HAUNTING photos show abandoned mansions, theme parks and churches completely lost in time.
The deserted destinations – from Liverpool to the Japanese city of Nara – were once full of life but have now been reclaimed by nature.
A chapel in the south of France is covered in creeping grasses and weeds, while years of storms have filled a house in the Namibian village of Kolmanskop with huge mounds of sand.
Elsewhere, a roller coaster weave its way through the lush greenery of the neglected Dreamland theme park near Nara in Japan.
A dust-covered Italian mansion houses ragged furniture about to fall through planks and piles of rubble.
And the Liverpool Fruit Exchange, built in 1888 as a rail freight depot and turned into a fruit exchange in 1923, is sorry.
Decades of dust and debris cover the auction room of the Grade II listed building, as wallpaper peels off the ceiling.
Behind these astonishing images hides French photographer Romain Veillon, from Paris, who truly captured what these places would look like if humans disappeared.
His amazing shots are featured in his new book Green Urbex: The World Without Us.
It follows his first blockbuster publication Ask The Dust.
Romain said: “What would the earth look like if man suddenly disappeared?”
âOver the pages, you will see the floors covered with dust, the walls cracking, the wood rotting and finally the vegetation gradually invading these places once full of life; thus reminding us of the need for a harmonious life with our habitat, which will not be able to resist for long to the ecological pressure that man puts on it.
âThrough this trip, I take you with me to discover these palaces, castles, factories, churches, theatersâ¦. abandoned and forgotten by all.