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Photographer Travels Thousands Of Kilometers Looking For Abandoned Places In Europe
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Photography, Travel6 years ago

Photographer Travels Thousands Of Kilometers Looking For Abandoned Places In Europe

Here is the story of Jonk, a French photographer from Paris, who travels all over Europe to find abandoned places. In these forgotten schools, churches, castles, theaters he finds unique atmospheres, where the passage of time, urban decay, and often even the nature that takes back its rights, creates poetry and a very particular soul. These interesting photos narrate the memory of these beautiful places, the moment where an activity stopped, where a destiny tumbled. They tell a unique experience: the one of time.

Most of these abandoned buildings are private properties, with complicated and often dangerous access in which the conditions for urban exploration and taking pictures are often difficult. For two years, he roamed through England, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, and Ukraine taking pictures of these abandoned houses.

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An abandoned castle in Poland

An abandoned closter in Belgium

An abandoned villa in Italy

An abandoned pottery in France

An abandoned castle in France

An abandoned textile factory in Italy

An abandoned castle in France

An abandoned casino in Romania

An abandoned castle in France

An abandoned congress center of the Bulgarian communist party

La Petite Ceinture, abandoned railway in Paris

An abandoned castle Chateau Verdure, France

An abandoned castle in Belgium

An abandoned stock exchange building in Belgium

An abandoned theater in Bulgaria

An abandoned school in Belgium

An abandoned cooling tower in Belgium

An abandoned castle in Belgium

An abandoned swimming pool in Poland

An abandoned castle in Poland

An abandoned greenhouse in Germany

An abandoned theater in Belgium

An abandoned Lada lost in a Belgium forest

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Sonia.Alexandra
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6 years ago

Very beautiful places. I don't know why people abandoned them. There are so many ideas which can fit with the buildings (mostly buildings).

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6 years ago

You are very right... "Why" is THE question, every place has its own story...

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PeytonMcIntosh
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6 years ago

I've always wanted to travel the world in search of beautiful abandoned places~ It's so beautiful but so sad that these historic structures aren't being preserved :<

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6 years ago

So do it! ;-)

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ZaneSproge
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6 years ago

I have always wondered about this kind of places... In my country no abandoned place would stay so beautiful and even with some furniture for a long time...

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Sonia.Alexandra
Community Member
6 years ago

Very beautiful places. I don't know why people abandoned them. There are so many ideas which can fit with the buildings (mostly buildings).

Community Member
6 years ago

You are very right... "Why" is THE question, every place has its own story...

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PeytonMcIntosh
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6 years ago

I've always wanted to travel the world in search of beautiful abandoned places~ It's so beautiful but so sad that these historic structures aren't being preserved :<

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6 years ago

So do it! ;-)

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ZaneSproge
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6 years ago

I have always wondered about this kind of places... In my country no abandoned place would stay so beautiful and even with some furniture for a long time...

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