The Impressive Beauty of Europe’s Abandoned Buildings

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“Quattro” (2015) – This image was taken in a large abandoned asylum in Italy.

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“Fin de Priere” (2015) – “I like the fact they’re hidden spaces that not many people know about,” she says. This abandoned church, in a small Belgian town was particularly difficult to get to — Soden had to crawl through a shattered glass window.

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“Ivy” (2015) – This photo was taken in an abandoned Italian hospital, where ivy was taking over the central courtyard. “For me, it’s about the historical importance of the buildings,” she explained, “and capturing the grandeur and decadence of these places — before they waste away.”

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Over the last six years, London-based photographer Gina Soden has photographed some of European’s most beautiful derelict buildings. Her list of locations includes everything from asylums to schools and power stations and each building is in a precarious state, and face an uncertain future.

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