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Azadi Tower // Iran

01/20/2017
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Azadi Tower // 1971 // Architect Hossein Amanat // Tehran // Iran

The tower, commissioned by the Shah of Iran to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, as has been since the 70’s an epicenter of celebration, unrest, and revolutionary actions.

Georgia Urbex

The Old Soviet sanatorium // Georgia

01/01/2017
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The Old Soviet sanatorium // Tskaltubo // Georgia

Tskaltubo (Georgian: წყალტუბო) was a busy spa resort during Soviet times and keeps the memory of regular Stalin visits. Nowadays many of the sanatorium complexes have been re-assigned into housing complexes for refugees that have been displaced from their homes because ethnic conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Abkhazia unrecognized country

Nostalgic seaside of an unrecognized country // Abkhazia

12/17/2016
Nostalgic seaside of an unrecognized country // Abkhazia
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On the shore of a glassy sea , Sokhoumi, the capital of the unrecognized country of Abkhazia dreams .
Famous throughout the twentieth century and the former Soviet Union times the black sea’s balniaire station which was once hardly hit during the Georgian–Abkhazian conflict ( 1990s ) takes a bet on russian tourism to recover its old glory, but some wounds are long to heal …