Photographer Aurélien Villette has a knack for finding immense beauty in decrepit, abandoned buildings. The French shooter has been traveling the globe in search of empty palaces, churches and other pieces of architecture, compiling his captures into a compelling series entitled "Spirit of Place." Although many could imagine the sad truths hidden in these images, we find the spaces where man's creations have been left unkempt -- allowing Mother Nature to work her magic -- captivating.

Villette's unique works are now available in a hardback book courtesy of teNeues for $75.

  • Source:Quartz

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