Baglio Don Federico

Baglio Don Federico

Baglio Don Federico

“…History is not a continuity but […] a dramatic discontinuity, a kind of cosmic drama. First there is that golden age, the time of harmonious beginnings. Then ensues a period when the old days are forgotten and the golden age falls into neglect. Finally comes a time when we rediscover and seek to restore the world around us to something like its former beauty. But there has to be an interval of neglect, there has to be discontinuity; it is religiously and artistically essential. That is what I mean when I refer to the necessity for ruins: ruins provide the incentive for restoration, and for a return to origins […]. The old farmhouse has to decay before we can restore it and lead an alternative lifestyle in the country; the landscape has to be plundered and stripped before we can restore the natural ecosystem; the neighborhood has to be a slum before we can rediscover it and gentrify it.”

From The Necessity for Ruins – J. B. Jackson 1980

Opuntia Ficus Indica growing inside the old building

Opuntia Ficus Indica growing inside the old building

A little corner still resisting

A little corner still resisting

The plants took over the central square

The plants took over the central square

Here you can still appreciate the internal stuck

Here you can still appreciate the internal stuck

The wall stands in the air

The wall stands in the air with Borago Officinalis at the bottom

The sandstone's wall looks into the future

The sandstone’s wall looks into the future

The rooms now used as garbage stock

The rooms now used as garbage stock

The old entrance

The old entrance

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