12 Photos of Abandoned Mansions That Might Make Your Heart Stop

Posted on October 13, 2016 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE


Photographer Mirna Pavlovic's work explores forgotten palacesacross Europe.

Mirna Pavlovic


Today in abandoned buildings porn we bring you: photos of abandoned European palaces.


Photographer Mirna Pavlovic is fascinated by "reclaiming places deemed inaccessible and forbidden," so it's unsurprising her fascination with abandoned buildings has brought her across Europe.


Her project, entitled "Dulcis Domus," documents villas, castles and palaces abandoned during World War II. Although many of these photos were shot in Italy — which, as Pavlovic points out, occupied a precarious geographic and political position during the war — several were taken in Belgium, and the project is still ongoing.


Take a look at Pavlovic's work below, and follow her on Instagram here.

1. A FORGOTTEN SITE IN ITALY.

Mirna Pavlovic

2. AN EERIE COURTYARD IN ITALY.

Mirna Pavlovic

3. AN ABANDONED GREAT ROOM IN SOUTHERN EUROPE.

Mirna Pavlovic

4. THIS SITE IN ITALY WAS ONCE A BEDROOM.

Mirna Pavlovic

5. A DESERTED SPACE IN ITALY.

Mirna Pavlovic

6. THIS WAS ONCE A PALACE IN PORTUGAL.

Mirna Pavlovic

7. A DECAYING HALLWAY IN SOUTHERN EUROPE.

Mirna Pavlovic

8. AN EERIE VACANT ROOM IN BELGIUM.

Mirna Pavlovic

9. A FALLEN DOORWAY IN SOUTHERN EUROPE.

Mirna Pavlovic

10. A FORGOTTEN GRAND ROOM IN SOUTHERN EUROPE.

Mirna Pavlovic

11. NATURE RECLAIMED THIS MANSION IN ITALY.

Mirna Pavlovic

12. A DESOLATE SECOND-FLOOR SPACE IN ITALY.

Mirna Pavlovic
[h/t: Fubiz]