness of its air, which locals claim to be the heathiest in the...St. John the Forerunner Bigorski Monastery, MacedoniaSt. John the Forerunner Bigorski MonasteryMacedoniaOnce the long-bearded priests were all gone, the monastery was suddenly quiet and there was just me wandering around its steep alleys and admiring...Mavrovo National Park, MacedoniaMavrovo National ParkMacedoniaThe abandoned church of St. Nikolas, (which is half submerged during the winter season giving the impression of floating atop the waves) Read about...Bonci, Rome, ItalyBonciRome, ItalyGabriele Bonci is the best baker ever and so his bakery in Prati neighbourhood deserves a visit. You can find slices of (delicious) pizza as well...Ai marmi, Rome, ItalyAi marmiRome, ItalyDespite being in Trastevere, one of the most touristy neighbourhoods in Rome, the Pizzeria Ai Marmi still serves a pretty decent pizza, as well as...PIETRALATA - Pizzeria District, Rome, ItalyPIETRALATA - Pizzeria DistrictRome, ItalyLunch here is an open buffet, where you can find Roman pizza but also cheeses, cold cuts, fried food, salads and desserts. Read about my favorite,...Il Quagliaro, Rome, ItalyIl QuagliaroRome, ItalyIl Quagliaro is a typical Roman ‘osteria’ (tavern), which –as you can see from its name- specializes in quails. Here you can choose among all the...Agriturismo Cobragor, Rome, ItalyAgriturismo CobragorRome, ItalyThis restaurant is only open on Sunday at lunch and it serves nourishing meals made from fresh products from the nearby garden Read about my...Cartiera Vita-Mayer, Ceprano, ItalyCartiera Vita-MayerCeprano, ItalyShut down in 1976, the former paper factory Vita-Mayer is a charming industrial archaeological site now totally abandoned. Read about ghost towns...San Gennaro, ItalySan GennaroItalySan Gennaro overlooks the Comino valley, which is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the Lazio region. The village is inhabited by a few...Montecoccioli, Arpino, ItalyMontecoccioliArpino, ItalyThe ghost town of Montecoccioli is composed of a few stone houses aligned on an unpaved road. There is almost nothing left in the houses and all...Forglieta, Arpino, ItalyForglietaArpino, ItalyWhen -around 40 years ago- all the small schools in the countryside were shut down to be merged into larger schools, Borgo Forglieta lost its...Sant'Elmo, Naples, ItalySant'ElmoNaples, ItalyMuseo del Novecento: the former prison of Naples (now the Napoli Novecento museum) houses a collection of works by local artists from the last...Tobacco Factory, Bristol, EnglandTobacco FactoryBristol, EnglandThe atmosphere is welcoming, although the place is often too noisy to work comfortably. The food is great and they serve Bristol Beer, the glorious...
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