The Gloomy Cell Blocks of an Abandoned Prison

The creepy cell block of an abandoned prison. (Image: Dan Raven)

Photographer Dan Raven has documented many scenes of urban decay and abandonment across Europe and further afield. His preference not to reveal the names of many of the haunting abandoned places he photographs only serves to make the scenes of desolation all the more compelling, allowing us to ponder the stories behind these vast empty structures.

anonymous-abandoned-prison-2 (Image: Dan Raven)

Among Raven’s catalogue is this abandoned prison, which is defined by decaying cell blocks, crumbling brickwork and neglected, overgrown grounds.

anonymous-abandoned-prison-3 (Image: Dan Raven)

Formidable steel-barred gates and heavy cell doors stand open, lining the cavernous blocks that once held inmates on a series of different levels.

anonymous-abandoned-prison-4 (Image: Dan Raven)

Though some of the former high security cell blocks have been heavily damaged by water through years of disuse and a lack of maintenance, others remain in far better condition, though no less grim.

anonymous-abandoned-prison-5 (Image: Dan Raven)

How long this abandoned prison has stood empty for is unknown, but it’s overall condition indicates that it’s unlikely ever to be pressed back into use.

Related – 10 Abandoned Buildings & Places Photographed by Urban Explorers

 
 
 

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