Jaw-dropping Photos of Europe’s Abandoned Buildings

by Christopher Hooton
The Independent, Sep 22, 2015

Photographer Christian Richter latest project is capturing images of old decaying architecture. Courtesy of The Independent, photo by Christian Richter(Image: Photographer Christian Richter latest project is capturing images of old decaying architecture. Courtesy of The Independent, photo by Christian Richter)

There’s something Ozymandian about Christian Richter’s abandoned buildings – ornate halls with grand pianos and plush furniture slowly decaying into dust, beds sprouting grass, cinemas caving in.

“When I was young, I fell in love with abandoned buildings. After I got a camera as a present, I started photographing the beauty there. I mostly photograph empty buildings with great staircases or interiors,” he told BoredPanda.

“I simply adore old decaying architecture, their patterns and textures – they remind me that everything is impermanent. Abandoned architecture photography is my ongoing project and I often travel around Europe looking for abandoned buildings.” Read more…

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