Photographer Finds Abandoned Buildings In Europe And Immortalizes Them In His Photos
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Because they’re abandoned and crumbling, like the structures in Christian Richter’s photography. From abandoned old churches to ballrooms to theaters and pools, many of these are great examples of grand architecture that’s falling apart. I imagine that these places remain barren because of bureaucratic and ownership issues, because there’s no other reason for people not to fill these halls.
Christian Richter is a photographer living in Jeßnitz, Germany. “When I was young, I fell in love with abandoned buildings,” he wrote in a post on Bored Panda. “After I got a camera as a present, I started photographing the beauty there. I mostly photograph empty buildings with great staircases or interiors. I simply adore old decaying architecture, their patterns and textures – they remind me that everything is impermanent.”