The decay of Europe

Europe is the “old” continent. It’s decaying. Seriously, everywhere in Europe one finds spots of deterioration and decline. Personally, I find these the most inspiring and photogenic locations. To me, nothing is more fascinating than an old building slowly growing back into the ground. Before the High Speed 1 was opened in the UK, you’d go to London by the Eurostar and after crossing the channel all you’d see for two hours was sad sad industrial heritage up to the horizon, in all stages of decomposition. A glorious sight, sadly unavailable nowadays due to tunnels and embankments. Fortunately, in any decently old European town there is a variety of decaying structures available, although they are not as widespread or as accessible as they used to be. Modern-day structures have a lifespan of about 5 days before they start decaying or get out of fashion, so there’s still hope for some good rubble around here in the future. In the meantime, here are some images of the decay and decline of good old  Europe.

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