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Incredible snapshots show the power of the natural world

Nature defends itself! The photographer shares stunning images of abandoned conference rooms, stately homes, and theme parks reclaimed by trees, sand, and water.

  • French urban photographer Romain Veillon captures beautiful abandoned places around the world
  • Snapshots include a room that has been filled with rainwater and chapels overrun with brush
  • In Japan, he photographed the ‘Dreamland’ theme park, with a roller coaster topped by trees.

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From a vegetated train track to a desert house half buried in the sand, a photographer has shared incredible snapshots of abandoned buildings that have been reclaimed by nature.

Urban photographer Romain VeillonFrom Paris, he has traveled the world photographing disused buildings that have been taken over by the natural world, in some cases fostering entire ecosystems within.

Veillon, who gained international fame with his first book Ask The Dust, is back with a second book, entitled Green Urbex: The World Without Us, published by the French publisher Albin Michel. Highlights appear in an online gallery of Bored panda.

One shot shows a roller coaster almost completely hidden by the untamed trees that have grown around it. Another shows a French chapel invaded by undergrowth.

Here, FEMAIL reveals the best snapshots, including an old library that is buried underground.

Urban photographer Romain Veillon of Paris has traveled the world taking photographs of disused buildings that have been taken over by the natural world, in some cases fostering entire ecosystems within.  In the photo, in France, the chapelle de l'Ange au Violon (The Chapel of the Angel Playing the Violin) has welcomed the natural passage of grass and weeds on its stone floor.

Urban photographer Romain Veillon of Paris has traveled the world taking photographs of disused buildings that have been taken over by the natural world, in some cases fostering entire ecosystems within. In the photo, in France, the chapelle de l’Ange au Violon (The Chapel of the Angel Playing the Violin) has welcomed the natural passage of grass and weeds on its stone floor.

What a journey this would be!  These train tracks have been completely surrounded by vegetation that has formed an impressive tunnel.

What a journey this would be!  These train tracks have been completely surrounded by vegetation that has formed an impressive tunnel.

What a journey this would be! These train tracks have been completely surrounded by vegetation that has formed an impressive tunnel.

Years of wind and sandstorms have filled this old house in the Namibian village of Kolmanskop to the brim with heaps of cascading sand to form a beautiful scene.

Years of wind and sandstorms have filled this old house in the Namibian village of Kolmanskop to the brim with heaps of cascading sand to form a beautiful scene.

Years of wind and sandstorms have filled this old house in the Namibian village of Kolmanskop to the brim with heaps of cascading sand to form a beautiful scene.

This slightly haunting but impressive view of an old roller coaster in the middle of the trees looks like the perfect playground for a monkey.  Found in the abandoned theme park 'Dreamland' in Japan

This slightly haunting but impressive view of an old roller coaster in the middle of the trees looks like the perfect playground for a monkey.  Found in the abandoned theme park 'Dreamland' in Japan

This slightly haunting but impressive view of an old roller coaster in the middle of the trees looks like the perfect playground for a monkey. Found in the abandoned theme park ‘Dreamland’ in Japan

This old book-filled building has a charming charm, and the armchair still seems quite comfortable, even though the ceiling is falling apart.

This old book-filled building has a charming charm, and the armchair still seems quite comfortable, even though the ceiling is falling apart.

This old book-filled building has a charming charm, and the armchair still seems quite comfortable, even though the ceiling is falling apart.

This greenhouse in Belgium has reclaimed the outside world for itself and currently enjoys the fact that it is a perfect greenhouse for all the plants that inhabit it.

This greenhouse in Belgium has reclaimed the outside world for itself and currently enjoys the fact that it is a perfect greenhouse for all the plants that inhabit it.

This greenhouse in Belgium has reclaimed the outside world for itself and currently enjoys the fact that it is a perfect greenhouse for all the plants that inhabit it.

This old mansion in Italy can barely contain the furniture that falls on the floor, but it still remembers a time when the ladies flew over the embroidered bench.

This old mansion in Italy can barely contain the furniture that falls on the floor, but it still remembers a time when the ladies flew over the embroidered bench.

This old mansion in Italy can barely contain the furniture that falls on the floor, but it still remembers a time when the ladies flew over the embroidered bench.

Romain also photographed the Liverpool Fruit Exchange, which has also been abandoned for decades and is now covered in dust and debris.

Romain also photographed the Liverpool Fruit Exchange, which has also been abandoned for decades and is now covered in dust and debris.

Romain also photographed the Liverpool Fruit Exchange, which has also been abandoned for decades and is now covered in dust and debris.

The Azin Historic House, pictured, was designed by Ravagh Atelier in Kashan, Iran.  It still maintains a glamorous feel through the dirt.

The Azin Historic House, pictured, was designed by Ravagh Atelier in Kashan, Iran.  It still maintains a glamorous feel through the dirt.

The Azin Historic House, pictured, was designed by Ravagh Atelier in Kashan, Iran. It still maintains a glamorous feel through the dirt.

This wonderful carpeted balcony with grass almost looks like a decided stylistic choice from an interior designer.  It was photographed in Japan

This wonderful carpeted balcony with grass almost looks like a decided stylistic choice from an interior designer.  It was photographed in Japan

This wonderful carpeted balcony with grass almost looks like a decided stylistic choice from an interior designer. It was photographed in Japan

Does anyone want to swim?  This room, although now in disrepair and dilapidated, still smells of glamor and sophistication despite being awash in water.

Does anyone want to swim?  This room, although now in disrepair and dilapidated, still smells of glamor and sophistication despite being awash in water.

Does anyone want to swim? This room, although now in disrepair and dilapidated, still smells of glamor and sophistication despite being awash in water.

In the Namib Desert, Sperrgebiet National Park is home to abandoned houses similar to this one, in the photo, which are covered in sand and cracks.

In the Namib Desert, Sperrgebiet National Park is home to abandoned houses similar to this one, in the photo, which are covered in sand and cracks.

In the Namib Desert, Sperrgebiet National Park is home to abandoned houses similar to this one, in the photo, which are covered in sand and cracks.

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