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Forsaken Castles and Mansions Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Forsaken Castles and Mansions Southern Europe

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Oriol Ribera Forsaken Castles and Mansions

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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Forsaken Castles and Mansions Chateau de la Foret

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Brian Preciousdecay, preciousdecay.com Forsaken Castles and Mansions Chateau de la Foret

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Rex Features Forsaken Castles and Mansions Ruined Castle, Near Croughaun, Co Waterford, Ireland

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Rex Features Forsaken Castles and Mansions

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Paul Hennessy/Polaris Forsaken Castles and Mansions August 11, 2013 - Fishkill, New York, United States - The ruins of the Bannerman family residence are seen on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River about 60 miles north of New York City. Built in the early 1900s by Francis Bannerman VI.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Yuriy Brykaylo/Getty Images Forsaken Castles and Mansions Spring Pidhirtsi Castle panorama view (Ukraine)

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Medavia/ZumaPress.com Forsaken Castles and Mansions Sept. 15, 2012 - Europe - Castle. A still furnished castle in Belgium. Urban explorer Ernest SÂbastien, 32, has spent the last two years traveling around Europe photographing more than 300 abandoned buildings.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Medavia/ZumaPress.com Forsaken Castles and Mansions Sept. 15, 2012 - Europe - Castle. A piano in a decaying castle in Belgium. Urban explorer Ernest SÂbastien, 32, has spent the last two years travelling around Europe photographing more than 300 abandoned buildings.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Horacio Villalobos/Corbis Forsaken Castles and Mansions

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© José Luis Presa/Getty Images Forsaken Castles and Mansions Historic castle in La Rioja fields of wine. The door is surprisingly high and narrow. It is abandoned and in ruins.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© Witold Skrypczak/Getty Images Forsaken Castles and Mansions Ruins of Chervonohorod Castle over Dnister River Valley, near Nyrkiv in Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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© TJ Blackwell/Getty Images Forsaken Castles and Mansions The abandoned neo-gothic castle of Chateau de Noisy. Located in Celles, southern Belgium.

Photographer Andre Govia is an urban explorer who enters abandoned properties and photographs his discoveries. He's compiled some of is finds in the book "Abandoned Planet." He won't reveal the exact location of the abandoned castles and mansions in this collection; instead, let your imagination take you... (Pictured) Abandoned building in South U.K.

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The Ravages of Time

Forgotten America

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Abandoned America :
The Age of Consequences

Enter­ing the room mid­way to stand motion­less in melan­choly silence the air fills with charged whis­pers from the past, voic­es on the wind, chill­ing breaths from the past tin­gles down the spine.

Lis­ten­ing hard the wind faint­ly car­ries the echos of yes­ter­year,

con­ver­sa­tions reach­ing out from times gone by.

Stop and emp­ty your mind and feel the floors, walls and ceil­ings with your spir­it and soul. The room fills with elec­tric ener­gy, a buzz with life lived and no longer seen, an imprint in pass­ing time.

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Abandoned America
by Matthew Christopher

As in Aban­doned Amer­i­ca and through­out the ages, mankind has been fas­ci­nat­ed by the ruins of pre­vi­ous soci­eties. The desire to gain a greater under­stand­ing of our past has dri­ven archae­ol­o­gists, artists, and schol­ars from across the world to study the ves­tiges of lifestyles that have van­ished in an attempt to cap­ture their mys­tique and beau­ty.

CityLifeStyle Books Abandoned America Randall Park Mall

Orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed as an exam­i­na­tion of the rise and fall of the state hos­pi­tal sys­tem, Matthew Christopher’s Aban­doned Amer­i­ca rapid­ly grew to encom­pass derelict fac­to­ries and indus­tri­al sites, schools, church­es, pow­er plants, hos­pi­tals, pris­ons, mil­i­tary instal­la­tions, hotels, resorts, homes, and more.

Through his col­lec­tion of writ­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy,

Matthew Christo­pher has spent the last decade doc­u­ment­ing the ruins of one of the great­est civ­i­liza­tions the world has ever known : our own.

Explor­ing sites like the charred remains of the Hotel Do De, the rust­ed cells of the Essex Coun­ty Jail Annex, the sub­lime majesty of the Church of the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion, or the eerie and dilap­i­dat­ed rem­nants of the New Cas­tle Elks Lodge, the work spans archi­tec­tur­al trea­sures left to the ele­ments and then all too often lost for­ev­er.

CityLifeStyle Books Abandoned America The Age Of Consequences By Matthew Christopher

With 240 pages of beau­ti­ful pho­tographs, a fore­word by cel­e­brat­ed author James Howard Kun­stler, and detailed his­tor­i­cal back­ground on each site.

Aban­doned Amer­i­ca : The Age of Con­se­quences is sure to cap­ti­vate any­one with an inter­est in the mod­ern ruins in our midst.