The most beautiful and forgotten places from around the world


The places time forgot - stunning, eerie and atmospheric photographs of the most breathtaking abandoned places from around the world. A stunning gift package perfect for those interested in photography, history and the world around us.

'A book that makes you think' -- ***** Reader review
'Beautiful' -- ***** Reader review
'Spectacular photos' -- ***** Reader review
'Stunning' -- ***** Reader review
From the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay.

With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie crumbling ruins and breathtaking views that offer us a window into the past and capture our imagination. Abandoned showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon. We see a disused stadium in the Czech Republic, a train wreck in the North Carolina mountains, factories in Hungary, a Welsh mental asylum and warehouses in Belgium, all depicted beautifully and sensitively.

More immersive than a museum and more human that a lecture, abandoned photography has given the world an exciting way to look at our history and the places we have long neglected.

Compiled and curated by photographer and former urban explorer, Mathew Growcoot.

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