THIS mystery abandoned home boasts a huge cannon as a centre piece in the living room that once belonged to a now unknown war fanatic. Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

War Fanatic’s Home

By Mark McConville

THIS mystery abandoned home boasts a huge cannon as a centre piece in the living room that once belonged to a now unknown war fanatic.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

Eerie images have revealed a stunning time capsule home that has been untouched since it was abandoned.

The haunting pictures show a living room that could have belonged to a war memorabilia collector with a large cannon taking pride of place, while a British Union Jack flag and the American Stars and Stripes adorn the walls.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

Other snaps show a dusty billiards table, a luxury bedrooms and a spectacular mural on a wall depicting people in French renaissance dress.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

The shots were taken in France by amateur photographer Florian Michaud (30) from Paris, using Nikon d750.

“The images radiate with an aura of unusual and magic that are brought about the vision of nature taking over decomposition,” he said.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

“This battle between life and death is what I’m aiming to capture in my photo shoots.

“I fell in love with this kind of scenery and wanted to keep forever what I saw and felt.

“I am especially fascinated by places where everything’s still standing, as if inhabitants simply vanished.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

“With time, I have become more demanding. I want a post-apocalypse scenery with obvious traces of decay, half rotten things.

“My work provides me with a profound sense of well-being and enables me to express my creativity.”

The time capsule home seems to have been left untouched since its owners abandoned it and Florian explained how that may be the case.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com

“There’s a long stage of investigation in my urban explorations before I can take pictures,” he said.

“Most of the time, field survey and spotting yield nothing because the location has turned out to be uninteresting.

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
“Eventually, as I am very persistent, I end up finding a place that’s been forgotten yet became magical and off-beat.

“It vibrates with something powerful and out of the ordinary that triggers in me an overwhelming flow of creative ideas and awakens an urge to simply catch the moment.”

Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
Florian Michaud / mediadrumworld.com
 Click to license images.

1 COMMENT

  1. Nice pictures! But I do wonder, since the home is not plundered, how come everything is always torn apart and shredded and broken? How does that happen?

LEAVE A REPLY