I am fascinated with abandoned architecture, empty and poignant spaces with their own distinct stories to tell. Without the distraction, sounds and people who inhabited them, those stories are clear and strong and the character of the building is laid bare. I have spent the last two years photographing numerous sites around Northern Europe, here is a small selection of those photographs.
Urban Explorer Critical Mass has taken some incredible photos from his travels across the continent.
Pity the unaware urban explorers who next visit at night. Artist Herbert Baglione manages to capture fear and despair with a few strokes of the brush.
There are more abandoned cities than you’d think. But they’re also probably at least as creepy as you would imagine in your nightmares. Take a look at these ghost towns and get even more close and personal with Chernobyl Diaries, Now Playing.
Artist Ofra Lapid uses photographs of abandoned buildings to construct small scale models of the decaying structures. It’s intriguing to see these forgotten buildings isolated from their surroundings and paid such close attention.
The hospital in Vyksa, located in the Nizhny Novgorod region, looks like an abandoned building. Click here to see more pictures of this functioning hospital, which looks like the set of a horror movie. (via englishrussia.com)