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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.

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 facade 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.

Through The Ages

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