Daniel Marbaix: States of Decay

Looking at images of an abandoned doctor’s house in Germany taken by photographer Daniel Marbaix prompts curiosity similar to that evoked by great historical sites.
Who were these people? Why did they leave in such a hurry? What happened here? 
The once-grand house is badly dilapidated but its rooms still boast gorgeous fixtures and items inexplicably abandoned, suggesting a sudden flight from the home by its occupants.
It’s the sheer amount of items remaining in the home that shed a little light on who the occupants were.
Coats hang on hooks, their colors still bright and handbags of polished leather look ready to be slung over a woman’s shoulder.
The most eerie sight of the house, and how it got its name, is the physician’s exam room, complete with instruments and slices of kidney set between glass, ready to be examined.
Daniel Marbaix has a fascination with urban decay and the places abandoned during civilization’s relentless march.
He says little is known about the home, but he says the home has been abandoned for at least 20 years.
‘It looks like most of the family were killed in a car accident (found head stones for them in the house) and the lady of the house died shortly after leaving everything behind from work stuff… to personal photos and kids paintings,’ he told Reddit readers.
The abandoned doctor’s house forms part of Marbaix’s book States of Decay which documents abandoned sites from all over Europe and North America.

AUTHOR: Alex Greig
CREDITS: dailymail.co.uk