Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Extraordinary images of the cruise ship by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski from his book Concordia, published by White Press. The German photographer swam out to where the ship – which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives – is moored. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, was jailed for 16 years over the accident.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Kielkowski said: “Against all odds, I find the shipwreck freely accessible – neither fences nor security personnel. Rather, the doors are open, lights are turned on, no man can be seen”.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

The images show the derelict state of the luxury cruise ship, four years to the month after it sank.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

The ship is in Genoa, where it will be scrapped.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Debris and wiring in one of the large rooms.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

A former bar with its distinctive green decoration.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Sea plants over the walls and ceiling of one of the ship’s large rooms.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

The former games and casino room.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Casino chips litter the floors.

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Slot machines have rusted.