The young pioneer palace // Georgia
Old bathhouse in the spa town of tskaltubo // Georgia
Pripyat: Today silence in what was before the Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster a model city of the communist bloc. Cinemas, clinics, schools, housing and all the facilities that a city of more than 50,000 people could count in the 80s are now left to decay under the action of time and weather. However it is enough for the visitors to listen to the click click of his Geiger counter to realize that behind these monolithic gutted buildings , and the strange tranquility of this city that nature slowly engulfs, are always at work colossal forces .
A silent war is at play here, a war that we have probably already lost.
Located barely to 3 km away from the number 4 reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat is now the capital of a territory dumb to changing laws, an area such as prophesied by the Strugatsky brothers. The hazards of wind and precipitation have left anarchic radioactivity spots, drawing the contours of a strange world where normality rubs death.
Obsolete body // Georgia
The abandonned music school // Akhmeta // Georgia
Ghost towers of the black sea
J. Mayer H. Architects // Anaklia // Georgia
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.
Kond Pedestrian Tunnel // Yerevan // Armenia
Mountain view from one of the 40 Sadam hussein’ palaces // Amadiya // Iraqi Kurdistan
Urban exploration in Tbilisi … the hidden temple in the heart of the old Museum of Archaeology