Europe's Eerie Abandoned Checkpoints

Kirstin Fawcett
Josef Schulz
Josef Schulz / Josef Schulz

From 2005 to 2008, Polish photographer Josef Shulz traveled across Europe to document abandoned military and national checkpoints. The resulting body of work titled Übergang (or Crossing)—a series of battered and rusted buildings that once marked the continent’s various transnational borders—serves as an reminder of war, political strife, and cultural divides that once tore entire regions apart. Adding to that eerie effect, Schulz chose to digitally cover each checkpoint’s background in fog, blurring indicators of time and place. Check out some of Shulz's works from the collection below or visit his website for more information.

All photographs courtesy of Josef Schulz. 

[h/t CreativeBoom]