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Abandoned European Churches Captured in Crumbling Glory

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In further proof that buildings might be more beautiful abandoned than inhabited, German photographer Matthias Haker has captured breathtaking scenes of seemingly otherworldly light streaming into neglected European churches. Peeling paint, crumbling walls, forsaken pews and pianos, and other fragments of these formally grand spaces are all captured in the series, which Haker has titled, simply, "Decay." Another quick look, below.

· Wonderful pictures of Abandoned churches by Matthias Haker [Design You Trust]
· All Abandonment Coverage [Curbed National]
· Matthias Haker [official site via Freeyork]