The Sacred and Abandoned

Abandoned Churches

Francis Meslet

Jonglez Publishing


Francis Meslet travels the world in search of places which have fallen into disuse. For this book he photographed places of worship across Europe, from a crypt in the Italian mountains to a tomb in a former convent in Portugal. Where once Latin prayers were recited in a German church or a children’s choir filled a French Catholic college, there is now silence interrupted only by an occasional gust of wind whistling though broken stained glass or the rhythmic drip of water leaking through a dilapidated roof.

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