Although they look unsightly or scary in some ways, abandoned and decayed places tend to have a beauty unique to them which has been polished by time. To truly stop and appreciate small things means to understand what might have happened there and the reasons why the place was set aside. Mansions, cinemas, castles, theaters, and even abandoned ships in the seas are part of an endless natural collection, photographed by visual artist Kim Zier.

Based in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Kim is not only a wedding photographer, but she also devotes much of her time to exploring and photographing places completely forgotten by the world.

Below you fill find a selection of her incredible works!

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Susann Campbell 3 weeks ago

The procrastinators meeting will not come to order because of the lack of attendance, maybe next week?

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Anna Salord 3 weeks ago

WOW. Just WOW

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Inflatable Lunchbox 3 weeks ago

some of those could be restored, if not, at least detailed and put on desplay. bugs are by far one of the most prettiest cars in the world

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CookieNeerrrrd 3 weeks ago

Think of the spiders living in there...

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Nupraptor 3 weeks ago

Fallout has taught me that this is 100% a trap.

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反社会的 3 weeks ago

This architecture is amazing.

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CookieNeerrrrd 3 weeks ago (edited)

What pretty pink ships! Artificial reefs, maybe?

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

This one has it all.

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CookieNeerrrrd 3 weeks ago

Im concerned about the 'ghost' sitting on the sofa

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F. H. 3 weeks ago

Meh, too heavily edited for my taste. There's no way to take a picture like that, so it has to be composed of at least to different ones.

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 3 weeks ago

what shall we change into? an indoor amusement park? into some spaces like: find the clue game ? into an Olympic gym? or there is no community left to be interested in that space anymore.

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CookieNeerrrrd 3 weeks ago

Its weird how the cutlery and glasses havent been touched and gone dusty yet they still look amazing!

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Donna Reynolds 3 weeks ago

Even the ceiling fan is sad.

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Manni Hughes 3 weeks ago

This is beautiful, I wish I knew where all these abandoned cinemas are!

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fernando garcia fragoso 3 weeks ago

It looks like the abandoned factory on the "last of us" almost at the end of the game. When you reach to the fortress where Joel, finds out his brother is alive.

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Anna Salord 3 weeks ago

I would 100% live here 😍

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Susann Campbell 3 weeks ago

Rapunzel let down they hair so I can trim the split ends.

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Susann Campbell 3 weeks ago

Girl what happen to you, you look like a train wreck!

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Bob Mumby 3 weeks ago

People who abandon buildings like this need their heads looking at there is heaps of things this building can be used for

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 3 weeks ago

this doesn't look abandoned, and if so, certainly can be transformed to suit other purposes

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Deborah Hillary 3 weeks ago

Again not dusty, just staged

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Even though this appears to be unsalvagable, it still pains me to see graffiti in places like this.

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Alex 2 weeks ago

I would love to see someone restore that instrument so it can create music again!

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Spectacular!

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CR82 3 weeks ago

I hope someone saves those windows!

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fernando garcia fragoso 3 weeks ago

It looks like the entrance to madness.. Good material for silent hill followers like me :)

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anonymous person 1 week ago

So sad to see so many beautiful old theaters like this abandoned

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

The fall of bright ideas.

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Kristi Lindley 3 weeks ago

If someone paid you $1,000 would you open that tiny door and sleep in there overnight?

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反社会的 3 weeks ago

I wonder if any of the records still work.

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Tambot 3 weeks ago

Someone re-used the space... boxing!

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Misterscooter 3 weeks ago

Rapture chute.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Interesting ark-like building style. The portal windows are really lovely.

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CR82 3 weeks ago

spectacular!

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

INSANE ASYLUM

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Paul Chang 3 weeks ago

Still usable.

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 3 weeks ago

beautiful desk, and chair, and windows, with a bit touch can be placed on the market immediately

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Perfect setting for a whodunnit

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anonymous person 1 week ago

Imagine how beautifully ornate the original paint job would have been

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F. H. 3 weeks ago

I really don't like how the photographer rearranges the items in those pictures. You shouldn't do that in an abandoned place. It looks strange and kind of fake.

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Elle Sourit 2 weeks ago

The reflection in the tv creeps me out...

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

The windows and bannisters are deluxe!

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Pretty Pangolin 3 weeks ago

This one's a little too staged - it looks like an album cover.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Oh, wow—this is the above the dome! I went up into this area at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

100-year-old movie theater

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jamie1707 3 weeks ago

nice couch.

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CookieNeerrrrd 3 weeks ago

60 years later, still not made the bed. Just like me... ;-;

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PandaPiñata 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of the game "We happy few"

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Karin Gibson 2 weeks ago

They brought the clothes and the picture with them I saw the JC picture in a previous picture....... to much staging of things that do not belong.

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Rohit Sastry 2 weeks ago

woah

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CR82 3 weeks ago

very neat perspective

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

This appears to still be in quite good shape.

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Kenny Kulbiski 3 weeks ago

I remember those upstairs bedrooms. Hotter than the hubs of hell in the summer.

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Paul Chang 3 weeks ago

Such potential

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anonymous person 1 week ago

Poor lonely piano

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

A priory?

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Paul Chang 3 weeks ago

Bates bnb

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Jane Alexander 3 weeks ago

How 'bout that. someone just abandoned that girl, just standin' there.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Fascinating!

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Deborah Coyte 3 weeks ago

SUN beaming down on the Mother ship!!! :P The lighting and colors as usual are perfect.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Finally, something not moldy

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Karin Gibson 2 weeks ago

JC is a bit better than the EXIT sign earlier

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Paul Chang 3 weeks ago

Quite majestic

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F. H. 3 weeks ago

Does the photographer bring his own China? The tea pot is in another picture too!

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Hunting lodge

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Linda Something 3 weeks ago

Wow! I wonder where this is taken!

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F. H. 3 weeks ago

That exit sign likes to travel, as it seems.

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反社会的 3 weeks ago

sugar babies?

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous

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Mary Rose Kent 3 weeks ago

Plantation-esque, but with the wrong trees

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Jaime Stevens 2 weeks ago

The same suitcase that says sugar babies is in this picture in the middle, on the floor

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