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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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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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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 Forgotten

Forsaken Castles & Mansions

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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AbandonedPlanet
by Andre Govia

The first book by world­wide Urbex pio­neer Andre Govia brings you the defin­i­tive doc­u­ment of cin­e­mat­ic aban­doned pho­tog­ra­phy. Hav­ing explored over 800 indi­vid­ual loca­tions Andre takes us on a jour­ney behind the façade of aban­doned build­ings to dis­cov­er the haunt­ing­ly beau­ti­ful dis­cov­er­ies with­in. Wel­come to Nev­er Nev­er Land… Andre Govia is a leg­end among urban explor­ers. He has tak­en his cam­era into over 22 dif­fer­ent coun­tries world­wide to doc­u­ment the Nar­nia of glob­al urban decay left behind by the march of time.

Nobody bet­ter cap­tures the haunt­ing poet­ry of these spaces, as Andre leads the read­er on an emo­tion­al jour­ney through a world most will nev­er see. Aban­doned Plan­et brings you an epic col­lec­tion of Andre Govia’s work, nev­er before seen in print. The pathos, the mag­ic, the pro­found sad­ness of each image invites you to con­tem­plate not only the even­tu­al fail­ure of all human endeav­our but also the dif­fi­cult to describe, indis­tinct yearn­ing for a world less civilised, a nos­tal­gia for wild spaces – for a life less tame. Let the bit­ter­sweet melan­choly of Andre Govia’s majes­tic pho­tog­ra­phy get under your skin.