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House of God by Matthias-Haker House of God by Matthias-Haker
A beautiful protestant church, abandoned for more than 60 years

©Matthias Haker 2011
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Casame Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like a shot from asassins creed or something. this is wonderful... how could something like this even be abandoned?
your pictures make me so curious about the whereabouts of the buildings... but I know you're totally right by keeping them secret.
you're awesome. keep the great work up :)
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Glance-Of-Snow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
So beautiful.
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:iconpeanutsalad:
Peanutsalad Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah - what a place!
And a great pic :)
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:iconmaiji:
maiji Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible shot. Love how the light is filtering through the glass (or holes?) so delicately. The colours are unbelievable.
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mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beauty! check out a short film of this church... [link]
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SugarContent Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Both your shot and the location is perfect! The place somehow reminds me of the large hall at the end of the first Fullmetal Alchemist, where Edward confronted Dante.

Simply beautiful!
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! May I have your permission to use this as stock?
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Featured here: [link]

Thank you for being part of the :iconphotographyuniverse:
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SprenklePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
wow, this is wonderful. Love those beams of light. Where is this?
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)
You have been featured Here!
Please fav if you enjoyed it :)
:heart:
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those shafts of light are amazing. They don't even look real
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devil-pl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Żeliszów?. kam heraus schön
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
das motiv hab ich zwar schon des öfteren gesehen aber nie sooo gut umgesetzt... :heart:
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mrdectol Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
F*** me in the a**, TWICE!
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconpildik:
Pildik Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful. I like abandoned buildings.
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Leandro2009 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Great work!
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Koregame Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful *___*
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tozduygu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
great shot...
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Frost2sword Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic. This church is located in a small village ~50km from my hometown in poland.
As i have heard this place may collapse in near future as no one has interests in this building. There's a lot of abandoned places near this location, for example old factory called celwiskoza in jelenia góra - got some photos of it in my gallery - however i'm not sure if it's open right now. Like a year ago someone bricked up the entrances due to safety purposes. Still, it's too popular to ve closed ;)
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whendt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
that is a very cool photo!
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:iconriffo:
Riffo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Excellent shoot.
Congratulations.
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
What a fantastic image, full of depth and wonderful textures :)
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BelcyrPiotr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
stary kocham to miejsce i ciągle się zastanawiam jaka jest jego Historia
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XeroMarru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Photographer
This is amazing.. I love it so much
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lalala978 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
so beautiful, churches are my favourite
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ron-brouillette Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Writer
I hope you don't mind, but I featured this piece here: [link]
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MustBeSymmetrical Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Artist
Wow! This shot is amazing! I love the paint!
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pirate-J Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! Where was this? Lovely image!
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sorry, but all i can say is that it is somewhere in europe.
I don't give away information about locations due to what i have seen that happened to locations like this one after the place became public... too much vandalism out there, i hope that you can understand this...
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pirate-J Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, well that is mildly selfish yet understandable.
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha, believe me, it's not the selfishness that that encourages me to act like that ;)
if you're planning a trip to europe send me a note, i might give you some hints lol
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pirate-J Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha, thank you :) I am in a few months
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IoanTristan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wo ist das?
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sorry, leider gebe ich so ohne weiteres keine Infos zu Locations heraus...
Das ist kein Egosimus, aber ich habe gesehen was mit vielen Locations passiert, wenn deren Standpunkt im Internet bekannt wird. Es ist grausam, auf was für Ideen manche Leute kommen... Tut mir also leid, aber um Vandalismus einen Riegel vorzuschieben gibt es keinerlei Informationen...
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is amazing!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Photographer
even if I think that HDR is a dead end, you prove the opposite with this picture
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metalhero1993 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wo ist sie zu finden? Schönes Bild...
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sorry, leider gebe ich so ohne weiteres keine Infos zu Locations heraus...
Das ist kein Egosimus, aber ich habe gesehen was mit vielen Locations passiert, wenn deren Standpunkt im Internet bekannt wird. Es ist grausam, auf was für Ideen manche Leute kommen... Tut mir also leid, aber um Vandalismus einen Riegel vorzuschieben gibt es keinerlei Informationen...
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metalhero1993 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Was meinst du? Schmierereien und sowas? Verstehe ich wohl... dann ist es wohl besser, wenn ich alleine auf "Schatzsuche" ziehe! :D
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Aber falls es dich beruhigt, du müsstest bestimmt mindestens 6-8 stunden fahren ;)
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ja zum Beispiel... Leider ist das nicht alles...
Ich hab schon Horden von Idioten mit Baseballschlägern und Eisenstangen angetroffen die einfach alles kaputt schlagen...
Mal davon abgesehen, das man sich nicht gerade freut wenn man sowas in deutlicher Unterzahl mit ziemlich teurem Equipment antrifft, ist es einfach nur grausam was diese Spinner diesen wunderbaren Orten antun...
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metalhero1993 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Kann ich nachvollziehen. Ich finde Ruinen generell schöner, wenn sie "mit der Zeit" verfallen sind. Davon gibt es auch in unserer Region reichlich... man muss nur gut suchen...
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augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
herrlich...
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SugarBoogar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Amazing picture! There is so much emotion in it.
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:iconpifanida:
pifanida Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your pics always give me good ideas for animation layouts :) you are always in such amazing places!!!
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, i'm glad if i'm able to inspire people!
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Exceptional mate,so striking with the intense beam of light there :wow:
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot Jonathan ;)
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Apr 30, 2011, 2:35:19 PM
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