Italy took control of Rhodos in 1912, in the latter days of the Italo-Turkish war. In the decades that followed, Italian colonists moved in and built settlements such as Campochiaro in the forested center of the island. When exploring the rooms of a now abandoned complex sidelining the central square, you get a sense of their […]
These photos were taken in the so-called Gogol House in Odessa, once home to the important Ukrainian writer Nikolai Gogol. The house dates back to 1846 and was owned by the writer’s uncle. The once luxurious villa has gone through many phases of repurposing since, including its use as barracks for the military, before finally […]
While modern-day Athens hardly resembles the ancient Greek culture, its archaeological sites scattered around the city are the unmistakable proof of days gone by. Sunset is by far the best moment of the day to visit and capture these remains, when the marble acquires a golden glow.
This train depot in the outskirts of Budapest was built in 1959, but the trains that were left there, are much older. Traces of red stars and German inscriptions denote a past involving both Nazi-Germany and the Soviet-Union.
This series was shot near Karosta, the former naval port of the Latvian city of Liepaja. The coastal defenses, which were built in the Soviet era, have disintegrated into colossal chunks of concrete that seem to slowly sink into the wet sand.
My first experience with the exploring and capturing of abandoned places still is hard to beat. De Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, designated shortly after the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl in 1986, covers an area with a diameter of roughly 60 kilometers. Virtually no people have lived in this area since the disaster happened. In […]