Mother nature’s Scrapyard – Plants reclaim abandoned automobiles

PIC BY ROMAN ROBROEK /CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An old car in the garage of an abandoned villa.) - Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard - as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars. Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe. Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles. SEE CATERS COPY.

Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard – as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars.

Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe.

Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles.

The 29-year-old said: “I’m a big fan of abandoned cars and I get very excited when I see one.

PIC BY ROMAN ROBROEK /CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A car in disary in the garage of an abandoned, the garage was the only part of the house that was not sealed.) - Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard - as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars. Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe. Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles. SEE CATERS COPY.

Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard – as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars.

“I’m not sure why I get excited, but I think it’s because of the value some of these cars have, or used to have, which makes me feel like it’s special.

“Some of them might be worth a fortune to a collector.

“I’ve taken photos of abandoned cars in various countries, from Belgium to Italy, France and Germany.

“You can find them anywhere, such as stashed in garages of abandoned houses, in open fields or random gardens.

PIC BY ROMAN ROBROEK /CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An old storage unit filled with abandoned cars.) - Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard - as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars. Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe. Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles. SEE CATERS COPY.

Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe.

“Some of the pictures are a lot harder to take than others.

“Photographing one car in an abandoned garage I climbed over a wall that was so unstable it very nearly collapsed when I was on top of it.

“Some places also have guards that I have to be careful to avoid.

“I’m not sure why so many people have abandoned their cars. It’s probably because they move out and the car was irreparably damaged, such as in a garage fire.”

PIC BY ROMAN ROBROEK /CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A field where cars and car wrecks are spread all over the place.) - Mother Nature has turned into a scrapyard - as dust, rust and vines clamp and reclaim various abandoned cars. Photographs show a collection of once-grand Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Ford Mustangs and others left to rot all over Europe. Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles. SEE CATERS COPY.

Roman, an ICT worker and amateur photographer from the Netherlands, tracked down and photographed the abandoned automobiles.