Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

This incredibly haunting body of work was created by a committed photographer traveling across Europe to capture the continent’s abandoned places of worship. James Kerwin’s journey took him from small chapels in Wales to stunning monasteries in Italy, as well as relics in Spain, Belgium and France.

The photographer, from Norwich, England, said he is fascinated by the craftsmanship and hard work that went into building such important places of worship, and through his images he likes to show their depth and grandeur.

Although he revealed the countries where his beautiful images were taken, the 35-year-old Kerwin did not name the exact spots that he traveled to in order to shoot such wonders, adding an element of mystery to his work. (Caters News)

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Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Italian monestary chapel. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Relgious school chapel in Italy. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Large chapel in northern Italy. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Derlelict chapel in the U.K. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Chapel in Wales. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Gothic chapel in France. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Former school chapel in France. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Disused chapel in Poland. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Church in the U.K. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Former theater that was turned into a church, now decaying in the U.K. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Pastel-colored Welsh chapel. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Chapel in Wales. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Former chapel in a large Italian city. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Chapel that sits at the rear of a huge mansion in Italy. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Yellow pipe organ at a former British church. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Former chapel in Wales. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Chapel in Wales. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

Photographer captures haunting abandoned places of worship in Europe

Former church in Belgium. (Photo: James Kerwin/Caters News)

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