The Archive of Abandoned Places

The Archive Of Abandoned Places

Abandoned buildings carry mysteries. Their atmosphere feels unreal – it feels as if the time had stopped. When the built environment begins to decay, something gets distorted, and the buildings become interesting.

While the cities try to maximize the economic gain, many beautiful buildings have been torn down, and replaced by blocks of flats. When money becomes the priority, the cities lose their original atmosphere and also some of their richness and beauty. The silence of the abandoned houses reminds us of our loss.

The Archive Of Abandoned Places consists of hundreds of documentary photos shot in Finland and some other European countries. The first photos were shot over ten years ago and the archive has been expanding since.

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