Monday, August 2, 2010

lo spedale degli innocenti

the medallions or "markers" of the children. these are small objects left in the clothing of the babies so that they may eventually be recognized. little necklaces, small sacks with coins, relics and sacred images have been kept by the institute in the archives as recognition of the parents' interest in being reunited with their children.


cassandra said...

thank you very much for these photos--I was once a volunteer at the orphanage that is still active within this space and your gorgeous photos are very special to me!

Geri Nishi said...

i agree, this is such a special place, i wish more people knew about it. these little medallions just broke my heart. thank you for sharing with me.