Thursday, October 20, 2011

CREEP OF THE WEEK #2

Ok...this week, as part of my continuing saga of showing y'all spooky polices....I give you this FABULOUS resort......
It is one part Dirty Dancing one part The Shining and one part Sound of Music.
ICK.
I LOVE IT!!
Here is the backstory! I found all this info and these photos on a great blog called www.lovethesepics.com  
You should check out the other 10 or 15 photos....
THEY ARE AMAZING
Ok, so here is the description given on the blog:

"Abandoned beach at paradise Gagra in Russia, resort to ruins. After several centuries of wars, in the late 1800s, the town was “discovered” by a member of the Russian royalty. Prince Peter of Oldenburg saw the potential of the subtropical climate and built Gagra into a resort on the Black Sea. He added a park with tropical trees and even imported parrots and monkeys to give it an exotic feel. It’s the warmest city on the Black Sea coast and beautiful beaches stretch on for miles. Like any posh resort in a warm location, both the beach and the surrounding mountains added to its charm and made Gagra a popular tourist destination. During World War II, it served as a health resort in Imperial Russia during the days of the Soviet Union for the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. From then onward, Gagra grew in popularity and reputation into the “Russian Riviera.” "


Now check out these pictures:
Photo by Svetlana Grechkina

 Photo by © Oleg Slesarev

Photo by Vyacheslav Fomichev


Photo by © Oleg Slesarev

Photo by Vyacheslav Fomichev

Photo by © Oleg Slesarev
"The war changed Gagra from the happy place to a land most would dread to tread upon. Since countless thousands of murders happened here, an entire extermination of people, the overgrown ruins of war-torn Gagra are seeped in trauma. Some folks claim that Gagra is more than a ghost town; some folks claim it’s actually haunted with real ghosts. This is the road to Ritza – Ritza Lake and Stalin`s cottage and Gagra."
Photo by Daniil Dugaev

Photo by Vyacheslav Argenberg

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