Matthias Haker is a German photographer and a student of computer science who discovered his passion for photography about 10 years ago. Since then he’s traveling around Europe to capture the beauty of abandoned buildings that is one of his favorite subjects to immortalize. The places that he photographs vary from old swimming pools to cinemas where humans let nature take its way quite a long time ago.

Those places are usually full of fungi, mold, plants, spider webs, snakes and other animals that do not sound so good at first, but the artist finds them special. What also makes Haker's works so unique is that he maintains the secret of the location, saying that the pictures have been made “somewhere in Europe”. Photographer says that a lot of vandalism, theft and other terrible things happen to those buildings, and it’s his way to protect them, which actually makes his pictures even more mysterious. Scroll down to see them for yourself!

More info: Instagram

#1

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

logical fallacy 1 year ago

What is it about Victorian greenhouses that gets me every time?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Thinairgal 1 year ago

Umm...it says above that the photographer keeps the location of each photo secret to help protect the buildings from theft and vandalism...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

In the US the metal would have been stolen for scrap. This is so beautiful.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Zaha Cristina 1 year ago

Old Synagogue Constanța - Romania

View more comments
#5

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

The Wizards' parliament hall after magic died

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

LRevello 1 year ago

Hogwarts after the apocalypse?

#7

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Miss Cris 1 year ago

Wow! It looks like an art instalation!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Linda Christian 1 year ago

Complex architecture

#9

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

mulk 1 year ago

Imagine: building your own loft inside this place, with a big patio on the roof (where the stairs going to)...

View more comments
#10

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kate Naughton 1 year ago

My only question is, why is there a piano in the pool? Just curious about the story on that one.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

LRevello 1 year ago

Gateway to Narnia

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Linda Christian 1 year ago

Baroque

View more comments
#13

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

Aha! Control room from Forbidden Planet survived!

View more comments
#14

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Margaret Dixon 1 year ago

LOOKS LIKE PRISON WITH A POOL IN THE CENTER TO ME !!!

View more comments
#15

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Zaha Cristina 1 year ago

Ballroom Constanța Casino - Romania

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Fine, Mom... I'll CLEAN my room now. Geez.

View more comments
#17

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Jillia Jones 1 year ago

Looks like a spaceship

#18

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Galeria Art 1 year ago

Looks like an old orphanage

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Ibansara 1 year ago

Wow... Love that floor

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kerri Russ 1 year ago

The decapitated horse is very creepy!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

Early operating theater. The brain is AB Normal.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Edyta Daniłko 1 year ago

Żeliszów, Poland

#23

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Amorella Moon 1 year ago

Oh my GOTH!!! I love that black on red!

#24

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

I so want to restore this......

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#26

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Le Box of Shame 3 weeks ago

if I ever have my own country, one of our feats/values will be the appreciation and creation of beautiful architecture

View more comments
#27

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Le Box of Shame 3 weeks ago

the windows make it look like a baby frog or bear

#28

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Thinairgal 1 year ago

This one looks a bit macabre to me - and does anyone else see the demon in the fireplace?

View more comments
#29

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Connie Martin 1 year ago

Another sad piano. They always get left behind.

View more comments
#30

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

The painted pipes and the organ really should be rescued.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Shandarley 1 year ago

I often wonder about the story behind such places. That kind of craftsmanship is obviously not cheap, but apparently, from the state of decay, they ran out of money at some point. Why?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#33

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Lizard Queen 1 year ago

The wallpaper looks like it is Scheele green, which contained arsenic.

View more comments
#34

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

As if they were there one day, and then gone the next. And yes, that happens.

#35

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

Si-Fi staircase, awesome

View more comments
#36

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

It looks like a shoebox diorama.

#37

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

PeachPossum 1 year ago

Scarlett O'Hara's other window...

#38

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#39

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

Not too late to fix this one

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#41

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

At least some attempt at restoration here....

#42

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

PeachPossum 1 year ago

If Escher had been an architect, this would be his home.

#43

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Jillia Jones 1 year ago

Looks like people praying

#44

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kerri Russ 1 year ago

A lot of abandoned churches in this set. Love these columns and the bas-relief on the altar.

#45

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Galeria Art 1 year ago

PoltergeistHouse

#46

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Lady cheryl Yates 3 months ago

beautiful photography !! congrats ! I,d love to know who lived in these places and why they are abandoned, that would fascinate me.

View more comments
#47

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Jillia Jones 1 year ago

As in Inception

#48

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#49

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Connie Martin 1 year ago

The TV set is an interesting anachronism. Maybe someone was really watching TV in bed in 1985?

#50

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#51

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Thinairgal 1 year ago

Vertigo

View more comments
#52

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#53

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#54

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Daria B 1 year ago

This picture has a face. And is angry.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#55

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Connie Martin 1 year ago

The saddest piano!

View more comments
#56

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Elizabeth Butler 1 year ago

Some of these details would bring big dollars if sold to dealers here

View More Replies...
View more comments
#57

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#58

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Carol Harrison 1 year ago

Why do I feel that Van Gogh was here?

#59

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Michelle Moore-Scognamiglio 1 year ago

what is with all the pianos?

View more comments
#60

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#61

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Okay, there's a story in this room... I'd love to know what it is!

View more comments
#62

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#63

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

Kathy Joyce 10 months ago

The piano looks like a butterfly, that flew into a brown, dreary place to cheer it up!

See Also on Bored Panda
#64

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#65

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#66

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#67

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#68

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#69

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#70

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#71

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#72

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#73

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#74

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#75

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#76

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#77

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#78

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#79

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#80

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#81

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer

Mathias Haker Report

#82

The Beauty Of Abandonment Captured By A Photographer