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(via Reginald Van de Velde Dereliction Photography)

Reginald Van de Velde travels the world photographing humanity’s abandoned history, be that defunct hospitals, mothballed power stations, abandoned churches, or other monuments to days gone by.

His disquietingly atmospheric images are a testament to mankind’s wasteful and excessive nature, the buildings standing empty and crumbling rather than being modernised, converted, or preserved. The lack of compassion shown to these buildings, often historically unique examples of the architecture of their era, is both distasteful and intriguing – shameful to leave these buildings to rot and yet fascinating in seeing exactly how our architecture degrades over years or decades.

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