This is one of my favourite discoveries.
I noticed a broken roadside sign on a road trip along the East Coast of Malaysia which made me pull over and take a look.
Little did I expect to find a resort as large as this in such an advanced stage of decay, so quickly after only being closed for 3-4 years.
It just goes to show that nature doesn’t need long to claim back – as can be seen by the crumbling beachside chalet.
Here some before and after piccies :
Ok, I know Malaysia isn’t Cambodia, but I was lucky enough to see the DK’s when they were at their prime, and yes,they were a mighty band live.
This is the old Libyan Embassy , just around the corner from the Zambian one.
Pankow was in the old East Berlin and was used by the Libyans from the 1970s until German reunification.
The building was one of the most heavily guarded Consulate buildings in Berlin even before the wall came down , although it was closed down soon afterwards and has been empty ever since.
Well, in between running a shop in a lively market (now closed by the council) and my regular wholesale business it got a bit busy, but I have had time to carry on one of my fave ‘hobbies’ – discovering derelict buildings.
I am not sure why this is, maybe it is something about the thought that people used to thrive in these environments and the speed these places can decay once given up ?
Anyway,I have loved them ever since I used to wander around a whole deserted army barracks is Bulford in Wiltshire when I was a kid,terrified that someone would be one of the rooms around the corner or up the stairways.
So here is a recent one – below the old Zambian Embassy in Berlin, Pankow.
It still belongs to Zambia,but they don’t know what to do with it because they are using a more modern building in the the middle of Berlin.
In 2002 the Zambian government spent over a Million Deutschmark refurbishing the place and then they just stopped. It was vandalized inside for a while and has been empty ever since,however burglar proofing the windows and doors means you cannot get inside anymore…..