Many thanks to Urban Ghosts Media for publishing my urbex photography of abandoned Olympic Games Venues in Athens. Read article and see photos here: Urban Explorer Photographs the Abandoned Arenas of Athens’ 2004 Olympic Games – Urban Ghosts.
A vast site full of Russian machinery located in one of the industrial cities of Abkhazia. A beautiful exploration revealing the great mystery of a past era!
Abkhazia, a subtropical paradise, was once so popular among the Soviet establishment that it was dubbed The Soviet Riviera. Fifteen kilometers from a city called Gagra, in a pine forest in the Gagra Ridge slope, stands one of Josef Stalin’s five Abkhazian residencies: a dacha on the Cold River. Hidden among tall pines and fir-trees and painted green, it is almost invisible from the air, from the earth, and from the sea. Such conspiracy is a tribute to the Stalin’s paranoia. There is only one way to get here, and that is by a mountain road that winds through the thick forest. It is interesting that Stalin would never say exactly which of the five Abkhazian dachas he was going to stay; so all five of them would be prepared for his stay.
Tremendously impressed by this exploration at abandoned rafting and canoe-kayak facilities of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Ten years after everything constructed once for the most famous sport Games is nowadays rotting and falling apart.
Just submitted my photo for entering the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014. You can view my photo here: http://on.natgeo.com/1rw5XyV Fingers crossed!
Abandoned since 2001 this airport had been operating under Olympic Airlines in Greece. Loads of collapsed and empty rooms, no aircrafts left but some relics of the main halls in decay made it a great spot to visit!
Soviet Sanatorium bombed and found in the middle of the woods around the suburbian districts of the capital of Abkhazia. Some incredible details on staircases and marbled surfaces!
Siniy train station with its all faded away light blue surfaces, burned down and left in total decay after the war is still standing there in one of the industrial regions of Abkhazia!
Pretty much wrecked after the bombing, this Ministry building is situated in the heart of the capital of Abkhazia rotting in his own past glory!
Amazing decay in this abandoned Soviet bus station in the capital of Abkhazia! Strong architectural patterns, colours and textures!