Through out history, architecture has stood as a representation of society, reflecting the values, successes, and eventual downfall of civilizations over time. From the monumental structures to the residences and buildings that make up the fabric of a city, we can learn a lot about who the people were who inhabited them long before our time.
These abandoned churches or other reglious edifice in several countries are now crumbling after being abandoned. Some of the original architecture remains, like stunning stained-glass windows and gilded altars. Other features, however, have been lost as these churches, chapels, and synagogues are overtaken by nature.
These churches, chapels, and synagogues may be abandoned, but much of their original architecture remains.