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Photographer Niki Feijen's eerie images of the abandoned farm houses

Photographer Niki Feijen's eerie images of the abandoned farm houses
Photographer Niki Feijen specialises in urban exploration; capturing boarded-up buildings and decaying farm housesImages reveal furniture and clothes that remain in decaying homes where owners have long since departed By Kerry Mcdermott Published: 09:07 GMT, 30 April 2013 | Updated: 06:57 GMT, 1 May 2013 From the pile of books in the bedside cabinet to the neatly folded duvet, this bedroom looks almost ready for its owner to turn in for the night. Aside, that is, from the peeling walls, patches of damp, and the thick layer of filth shrouding everything in the room. The eerie photograph is part of a series by Dutch photographer Niki Feijen, who has captured furniture, ornaments and clothes frozen in time in homes where the owners have long since departed. Empty: The bed is still covered by a neatly folded duvet in this abandoned farm house - but it's unlikely anybody would want to sleep in it Ghostly: This eerie photograph captures the dusty pews and peeling walls inside a boarded up church

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10 Shipwrecks Frozen In Time Our World “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad For millennia, the open waters have beckoned to us, calling adventurous souls to their liberation—and, in many cases, to their doom. Traces of these explorers, heroes, and merchants can still be found in our oceans; divers among us can explore their sunken vessels, which have been essentially frozen in time. The United Nations estimates that there are over three million shipwrecks on the ocean floors.

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