365daysofhorror:

Stunning photos of Poveglia - the most haunted place in the world - which is now up for sale by the Italian government. Photos include the mass graves of plague victims, the skull of a “vampire” with a rock shoved in it’s mouth to keep it from biting people, and the collapsing ruins of the insane asylum.

"A quarantine station, a dumping ground for plague victims, more recently a mental hospital — the tiny island of Poveglia in the Venice Lagoon has served many unpleasant purposes over the years, but today it stands empty, a crumbling collection of abandoned buildings and weeds run riot just two miles from the glittering palaces of the Grand Canal. Legends and rumors about Poveglia are nearly as pervasive as the weeds, and they read like a horror story: that so many people were burned and buried there during the black plague that the soil is 50% human ash; that local fishermen give the island a wide berth for fear of netting the wave-polished bones of ancestors; that the psychiatrist who ran the mental hospital was a butcher and torturer who went mad from guilt and threw himself from the island’s belltower, only to survive the fall and be strangled by a "ghostly mist" that emerged from the ground."

 

I’m a kind of quiet boring guy, right? But on stage there’s this other part of me that we all get to experience together. 

(Source: releasethedoves, via hufflepuffluke)

 

Faded foot prints

Taken by Maxx Skeleton.

All these pictures were taken on the same day in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida.

Taken by Maxx Skeleton.

The Galatea Garden in South Pasadena, Florida

Taken by Maxx Skeleton.