Mother nature’s Scrapyard – Plants reclaim abandoned automobiles
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.
“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.
“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.”