Inside Abandoned Costa Concordia Cruise Ship
The Costa Concordia was one of a kind. The luxurious cruise ship was christened in 2006 and housed over 4,000 passengers. With 1,500 cabins, a casino, and a multi-level theater, the ship was basically a mobile ocean city. On January 13th, 2012, the Costa Concordia sunk when it struck a rock formation as it departed from a town in Italy. A total of 33 people died in the disaster.
German photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski swam 200 metres to the ship and jumped on board to take eerie photographs of the interior. Check out his photos inside Costa Concordia below.
Costa Concordia before sinking.
Here is a photo of the Costa Concordia sinking after striking a rock formation underwater.
The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, Francesco Schettino is taken into custody in Grosseto, Italy.
Salvage of Costa Concordia.
This theater used to be magnificent at one point.
The casino was severely damaged.
Casino chips litter the floors.
The ruined corridors of the ship now resemble a scene from a horror film.
People’s belongings were still scattered around the hallways and rooms.
Bedrooms are somewhat still intact.
This amazing staircase still stands.
Part of the gigantic elevator with some remaining water.
Old emerald elevator is still quite majestic.
Hallways where passengers and workers used to walk seem really eerie now.
The control panel that Francesco Schettino likely stood near as the ship started sinking.
A former bar with its distinctive green decoration.
The artwork in the grand halls was miraculously unharmed by the water.
An empty and dilapidated bar area still houses a piano and brightly coloured seats.