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Photographing Abandoned Places of Worship

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All of these pictures were taken by German photographer Matthias Haker in the remains of the world’s places of worship—chapels, synagogues, and silent rooms. Good luck tracking down Haker’s shoot locations: He makes a point not to disclose them.

Abandoned Places of Worship
‘Church of the Ghosts’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘No More Preaching, No More Prayers’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘The Old Synagogue’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘Remember the Past’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘Lost Faith’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘The Golden Chapel’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘God’s Forgotten Palace’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘The Colors Remain’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘Silent Prayers’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)
Abandoned Places of Worship
‘Golden’ (Matthias Haker/Caters)