Travel photography | Amazing abandoned places
I recently had the privilege of traveling to Italy for a destination wedding photoshoot. Yes, to the Almalfi Coast. Life doesn’t get much better than this! I was honoured to travel with an incredibly awesome couple and their family, more about them later! The ceremony was in Sorrento, Italy. I did some google research on the area and was surprised to find an old abandoned building right in the middle of the city. I saw the photos on the internet reading “most amazing abandoned places in the world” and was trying to find more information on this “old mill”. Wikipedia never even referenced the old mill, and I read that locals don’t consider this an attraction at all. In fact, I went to Sorrento, trying to locate the old mill and amidst the wedding festivities, never got a chance to locate it. A few days later, we actually traveled back through Sorrento, on our way to Pompeii, it was a long 2 hour bus ride and I was falling asleep in and out on the bus. By luck, I woke up for a few minutes when the bus had finally drove into Sorrento, and drove right by an overpass and I saw a glimpse of the top of the old mill – I was pretty ecstatic. I promptly made mental notes of where the bus would stop and how to get back to that location, and here it was, in all it’s glory. It was amazing, a minute from the city centre (Tasso Piazza), away from the crowds, not a single person interested in looking over the railing. It was deep in the valley with no access downwards. It just sat there completely forgotten, completely around people but all alone at the same time.