Babel's Hospital ("Regina Elena", Rome) (41 images)

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The former "Regina Elena" hospital of Rome has been compared to Dante's Inferno for its decay and ruined conditions. It was left abandoned 8 years ago, with its expensive equipment, medical products and broken furniture. A year ago, in June 2007, some buildings of the hospital complex were occupied by almost 500 families. They came from Italy, Romania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Maghreb and South American countries,...
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