March 3, 2021


Europe’s strange abandoned border crossings

In 1995, the Schengen agreement took effect liberating travel between 7 European countries. Since then, more countries have been added and today 26 countries, members of the Schengen Area, have abolished border controls and share a common visa policy.

Spain France border crossing
Spain France border crossing

As border checkpoints between these countries are no longer needed, many of them have been abandoned. Spanish photographer Ignacio Evangelista travelled around Europe to take photos of those abandoned border checkpoints for his award-winning project “After Schengen”.

Fratres-Slavonice Austria -Czech Republic
Fratres-Slavonice Austria -Czech Republic
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