Lenin on the playground // Abkhazia
Soviet bus stop on the black sea shore // Abkhazia
Sukhumi ‘s Graces – Abkhazia
Stalin’s Underground Printing House in Tbilisi (Georgia), from 1903 to 1906 the Bolsheviks printed thousands of trilingual brochures (Georgian, Russian, Armenian) on this old german press.
The 60’s pool // Gagra // Abkhazia
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.
The abandonned music school // Akhmeta // Georgia
The strange Batumi tower ( former Technological University), one of the Georgia’s tallest building, has a small ferris wheel at its top.
Ghost towers of the black sea
J. Mayer H. Architects // Anaklia // Georgia
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 …