Tag: derelect buildings

Derelict Malaysia Holiday Resort

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.

Berlin.

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…..