Abandoned Buildings: Photographer shows us a glimpse of the end of the world

What will happen to the world when we're no longer here? All that we've created and built – schools, hospitals, museums, homes?

All images courtesy of Christian Richter. Via Creative Boom submission.

All images courtesy of Christian Richter. Via Creative Boom submission.

Will they fall so easily to ruin? Overtaken by nature and quickly turned to dust? What a depressing thought to ponder on a Monday morning, but this kind of scenario has always fascinated me.

For German photographer Christian Richter it has become a bit of an obsession. He loves to travel across Europe in search of forgotten corners, where he can spend a happy hour or two wandering through abandoned spaces and capture everything that's happened to them. Whether they be factories, hospitals, old concert halls or derelict cinemas – he loves to discover how time and nature place their impact on our once-loved architecture.

Documenting the crumbling and dusty rooms, corridors and stairwells – and using the best available natural light – Christian has a particular talent for spotting appealing patterns and colours – sharing the beauty in the bittersweetness of the decaying buildings.

If you love this genre of photography as much as I do, then visit www.richterchristian.com to discover more of Christian's work, or follow him on Instagram where he regularly shares some of his new abandoned finds.


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