For the Hidden Worlds photo contest, the photography social network Photocrowd asked its users to "look at architecture from a different perspective and reveal places where we can escape or let our imagination run free, whether it’s a personal refuge from the daily grind or an unexplored bit of city infrastructure."
Submissions poured in. The site's users, a mixture of professional and hobbyist photographers, voted on pictures that featured abandoned villages, underground caverns, and hidden nooks.
Here are the top 10 photos.
10. "Alley at Birr Castle" by Vladimir Polivanov. Polivanov captured a statue on the grounds on the castle in Ireland, surrounded by fall-colored leaves.
9. "A Place to Work" by Redmere Photography. The photographer captured antique tools and rusted parts on a workbench in a barn in Nelson, Nevada. It's like someone just stopped in the middle of working and never came back.
8. "Trees take over the temples at Angkor Wat" by Kira Morris. Cambodia's famous temples were first built in the 800s and are slowly being enveloped by the jungle.
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