Buildings in big cities are usually remodeled every once in a while; however, sometimes, due to their age or structure, older buildings are taken apart completely to make room for new properties again.
A Japanese photographer recently came across such a scene and discovered the “ghost of a house” still etched into the side of a neighboring building.
The artist quickly captured the image on his camera and did a quick search on Google Street View.
— toshibo (@JIYUKENKYU_jp) April 19, 2021
It was later revealed that the two-story building was once a small store built without space between itself and the structure next door.
The photo immediately caught social media users’ attention, with some explaining that the building was likely built during the economic bubble in Japan.
Nowadays, buildings need to have at least 50 centimeters or more between themselves and their neighbors under the Civil Code, the social media user continued.
Others praised the eerie photo, calling it an “abstract painting” or a “Hyperart Thomasson”, a type of conceptual art referring to preserved old relics or structures that have been transformed into pieces of art with the passage of time.