I discovered urban exploration at the end of years 2000 through rooftops, subways, and the city unofficial catacombs. At that time, I found another photographic subject: documenting the unseen side of the city. Climbing roofs to see the city from the top, going at night in subway tunnels or spend whole days underground in the catacombs exploring the tens of kilometers of galleries looking for beautiful carved rooms: I found a thrill in that activity, the adrenaline that I have been looking for in everything I do in my life.

Roaming in abandoned places looking for graffiti, I came to realize the intensity of the atmospheres and the beauty of the spectacle of time passaging: rust, decaying and peeling painted wall, broken windows, nature taking back create unbelievable sceneries, of high photogenic. For me, all that appeared as infinite poetry.

Today, five years after, I have visited more than seven hundred abandoned locations in more than thirty countries on four continents.

With time, my interest has concentrated on what appeared to me to be the strongest, the most original element in this vast subject of abandonment: nature taking back. It is poetic, even magic, to see nature retaking what used to be hers, reintegrating through broken windows, cracks on the walls, spaces built by Man and then neglected, until sometimes guzzling them entirely.

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Capermom 10 months ago

Wow...magical...

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sharron lynn parsons 10 months ago

This is very interesting for sure, what seems to be statues in the back were left behind, not nice.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Woah. This looks like a relatively recently built house (restaurant? hotel?)

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Kathy Baylis 10 months ago

That outfit looks fabulous on you!

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Terror from Beyond Space 10 months ago

Mr. Wilson, it looks like your problem is a clogged carburetor.

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sharron lynn parsons 10 months ago

Nature never gives up !

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Louie Timbreza 10 months ago

This reminds me amnesia 1..

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Jon Payne 10 months ago

Where is this?

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Melon Universe 10 months ago

that goat tho

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Terror from Beyond Space 10 months ago

Requiem for a piano.

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Alexandru Bucur 10 months ago

Heh. My first thought when I saw this picture was "Hmm, this looks like a Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) class 301"... And sure enough, it actually says on her "301,006" and Google pretty much confirmed my hunch that this picture was taken in Istvántelek railway repair shop, Budapest...

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Gorgeous shot

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Mary Gallagher 10 months ago

Wow how old is this place??

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Alexandru Bucur 10 months ago

I'm guessing it's the same school as earlier?

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

nature knocking at the door and trying to get in. Looks like a great place to shoot a film

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BunnyBlubber 10 months ago

I wonder who sat in that chair last

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Capermom 10 months ago

Wow..! What kind of place was this..?

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webbkitten 10 months ago

This one reminds me of Assassin's Creed

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

beautiful!!!!

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

what a gorgeous building

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Bryan Richhart 10 months ago

Amazing, the 2 floors above that piece of machinery fell and it is still there like nothing happened!

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Hawk 10 months ago

Why does the giant thing look like a Donald the Duck State that wants a hug?

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mbergen 10 months ago

This looks so out of place it doesn't even look real. What a neat pic.

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Agnes Jekyll 10 months ago

Love this! What was this building used for?

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Hawk 10 months ago

I wonder who sat in that chair last

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Jay Place 10 months ago

looks like a drug dealers garden after he got caught

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Alexandru Bucur 10 months ago

Mig 15, and judging by the writing on the side I'm going to guess... Bulgarian?

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Alexandru Bucur 10 months ago

Waaait a second... that's the Pripyat amusement park... I like it that's the only picture from Chernobyl in this set instead of more recognisable ones, like the Ferris wheel or the pool.

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Hawk 10 months ago

I feel like I wanna ride it but it wouldn’t be safe..,

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Hamlets twin 10 months ago

Is GLaDOS on the other side of that door?

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JustABobcat 10 months ago

This looks like someone's bedroom. Took me a moment to figure out what it was.

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