To promote the launch of its 2013 post-apocalyptic zombie game "The Last of Us", Sony Computer Entertainment Europe hired acclaimed digital artists Peter Baustaedter and John Walters to reimagine famous landmarks in a post-apocalyptic world. Since the game takes place 20 years after a devastating pandemic destroys most of humanity, Sony gave Baustaedter and Walters the same rules, handing over stock photography of everything from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Buckingham Palace in London. What the pair produced is nothing short of amazing, giving us a glimpse at how quickly the dividing line between humanity and nature would disappear. 

Some examples are below. To see the full portfolios, hit John Walters' site here and Peter Baustaedter's site here

Stockholm Palace

Stockholm Palace, before and after the apocalypse

Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam before and after the apocalypse

Berlin's Central Station

Berlin's Central Station, before and after the apocalypse

Statue of Poseidon, Gardens of Versailles, France

Statue of Poseidon, Gardens of Versailles, France, before and after apocalypse

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace, London, before and after the apocalypse

via io9.com

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