Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect

A photographer has released a collection of photos of abandoned buildings that are still standing despite years of neglect. Roman Robroek, 30, of the Netherlands, traveled all over France in a bid to capture the beauty of these decaying buildings.

The stunning images were taken over the past five years at destinations throughout France. They include homes, churches, hospitals, castles and even automobiles. (Caters News)

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Abandoned greenhouse in France

A photographer has released a stunning collection of abandoned buildings that are still standing despite years of neglect. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned bathroom in France

Roman Robroek, 30, a Dutch photographer, traveled all over France to capture the beauty of these decaying buildings. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned automobile in France

The stunning images have been collated in the past five years and were taken at destinations in and around France. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned chapel in France

Nature has found its way into the nave of this Gothic church. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned church in France

Once brilliant, the polychrome frescoes of this church are slowly peeling off. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned cloister in France

Robroek commented: “Most of these buildings were a walk in the park: Everything was open, and no one was looking after it anymore.” (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned control room in France

“Some of the buildings however, required me to carefully plan where and when I parked my car, walked across a park, climbed into an open window or crawled through a hole,” Robroek said. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned room with bird cage in France

“It’s not always easy, but I will use an entrance that’s already there and when a building is closed. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned living room in France

“It’s closed, and I move on to the next one, that’s part of the game,” Robroek said. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned morgue in France

This abandoned building was once a morgue. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned castle in France

The photographer appreciates France’s rich history and architecture. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned staircase in France

Robroek says he prefers southern France, where the roads seem to be wider, people are more mellow and the climate is sunnier. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)

Abandoned piano in France

The buildings in the South of France, he adds, are just as beautiful as they are in the North. (Photo: Roman Robroek/Caters News)