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!

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logical fallacy 10 months ago

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

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Thinairgal 10 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 10 months ago

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

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Zaha Cristina 10 months ago

Old Synagogue Constanța - Romania

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

The Wizards' parliament hall after magic died

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LRevello 10 months ago

Hogwarts after the apocalypse?

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Miss Cris 10 months ago

Wow! It looks like an art instalation!

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Linda Christian 10 months ago

Complex architecture

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mulk 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

Gateway to Narnia

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Linda Christian 10 months ago

Baroque

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

Aha! Control room from Forbidden Planet survived!

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Margaret Dixon 10 months ago

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

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Zaha Cristina 10 months ago

Ballroom Constanța Casino - Romania

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

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

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Jillia Jones 10 months ago

Looks like a spaceship

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Galeria Art 10 months ago

Looks like an old orphanage

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Ibansara 10 months ago

Wow... Love that floor

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

The decapitated horse is very creepy!

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Carol Harrison 10 months ago

Early operating theater. The brain is AB Normal.

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Edyta Daniłko 9 months ago

Żeliszów, Poland

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Amorella Moon 10 months ago

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

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

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

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

I think I did a quest here once.

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Thinairgal 10 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 10 months ago

Another sad piano. They always get left behind.

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Carol Harrison 10 months ago

The painted pipes and the organ really should be rescued.

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Shandarley 10 months 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?

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Miss Cris 10 months ago

I like to see the history of wallpaper colours there...

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Carol Harrison 10 months ago

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

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

Si-Fi staircase, awesome

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Carol Harrison 10 months ago

It looks like a shoebox diorama.

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PeachPossum 10 months ago

Scarlett O'Hara's other window...

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

Not too late to fix this one

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

At least some attempt at restoration here....

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PeachPossum 10 months ago

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

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Jillia Jones 10 months ago

Looks like people praying

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

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

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Galeria Art 10 months ago

PoltergeistHouse

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Lady cheryl Yates 2 weeks ago

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

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Jillia Jones 10 months ago

As in Inception

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

DISCO!!!!

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Connie Martin 10 months ago

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

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Thinairgal 10 months ago

Vertigo

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Daria B 10 months ago

This picture has a face. And is angry.

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Connie Martin 10 months ago

The saddest piano!

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Elizabeth Butler 10 months ago

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

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Carol Harrison 10 months ago

Why do I feel that Van Gogh was here?

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Michelle Moore-Scognamiglio 10 months ago

what is with all the pianos?

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Kerri Russ 10 months ago

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

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Kathy Joyce 7 months ago

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

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