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Uncanny Swedish Car Graveyard Photos That Are Stunningly Artistic

Deep within a Swedish forest lie 1,000 forgotten cars from the 1950s.


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The rusting vehicles are all that remains of a scrap yard set up in the wake of the Second World War.


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Back then it was the final destination for cars abandoned by American soldiers leaving Europe after the war.


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Today, rusting classic cars including vintage Opels, Fords, Volvos, Buicks, Audis, Saabs and a Sunbeam litter the natural undergrowth.


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Photographer Svein Nordrum ventured into the dense woods to snap some pictures of the abandoned vehicles.


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You can only see a couple of cars at any one time – the rest disappear into the woods.”


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The trees grow all over and through the cars, with branches sneaking through windows and over the bonnets.”


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The 1,000 corroded vehicles are collectively worth an estimated £100,000 in scrap.


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Apparently birds and other animals have made nests in the bodywork.”


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The car graveyard is in the mining country of Bastnas, a town in southern Sweden.


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Hikers have discovered trees growing around bodywork and moss covering seats and steering wheels.


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