The abandoned Asylum of incurability “New martyr Georgios” inside the city of Ioannina in Greece.
If I understood well the hospital closed on 2009 and the people lived there went to another place out of the city, the old Asylum remain closed all these years
Now the only visitors who enter illegally, jumping a small fence, are mostly photographers, thieves and drug addicts, looking to find each lost paradise
This story started from my curiosity to see this unique place from some pictures I saw and from the stories I was heard about the old Asylum from friends living and studying in Ioannina
Then it evolved into exercise of courage for myself and secondary a photography test, because I strongly believe that in every place were people had suffer the specific place still have their energy, their cry, their mood.
So in this place, years before souls with problems lived there.
All the time even if I was in the middle of the day I had strange feelings…
..the things around me, seems like someone left them for a while
and the owners from moment to moment they will return and they will ask me why I disturb them, why I am there, and from whom I took the permission for this visit
Even now when I am writing this, I have this disturbing feeling that someone was with me all the time and for this reason again and again I am looking carefully to find him in the reflections, hiding in the shadows, behind the windows, in the dark rooms in the pictures
I want to share the mood and the feeling of the moment, this was the reason why I edited the pictures in B/W even if I am fan of the colour pictures.
Also, I have to apologize because I found nothing to say about the asylum, nobody knows and nobody talks and in researching I did in web I found again nothing
I hope the municipality of Ioannina to realise the value of this abandoned hospital, they have to protect it because it is pity this unique place to don’t be a center of culture and spirit