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I find astonishing and indescribable beauty in
wreckages of joylessly gray-coloured,
yet enchanting world of steel and concrete.
Ghosts of wicked times are calling for absolution.
Sit beside me, let's listen.
Matt, 20, Poland.
antoniopolophotography said: Great! Nice composition.
I fell in love with this devastated and robbed asylum on the first sight… even thought it took some blood as sacrifice. Not mine though… Thank you, Antonio!
creepingsilence said: Amazing! great photos great blog perfect! ;)
Thank you so much! Those are extremely pleasant words to hear ;)
A very stub of sovietgoner was photography folder I called 'Deer Zone'. The name was result of my fascination with universe of S.T.A.L.K.E.R and name of my city which can be translated as ‘Deer Hill’… Place surrounded by mountains, forest and hundreds of palaces. Place, where waits everything dear to me. Yet there is no room for any bourgeoisie here. Even fake one, like calling old driving school a palace :)
This is my tribute to city slowly dying right before my eyes.
you-ride-or-die said: What's the magic or special in abandoned places? The registration of a past memory or just keeping it alive by a shot? I love your blog. Keep it up :)
It’s impossible to answer correctly! I say… both. The magic of any abandoned place is the feeling you get at the back of your head, impossible to catch or fully express. It’s the call of the past. In order to fully feast eyes and soul on dilapidating sceneries, one needs to sense the weight of countless stories which rushed through the heydays.
Well… At least that’s what I try to do! :)
mycreativevoid said): I waver between envy, jealousy and down right depression every time I see one of your posts on my dash. My camera becomes a brick in my hand. :) Great work Matt
Haha, this is one of awesomest comment to receive under a photo, Taylor! Yet I have to categorically disagree. I’m posting the response, so everyone could check and see why I consider you one of the best photographers out here. I have heaps to learn from you about using the brick :)
cerunos said: Absolutely beautiful and haunting pics, your notes should be in the hundred thousands
Who knows, maybe one day…? :P
It’s hard to express how much I appreciate every person who leaves a note under my work or joins this trip. Two years ago I received a treasure of four notes under my first photo. Those three likes and a reblog gave me a lot of daring to continue. I’d never have believed on that day, that throughout this time I’d cross paths with over three thousand people who burn with same wanderlust. This is amazing.
Anonymous said: What was the circular structure before it got abandoned ?
This building served as restaurant for FWP. It was kind of Polish ‘travel agency’, preparing holidays during soviet times. Many workers could afford vacation thanks to this organisation. This is where they were dining while visiting Polish mountains. It was abandoned almost quarter century ago, during fall of communism.