This Guy Travells Across Poland And Takes Photos Of Abandoned Places With His Phone
Since the beginning of civilization, people have been occupying areas and abandoning them. There are a multitude of reasons for leaving a place behind. No matter what, people are often drawn to explore these vacant places and discover their secrets.
Bartek M. from Poland, runs a little photo project called Fotokomorka. He travels across Poland and combines abandoned places and mobile photography. He already explored over 200 abandoned places in Poland and Europe. Check out some of the shots from his journeys and be sure to visit his website for more.
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1. Car cemetery
The car collection that belonged to someone from the Polish Ministry of Transport. The collection consisted of over 200 cars: Citroens, Mercedes-Benzs, Bugattis, Porsches, Fiats, Buicks and others. It was a unique collection, because people back in those days couldn’t afford to buy a Soviet cars. Western cars were mostly prohibited or very expensive. After owner’s death in the 1980s, cars began to fall into disrepair.
2. Plane cemetery
A private aircraft collection which could become a museum. The collection consisted of several dozen planes and helicopters, including one of the largest in Poland. The collection inherited the wife of the owner, but she could not bear the finances.
3. Abandoned hospital
4. Abandoned kindergarten
Kindergarten was established in the late 1940s or 50s and operated for over half a century. It was closed at the beginning of the 21st century due to demographic decline. There are plans for development of the building as a cultural center or turned into an apartment building.
5. Abandoned salt mine
6. Abandoned palace
7. Abandoned Soviet city
The city was established in the 14th century. Five centuries later, the city was destroyed in a fire. In the 20th century, it was rebuilt for the German army. They built the stables and barracks, and after World War I railway bridge and road bridge. After World War II the city was within the Soviet administration and remained until the 1990s. Today, it is a military area where special units conduct exercises with real ammunition.