Some of the oldest structures in the world are churches, and they have a long tradition of being the centers of communities not just for spiritual reasons, but for social ones as well. But like everything else, they sometimes become abandoned for one reason or another, and the impressive structures are slowly reclaimed by nature, leaving a silent, decaying shell that’s haunting but beautiful. Churches like these can be found all over the world, and here are 20 of the most amazing, as well as some of their stories.
San Sebastiano, Italy
Belchite, Zaragoza, Spain
Bussana Vecchia, Italy
Lost Springs, Kansas, USA
Russell County, Kansas, USA
St. George’s, Bermuda
Whoa… more people should stop taking care of their churches, this is beyond beautiful.
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