Eerie pics show inside decommissioned warships left to rust in ‘ship cemetery’ – The Sun

EERIE pictures show the inside of decommissioned warships that have been left in a "ship cemetery".

The images were captured at a bay in Brittany, France described as "the last resting point" for ships before they are dismantled.





They were taken by Bob Thissen, a Dutch photographer known for capturing abandoned buildings and other sites in dozens of countries around the world.

"I started as a little kid. Just for the adventure. I was just curious," he said.

"It became important for me as a photographer to document these places before they’re gone.

"Because otherwise it’s a piece of history that goes."

Thissen said he became interested in the ship cemetery after coming across an article about it online.

"There were no pictures of the insides of the ships, so we went not knowing whether we'd be able to get inside.

"I wanted to go because it’s something unique. It’s something that you don’t see every day."






Thissen travelled to the site a number of times between 2011 and 2016 to search the ships for scenes he wanted to capture.

"They have naval patrols, so you have to go when you can avoid getting seen," he said.

"We search for ships with some of the equipment left. You never know what you’re going to find.

"We explore for at least one or two days to search for interesting things."

Thissen's photographs from the site show huge artillery still on the decks of the ships and rooms full of high-tech military equipment.

"It’s the last resting point before they get scrapped, so they get disarmed of anything dangerous before they’re taken there," he said.

"One ship had been partly turned into a museum before being taken there, so it still had the outer shell of a missile on board.

"And sometimes deep inside a vessel you will still find a helmet or gun shells."

Images that Thissen has captured in Brittany and other sites around the world can be seen on his Instagram.












 

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