As German photographer Sven Fennema captures dilapidated castles, abandoned palaces and decayed churches, I can’t help but wonder how these once impressive buildings have come to be forgotten. Whatever fate lies ahead for these spaces, it’s nice to see that their beauty will forever be restored through Sven’s photographs.
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Unbelievable pictures, they immediately trigger my imagination and I start thinking about all the exciting stories that must have happened in these amazing places. The use of the light is absolutely amazing.
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Why have they been forgottten? They must be amazing in their glory days…gthey still are sooo charming!
These images look just stunning. Can´t take my eyes of them. Beautiful <3
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Amazing photographs. All of these images seem so magical. The light flowing through each picture gives them a majestic feeling, but I can’t help but feel some kind of sadness because of the beauty that is being forgotten or left behind. Each of these places/buildings has been left to die essentially. I hope that they are restored to their glory. All of these places would make for a beautiful backdrop to a fashion spread.
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these are absolutely beautiful!!! a dream actually! …xo, Alma
Woww..what an amazing places!! LOVE them!
ooo, love that pics and places.. It is amazing and I love history.
Amazing pictures!!!! these paces are so impressive
Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always dreamed of telling the stories of places like that-what an inspiration! The photos are beautiful and so stunning. Can’t fathom how such beautiful places have been left to rot.
Gorgeous and so magical! I want to go to each and every one of these places now and… I don’t know… create something. So moving.
Wow gorgeous pics !!
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Oh… my…. can’t find words… these are so amazing and breathtaking… both, the pictures and the places…. my imagination flies around in every picture!
Wow these are beautiful! I love the way he captures the beauty in things that others have looked over and disgarded – the true misson of a photographer! Wonderful.
Wow, I would love to live a place like that one day!
Beautiful photos!!! Love the big windows!!
these places are amazing.
inspiring. love it.
You should also check out http://www.abandonedamerica.us/
They make me want to burst into tears. How sad that places like these are left to ruin.
These photos are stunning. They remind me of a couple of photo diaries documented on TIME.com showcasing Detroit’s derelict buildings as part of a project exploring how far America has fallen. There are some incredible buildings and homes full of intricate and stunning architecture in Detroit. Unfortunately, due to gross economic decline these jewels have been abandoned. With no one financially able or willing to maintain these properties, many have sadly passed the point of resurrection.
See links to the diaries below:
Very pretty to look at, but also a great reminder of social responsibility.
these are gorgeous, i love abandoned photography! my favorite is this incredible sequence on China’s Abandoned “wonderland” theme park. So amazing. http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/12/chinas-abandoned-wonderland/100207/
These photos are gorgeous… I love the light. They’re weirdly romantic when I feel like they should be creepy!
Wow…These photos are gorgeous. They have so much charm and it is awesome to think about what all that building has seen.
If become a squatter for that <3
Oh my goodness, these pics are amazing! What gorgeous spaces, how sad to see them abandoned but there’s such beauty in these photos, kind of a celebration of what was there at another time.
I am absolutely in love with these photos! I love photos of abandoned places — there are a lot of photos of places in Detroit, Chernobyl/Ukraine and Japan that are hauntingly beautiful.
Discovered paradise you rather say!
I could look at many of these every day.
this is so beautiful! I’m speechless!
Wow, they are amazing. I just love photos of abandoned places … and Germany has a lot of these places.
Always nice to see his beautiful pictures presented somewhere.
Beautiful photography. How sad that we are losing these beautiful places too.
These are amazing pics! I can’t imagine why any of these places were abandoned 🙁
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I just love those!
One of my dreams is to refurbish a place like such.
Magical. I can just imagine the people and sounds that occupied these spaces.
These images are beautiful, but it is heartbreaking to see such majestic buildings abandoned. I agree with Alyx. I have dreamed about restoring a place like one of these for some time.
An absolute thanks for sharing. Wonderful work.
that is fascinating. there is a certain allure to abandoned places.
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Amazing! Very beautiful!
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Fantastic photos! You can also find some great abandoned places from Poland here: http://intotheshadows.pl
I love that kind of an abandoned places, great article!