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40 Chilling Photographs of Urban Decay




To put it simply, urban decay is the process of disrepair and decrepitude. What was previously a fully functioning city, or part of a city, is now an abandoned piece of space. A famous example of this is Chernobyl, Ukraine. The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe.

Chernobyl was recently opened to adventure hungry tourists and journalist. Personally I’ll pass on the radiation, however seeing the images of the disaster brings swift sadness to the viewer and spreads sorrow through their nerve system. Also mysterious images of abandonment reminds most people of what a post apocalyptic world, let’s knock on wood it never happens, would look like.

For photographers, taking these types of photographs gives them an adrenaline rush. The is just something sceptical about visiting places that haven’t seen a living soul in quite sometime. Most photographers use urban exploration to their advantage to illustrate hope or gruesome terror. As the title suggests, here are forty chilling photographs of urban decay. Enjoy!

Bankenkrise by Johannes Noske

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Terres Rouges by Geoff George

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Cane Hill Asylum

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Broadway by Timothy Neesam

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What’s for dinner? by Erik van Hannen

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Crumlin Court by Stefan Ray

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DETENTION by Sven Fennema

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Urban Decay by Brandon Rechten

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Urban Decay by Grigjr

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Eternal staircase by Alain Dejeaifve

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To the train by limbonic

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To let by Cilest

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Signed Decay by Toni Verdú Carbó

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The doctor will see you now by CmdrCord

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The old winery by Sven Fennema

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Nikola Banicevic

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The final curtain by Sven Fennema

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Open Door Policy by Malcolm X

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Cinema Strange by Mindcage

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The missing handrail

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 40 Chilling Photographs of Urban Decay

Igor Ovsyannykov

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2 Comments

  1. Michael :) says:

    A really great set. Thanks.

  2. HongVan says:

    The old winery by Sven Fennema is my favorite , but To the train by limbonic really send a chill to my spine.

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