Photo © Daniel Marbaix. Image Source: Facebook.
Today, see urbex photos from photographer Daniel Marbaix. On his Facebook page, there is a huge collection of images, including:
- A heartbreaking photo of an abandoned Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (at 130 Larimer Ave.)
- An abandoned church organ
- A forsaken hunting lodge and abandoned chateau in Belgium
- An abandoned castle in Italy
- Southwark Cathedral, London, UK
- An empty admin building of a North Wales hospital, UK
- A reform school shut after child abuse incidents in the UK
- Hebrew books left behind in abandoned Jewish holiday resort
- De oude Beurs (the Old Stock Exchange - incredible photo!), Antwerp. The first money exchange market in the world was established in Antwerp; de oude Beurs is an abandoned 19th century building which is so stunning that it was recently named among urbex enthusiasts as one of the 5 Pillars of the Abandoned World (for more Pillars of the Abandoned World, go here - and see Gartloch mental hospital in Scotland (closed 1996), soon to be converted into luxury apartments)
- An abandoned jet engine testing facility, for the Manhattan Project
- An abandoned Masonic lodge in the USA
The set of photos below the jump were taken in a doctor's abandoned house in Germany; a report from the Daily Mail speculates - as does Marbaix - on why the inhabitants left so suddenly, at some point between the 1960s and the 1980s:
Who were these people? Why did they leave in such a hurry? What happened here? The once-grand house is badly dilapidated but its rooms still boast gorgeous fixtures and items inexplicably abandoned, suggesting a sudden flight from the home by its occupants.
It's the sheer amount of items remaining in the home that shed a little light on who the occupants were.
[Sixties' c]oats hang on hooks, their colors still bright and handbags of polished leather look ready to be slung over a woman's shoulder.
The most eerie sight of the house ... is the physician's exam room, complete with instruments and slices of kidney set between glass, ready to be examined. ...
[Marbaix] ... says little is known about the home, but he says the home has been abandoned for at least 20 years.
'It looks like most of the family were killed in a car accident (found head stones for them in the house) and the lady of the house died shortly after leaving everything behind from work stuff... to personal photos and kids paintings,' he told Reddit readers.
Images are from: Flickr, Facebook, and Daily Mail. All photos are © Daniel Marbaix; he describes his urbex journeys across Europe and North America in his 2013 book, States of Decay.
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