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No More Preaching, no More Prayers by Matthias-Haker No More Preaching, no More Prayers by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned Church somewhere in Europe

©Matthias Haker 2013
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:iconbubastis2:
bubastis2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! Clap 
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:iconglorious77:
Glorious77 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I love this, would you consider adding it to the print shop for purchase? 
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:iconkasandra-callalily:
Kasandra-Callalily Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
So beautiful it looks more like a movie set than a real place. It's a shame someplace this beautiful is left to decay... All that beautiful art!
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:iconsoror-x:
Soror-x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
love such old buildings:)
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:iconhellangelxt:
hellangelxt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
when I play Assassin's Creed there are scenes just like this too. Beautiful picture :)
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:iconjeremyosborne:
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It seems like a sin that human beings just leave this sit here like this...wish I could walk around all the places you have been, AMAZING!
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:iconnindza:
Nindza Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Pitty, looks really neat.
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:iconkazmierczuk:
kazmierczuk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
"Któryś  cierpiał za nas rany Jezu Chryste zmiłuj się nad nami"    Polish Church.  God is all my world, so this is sad view for me...
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:iconchun11:
chun11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Funky effect!  HDR right?
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:iconebbing-gale:
ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful !
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:iconskywardeyes:
SkywardEyes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are so stunning, especially since the building is so old :o Love it!
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:iconminnachann:
MinnaChann Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
St. Helena on the right side :D I want to find this place if given the chance! Thank you very much for capturing this hidden sanctuary. :)
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:iconeszliczkaa:
Eszliczkaa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
It looks like a church in my district in Poland! This is incredible!
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:iconsleepylua:
sleepylua Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
marvelous~
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:iconmistahjoker:
MistahJoker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful. Honestly, I couldn't tell if it was a painting or a photograph, my initial thought it being a painting. Love it.
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:iconcitizen1987:
Citizen1987 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
God is dead.
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:iconarjakmitra:
ArjakMitra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
good work

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:iconxhydralisk:
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A church is just a building of wood, concrete and plaster; faith is eternal.
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely and haunting...
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:iconanagarsanko:
AnaGarsanko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Just love it, the colors and details are amazing
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:iconfinfishuu:
FinFishuu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
ezio.. could climb there~
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:iconpanhead13:
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Kinda sad looking. It's still beautiful.

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:iconakari-hikari:
Akari-Hikari Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this really a photograph?! It looks so...surreal? Gorgeous work.
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:iconauroraterra:
auroraTerra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a beautiful church and such a horrible stay of decay. Sad to see the glorious architecture just be left to rot.
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:iconsternentreu:
Sternentreu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I love pictures of forgotten rooms... they always have a special atmosphere... 
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:iconmtsofan:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder how much life was here, once upon a time.
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:iconbluelizard287:
BlueLizard287 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You can imagine hearing the echoes of distant, long gone hymns playing throughout the halls..
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:iconmtsofan:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, yes . . .
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:iconmoonresident:
MoonResident Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I thought this was a painting. . . . .
Incredible photo!
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:iconrandomshooting:
randomshooting Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Always amazing to discover these parts of history left apart through your photography, keep on the good job!
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:iconchely-sparkle:
Chely-Sparkle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Awesome, at first I tought it was a painting...
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:iconsimba1990:
simba1990 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Somewhere in Poland. I don't know: I'm proud, because it's in Poland, or ashamed, because it's a ruin.
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:iconchantallikesyou:
ChantalLikesYou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I really love your pictures... i never knew that there were so many abandon places!
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:iconcj-falcon:
CJ-FALCON Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Poland?
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:iconmrevil89:
MrEvil89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
yes, it's poland
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:iconkamirama:
Kamirama Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This looked like a drawing
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:iconefbailey:
EFBailey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow.  With architectural details like that, I'm really kind of surprised no one has tried to restore this building.  The paintings especially look like something with a history to them.  I wonder how so many of these places wind up so forgotten.
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Nice shot!

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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture :heart:
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:iconmountainstrongbear:
MountainStrongBear Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These old places are amazing.  I thought there would've been historical organizations who'd wish to upkeep places like these.  Sick thing is, if you were to buy such a building to restore it, they'd suddenly be up in arms about preservation, and really in your face.
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is one of the problems why many buildings are left to decay. Being forced to rebuild them historically correct makes it incredibly expensive on the one hand, but furthermore it's hard to use the buildings in an appropriate way without changing some of the structures to a modern layout (like fire escape ways, additional bathrooms, bigger kitchens or even spa areas for example).
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:iconhans-niemand:
Hans-Niemand Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Or, alternatively. at least remove the artwork to a museum or even just storage.  It could later be incorporated into the next new church.


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:iconlukiesyaya:
lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
startling image... :star:
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