We are two 22-year-old twins brothers from France, Anthony, and Florent. We are both Master’s students at a business school. Passionate about travel and atypical places, it is quite natural that we discovered urban exploration. This passion grew up after our first exploration in a former sanatorium. It was a real revelation.

We travel all over France and other European countries to rediscover a once sparkling heritage. It is also to find ourselves in a parallel universe conducive to questioning and wonder. Our project is called “Symphony of Decay”. The passion for photography came to us 3 years ago. We started with our smartphones. We then perfected our skills until we bought a DSLR camera. Today, we own a Canon 700D and a Sigma 10-20mm f4.5-5.6 ultra-wide-angle lens.

Last year we have spent 10 months in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, as part of an Erasmus program. Because of our attraction to forgotten places, it was natural that we went in search of the most awesome abandoned places in the country. Here is the result of our most beautiful explorations. Today, several places in this series have been renovated, destroyed or simply closed down.

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#1

The Inner Courtyard Of An Abandoned Palace

The Inner Courtyard Of An Abandoned Palace

The city of Budapest is full of beautiful inner courtyards.

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KatHat
Community Member
7 months ago

This is the most intriguing to me, I think. I want to know what's behind all those windows! And you can tell how high-quality all the building materials were... I'd love to reclaim those tiles.

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#2

Train Graveyard

Train Graveyard

Abandoned soviet MAV class 424 inside a decaying warehouse.

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW...

#3

Abandoned Theater

Abandoned Theater

One of the most beautiful places we have ever explored. Abandoned for decades, the place today is nothing but a ruin and a squat.

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Flippingfloppingsalmon
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7 months ago

Its sad to see all of these buildings waste away..

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#4

Abandoned Power Station

Abandoned Power Station

This is the Art Deco control room of the abandoned power plant.

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K.
Community Member
7 months ago

How can this be so beautiful?

#5

Abandoned Palace

Abandoned Palace

This palace is abandoned since the early 2000s. It is used to be the headquarters of a big company in the country.

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Sherrie Beth Swanson
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7 months ago

It is beautiful hopefully someone can save it . Better to reuse then make more garbage

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#6

Abandoned Palace

Abandoned Palace

The interior of this former palace is impressive. It is used quite often as a filming location.

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

NICE

#7

Abandoned Theater

Abandoned Theater

This is the entrance hall of this once-grand theater.

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Rafida Fauzia
Community Member
7 months ago

Where is this?

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#8

Abandoned Military Barracks

Abandoned Military Barracks

No more used since the fall of the USSR, the place today is a beautiful ruin.

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

A,LOT OF WORK NEEDED....BUT GREAT FOR APPARTMENTS

#9

Abandoned Powerplant

Abandoned Powerplant

One of the most impressive structures we have ever visited. The place was used as a movie set for the movie "Blade Runner 2049".

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Daria B
Community Member
7 months ago

Giving me mako reactor vibes. ♡

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#10

Abandoned Ballroom

Abandoned Ballroom

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

IT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO,HAVE A STUDIO TO PAINT IN...

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Abandoned Palace

Abandoned Palace

This magnificent palace located in the city center of Budapest has been abandoned for years. The place has been renovated into a hotel.

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

GREAT ......

#12

Abandoned Villa

Abandoned Villa

This huge resort complex has been abandoned for decades. During the Soviet period, the complex was very popular among high-ranking government officials.

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#13

Abandoned Mall

Abandoned Mall

We were lucky to enter this place... It's abandoned since the end of the 90s.

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

SUPER COOL....

#14

Abandoned Theater

Abandoned Theater

Another point of view of this awesome abandoned theater.

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Nerevar
Community Member
7 months ago

I watched so many movies there when it was functioned as a movie theatre. Sweet memories. I watched the first Matrix here. Childhood. Before that it was a dance hall of the Avas Hotel.

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#15

Abandoned Cinema

Abandoned Cinema

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Sherrie Beth Swanson
Community Member
7 months ago

What craftsmanship

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#16

Abandoned Mav 301

Abandoned Mav 301

Today there are only two examples of this legendary locomotive left in the world. Here is one of them.

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#17

Abandoned Soviet Hospital

Abandoned Soviet Hospital

Abandoned since 1991, this huge hospital complex is in demolition.

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Ube Ree
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7 months ago

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WOW....IT COULD BE USED FOR THE POOR & NEEDEY..

#18

Abandoned Pool

Abandoned Pool

This old swimming pool was part of the hotel complex.

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Lynne Be
Community Member
7 months ago

Look how big the pool was! I bet it was beautiful back in its hay day.

#19

Abandoned Hotel

Abandoned Hotel

Located near a lake, the place is now in a very advanced state of degradation.

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JazzyRuns12
Community Member
7 months ago

I’m getting horror movie vibes...

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#20

Abandoned Hotel Complex

Abandoned Hotel Complex

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Ube Ree
Community Member
7 months ago

RE-DO...

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