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.


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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!

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logical fallacy 4 months ago

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

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Thinairgal 4 months ago

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

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Carol Harrison 4 months ago

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

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Zaha Cristina 4 months ago

Old Synagogue Constanța - Romania

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Elizabeth Butler 4 months ago

The Wizards' parliament hall after magic died

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LRevello 4 months ago

Hogwarts after the apocalypse?

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Miss Cris 4 months ago

Wow! It looks like an art instalation!

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Linda Christian 4 months ago

Complex architecture

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mulk 4 months ago

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

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Kate Naughton 4 months ago

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

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LRevello 4 months ago

Gateway to Narnia

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Linda Christian 4 months ago

Baroque

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Elizabeth Butler 4 months ago

Aha! Control room from Forbidden Planet survived!

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Margaret Dixon 4 months ago

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

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Zaha Cristina 4 months ago

Ballroom Constanța Casino - Romania

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Kerri Russ 4 months ago

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

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Jillia Jones 4 months ago

Looks like a spaceship

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Galeria Art 4 months ago

Looks like an old orphanage

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Ibansara 4 months ago

Wow... Love that floor

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Kerri Russ 4 months ago

The decapitated horse is very creepy!

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Carol Harrison 4 months ago

Early operating theater. The brain is AB Normal.

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Edyta Daniłko 3 months ago

Żeliszów, Poland

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Amorella Moon 4 months ago

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

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Elizabeth Butler 4 months ago

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

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Kerri Russ 4 months ago

I think I did a quest here once.

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Thinairgal 4 months ago

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

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Connie Martin 4 months ago

Another sad piano. They always get left behind.

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Carol Harrison 4 months ago

The painted pipes and the organ really should be rescued.

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