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    12 insanely beautiful abandoned buildings

    12 insanely beautiful abandoned buildings

    Photographer Matt Emmett has made a name for himself by pushing the boundaries to capture epic imagery of Europe’s most forgotten ruins.


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    The staircase of a long-abandoned boys’ school in Berkshire, England.




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    Inside an abandoned (and now demolished) military radar post near Ghent, Belgium.




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    The interior of a soon-to-be-demolished cooling tower outside Ghent, Belgium. The mossy floor and strange acoustics made shooting in this location a surreal experience for the British photographer.




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    A historic textile mill in Somerset, England. “To stand in such a place once humming with constant activity and now utterly silent was, for me, breathtaking,” said Emmett.




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    The entrance hall of a forgotten château in southern Belgium. Emmett had to evade an irascible local groundskeeper known for circling the property on his bicycle with a small shotgun at his side.




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    Hidden deep beneath one of London’s most visited parks, this stunning Victorian-era reservoir once stored the city’s drinking water. Today, a Tube line runs close by, and while Emmett was shooting, vibrations in the tunnel could be felt as trains sped past.




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    A peek inside the main chapel doors of an abandoned school in central Belgium. Although the school has been stripped clean, the adjacent church still stands.




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    A power station filled with silent pipes and turbines in the industrial heart of Luxembourg. At one point in the early 20th century, Luxembourg was the darling of the European steel industry, powered by stations like the one Emmett photographed.




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    This historic stock-trading house in Antwerp, Belgium, is better known as the Chambre du Commerce. Rumor has it this building will eventually be transformed into a glamorous hotel.




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    Demolished in 2013, this dark and eerily quiet tunnel in Fleet, England, was Emmett’s first urbex experience, and it remains his favorite. Many of the U.K.’s military and commercial jet engines (including the Concorde) were designed and tested here.




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    Beneath a massive cooling tower in Charleroi, Belgium.




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    Walking the floor of this former factory, which once produced shoemaking devices, Emmett found implements still on dusty desks and cabinets inscribed with chalk, indicating where tools had been stored. “The whole environment was like something out of a Dickens novel,” Emmett said. “It was a real glimpse into days gone by.” For more of Emmett's work, visit his Facebook page.

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    These pictures were refreshing and beautiful. Thank you for posting!
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    Love this kind of thing. Great pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Wookie-Chick* View Post
    12 insanely beautiful abandoned buildings



    © Matt Emmett

    Walking the floor of this former factory, which once produced shoemaking devices, Emmett found implements still on dusty desks and cabinets inscribed with chalk, indicating where tools had been stored. “The whole environment was like something out of a Dickens novel,” Emmett said. “It was a real glimpse into days gone by.” For more of Emmett's work, visit his Facebook page.
    This would make a perfect walk-in closet to store all of my shoes and purses.

    That first pic of the boys school is just gorgeous. And that chapel! I hope they don't tear any of these buildings down. Restore them!
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    These are great! There is a person on another forum I frequent who is an amateur photographer, and he does almost exclusively abandoned building photography. Very eerie and evocative.
    For anyone interested, there is a photo blog of the abandoned Chernobyl site and surrounding areas. It's an unwieldy site where you have to click on "chapter" and "page" links on the bottom to navigate thru the pages of photos, but it's fascinating. Some creepy stuff.
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    I am a sucker for ruin porn. These are awesome!
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    I hope the Belgian stock trading building is restored, gorgeous!

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    These are wonderful
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    love these. love spending hours checking out abandoned buildings in detroit and chernobyl.

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