Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty – Design You Trust

Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty


A room with a view in Italy.

Dutch photographer Roman Robroek captures some of the most hauntingly beautiful spaces in pristine detail using only natural light. Roman’s fascination with these modern day ruins began along with his career in urban photography. Throughout his travels photographing buildings, he’d inevitably stumble across a great number of abandoned structures, many of them impressive in scope and size.

This environmental factor would become the subject of great curiosity for Roman. He began to wonder about the people who lived there – what their stories were and why they left. These images represent a longing look through the veil of time, leaving it up to the viewer to create the narrative for the thousands of stories that have unfolded. These spaces carry history beyond the grasp of modern memory, and the sheer opulence of many of them takes us to the same space of mystery and wonder that attracted Roman to these decaying relics of a bygone era.

More: Roman Robroek, Instagram, Facebook

A miniature snooker table was left in this house in France:

This grand Italian house would require careful renovation:

Comfy but not cosy. An abandoned Italian living room:

A medieval Italian castle transformed into an oriental palace:

This French staircase retains its charm:

A heroic house in Italy:

Watch your step on this Polish spiral staircase:

A piano abandoned in a house in Poland:

Books litter this huge house in Germany:

A palatial French bedroom:

In Poland, seemingly, they always leave the piano:

An elegant wood-panelled lobby in Belgium:

A more curvaceous creation in Belgium:

Light floods into this Italian palace:

Grandeur turned to rubble in Italy:

This Italian one, on the other hand:

No one makes grand entrances in this French property any more:

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Youth Gone Wild: Stunning Photos Of The Russian Underground Dance Culture
Stunning Travel Landscape Photography By Kyle Mijlof
Boynton Beach Peacocks: When is Beauty Bad?
Mo Farah Running Away from Things
The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory
Photo Project That Proves Beauty Knows No Nationality
The City that Builts into the Rock
"Tokyo Compression": These Images Of Japanese Commuters Are Not For The Claustrophobic
"The Neon God We Made": Filipino Photographer Explores Cyber Manila in Neon Noir
Zappa Claus: “Merry Christmas and Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow!”
Virtual Reality Photography
Once Upon The War: Introducing The Kharkiv School of Photography
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Unforgettable Underwater Photography
Fukushima: 5 Years After The Tragedy
Photographer Mark Rubenstein
Vintage Cover Photos of Czech Weekly News Pestrý Týden in 1927
Australian Studio Creates Advertising Campaign With A Landscapes Turned Upside Down
Stunning Cyberpunk And Futuristic Street Photography By Adrian Martinez
Intimate Photos Of Sharon Tate Gives Her Husband Roman Polanski A Haircut In 1968
"Marilyn in New York" Exhibit at the 42nd St. Subway Station
Photographer Has Headed Into Areas Untouched By Sunlight And Found Creatures That Are Exploding With Colour
Breathtaking Aerial Photos Of A Lavender Field In Southern France By Samir Belhamra
Futuristic Images Of Tokyo Which Trapped Two Photographers
Transmitting Signals: The Superb Conceptual Fashion Photography By Ekaterina Belinskaya